News & Articles

Dec 17, 2009
Guest blog courtesy of Jim S. Adler & Associates, Houston, TX. The new year brings new laws for Illinois motorists, and one is clearly designed to save lives – if not save people from themselves. That’s the new statewide law banning texting while driving. It means you can’t compose, send...
Dec 14, 2009
Earlier this year, we wrote about the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA’s) new ban on cell phone use for bus drivers and train operators.  In August 2009, the CTA changed its disciplinary procedures to prohibit bus drivers and train operators from using cell phones while driving. The new rules were clear...
Dec 10, 2009
As the nation discusses healthcare reform, the topic of tort reform inevitably comes up.  Proponents of tort reform argue that large medical malpractice awards drive up the costs of medical care.  This argument is flawed and too simplistic, however.  While medical malpractice insurance and damage awards are expensive, capping medical...
Dec 9, 2009
The 9 member Chicago Police and Fire Committee was under fire last week for its handling of police discipline matters.  One of the Committee’s responsibilities is to decide cases of alleged police misconduct.  However, according to the Chicago Justice Project, more than half of the committee members missed between 15%...
Dec 8, 2009
It is that time of year again.  It is time for holiday parties, school pageants, and of course, the first significant Chicagoland snowfall.  Inevitably, the first significant snowfall, and all those thereafter, bring with them traffic accidents. Is Anyone Liable for Motor Vehicle Accidents that Happen in Snow and Ice?...
Dec 6, 2009
The following is a guest blog post by The Hayes Firm. DreamLegalTeam.com posted on their website that a Cherry Hill bicyclist was recovering from injuries sustained after she was struck in Medford by a driver who was texting while driving. Her injuries included fractures to her face and a vertebra....
Dec 4, 2009
Guest blog post courtesy of Burke & Eisner, PA Researchers in Boston who were investigating the difference in treatment of trauma patients based on different demographics have uncovered an unsettling statistic: patients without medical insurance are 80% more likely to die from a traumatic injury than those with coverage. The...
Dec 3, 2009
In 2007, the Chicago Police Special Operations Section was dismantled because of the significant police misconduct and civil rights violations committed by some of its officers.  However, the aftermath of the Chicago Police Special Operations Section scandal continued this month when a plaintiff, Terrance Thompson, was awarded damages for the...
Dec 1, 2009
Three years ago Richard Wright and his fifteen year old daughter were riding a motorcycle on the streets of Joliet.  When they got to an intersection they were struck by a Chevrolet truck that was attempting to make a left hand turn.  Richard Wright suffered numerous injuries including a fractured...
Nov 27, 2009
Sometimes even the most experienced and skilled criminal defense attorneys’ objections are overruled at trial and a mistake is made by the judge.  While the situation may seem dire, the issue may be appealed and an appellate judge may set aside the verdict and require a new trial. Charles Hardig...