News & Articles

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...
Nov 25, 2009
Last week the first Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide was unveiled.  The state sponsored website gives patients and their families access to more information about Illinois hospitals and medical providers than was previously available. Currently, consumers can access a lot of information that from the new website that...
Nov 24, 2009
Chicago personal injury lawyers, the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois all agree that Chicago intersections can be dangerous.  In an attempt to reduce Chicago intersection accidents, Chicago has installed red light cameras at many intersections.  At the end of 2009, 189 Chicago intersections will have red light...
Nov 20, 2009
Last week a former St. Louis police officer sued a Pontoon Beach police officer in federal court. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the lawsuit alleges that Aaron Morgan, an officer with the Pontoon Beach Police Department used excessive force and thereby violated the civil rights of Officer Christopher...
Nov 16, 2009
Recently, many federal orders to racially integrate public schools have been lifted, including here in Chicago.  Many of these orders have been in place for years and were meant to ensure that racial minorities had access to the same quality of education as Caucasian students. Chicago Public Schools must now...
Nov 13, 2009
Driver fatigue is one of the most common reasons that truck drivers are involved in accidents.  Accordingly, the government has developed hours of service regulations that are designed to decrease truck driver fatigue and increase the safety on American roadways. All drivers of commercial motor vehicles are required to abide...