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September 2016 Archives

YouTube video shows crash involving semi and 6 other vehicles

"It appears to be a video of the accident, but it's going to investigators." That's what a captain with the Illinois State Police had to say about a YouTube video that surfaced that apparently shows an accident involving a semitruck and six other vehicles on the Tri-State Tollway in Gurnee.

The costs are high when truck drivers break the rules

In the interests of safety for all motorists utilizing Chicago's system of roadways, the trucking industry has an effective set of rules and guidelines. These rules work well when truck drivers comply, but we know that not all truckers follow the rules all the time. It is a highly competitive industry and truck drivers must distinguish themselves to do well. However, when the cost of attempting to distinguish oneself above others is the loss of life or severe injury, it means the system is broken.

Your legal options for injuries caused by defective products

As American consumers, we typically trust in the designers and manufacturers of the products we purchase. Most of the time, this trust is well-founded. However, sometimes our trust and even our well-being are jeopardized by the use of products that have been found to be defective. When these products cause injury or death, victims often do not know where to turn for the help they so desperately need. They may not understand how the law can help and this is where an attorney first begins to assist the victims in seeking compensation.

Does the color of a car change the odds of an accident?

You know that factors like speed and driver distraction massively change the odds of an accident. However, some people claim that the very color of your car can play a role, and that some colors are safer than other colors. Does science back this up, or is it just another rumor?

"Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces" Order Finalized

Final regulations and guidance for contractors to protect their workers' wages, civil rights, safety, and workplace protections were passed last week - just in time for Labor Day. The final touches to the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order by the FAR Council and the U.S. Labor Department, were approved Aug. 25 - over two years after President Obama signed it on July 31, 2014.

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