A federal safety agency tasked with overseeing the commercial trucking industry is now under review. News sources have reported that Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has called for an examination of how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is handling proposed measures aimed at identifying key issues regarding commercial truck safety and intervening on behalf of the public.
There is nothing more precious to any parent than their children. That's why the Illinois legislature took the extra step of drafting laws specifically designed to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Illinois Children's Products Safety Act was created to hold individuals and businesses accountable for introducing unreasonably dangerous products into the marketplace.
Health care professionals have a duty to provide an acceptable standard level of care to their patients. Generally, this is understood to mean that health care workers should observe acceptable medical industry practices when treating patients. For example, medical malpractice may have occurred if a nursing home patient is discovered starving or dehydrated due to neglect. This is because providing adequate food and water for patients is considered acceptable medical practices within the nursing home industry.
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of our modern lives. We rely on our vehicles to convey us back and forth daily for nearly all of our most important endeavors. Whether you commute to work or take your children back and forth to school, your car is an essential part of your daily routine. Unfortunately, the consequences of the car's tremendous utility practically ensures that car accidents will inevitably occur. The following are some technological innovations aimed at reducing the number of car accident victims:
Illinois currently has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims of two years. Generally, that is understood that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a responsible party. Illinois also allows residents up to five years from the date of the accident to sue for damage to their property.
The central location of our state in the middle of the nation's main highways ensures that Illinois roads are constantly filled with commercial tractor-trailers. Big rig drivers naturally go through rather rigorous training and testing to make sure that they can handle their vehicles under a variety of conditions.
On Feb. 5, the Consumer Product Safety Commission published a recall for a children's highchair. The product, manufactured by a company called Mima, is suspected of having a design defect that reportedly allows the high chair to come loose from its base. According to the recall, the "Mima Moon 3 in 1 high chair" has the potential to injure children sitting in the device or crawling under it.
If you were previously unaware, then you should now know that texting and driving is illegal throughout Illinois. Unlike other states, the ban on texting and driving in Illinois applies to every age group regardless of whether you're a teenager or senior citizen. In fact, the Illinois Department of Transportation and several other safety agencies have joined together to promote their safety program called "Drive now, text later. You can't do both,"