Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2021 – Four people were killed in a two-vehicle collision in suburban Cook County, Illinois, after being struck by a man allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The car accident occurred on Illinois Route 53 at Kirchoff Road. Lamar Graves, 32, was driving a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that struck a vehicle that had stopped on the right shoulder of northbound Route 53. Illinois State Police said the stationary vehicle was a 2019 Ford Fiesta. All four of its occupants, including two women, a teenager and a young child, died in the Rolling Meadows […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2021 – A new law could provide veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs through VA benefits for the first time. President Biden signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, or PAWS Act, into law in late August.    The PAWS Act requires the VA to implement service dog-training services in at least five VA Health centers by 2022. The pilot program will run for at least five years. When the five years are up, the VA will present its findings to Congress, which will then vote on whether […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2021 – Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr., outgoing president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group®, reflects on the past year’s triumphs, as well as challenges. WILG is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance to obtain medical care and other relief under workers’ compensation programs. WILG is a network of likeminded advocates for workers’ rights, sharing information and knowledge, and networking to help each other and clients. WILG president, Crosland, admits that COVID-19 made […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 10, 2021 – Finding a good family lawyer in Austin can be an overwhelming experience. For most people, the need for lawyers is infrequent, and they may not know what to look for when selecting an attorney or how to start the process. Does one look for the best Google reviews? Perhaps ask friends for a recommendation? How important is a lawyer’s courtroom experience? How does a lawyer calculate their fees? These questions, and more, may be important when searching for an attorney.   To help out its readers, each year, Austin Monthly publishes […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2021 – Automated vehicles have long been the goal of many inventors, scientists and even carmakers. With an eye on reducing the number of crashes on the roads, driverless technology seemed to be a good idea. Over time, flaws associated with automated vehicles came to the fore, with the main concern being programming done by humans. It is not always accurate.   Some studies indicate automated vehicles can save lives and be more efficient. The real question is whether or not they are as reliable as vehicles driven by humans. At a recent […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2021 – Mercedes-Benz vehicle owners filed a class-action lawsuit against the carmaker over a dangerous defect that could cause a car’s panoramic sunroof to explode and shatter unexpectedly.   The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against parent company Daimler AG, auto dealership Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. and glassmaker Saint-Gobain Sekurit. The lawsuit claimed Mercedes-Benz failed to warn the public and take action despite knowing about the potential problem. The company allegedly misrepresented the safety of its vehicles and used misleading marketing to make […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2021 – Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range in severity from mild to severe. Often the outcome for someone who has sustained a TBI can be stressful, frustrating and may not be what they have hoped for.   Fortunately, a recent study has shown that people diagnosed with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can improve over time.   The study involved 484 individuals who sustained moderate to severe TBIs and followed the participants’ conditions over the course of a year. The results indicated that roughly half of the participants with severe TBI […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2021 – An Illinois State Police trooper sustained serious injuries after a vehicle struck his squad car on Interstate 55. The District 5 trooper was assisting at the scene of a separate motor vehicle accident when the collision occurred. The rear end of a gold Chevrolet crashed into the back of his squad car in the highway’s right lane. The trooper was inside his vehicle, which was stationary and had its emergency lights activated. The Chevrolet driver was identified as 43-year-old Michael J. Ryan. Ryan was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 when he […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2021 – An Illinois-based shipping company was fined after an employee at its Chicago facility suffered multiple injuries in a workplace accident.   The employee, 30, was a recent hire of ITS ConGlobal who fell off a powered heavy-lift vehicle after being permitted to ride it unsecured. The vehicle then ran over him, leading to a crushed pelvis and amputated leg.   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited ITS ConGlobal for two serious violations and a willful violation. The company is facing proposed penalties of $156,038.   “This worker suffered life-altering […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2021 – An Indiana pilot who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2019 recently died due to complications from that injury. As a result, the existing personal injury lawsuit became a wrongful death lawsuit.   The pilot suffered a permanent TBI, lost his eyesight due to traumatic optic neuropathy, was paralyzed from the waist down, requiring a wheelchair and needed full-time nursing staff and the help of his family. His medical bills at times reached $15,000 a month.   The man’s family filed a lawsuit against a local businessman and a leasing […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2021 –  A federal appellate court in Chicago, Illinois, unanimously dismissed a train conductor’s negligence lawsuit against his employer for injuries he sustained due to a slip and fall accident that occurred while he was working at a railyard.   Bradley LeDure was an employee of Union Pacific Railroad Co. As an engineer, his job duties included tagging trains to prepare them for use. On the day of his slip and fall accident, he was in charge of powering down parked trains at a Salem railyard so that they could be taken to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2021 –  The family of a Chicago man who suffered serious injuries in a heavy machinery accident while working at a South Side railyard sued Norfolk Southern Railway for negligence. The lawsuit alleged the railway company deliberately put employees at risk of accidents by openly violating safety regulations.   Ernest Staggers Jr., 31, claimed railyard supervisors failed to provide workers with adequate training. They told employees to ride on equipment used to load railcars even though it was against company policy. Safety protocols required the use of trucks or passenger vehicles with proper […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2021 – A recent news story revealed that Texas prisons are hot and deadly. According to state Representative Terry Canales, “… we are cooking people in prisons.”   Currently, roughly 70 percent of prisons in Texas do not have air-conditioning in the living areas. Over the last ten years, 13 men have died of heatstroke while in prison. Hundreds of other prisoners and guards regularly get sick when prison temperatures rise to over 100 degrees.  Texas has passed a bill that will require all Texas prisons to be cooled over the next seven […]


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Newport Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2021 – Electronic Medical record forensics applies in HIPAA Privacy Breaches, Medical Malpractice, and Medical Billing Fraud Litigation. No World Borders, Inc. announced that it is expanding its healthcare expert consulting and technology with its Electronic Health Record Forensic litigation consulting practice. Medicare and Medicaid paid over $35 billion in stimulus funds to incentivize hospitals and physicians to become Meaningful Users of Electronic Health Records. As a result, new forensic data is now available to experts who know how to find it. Michael F. Arrigo, C.E.O. of No World Borders, said, “attorneys […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 2, 2021 – A motorcyclist who underwent a leg amputation after being hit by a car dealership employee received a $16 million settlement. The motorcycle accident occurred in Lake County, Illinois, on June 14, 2018.   Tim Walsh, 56, was heading home on his motorcycle when he was struck by a car close to the Hutchins Road and Woodland Terrace intersection in Gurnee. The car driver was identified as Raul Bahena, 18, a porter working at Muller Honda of Gurnee. Bahena was driving a new 2018 Honda Civic to a Mobil gas station in […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2021 – Family members of a father and son who died in a 2018 collision with a truck in Boone County, Illinois, won a $9 million jury verdict. Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez, 52, and his son, Pedro Pasillas-Delgado, 22, were traveling south on South Quarry Road close to the Bloods Point Road intersection when their vehicle was hit by a truck. The car accident occurred after the truck ignored a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Both men died at the scene of the March 26, 2018, crash. The impact caused the car and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2021 – Recently, the federal government began sending out the third wave of stimulus checks to eligible citizens. These checks, which range in amount up to $1,400, are intended to help those who suffered economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which now has been going on for more than a year. While the federal government does its best to ensure that all qualifying individuals receive their stimulus checks promptly, mistakes do occur. For example, over 30 million people who receive Social Security benefits and other government benefits had their stimulus checks delayed. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 14, 2021 – A recent accident on US 82 killed two and injured the truck driver. The accident happened at the beginning of April at the intersection of US 82 and FM 1816. According to initial reports, the Texas Department of Public Safety indicated that two males were riding in a vehicle that was struck when it entered the intersection in front of the semi-trailer. The trucker was not able to avoid the collision. The force of the impact rolled both vehicles into the north ditch of US 82. The trucker survived the crash. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 10, 2021 – In a recent car accident, a 23-year-old university student was killed in a head-on crash on US-80, a short distance from Hallsville in Harrison County. The accident involved three vehicles and happened at 5:15 p.m. Initial reports indicate that Jared Davis, of Marshall, was driving a 2008 Mercedes CLK 350 that rear-ended the student’s 2016 Kia Optima. The impact caused the Kia, turning into a private drive, to end up in the westbound lane where a 2002 Ford Escape hit it head-on. The Kia’s young driver was pronounced dead at the scene […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2021 – Understanding the effect of an employment agreement is crucial for both sides to the agreement. Earlier this month, a Texas appellate court released an opinion in a case illustrating the importance of understanding the terms of an employment agreement. The case centered around a physician-employment contract that contained both an agreement not to compete and a buy-out option, through which the departing party could essentially buy their way out of the non-compete clause.  The Allegations This case involves two parties, both physicians: Johnson and Sherman. In 2015, Johnson entered into an […]


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