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Retail Premises Liability

Posted by Christopher Panio | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retail businesses and business owners invite customers into their commercial spaces every day to sell products and services. That invitation comes with a responsibility, however. Under premises liability law, a retail business and its owner(s) owes a duty of care to its customers and those who ...

Pedestrian Versus Driver – Municipality Liability

Posted by Christopher Panio | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pedestrians are no match for vehicles on city streets. And that is one reason municipalities are charged with the responsibility of ensuring street and road planning and traffic control measures are such that protect pedestrians and provide for their safety when engaging in spaces occupied by v...

Pedestrian Versus Vehicle – Driver Liability

Posted by Christopher Panio | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

When a pedestrian is injured by an oncoming car, odds are that serious injury will occur. After all, the human body is no match for a two-ton automotive vehicle, let alone one moving at moderate to high rates of speed. When a pedestrian is hit by a driver, it is important to know your options ...

Driver Responsibility on the Roads

Posted by Christopher Panio | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In personal injury law, the legal term “negligence” ascribes a duty of care in many cases where one individual or entity is responsible for taking distinct measures to provide for the safety of others (either in their care or under their purview). In the case of drivers on the road there is a d...

Dental Malpractice

Posted by Christopher Panio | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dentistry and dental care can often come with complications. As with standard medical treatment, sometimes things go awry when in the dentist's chair, and when that happens, it doesn't always mean the patient is entitled to compensation. However, it is important to understand that like physicia...

Fiat Chrysler Cruise Control Recall

Posted by Christopher Panio | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fiat Chrysler is warning drivers of its newer model cars that it may be difficult to turn off cruise control once enacted. The company advises anyone in its cars, SUVs and trucks not to use cruise control until the function can be repaired via an anticipated software update. Chrysler reports t...

Proving Food Poisoning

Posted by Christopher Panio | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to an annual Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, food-borne illness an average of 3.3 food-borne sickness cases occurs per 1 million in population in the US each year. Food contamination can be caused by a wide variety of practices. Those most common leading to food-bourne patho...

Workplace Injury and Local Area OSHA Penatlies

Posted by Christopher Panio | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In January and February 2016, two employees of Ohio based auto parts manufacturer Sunfield, Inc. suffered severe injuries as a result of coming in contact with moving machine parts. Upon inspection the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that th...

Nursing Home Injuries and Bed Sores

Posted by Christopher Panio | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the US population of elderly citizens grows to become the largest population in the country, many families grapple with the need to provide for elder care. For some nursing home care becomes the one of a few available options. For many reasons, which include inadequate facility in the home for...

Food Poisoning and Personal Injury

Posted by Christopher Panio | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Food poisoning is a common factor of consumer life in the U.S. and around the globe. Every day, people suffer from the effects of food poisoning to one degree or another on every continent. However, the degree to which they suffer discomfort or injuries may vary significantly. Food poisoning, o...

Car Accidents and their Common Causes

Posted by Christopher Panio | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auto accidents are can be exceeding difficult and traumatic to endure. The fact is individuals suffer serious injury or even loss of life in auto accidents every day. But what typically causes accidents on the roads. The truth is accidents often span from driver error or non-driver related caus...

New Wrinkle in Autonomous Car Accident

Posted by Christopher Panio | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

An investigation into the fatal crash of an autonomous Uber car in Arizona has determined that the vehicle's software ignored the woman it fatally struck this spring. The problem stems from a function in its programming that designates which objects to observe and which to ignore. Techcrunch r...

Portage Amtrak Accident and Comparative Negligence

Posted by Christopher Panio | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

A woman from Portage, Illinois was struck and injured when she tried to drive around the gates of a train crossing in Chesterton, Illinois last week. The accident happened as the woman tried to beat an Amtrak train headed for the crossing, according to police. Officials said the train was trave...

Health Club Injury Liability

Posted by Christopher Panio | Apr 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gym memberships have risen in recent years as people become more health and beauty conscious and social media culture expands to all generations. But a fitness center, gym or health club offers more than just a fit physique; it offers a wealth of opportunity for injury. The question is: who is...

Personal Injury and Self-Driving Cars

Posted by Christopher Panio | Apr 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group of U.S. senators are requesting insight into self-driving car makers' intention with regard to liability in the case of a autonomous vehicle-involved collision. Democratic Senator from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal submitted a letter to Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and other car...

Liability for Sports Injuries

Posted by Christopher Panio | Apr 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

When participating in athletics, children have a great opportunity to learn hard work, perseverance, team coherence and dealing with defeat, all important aspects of life. Unfortunately, they also encounter the very real possibility that injury may result from their participation. Injury is in...

Automobile Accidents and Airbag Injuries

Posted by Christopher Panio | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is no question that vehicle airbags represent a life-saving feature of the modern car. They prevent injury in a large portion of the cases they are deployed in serious car accidents. However, airbags are ejected at high speeds, often with high heat and chemicals that are employed to ensur...

Personal Injury Damages: Lost Wages

Posted by Christopher Panio | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have ever been injured in a car accident, you know the toll it can take on all areas of your life, particularly your income. Serious injury resulting from an accident like a rear end collision can be debilitating and, for a number of reasons, cause a reduction in earning potential or a l...

Motorcycle Accidents and Lane Splitting

Posted by Christopher Panio | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lane splitting, the act of weaving between two lanes of traffic (typically by a motorcyclist or a bicyclist) to advance beyond vehicles legally inhabiting the lanes, is not legal in Illinois. Yet lane sharing is not mentioned in Illinois motorcycle law. It's very easy for accidents to occur when...

Rear End Collisions

Posted by Christopher Panio | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Typically rear-end collisions are governed in Illinois courts by the “rear-end collision” rule. That rule states that the tailing driver in a rear-end collision is always responsible for the accident. This rule assumes the tailing driver would typically have enough room to stop if necessary if ...

Weather Related Slip and Falls and Personal Injury

Posted by Christopher Panio | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

With snow and ice piling up over the winter months, many people believe that slip and falls that result in injuries automatically entitle the injured party to damages. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Slip and falls due to weather conditions, while dangerous, don't always mean that a propr...

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