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Boy Scout Abuse Claims: FAQs

BSA Abuse FAQs

UPDATE: The Deadline to File a Boy Scout Abuse Claim Is Less than a Month Away The deadline for filing a claim against The Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) is fast approaching on November 16, 2020. As a follow up to this FAQ, we’ve put together some answers to additional questions about Boy Scout abuse...

Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Cases: An Introduction

Slip Trip and Fall Accident Cases

While walking down a sidewalk or walking in an enclosed building, something catches your foot and you slip and/or trip and fall. Once you get beyond any embarrassment, you realize that the potential cause of your fall was a defect in sidewalk or flooring.  Tripping, falling, and injuring yourself because of an uneven sidewalk or...

COVID-19 and Illinois Workers’ Compensation: Do I have a Claim?

IL Workers’ Comp Claims and the Coronavirus With the flurry of information surrounding the COVID-19 virus, it is difficult for many essential workers to determine what their rights are, and more specifically, whether they have a workers’ compensation claim.  This article seeks to explain how the rules in Illinois have changed over the preceding three...

Illinois Eviction Moratorium FAQs

Illinois Extends its Eviction Moratorium into September 2020 for Renters and Homeowners On August 21, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that Illinois’s ban on evictions will be extended to September 19th (Executive Order 2020-52, issued on August 21st, reissues and extends Executive Orders 2020-48 and 2020-30 in their entirety). The four week extension, is...

Chicago Bicycle Safety FAQs

In the News: Chicago Department of Transportation Truck Strikes Bicyclist and Raises Questions About Biker Safety in Chicago On June 23, 2020, a Chicago Department of Transportation (“CDOT”) truck struck and critically injured a 31 year-old female cyclist in Avondale. The accident occurred at the intersection of Belmont and Milwaukee Avenue. The truck was traveling...

Summer Camp Injuries & Illness: Who is Responsible?

Summertime in Illinois is here! Despite COVID-19, cities all over the state are transitioning to phases that will allow summer camps to open for business. Summer camps are the center of a child’s experiences while out of school. Parents put their trust in the camp’s staff to ensure that their child is safe and protected...

Current Events Explained: Supreme Court and the State Ban on Taxpayer Funding for Private and/or Religious Schools

The Supreme Court Ruling on Taxpayer Funding for Private and/or Religious Schools In a string of new cases being ruled on by the United States Supreme Court, the Court contemplated whether or not Montana’s revenue department legally banned tax-credit scholarships that went to religious schools. In a narrow 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court held Montana’s...

Single-Car Accidents: The Basics

In the News: Fatal Rollover Crash on I-90 Near Schaumburg In the early morning hours of June 28, 2020, a driver was killed in a one-car crash on Interstate 90 near Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Dennis La was driving in the eastbound lane of the highway and, for unknown reasons, lost control of his...

Peaceful Protests, Nonlethal Weapons & Serious Injury

In the News: Protests Sparked by the Death of George Floyd The social-media-captured death of George Floyd has sparked a fire to an already brewing turmoil concerning the tactics of police and the way our communities are policed. Floyd’s death has created a more visible and vocal frustration, restlessness, and fear. In response to his...

Staying Safe on the Road this 4th of July

Fourth of July and Car Accidents The Fourth of July is a day that is characterized by families, grilling, parades, and of course, fireworks. Many people travel to see family and friends and use the extra day off work to make a long weekend getaway out of it.  With summer’s biggest holiday around the corner,...

Fourth of July Firework Dangers: Know the Facts

The Fourth of July brings many Americans together for BBQ, celebration, and fireworks. Fireworks and Independence Day have become synonymous. Though the bright and vibrant spectacles in the sky make for an amazing conclusion for celebration, there are many people who become injured or become fatalities because of fireworks. Know the facts, and remember to...

Injured in an Accident with the CTA? Know Your Rights

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Statistics According to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), 1.6 million rides are taken on the CTA on an average weekday. This makes the CTA the nation’s second largest public transportation system. It is a regional transit system that serves approximately thirty-five suburbs and provides connecting service to Metra, Pace, Midway Airport,...

Truck Accident FAQ

In the News: Two High School Students Killed in Carol Stream Truck Accident Tragically, on Friday June 12, two 17 year-old Wheaton North High School students were killed in an accident involving a large truck.  The friends were driving a vehicle when it was involved in an accident with a box truck on North Avenue...

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