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April 2017 Archives

What is "strict liability"?

Previous posts here have mentioned that when a defective product results in an injury or death for an Illinois resident, a lawsuit would proceed under "products liability" law. However, there is part of this area of law that may be foreign to many of our readers: the concept of "strict liability." So, what is strict liability in a products liability lawsuit?

Head-on collision leaves Chicago area resident dead

Many of our readers have probably heard about a tragic accident that occurred on April 7, when a head-on collision resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl from the Chicago area. The young girl was reportedly a backseat passenger in a pickup truck. Two other people were in the front seat of the truck.

Facing the aftermath of a truck accident in Illinois

Being involved in a car accident with another passenger vehicle is one thing, but being injured in a truck accident caused by an 18-wheeler is quite another. Truck accidents can leave the victims facing serious injuries, and because of the large size of these trucks, these accidents commonly result in fatalities.

Birth injuries can lead to medical malpractice lawsuit

Few people can probably imagine the emotional anguish of eagerly anticipating the birth of a new baby only to find out that the doctors and nurses they trusted with their medical care made a mistake in the birthing process. But, the reality is that birth injuries are more common than they should be.

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