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A Chicago landlord can be sued for negligence for tenant injuries

When landlords rent out their properties to tenants, they're essentially providing them with an unwritten assurance that their property is both safe and secure. It's because of this that, if you, as a tenant, are injured on the landlord's premises, then you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for damages for any pain or suffering you endure.

An elderly woman is pushed onto Chicago's red line tracks

A 57-year-old Calumet Heights woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after she allegedly pushed another Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) rider onto the train tracks. The incident occurred just before 6:45 a.m., on Friday, March 2 at a Red Line stop near Rogers Park.

Who can I sue if I fall on an icy sidewalk?

In a city like Chicago, where getting around requires residents to walk virtually everywhere, slipping on icy sidewalks is definitely a real concern. If you've ever experienced a slip and fall, then you're likely aware just how serious the injuries that may result can be. Fortunately, in many cases, you can sue either the owner of the business or home who failed to properly maintain his or her property.

A woman claims she was struck, injured at Villa Park concert

A Chicago woman filed a lawsuit against the hip hop group Insane Clown Posse (ICP) on Tuesday, September 5th. In her personal injury lawsuit, she alleges she was permanently injured after being struck by a bottle of Faygo soda at an ICP concert back in 2015.

Chicago man wins $20 million settlement for tow truck eye injury

On June 28, 2017, a Chicago jury awarded a tow truck driver $20 million for the loss of his eye due to a manufacturer's defect on his work vehicle. The man had argued that the maker of his 1997 tow truck had failed to equip it with a way to secure its hood in the upright position, a feature that he contended would have ultimately protected him from injury.The man had been driving in the southwest Chicago suburb of Summit on January 23, 2012, when his 1997 tow truck, a Kenworth T-800, began choking on a bitterly cold day. It was as he neared the intersection between 60th Street and Harlem Avenue that he pulled it over on the side of the road.As he raised the hood of the truck in an attempt to diagnose what had gone wrong, a strong gust of wind blew by, causing it to slam shut on his face. When the man saw doctors soon thereafter, he discovered he had not only suffered a number of fractures to his face, but that his right eye had been so severely damaged it would need to be fully removed.At the time of the man's accident, the tow truck's manufacturer, PACCAR, Inc., had not yet begun equipping its fleet with an arm to stabilize the hood while it was open. They argue that this design flaw contributed to the man's injury and justified PACCAR, Inc. in being held accountable for his injuries.

Pub crawl bars are sued for negligence in drunk driver's death

For many young professionals who live in Chicago, they relish the ability to take Metra between pub crawl stops instead of driving themselves. Unfortunately though, what was slated to be another fun Saturday night in February resulted in tragedy. That night, a 28-year-old man crashed into another car on his way home, killing both himself and a 68-year-old in the process.

Lake County judge upholds judgment in Six Flags injury case

A woman who was left with a severely disfigured hand after riding the Wahoo Racer while visiting Six Flags' Hurricane Harbor Water Park in Gurnee, Illinois, had her a $1.5 million judgment upheld on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The theme park's attorneys had previously argued that the woman's own lack of attentiveness had been to blame for her July 2011 injury.

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