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Recent Illinois Case: Fox v. Seiden

The First District held that summary judgment was improperly entered in favor of a malpractice plaintiff. In the underlying case, the malpractice plaintiff was found liable for attorneys’ fees even though she was not a defendant in the only count under which fees could be awarded. 123 more words

Recent Illinois Cases

Drunk Pedestrian vs. Reckless Driver, Who Wins?

It’s 12 am. You’ve had a beer or 7 and now you’re walking home. Suddenly out of nowhere a car speeds around the corner and hits you straight on. 939 more words

Law And Government

Tips in Personal Injury Cases

As the weather warms and people are taking more road trips and otherwise on the highways, I share a quick article with some tips in… 41 more words


Understanding The Contributory Negligence Defense

Let’s say you’re driving on Granby Street in Norfolk, Virginia going 15 miles over the speed limit. You then notice a traffic jam  up ahead and you slam on your brakes causing the vehicle behind you to hit your car. 406 more words

Personal Injury Info

Not Amusing - Assumption of Risk, Contributory Negligence Not Applicable to Injured Two Year Old; Triable Issues RE Accident (MD)

McNeill v. Trimper’s Rides of Ocean City, Inc. (Maryland)
(trial court disposition)

A two-year-old boy went to an amusement park under the watch of his uncle.   337 more words

Assumption Of Risk

Emergency Doctrine Does Not Apply to Dog Owner Who Intervened When Family Pet Was Attacked

Well, as summer vacation comes to a close, it’s time to set down my piña colada, fold up my hammock, and get back to work.  Thank goodness the legal industry takes a hiatus during these warmer months so we can all enjoy days on end in the sun with friends and family. 1,085 more words

Contributory Negligence

Composite Negligence and Contributory Negligence – Difference Between

Composite Negligence refers to the negligence on the part of two or more persons. Where a person is injured as a result of negligence on the part of two or more wrongdoers, it is said that the person was injured on account of the composite negligence of those wrongdoers. 155 more words

Civil Law