Chicago Personal Injury Blog

  • 24-May-2017

    3D Printing in Hospitals Could Pose New Liability Threat

    New advancements in 3D printing are exciting, and hospitals are eager to provide patients with new cutting-edge solutions to their medical issues. In fact, as 3D printing becomes commercially available, hospitals are using them to create 3D models of ...
  • 15-Apr-2016

    Stay Connected with Pavich Law Group!

    Pavich Law Group, P.C. is a family-run firm that is committed to providing every client with the caring, effective legal counsel they need. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $75 million for accident victims in Illinois and ...
  • 19-Nov-2015

    What is Required to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    The death of a family member or other loved one is never easy to deal with, even when it is from natural causes. When a person is killed by the negligent or wanton acts of another, however, it can be both emotionally and financially devastating. At ...
  • 14-Jul-2015

    Slip & Fall Accidents in Chicago: Common Causes

    Every year, millions of people across the United States, including in Chicago, find themselves suffering from an injury due to a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall accidents are exactly what they sound like- someone that is walking or standing in ...
  • 15-May-2015

    How Comparative Fault Works in Illinois

    Dangerous accidents can happen in a split second and it can be difficult for those involved to determine just what caused the accident and who is responsible. There can often be multiple parties at fault—including the injured victim. When this ...
  • 16-Apr-2015

    New Class-Action Concussion Lawsuit Threatens IHSA

    Just this week, the Illinois High School Association has asked the Cook County Circuit court to throw out a class-action concussion lawsuit filed by former high school football players. In the 16-page motion, the IHSA calls the suit "a misguided ...
  • 19-Mar-2015

    $26 Million Awarded in Taxi Crash Case

    Nearly 10 years ago, Marc M. Jacobs was traveling in a Yellow Taxi on I-294 when the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a traffic barrier. The crash left Mr. Jacobs with severe brain damage that ended his career as a real estate ...
  • 2-Apr-2014

    Stevenson High School Student & Parents Killed in Truck Accident

    A student at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire was killed along with his parents when a vehicle being pursued by the police officers crossed the dividing line and struck their vehicle. The crash occurred on Monday, April 1 in Arizona where the ...
  • 21-Mar-2014

    Common Causes of Car Fires

    Did you know that one in every five fires reported is a vehicle fire? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that car fires account for 20 percent of all fires in the United States. Being aware of the potentially dangerous factors ...
  • 3-Feb-2014

    Recent Product Recalls

    Many consumer products are recalled every year due to safety issues. These products can range from food products to electronics, appliances, tools, toys, vehicles and vehicle parts, cosmetics, household goods, and more. When the use of any consumer ...
  • 27-Jan-2014

    Illinois Medical Malpractice Laws

    Medical malpractice refers to a breach in standard medical care committed by a health care professional, clinic, or hospital which results in injury or death to the patient. Standards of care in treating various illnesses and conditions are ...
  • 10-Oct-2013

    Mayo Clinic Researchers Call For Ban On Fighting in Hockey

    The N.Y. Times is reporting today that a team of experts from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is calling for a ban on fighting at all levels of ice hockey. The call for a ban comes as a new National Hockey League season gets underway, and with several ...
  • 4-Oct-2013

    Are Dog Owners Liable When Their Pets Attack?

    The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are upwards of 4.5 million dog bites each year. Of these incidents, about 880,000 dog bite victims seek medical attention for their injuries. Approximately 30,000 of those ...
  • 30-Sep-2013

    Chicago Police Investigate Two Fatal Construction Accidents

    According to recent reports from the Chicago Police Department, two fatal construction accidents occurred in the city within a 3-day period. The first incident took place on Thursday, September 12 th, when a 48-year-old construction worker was ...
  • 27-Sep-2013

    Truck Involved In Fatal Accident Had Numerous Safety Violations

    The Concord Monitor is reporting today that a commercial truck involved in a fatal truck accident on Interstate 93 was operating in violation of several safety codes. According to the story, the truck was carrying a modular home when a wheel flew off ...
  • 26-Sep-2013

    Hundreds of U.S. Security Clearance Investigations Were Conducted Improperly

    On September 25, the Chicago Tribune and Reuters reported alarming statistics that hundreds of U.S. security clearance records have been falsified over the past few years. According to the report, prosecutors have documented at least 350 improperly ...
  • 24-Sep-2013

    Chiquita Seeks Dismissal of Human Rights Lawsuit

    According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chiquita Brands International has asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Atlanta, Georgia, to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Chiquita by thousands of Colombian citizens whose relatives were ...
  • 22-Sep-2013

    Family Reaches $6.75M Settlement for Fatal Bus vs. Pedestrian Accident

    In May of 2011, a 26-year-old woman was walking home from work when she was struck and killed while crossing at the intersection of Illinois Street and Columbus Drive. Video surveillance showed the woman, Justyna Palka, had a green light when she ...
  • 19-Sep-2013

    New York Nursing Facility Sued For Wrongful Death

    NYDailyNews.com reports that a well-known nursing facility in Brooklyn, NY, has been named a defendant in several wrongful death suits. The suits allege that the nursing home, One Prospect Park West, has been operating without a license for nearly ...
  • 29-Aug-2013

    In-Line Skater Dies After Being Struck by Van

    A 22-year-old man, C.M., died recently after suffering severe injuries from being hit by a car. C.M. was wearing in-line skates and was crossing a roadway at an intersection when he was hit by a van. The collision happened at around 9:00 in the ...
  • 19-Aug-2013

    Family Killed in Severe Trucking Accident

    Seven family members were killed recently when their vehicle was sandwiched between two semi trucks. The incident happened around 10:00 at night on Interstate 65 just outside of Chicago. The Jeep carrying three adults and four children, who all ...
  • 25-Jun-2013

    Two Police Officers and Two Civilians Injured in Crash

    Four people were injured in a car accident on the night of June 4. When two police officers were responding to call, their squad car was hit by another car on the South Side of Chicago. A vehicle stopped at the light was also hit. The two police ...
  • 19-Jun-2013

    Child Attacked by Dogs

    A 3-year-old boy was attacked by two pit bulls in a relative's dining room on June 3. His cousin alerted a neighbor who hopped the fence and rescued the child from the two dogs with a plank of wood. He grabbed the boy and carried him to a local ...
  • 10-Jun-2013

    Two Men Suffer Burn Injuries from Burning Gas Tank

    Two men were injured when a gas tank caught on fire on June 4 in Morgan Park. They were working on the car when the tank ignited, burning both of the men. The 46 year-old man was in critical condition at Advocate Crist Medical Center after suffering ...
  • 10-May-2013

    State Pharmacy Boards Back Stricter Federal Regulations for Large Compounding Pharmacies

    The Washington Post has reported that the Association of Boards of Pharmacy (ABP) has told State lawmakers that the group would like to see increased FDA regulations on large compounding pharmacies, similar to the ones which triggered last years ...

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