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Comparative Negligence: Chicago Police Officer Runs Over Woman

A woman lies unconscious in a Chicago alley at night time. A Chicago Police Department car driven by an on-duty officer came along in the alley, and ran her over. She suffered numerous fractures. Does Illinois Statute Protect
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Jury Award Damages Subject to Wide Discretion

A woman in her 40s , was struck in the leg by a 2 wheel hand truck. Woman was eventually diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a condition marked by severe, unrelenting pain. The jury returned a verdict of $10 million. In a post trial motion Defendant asked the Court to reduce the award.
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Slip and Fall Injury at Chicago Lollapalooza Festival Subject to Open and Obvious Doctrine

In this case an attendee of Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival slipped and fell on a rainy afternoon while exiting the concert, sustaining serious injuries. The plaintiff alleged that the festival sponsor negligently failed to abide by its responsibilities in many ways: failure to have sufficient lighting around exits, failure to place mats over slippery areas, failure to manage the crowd, failure to provide safe means of exiting the Park, and/or failure to cancel the festival. Let's examine this:
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Non Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Several different and separate categories of damages are available in personal injury cases, assuming proof is forthcoming for each category.

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Settlement or Trial in Accident Injury Case?

One of the weightiest decisions a person injured in an accident will need to make is whether to settle or take the personal injury case to trial.  The decision is unique to the facts of the case and his financial and personal circumstances.  One size does not fit all.  Starting

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