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joliet injury attorneyWhen a victim of negligence first walks into a law office, their first questions are often who can I sue? And what is my case worth?

Of course, the answers hinge on a variety of factors. Simply attributing fault and assigning value to a specific claim can be complex undertakings. Furthermore, a variety of legal doctrines, often varying by state, influence how a case may proceed. In the State of Illinois, a good starting point for understanding liability in the personal injury context is the concept of joint and several liability.

What Is Joint Liability and Several Liability?

Joint and several liability may be pertinent when more than one party is at fault for the plaintiff’s injuries.

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joliet swimming pool accident lawyerSwimming pools are associated with honest fun and relaxation. However, people frequently return from their swim with more than a tan. Americans all across the country are seriously injured in swimming pools every single year. In fact, more than 2,000 children are admitted into emergency rooms annually because of submersion injuries alone. Those that survive face a litany of challenges. Besides a long physical recovery, they may face medical debt, job loss, and mental trauma. Thankfully, victims have rights. If their injuries were caused by negligence or wrongdoing, they can take legal action against those responsible. A successful suit could bring a financial windfall, compensating the victim for their losses. Swimming pool lawsuits can take many different forms.

Swimming Pool Negligence and Premises Liability

Swimming pool owners owe a duty of care to everyone who enters their property. They are required to create a safe environment, keep the pool free from hazards, and take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all swimmers.

If they violate their duty and someone suffers injuries as a result, they may be held liable.

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Truck cargo accident  lawyer

More than 70 percent of goods transported across the country are moved by large commercial trucks. Unfortunately, semi-trucks, flatbeds, and other cargo-carrying trucks can also present a deadly threat to motorists and passengers. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident caused by loose or fallen truck cargo, it is important to understand your legal options. You may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable through a truck accident injury claim. You may also be entitled to monetary damages. However, to recover damages, you will need to know who is at fault.

Accidents Caused by Improper Loading and Securement of Truck Cargo

Though rare, truck cargo can sometimes spill out of the truck and onto the road. Objects may strike a vehicle and injure an occupant directly or cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash. Accidents may also occur because motorists are trying to avoid the fallen truck cargo on the road.

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joliet injury lawyerFriday, September 17, 2021, is National Concussion Awareness Day. Concussions are one of the most common types of injuries a person can suffer in an accident. Even what appears to be a minor blow or bump to the head can result in a concussion. Unfortunately, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries can leave the victim with long-term and, in some cases, even permanent damage.

Concussion Facts

Any type of accident can result in a concussion, including sporting and recreational activities, vehicle accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Whenever there is a blow to the head or any sudden movements that causes the head to jerk back and forth, there is a risk of the brain getting jerked or bounced around in the skull. This movement can cause the chemicals in the brain to change and damage brain cells. This damage can have a significant impact on the victim’s personality and physical and cognitive abilities.

Symptoms of a concussion are often not always evident immediately following the accident. This is why it is critical for a victim to seek out medical attention right away, even if the injury appears to be a minor one. A doctor will evaluate the victim and determine if there are any signs of a concussion or other brain injury and provide details on what other symptoms to watch out for.

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