Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on May 03, 2016 in Automotive
Despite state laws banning texting and driving, this distracting behavior contributes to numerous accidents, injuries and fatalities in the U.S. each year. A new device, the Textalyzer, could help put a stop to cellphone use behind the wheel, and New… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Apr 27, 2016 in Automotive
Two additional deaths have been tied to faulty Takata airbags. Exploding inflators in the defective airbags have caused 11 fatalities in the U.S. so far.
On March 31, a Texas teen was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in which the 2002 Honda… Read More
A new controversial state bill aims to ban anonymous complaints against nursing homes by no longer accepting or investigating anonymous reports.
Introduced by Representative Mike Unes and supported by nursing home lobbyists, H.B. 5601 would change Illinois’… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Apr 20, 2016 in Auto Accidents
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which means local and state law enforcement will be out in large numbers enforcing Illinois laws against distracted driving. In the state, the use of a hand-held cellphone while driving is illegal.
Local,… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Apr 15, 2016 in Auto Accidents
Although vehicle improvements have made drivers and passengers increasingly safer, 2015 was a dangerous year for pedestrians in the United States. The number of pedestrians killed in fatal pedestrian accidents is projected to be 10 percent higher than… Read More
Last Friday, the Chicago Teachers Union took to the streets for a one-day strike at city schools. Teachers and other supporters marched downtown after efforts have stalled to renew a contract that expired at the end of June.
The march shut down the nation’s… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Apr 06, 2016 in Auto Accidents
A Skokie woman was killed and another woman was critically injured when their vehicle collided with a CTA Yellow Line train.
A CTA spokesperson said the two women were traveling southbound in a red Toyota at the railroad crossing at East Prairie Road… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Apr 04, 2016 in Automotive
A Chicago woman says the city is liable for the damage to her car caused by a destructive pothole. The city, however, continues to deny her claim, despite a mountain of evidence.
Emily Mensching was traveling on West Peterson when her car began shaking… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Mar 29, 2016 in Auto Accidents
A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has uncovered a link between falls and automobile accidents. The study found that older adults with a history of falling are at a 40 percent greater risk of being involved an auto accident… Read More
Johnson & Johnson has begun settling claims filed against its power morcellator device that victims claim harmed them by spreading undetected cancer.
So far, approximately 100 cases have been filed or are ready to be filed, and about 70 have settled… Read More