State Farm has agreed to pay $250 million to settle a class action claiming the insurer created a RICO enterprise to secretly fund the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier, who later voted to overturn a $1.05 billion verdict against the Bloomington, Illinois-based company.
A property owner/occupier’s liability for injuries sustained on his or her property can be affected by whether or not warning signs are present. There are several misconceptions about the legality of liability and warning signs.
If you’re living in the cold parts of the country, winters can be brutal for driving. From icy roads to blinding snowstorms to freezing weather, a host of dangers can cause all kinds of accidents while you’re on the road.
Work-related accidents can often be avoided and many times are caused by human error. Regardless of the cause, workplace accidents can be serious and deadly. While many workplace accidents occur in industrial settings like factories, accidents can occur in any work environment.
Each year, millions of Americans are injured in work-related accidents. Even death is a risk for many in certain industries. In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1,008 fatal accidents in the construction industry.
Despite popular belief, the summer months can be more dangerous for drivers than the winter. June, July, and August have 29% more fatal car accidents than December, January, and February.
This can be difficult to determine depending on the circumstances around the accident. Thousands of people are injured each year when they slip and fall on wet spots, uneven surfaces, defective stairs, etc.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents in the United States. Every year, millions of people, including thirty million older adults are injured in falls. Every year, approximately 17,000 people die due to slip, trip and fall accidents.
If you’ve been injured in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages which is money paid out to pay for non-economic issues such as pain and suffering. Since there is no tangible price tag on psychological problems resulting from an accident, personal injury lawyers can help calculate a payout.