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61 Chicago fire deaths tied to negligent property owners

The owners of apartment buildings have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for tenants. But an investigation has found that during a 5-year period, the failure of property owners to meet this responsibility and a lack of follow-up by the city resulted in 61 apartment fire deaths. An investigation by the Better Government Association...

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AAA: Deaths from wrong-way crashes on the rise

No matter how safe a driver you are, the more time you spend behind the wheel, the more chance you have of getting into a serious car accident. Of all crashes, head-on collisions are widely considered the most dangerous due to the force that's unleashed when two vehicles traveling in the opposite direction collide, resulting...

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Study: Adaptive cruise control makes speeding easier

Adaptive cruise control is another safety feature designed to prevent car accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers abuse the technology, creating greater risk for themselves, their passengers, and other motorists in and around Chicago. A new study examines the dilemma. Convenience or danger? Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is a safety feature that uses sensors to calculate and...

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In the spotlight: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Smartphones play an important role in our lives. While they help keep us connected to others and often serve as a type of electronic personal assistant, using a mobile device while driving a motor vehicle can result in a devastating car accident that causes extensive damage, severe injuries, and death. Without a doubt, it's been...

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Coplan + Crane settles birth injury case for $13M

OAK PARK, IL (March 18, 2021) – Coplan + Crane reached a $13 million settlement in a birth injury case on behalf of an Illinois mother and her child, the firm announced. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, maintained that the medical providers responsible for...

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