Accident Lawyers in Illinois and Wisconsin | Truck Accidents | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death

From time to time, Whiting Law Group publishes blog posts on topics of interest to the firm’s clients and to the wider legal community.

The firm welcomes comments and feedback on its posts via email and will reply to legitimate submissions as and when possible.

September 30, 2014

Investigating Construction Accidents

When investigating a construction accident, it is very important to look beyond the victim’s employer for a cause of action. There may be other companies or organizations that bear responsibility for the injury.

August 27, 2014

Social Media and Informal Discovery

With social media increasingly prevalent in America today, it has become an important and potentially very harmful tool of informal discovery in personal injury and truck accident tort cases.

June 27, 2014

Social Media in the Courts

As social media plays an increasingly prevalent role in society, judges and lawyers are working to understand how social media content is working its way into courts and personal injury cases.

May 30, 2014

Games Big Insurance Companies Play

Some big insurance companies play hide behind dodgy tactics and complex legal wording to get out of paying legitimate insurance claims. There’s a way to beat these big insurance companies at their own game.

May 12, 2014

How to Win a Slip and Fall Case

Proving liability in slip and fall cases, especially when they occur in retail stores is difficult. Our personal injury and accident attorneys detail how to win slip and fall cases.

April 29, 2014

Pursing Dog Bite Claims

Successfully pursuing justice against owners of dogs who attack unlawfully is not an easy job. To have a claim against a dog owner in the State of Illinois, a bite victim must satisfy four key elements in order to recover damages.

September 18, 2013

Injured by the Actions of Someone Else; What is Recoverable?

“What can we ask for?” is a question more easily asked than answered. There are many legal considerations that be must considered when working to achieve justice for the wrongly injured.

August 20, 2013

Why Do People Hate Lawyers?

Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln: three men who bring to mind courage, integrity and the fight for justice. All three of these men were attorneys. Yet when one hears of lawyers in the public we don’t hear words spoken of integrity, courage, and justice. Why is it that popular culture so detests lawyers?

July 26, 2013

Safe and Reliable Daycare: Where Do the Answers Lie?

The current choices for working parents arranging for daycare in America is dangerous, costly and unsustainable. What can be done to address this pressing and important issue?

July 19, 2013

Delivering Reliable Daycare Through Improved Regulation and Monitoring

As accident and personal injury attorneys, we are well aware of the costs and risks of daycare in America. In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of deaths of young children in unlicensed and unsafe daycare centers. It’s tragic, it’s unnecessary and we’re doing what we can to stop it through increased legislation and improved monitoring.

July 12, 2013

The True Cost of Daycare in America Today

In the tough economy, the high cost of daycare poses problems and significant questions for working mothers and fathers. The spiraling costs force may parents to use unlicensed daycare providers.

June 27, 2013

Why Doomsday Hasn't Arrived for Malpractice Insurer

As a personal injury lawyer with extensive experience in handling actions for victims of medical malpractice cases, I was not surprised to learn that the malpractice insurance industry is achieving record profits despite predicting doom and gloom when the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a law capping damages in jury verdicts.

June 07, 2013

Risking More Than Safety: Punitive Damages and Texting While Driving

We hear it on the news, we read about in the newspapers, and we witness it every time we take to the roads … driving while using a cell phone is dangerous. It causes us to take our eyes off the road and it dramatically slows our response time.

May 20, 2013

Failure to Follow Safe Driving Rules Likely Led to Auto Auction Crash

Following a dangerous accident in Matteson, Illinois, the experienced auto auction accident attorneys at Whiting Law Group express their concern about the Manheim Auto Auction Crash.

October 11, 2011

National Transportation Safety Board to Ban Cell Phone Use for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued a proposal to ban truck drivers from use of both handheld and hands-free cellular telephones, except in cases of emergencies. This important trucking proposal came in the wake of an accident investigation in which the NTSB confirmed that a truck driver, Kenneth Laymon, was on the phone when he caused a crash that killed 11 people on a Kentucky interstate in 2010.

September 23, 2011

The dangers of unlicensed or unregulated daycare providers

Arranging for daycare has always presented working parents and primary caregivers with a significant challenge. The difficult economy, rising childcare costs and inconvenient locations are making those challenges even more difficult for a notable number of families. The difficulties of childcare provision effect both two-income families and single parents alike.

June 10, 2011

Preparation for trial in truck accident litigation cases

When litigating complex truck crashed, preparation for trial includes establishing a team with a strong array of subject matter experts, technological analysis and years of experience in the litigation of trucking accident cases.

June 03, 2011

Initializing a large truck litigation suit

As a practical reality, injured clients often retain attorneys well after the truck companies’ lawyers have become involved in the case. This makes it the attorneys’ responsibility, once retained, to immediately begin preserving all the evidence needed to win your case.

May 27, 2011

The complex nature of trucking accident litigation

Truck accident litigation allows trial lawyers the opportunity to combine a wide range of skills and trial techniques in working on a single case. Few areas of litigation compare with the complicated interplay of law and incident facts that exists in truck accident litigation.

May 20, 2011

The prevalence of trucking accidents in the USA

Trucking accidents can be some of the most tragic and devastating collisions and constitute a national safety crisis for everyone who has to share the road with these giant machines. Too often trucks do not deliver goods, but rather damage, death and disaster. You may be surprised to learn just how often traffic accidents involving large trucks occur.