Blog Posts in 2013

  • 18-Nov-2013

    Duncan Law Group Partners with Chicago Church for Pro Bono Legal Counseling Lunch

    On Friday, November 15, 2013, Duncan Law Group sponsored its first pro bono Legal Counseling Information Lunch at St. Columbanus Church and School. Duncan Law Group attorneys Robert Duncan and Katie Ross were able to provide free legal counseling and ...
  • 10-Oct-2013

    Partial Roof Collapse was a "Shock" to Store Owner

    The owner of an electronics store in Mount Prospect said he was "shocked" when the roof of his building suddenly collapsed Tuesday morning. New sources report that the fire department was called around 11:30 am to investigate the incident, ...
  • 30-Sep-2013

    Chicago Train Accident: Negligence or Criminal Intent?

    According to news sources, an empty train collided with a commuter train this morning as passengers boarded during rush. At least 48 people sought medical attention after the accident. Investigators chalked the wreck up to a "mechanical ...
  • 26-Sep-2013

    Bolingbrook Plane Accident Claims Two Lives

    A deadly plane accident in Bolingbrook, IL claimed the lives of a husband and wife. News sources report that the crash occurred on Wednesday only half a mile away from their destination: Clow Airport. One of the victims was a surgeon at the ...
  • 23-Sep-2013

    What are the Deadliest Jobs in America?

    According to CNN Money, the American workplace becomes safer every year; however, ten jobs still claim the title of "America's deadliest occupations." These include logging, fishing, aviation, roofing, ironworking, sanitation work, ...
  • 13-Sep-2013

    An Overview of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in the U.S.

    The term "nursing home abuse" can refer to a wide variety of negligent and abusive actions. Under the umbrella term "elder abuse," nursing home abuse / neglect generally refers to any form of mistreatment suffered by a patient in ...
  • 12-Sep-2013

    Bridgestone Tires Denies Liability for Deadly Megabus Crash

    After a fatal Megabus accident left one passenger dead and several injured, Bridgestone Tires (BATO) denies any fault in the accident; however, a lawsuit filed by two passengers claims that BATO supplied defective tires that caused the accident. ...
  • 29-Aug-2013

    Bus Accident Statistics & Safety

    Beginning in 1980, the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistic (CNTBS) began a national program to research and improve bus and truck safety across the United States. Since then, CNTBS has conducted five major surveys, including the Buses ...
  • 23-Aug-2013

    Who Can I Sue for a Bus Accident?

    Bus accidents, by nature, usually involve a high number of passenger injuries. Unlike typical traffic accidents, which only involve a few victims, bus accidents can easily lead to dozens of injuries and deaths. In the aftermath of a serious injury, ...
  • 20-Aug-2013

    What is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

    A common question asked of the Duncan Law Group when the victim of a car accident comes into our office for help is, "What is my claim worth?" In the aftermath of an auto collision that caused personal injury and / or property damage to you ...
  • 16-Aug-2013

    Three Key Traffic Safety Laws for Chicago & Illinois

    Earlier this year, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a press release regarding several important traffic laws that took effect for 2013. IDOT places an emphasis on public safety and is heavily involved in a number of initiatives ...
  • 24-Jul-2013

    Chicago Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Causing Fatal DUI Accident

    Earlier this week, a 37-year-old Chicago man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing the deaths of a 35-year-old mother and her 16-year-old son in 2011. Three other children were also injured in the accident. The sentencing came nearly two ...
  • 16-Jul-2013

    Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Cases

    Victims and families who have suffered damages at the hands of another individual or corporation have the legal right to file personal injury claims to hold the at-fault parties liable for their losses. In order to prove their side of the story, ...
  • 9-Jul-2013

    Slip and Fall Accidents & Victims' Rights

    Each year, thousands of people suffer injuries as the result of a business or premises owners failure to provide safe conditions. When it comes to accidents that occur on others' properties, slips, trips, and falls are among the most common. ...
  • 1-Jul-2013

    How Compensation is Awarded to Victims

    Injured victims and families who have suffered losses at the hands of another will often have the right to recover their damages by filing a personal injury – or wrongful death – claim against the at-fault party. Personal injury claims ...

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