The Power Armor Collectible Helmet Recall, and What it Means for Product Liability Suits

When one thinks about safety recalls and product liability suits, some obvious items come to mind: Automobile brakes. Kids’ car seats. Electrical appliances. Vaping gear. But, sometimes, one runs into an odd product recall or liability cases. Like a collectible novelty post-apocalyptic helmet. We’re talking, of course, of the Power Armor Collectible Helmet, released in…

Does Travel Insurance Cover Personal Injury?

A big vacation is an exciting chance to make memories. Getting sick or hurt while abroad is never part of the itinerary. Many travelers purchase travel insurance to protect their financial investment in case there’s a problem with their trip. But does travel insurance cover personal injury? When most people buy travel insurance, they’re thinking…

Vaping Lawsuits on the Rise: The Cases, and How We Got Here

It’s been hard to miss the recent news stories about illnesses associated with electronic cigarettes. As of October 1, 2019, the CDC reported 1,080 lung injury cases across 48 states and one U.S. territory where the common thread was e-cigarette products and vaping. At the latest count, there have been 18 deaths, one of which…

Can a Car Accident Cause Sciatica? What to Look For

If you’ve been in a car accident and experience pain along with muscle weakness or numbness in your lower back, and possibly in one of your legs, sciatica could be the culprit. The Mayo Clinic defines sciatica as “pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through…

Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable in Illinois?

You’re finally getting a settlement for your car accident. It’s a relief to know your medical bills and damage to your car will be taken care of. But are there some hidden costs you hadn’t thought of? For example, are car accident settlements taxable? For the most part, car accident settlements are not taxable. However,…