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Here in the United States, underage drinking continues to be a serious safety threat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 percent of high school students admit to consuming alcohol. Every year, more than 4,300 teens die due to alcohol consumption. 

If your child was consuming alcohol at another person’s residence, the adults present are in direct violation of social host liability laws. Perhaps nothing can hurt a parent more than finding out that their child has been injured or killed in an alcohol-related accident. 

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slip and fall injuriesAs temperatures in the greater Chicagoland area continue to rest below freezing temperatures, ice and snow continues to spread. Most people are well aware of the increased dangers of driving during the winter, as limited visibility, decreased space on the road, and worsening conditions, make driving in the winter a risky endeavor. But winter weather does not only change the landscape of vehicular travel, it increases risk of injury for pedestrians and employees, as they navigate the sidewalks to and from their stores of choice and respective places of work.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 800,000 people are hospitalized annually due to an injury caused by slipping and falling. If you or a member of your family suffer an injury due to slipping on the ice this winter, contact a personal injury attorney.

Types and Costs of Injuries

The two most common injuries that occur during a fall are injuries to the head and hip. Suffering head trauma can be incredibly painful, disorienting, and expensive. A break to the hip bone, however, can be one of the most grueling injuries imaginable and almost always requires surgery.

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Those injured by the carelessness of another party may have legal recourse options to consider.

A two-year old girl was recently killed following an attack by pit bulls in Chicago. The autopsy of the little girl revealed that her death resulted from multiple injuries blamed on the dog attack, however, there were also signs of neglect. The girl was being cared for by her grandfather at the time of the attack. The two dogs that attacked the girl have been seized by local animal control authorities.

Dog bite law in Wisconsin holds pet owners strictly liable for the injuries the pet owner&s animal causes. This means that in the event of a dog attack, if a victim is injured or killed, the owner will be liable for damages to the victim or victim&s family through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Additionally in Wisconsin, if the pet owner had knowledge of the dog&s propensity to bite, the pet owner may be liable to the victim, or victim&s family, for double the amount of damages.

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