As the heat of the summer months set upon us in Waukegan, you know that it is only a matter of time before the kids start clambering to get out and go swimming. Whether your local swimming destination is a neighbor's backyard or a community complex, you concern over your children's safety is the same. You understand that they are often naive to the dangers a pool can pose. Many have come to us here at Soffietti, Johnson, Teegan, Argueta & Bawcum, LTD after having gone through the turmoil of experiencing a child's drowning or swimming injury and wondering whether any legal recourse might be available to them.
In 2017, Trinidad Javier Bueno Sanchez of North Chicago hoped to buy one of his daughters a dress for her school prom. With a large family to care for, money was tight. But, he had an idea. He placed an ad on "Offer Up," a social media app where users can buy and sell items, to sell his Apple iPhone for $450.
Traffic crashes of any kind can be perilous, and victims may suffer in countless ways after the collision. This is especially true for motorcyclists, who may be ejected from their motorcycle or hit at high speeds by much larger vehicles. If you were recently involved in a motorcycle wreck, you may be dealing with a multitude of challenges from a mental, physical and financial point of view. Depending on the injuries you sustained in the wreck, it may take months for you to recover. Or, you may struggle with physical hardships that will last for the rest of your life, such as permanent immobility.
At Soffietti, Johnson, Teegen, Argueta, & Bawcum, Ltd., in Illinois, many of our clients have suffered grievous injuries as the result of motor vehicle crashes. Consequently, we know that one of the most catastrophic injuries you can suffer in a car crash is that of extensive burns. Burns can put you in the hospital for months as you undergo painful debridement and skin grafts to minimize the disfiguring scarring that burns usually cause. In fact, serious burns can leave you disfigured for life.
As an Illinois driver, no one need tell you that motor vehicle accidents occur all to frequently in our state. Many of them can result in catastrophic injuries. One of the most devastating injuries you could suffer in a car crash is a spinal cord injury that could paralyze you and put you in a wheelchair for the remainder of your life.