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At Shannon Law Group, P.C., our experienced attorneys take on some of the most complicated and serious injury cases. Our blog covers important information to help you and your family through your unique situation.

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How State Marijuana Legalization Affects Trucking Companies

How State Marijuana Legalization Affects Trucking Companies With more states legalizing recreational marijuana, more people are using marijuana on the job according to Quest Diagnostics, the largest drug-testing firm.  They have found that marijuana positive test rates have increased almost...

Truck Rollaways: The Most Common Cause of Forklift Injury Accidents

Over the years, we have had several clients that were injured in forklift accidents. One of the most common causes of forklift accidents is a truck rollaway. How a Truck Rollaway Happens A truck trailer rollaway can happen when a...

The Link between Smoking and Mesothelioma You Didn’t Know About

Thanks to mass awareness campaigns, most know that smoking increases the chances of developing lung cancer later in life. But did you know that smoking is linked to pleural mesothelioma, too? Defining and identifying pleural mesothelioma Researchers have discovered that...

3 Most Common Types of Bike Accidents (+ 5 Bike Safety Tips Just for You!)

As the weather warms up in Illinois, more and more people take their bicycles out of storage and onto the street. We have handled a number of cases for injured bicyclists.  Due to the lack of protection for a bicyclist,...

Who Is Liable for a Self-Driving Car Accident in Illinois?

  In 2016, for the very first time in the U.S., a self-driving car accident turned fatal when a Tesla Model S collided with a semi-tractor trailer in Florida. At the time of the crash, the Tesla had been switched...

Hugs of Death: Mesothelioma from Second Hand Asbestos Exposure

In the early 20th century, many researchers and scientists began linking asbestos exposure to developing mesothelioma, a rare but deadly type of cancer. However, despite their findings, several companies and manufacturers continued to exposure their employees to asbestos every day....

Will It Hurt My Case if I Am Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet?

Riding a motorcycle can be an enjoyable and thrilling way to get to work or enjoy cruising through the neighborhood. Regardless of the length of your trip, you should always comply with the proper safety precautions to avoid getting injured...

Latest Table Change Makes Petitioning Easier for Vaccine Injury Victims

Over 30 years ago, the U.S. federal government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for people who have been injured by vaccines. This no-fault program is funded by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.  The Fund collects an...

Breakdown of the 2015 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics Report

Every day, drivers travel hundreds of millions of miles on Illinois roads. With these many miles being driven on our roadways, one should expect that Illinois drivers are involved in a huge number of car crashes. In fact, in 2015 alone,...

Risky Behavior: Improper Truck Driver Hiring Processes

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are about 1.8 million people employed as heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in this country. Millions of more drivers operate other types of vehicles for work – taxicab drivers, bus drivers, tow...