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Mevorah Law Offices LLC
DuPage County Attorneys


900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100


134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761


333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

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Phone: 630-932-9100
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IL injury lawyerBeing bitten by a dog can be a painful experience, even if the dog is a smaller-sized breed. In fact, in many cases, smaller breeds can be more aggressive, due to a heightened fight-or-flight response. If a dog does, in fact, bite another individual, the dog’s owner will usually be held liable for any damages caused by his/her animal. Further, in some cases, the animal may be ordered to be put down. Retaining the services of an attorney having experience in dealing with injuries allegedly caused by dog bites can be critical to recovering compensation.

Instances of dog bites happen all the time, although more often the victim is a child. Given that children are drawn to animals, and in light of the fact that, sometimes, children may tease the animal to the point of annoyance, triggering a response, one issue that sometimes comes up is that the dog was provoked into biting the injured individual. A discussion of the law in Illinois on dog bites, as well as how provocation affects the result, will follow below.

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In Illinois, if a dog, or other animal, actually, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any person who is peaceably conducting himself/herself in any place where he/she may lawfully be, the owner of the animal will be held to be liable for any damages to such person, in the full amount of the injury. Further, there are two additional aspects of this law that need to be addressed. First, the injury must have been proximately caused by the animal; thus, if a dog bites an individual, and that individual later trips and breaks his/her leg, the dog owner will not be liable for any costs associated with the fracture. Second, the dog bite must not be the result of provocation.

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IL injury lawyerEscalators are a ubiquitous part of today’s life. From allowing people to get quickly and efficiently to train platforms, to traversing the various levels of airports, in many cases, escalators have replaced stairs as the preferred method of traveling between levels. However, escalators are mechanical machines with many moving parts, and, in some case, these parts do not stop moving merely because a human part gets in the way. Further, children sometimes look at escalators as a type of amusement park attraction and will attempt to “ride” the escalator, increasing the risk of an injury. When escalator accidents do happen, retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney can be the difference in collecting reimbursement for injuries or being forced to pay out of pocket.

Recently, a Pawtucket, Rhode Island man was killed after falling off an escalator in a mall. A witness told a news crew on the scene that the man was initially “clowning around,” riding on the rail of the escalator, and fell off, hitting his head and suffering severe head trauma.


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Lombard personal injury lawyersThe sheer volume of goods that traverse American highways to meet the demands of consumers, is nothing short of mind boggling. The people behind getting those truckloads of items to you are the masses of truck drivers, driving day and night to get products onto to store shelves expeditiously. And while it may seem relatively straightforward to get items loaded onto a truck, follow a GPS route, and unload boxes of items, there are regulations are in place to ensure a safe delivery.

Unfortunately, there are trucking companies who, along with their employed drivers, flout the rules, stretch the limits, and jeopardize the safety of those around them. A common breach are drivers who are driving for time periods beyond prescribed federal limits causing severe fatigue and, in many cases, crashes. If your loved one has been seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a truck and you suspect the truck driver was fatigued, contact a personal injury attorney to assist you.

Innocent Lives Cut Short

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Lombard dog bite lawyerPeople are victims of dog attacks more often than you think. Each day, about 1,000 Americans, require emergency care treatment for dog bite injuries. Many of these victims are children. The emotional trauma that results from a scary event can be long lasting and can manifest in different ways. An incident that seems like a harmless event to a young child could result in long-lasting issues for them. The scarier it is, the worse the effects can be. Unprovoked attacks from dogs are no exception. The type of harm dogs can impose on young bodies is extremely serious and can be deadly.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to establish your legal rights. There are laws to protect and prevent such attacks and if a dog owner has flouted these rules, you may be due compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured.

Laws to Protect Against Dog Bites

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DUI-key-car-glass-suspension-license.jpgIf you feel like DUI accidents make headline news entirely too often, then you are not alone. Every two hours, three lives are lost because of drunk driving in America. Yet the problem persists. Lax laws regarding license suspension and revocation are at least partially to blame, but understanding the DUI problem in America is not quite that simple. There are other factors at play - some of which may not be known or understood at this point in time. But one thing is clear: something must be done to ensure victims receive the justice they deserve.

Protecting Yourself from a DUI Accident

While it is sad that victims must be the ones to take preventative measures to avoid a drunk driving accident, the pervasiveness of DUI accidents make avoidance precautions necessary. Reduce your risk of becoming a DUI crash victim by:

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