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Wrong Way Crash Injures Two

Early this morning, a wrong way driver traveled six miles up I-55 and crashed into another vehicle on Lake Shore Drive – critically injuring both drivers. The Jeep slammed into the Toyota Corolla on the ramp from southbound Lake Shore Drive to the outbound Stevenson. The injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Both drivers were being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Alcohol is suspected as a possible factor in the accident.

Car crashes can happen when you least expect them and can produce serious injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident, Dixon Law Office can help. Our attorneys have the experience to get you the results you deserve. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or through our website to learn more.

Britax Recalls 14,000 Infant Safety Seats

Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling certain Chaperone restraint systems for infants because the harness adjusters may detach from the seat.  The affected seats were built between September 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011 – 14, 220 of which were sold in the United States. If the adjusters – which are used to tighten and loosen belts to keep the child in the seat – were to break, the child would not be properly restrained during a crash.  These types of defects have the potential to be serious and even fatal. If you own one of these sets, please discontinue use and find appropriate contact information for the company here.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a product defect, contact us at 888-354-9880 or here  to see how we can help. G. Grant Dixon III, attorney and founder of Dixon Law Office, has the experience  to ensure that your case is handled properly.

Car Crash with Chicago Fire Department Engine Injures Nine

An 18-year-old has been charged with a DUI after crashing into a Chicago Fire Department engine on Tuesday night. The crash happened at South Halsted and 128th Place and sent nine people, including three children, to the hospital.  Christopher Caston was charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, and driving with no proof of insurance. The children and two adults are hospitalized (four at Advocate Christ Medical Center and one at Stroger Hospital in Chicago) in critical condition. The four firefighters were treated at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island and are in good condition.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, Dixon Law Office can help make things right. Our office has the experience to see your case to a just resolution. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or here to see how our attorneys can assist you in your case.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. is recalling one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion as sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. These products, based upon a small testing sample conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, show that they exceed the specifications for common bacteria. If you are using this lotion, stop use immediately. Additional product information and next steps can be found here.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the use of a defective product, Dixon Law Office  can help. We have the experience to handle these types of claims. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or here  to see how we can assist you.

Dixon Law Office Settles Car Accident Case for $200,000

In Lombard, Illinois, our client was sitting in the back seat of a friend’s car discussing evening plans. The defendant then rammed his car into the rear driver’s side of the vehicle, injuring our client. As a result, she was left with a large scar on her forehead. Dixon Law Office settled the case for $200,000.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, Dixon Law Office can help. G. Grant Dixon III, attorney and founder of Dixon Law Office, has the experience to negotiate a fair and just settlement for your case. Call our office at 888-354-9880 or contact us here so we can help you get started.

Man Dies After Being Struck by Bus

A visually impaired man was killed after being hit by a Pace Bus in Oak Park, Illinois. He was initially taken to Loyola Medical Center with serious injuries to his legs, but died shortly after getting to the hospital. The accident is continuing to be investigated by the Oak Park Police Department.

Car accidents involving pedestrians are serious and oftentimes can be fatal. Dixon Law Office has experience in accidents involving commercial vehicles as well as pedestrians.  If you or someone you know has been injured, our attorney can help. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or here to find out more information.

Two People Injured in Pitbull Attack

Two elderly people were injured in Elmhurst on Monday evening when two pitbulls attacked them in the front yard of their home. The 63-year-old man sustained serious injuries to his legs and arms, but was in stable condition at Loyola Medical Center. The 70-year-old woman was treated for a dog bite to her arm and then released.  Dog bites are all too common, especially from a breed known to have dangerous tendencies.

Our office  can help you get the justice deserved when you or a loved one are injured in a vicious animal attack. We have experience in handling these types of claims and injuries. Help us help you fight back – contact us at 888-354-9880 or through our website.

Dixon Law Office Wins Case against Pace Bus Company

Our client, a pedestrian, was in the crosswalk of La Grange Road and Hillgrove in La Grange, Illinois when she was struck by a Pace Bus. As a result, she was seriously injured and suffered long-lasting effects. After a vigorous process and intense trial, Dixon Law Office was awarded a verdict against Pace Bus Company in the amount of $475,019.74.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a bus or other commercial vehicle, we have the experience to assist you in getting the results you deserve.  G. Grant Dixon III, attorney and founder of Dixon Law Office, has the trial experience to take your case the distance. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or through our website to see how we can assist you in your case.

Teen Pedestrian Struck by Semi-Truck

A high school senior is in serious condition after being hit by a semi-truck outside of Curie High School. The student was pinned under the truck after being struck. The teen suffered serious injuries and is currently in critical condition at Mt. Sinai hospital.

Car accidents involving pedestrians are serious and can be fatal.  G. Grant Dixon III, attorney and Dixon Law Office founder, has the experience to handle these cases.  If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident or as a pedestrian,  Dixon Law Office can help. Email us or call 888-354-9880 to see how we can best serve you.

Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Car in Elgin

In Elgin, a woman died Sunday night after being hit by a car while she was crossing the street. This was not a hit-and-run and alcohol was not involved. Her name has been withheld until family is notified.

Car accidents involving pedestrians can produce serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Dixon Law Office has experience to handle these types of situations. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident or as a pedestrian, Dixon Law Office can help.  Speak to one of our attorneys by calling 888-354-9880 or contacting our office here.

Woman Dies from Crash Injuries

Just one day after her wedding, a Buffalo Grove woman, Shruti Phadnis, was involved in a fatal car accident on Illinios Highway 21 in Lincolnshire. Her car collided head-on with a vehicle traveling the wrong way. A few days after the accident, Shruti died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the crash. Three other individuals were hospitalized, but have since been released.

When a loved one is seriously injured or dies in a car accident, it can leave the family emotionally and financially drained.  At Dixon Law Office, we can help. We can work to make sure that the liable parties are held responsible and that you and your family get the justice deserved. Our attorneys have the experience to handle each situation with empathy and sensitivity. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact us at 888-354-9880 or here  to see how we can help you during this difficult time.

Chicago Jogger Attacked by Two Pitbulls

While jogging along Chicago’s lakefront, Joseph Finley was attacked  by two pitbulls. Despite his efforts, the dogs relentlessly yanked and teared at his body, biting him repeatedly. He attempted to call for help, but to no avail. He lost sensation in his left leg and later received treatment at Stroger Hospital.  He lost his left foot as a result of the attack.

Dog bites and animal attacks can be frightening and cause serious injuries.  Dixon Law Office  can help. We have experience  in handling these types of claims and can work to ensure that the animal’s owners are held responsible.  Contact us at 888-354-9880 or here to find out how we can help.

 

Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models

Giant Bicycle, Inc. has recalled all 2012 model year men’s Giant Defy Advanced 0, 1 and 2 model bicycles and the women’s Giant Avail Advanced 0, 1, and 2 model bicycles. These bicycles were sold between August 2011 to November 2011. The fork can crack which may create a fall hazard for riders. For more information about this recall and contact numbers for Giant Bicycle, check the CPSC website.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident or as a result of a product defect, call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or contact them here.  Attorney G. Grant Dixon III, founder of Dixon Law Office in La Grange, Illinois, is an avid cyclist and has the experience both on the bike and in the courtroom to get you the resolution you deserve.

Dixon Law Office Settles Worker’s Compensation Case for $129,000

While working at Southwest Airlines, our client slipped on black ice, fell sideways and was seriously injured.  He came to Dixon Law Office because we have experience handling serious worker’s compensation claims. In addition to making sure he got the medical treatment he needed, we made sure his employer’s Worker’s Compensation insurance paid the bills.  The case concluded with our attorneys obtaining a settlement of $129,000 for our client.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured while at work, call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or contact us here. We can tell you what your rights are, help you understand the process, and get you the results you deserve.   Contact us today.

Woman Killed in Dolton Hit-and-Run Accident

A pedestrian died on Sunday after being hit by a car in Dolton, Illinois. These types of accidents are tragic and can leave a family reeling.  If a family member has been killed or seriously injured in a car accident, Dixon Law Office can help.

Our attorneys have the experience.  From investigation to tracking down insurance information, we can get you the justice you deserve. Call us at 888-354-9880 or contact us here.

Oak Park Car Accident Leaves One Injured

Today, a driver was injured in an eight-car pile-up on I-290 in Oak Park, Illinois.  The driver’s condition has stabilized, but the outcome could have been much worse, particularly with several cars involved. Accidents involving multiple cars can be serious and sometimes fatal. Always exercise proper motor vehicle safety when driving.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a serious car accident, our attorneys at Dixon Law Office can help. We bring the right experience to help ensure that you are taken care of. Please call our office at 708-354-9880 or contact us to schedule an appointment.

Chicagoland Weather Conditions Increase Car Accidents

If you live in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs, then you know how fickle our weather can be. Just yesterday, we were enjoying fifty-degree temperatures and today we are shoveling snow off our sidewalks.

With the expectation that work commutes may be plagued with falling snow, slushy roads, and lowered visibility throughout this winter season, be sure to practice driver safety by slowing down and allowing extra time to travel to your destination. Major rush-hour highways like I-294 (heading to the south suburbs, i.e. Orland Park and Tinley Park) and I-88 (heading to the western suburbs, i.e. Naperville and Downers Grove) are plagued with heavy traffic during these weather conditions and extra caution should be taken.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, we are here to help! We bring the right experience to help you “weather” these situations. Please call our office at 708-354-9880 or contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can bring about the resolution you deserve.

Triple Eight Distribution Recalls Bicycle Helmets

Triple Eight Distribution, Inc. has recalled  children and youth bicycle helmets because users could suffer head injuries after a fall.  The helmets, sold from August 2006 through November 2011, do not comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for impact resistance.   Dixon Law Office represents bicyclists who suffer serious injuries in bicycle crashes.  “Consumers rely on bicycle helmets to protect them from
harm. When a manufacturer sells a defective helmet, they are putting the
lives of consumers at risk,” said Dixon Law Office founder G. Grant Dixon  III, an avid cyclist himself.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident or as a result of a product defect, call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or contact them here.  We have the experience to help.

IKEA High Chairs Recalled

IKEA has voluntarily recalled  ANTILOP high chairs because the buckle restraint can open without warning. These high chairs were sold from August 2006 through January 2010. If you are using one of these high chairs, immediately stop use and contact IKEA  for further instructions.

When your child is injured through the use of a defective product, Dixon Law Office  can help. Our attorney has the experience  to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today at 888-354-9880 or contact us here.

Crashes Can Be Caused By Defective Bicycle Pedals

Online retailer, Performance, Inc., has recalled high-end pedals it sold just last year.  The pedals, called Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals, can break during use.  Dixon Law Office frequently represents bicyclists who suffer serious injuries in bicycle crashes.  “This is a really dangerous problem for cyclists,” said Dixon Law Office founder G. Grant Dixon III.  Grant, an avid cyclist, brings that experience to the courtroom frequently representing injured cyclists. He continued, “a pedal will more likely break during heavy use such as when the rider is standing or leaning into a turn.  Failure at that time will definitely cause a crash.”

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or contact them here.  They have the skill in the courtroom and on the bike to help you get the results you deserve.

Sports Injuries – Rules Prevent Injuries, Paralysis, Death

The name Jack Jablonsky may mean nothing to you but it the latest in a long line of injuries to kids who play sports.  Each year, more than 38,000,000 children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the US according to the US Government.  About 7,000,000 of those will suffer injuries this year.  In fact, injuries are the leading cause of death to children 19 and younger.

“Many sports injuries are the result of someone not following the rules,” said lawyer, G. Grant Dixon III.  Grant and his firm, Dixon Law Office, represent families who have suffered the tragedy of a sports injury to their child.  He continued, “in nearly every case, a sports injury is the result of a league, coach, or player not following the rules.”

If you or your child has been injured in a football game, soccer game, baseball game, or other sporting event, call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or contact them here.  They have the experience to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.  Call today.

 

Dangerous Recalled Heaters Can Kill

Cold winter weather is rapidly taking over the country.  This time of year, many people use space heaters to warms their rooms.  Sadly, fires are often caused by these heaters.  Some of these fires are caused by dangerous, defective heaters.  What consumers often don’t know, many heaters are recalled.  In fact, over 2,500,000 heaters have been recalled just this year.  Here is a list of just a few recalled heaters.  If you have one of these heaters, STOP using it immediately.  It may save your life.

–Meijer Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters

–Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters

–Lasko Portable Electric Heaters

–Honeywell Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats

–GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters

When someone is injured or killed by a defective product, Dixon Law Office can help.  They have the experience to get you the compensation you deserve.  Call today at 888-354-9880 or contact us here.  They will make it right.

Ban Cell Phones? NTSB Says Distracted Driving Must End

The National Transportation Safety Administration has recommended that all cell phone use – emails, texts, and calls – be banned.  The agency notes that thousands of American have died in crashes in Illinois and around the country from distracted driving.

Dixon Law Office founder, G. Grant Dixon III, is a lawyer who frequently represents victims of serious car crashes.  “Few people admit they are distracted when driving,” he said.  “This problem has reached epidemic proportions.”  He is right.  Some 3,092 roadway fatalities last year involved distracted drivers, although the actual number may be far higher, NHTSA said.  The NTSB report can be found at this video link: NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an automobile crash or trucking accident, call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or email them here.  They have the experience to get you the compensation you deserve.

Rules (Hopefully) Pull Dangerous Taxi Drivers Off Road Sooner

Riding in a Chicago taxi cab can be a scary experience.  “Many cab drivers have terrible driving records with many accidents, some even serious,” said Dixon Law Office founder, G. Grant Dixon III.  Grant has represented victims of bad cabbies.

Recently, the City of Chicago announced proposed reforms of the cab driving rules.  “One of the most important proposed changes is that the City of Chicago will have real-time access to the Secretary of State’s moving violation database,” Grant said.  Right now, taxi drivers submit their own driving records and have to do it only once a year.  Grant continued, “the current system is easy to abuse.  It relies on cab drivers to be honest about their driving record.  It is simply not a practical system.”

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in Chicago, Rockford, Naperville, Aurora, Berwyn, LaGrange, Hinsdale, or any other Illinois town, call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or email them here.  They have the experience to get you the results you deserve.

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