DGAA bLAWg

Mass Shootings and a Victim’s Right to Pursue Compensation

Web Admin - Monday, December 04, 2017

Illinois personal injury lawyersAlthough the United States is home to just 5 percent of the world’s entire population, it is the location of 31 percent of all mass shootings. In fact, statistics indicate that at least one event occurs each month. Depending on the details of the situation, victims and surviving families may be owed compensation after a mass shooting. Learn more, and discover how an experienced attorney can assist with help from the following information. 


A Closer Look at Mass Shootings


Mass shootings can occur in any space, including private homes, but the majority (an estimated 73 percent) happen at business establishments. Schools, including colleges, come in a close second. When staff or management of these places act negligently, perhaps by not properly training their employees to handle a mass shooting or by not ensuring the fire exits are free and clear to ensure that their patrons have a safe and clear way to escape, they may be held liable.Sadly, when victims attempt to pursue compensation on their own, they are at a massive disadvantage – and not just because they are trying to cope with the grief of a loss or the upending of their life after an injury. Businesses often have teams of lawyers to represent them, and most schools are agents of the federal government, which dramatically complicates the process for pursuing compensation. Thankfully, victims do not have to face the process alone. 


How an Attorney Can Help You Pursue Compensation


Victims may not be required to have an attorney while pursuing compensation after a mass shooting, but the aid of one is highly encouraged. Able to protect your rights and best interests in a mass shooting lawsuit, an attorney can negotiate a fairer settlement for you and your loved ones while also increasing your odds of a positive outcome. Another major benefit for victims who hire an attorney is that they can handle all the legal aspects of the case. This can give the family more time to heal and grieve the losses and injuries they have experienced. 


Contact Our Rolling Meadows Personal Injury Lawyers


If you or someone you love has been a victim of a mass shooting, do not delay. Contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC for assistance. Dedicated and experienced, our Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers personal injury lawyers can examine your case, explain your options, and aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Start by scheduling a personalized consultation. Call our offices at 847-934-6000 today.



Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Sources:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lasvegas-shooting-lawsuit/hundreds-of-las-vegas-shooting-victims-file-lawsuits-in-california-court-idUSKBN1DK2OX

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/13/health/mass-shootings-in-america-in-charts-and-graphs-trnd/index.html

Facebook Live is Causing Accidents and Reckless Driving Issues Throughout the Nation

Web Admin - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Just months after Snapchat received extreme scrutiny for their speed application, Facebook Live began to make headlines for its own connection to distracted driving accidents and reckless driving incidents. Learn more about the string of car crashes and dangerous incidents associated with the application, and how it could impact the pursuit of compensation for victims of distracted driving

Facebook Live and Distracted/Reckless Driving

Distracted driving is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) determined that, at any given moment, some 660,000 drivers are somehow manipulating or using their phones while behind the wheel. Of course, many of them were using their devices long before Facebook Live became available. Still, the addition of livestream options only further tempts drivers to practice and engage in dangerous behaviors. 

For example, two girls were recently killed just moments after the driver went on Facebook Live. Another driver - a young man - miraculously survived a Livestream crash in which he showed himself weaving through traffic as he recklessly sped up to 116 miles per hour. Others have been caught and jailed for their behaviors - one girl allegedly driving intoxicated and using Periscope, another live streaming application, and three men who were allegedly driving and using Facebook Live to brag about a recent burglary. 

When Distracted Driving Causes Death or Injury to a Victim

While some might be willing to leave distracted drivers to their own devices, convinced they will eventually “pay” for their bad behavior, the truth is that it is not a victimless crime. In fact, distracted driving results in the death or injury of thousands of drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists each year. What is even worse is that many victims may never know that distracted driving was the cause of their injuries or the death of a loved one. This is because social media and cellular phone records are not always investigated after a crash. There is a way to find out, however. An experienced attorney can ensure a full investigation is done, and they can help victims pursue fair compensation for their losses. 

If you or someone you love has been injured or wrongfully killed in a crash, contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC for assistance. Skilled and experienced, our Des Plaines personal injury lawyers will fight to protect your rights and will always pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Call 847-934-6000 to schedule your consultation with us today.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Sources:
http://www.dailydot.com/irl/facebook-live-fatal-car-accident/
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/teen-driver-was-live-video-broadcasting-self-online-at-time-of-fatal-crash-1.2127605
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3990846/Man-crashes-streaming-100-mph-drive-Facebook-Live.html
https://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/facts-and-statistics.html
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/13/us/woman-live-streams-drunk-driving/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-live-periscope-driving_us_577333e5e4b0eb90355cd36d

Recent Posts


Tags

Buffalo Grove injury lawyer unauthorized overtime Illinois medical malpractice case probate claims process Deer Park employment law attorney Transfer on Death Instrument employment law workplace sexual harassment Crystal Lake car accident attorney School Visitation Rights Act Rolling Meadows criminal attorney underinsured motorist pedestrian accident probate lawyer small business spinal cord injuries car collision Chicago will attorney financial advisors wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace LLCs Crystal Lake will lawyer driving construction contracts Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Employment Discrimination Law Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Des Plaines injury law firm Colin Gilbert Illinois wills and trusts landlord Illinois workers compensation lawyer Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Long Grove estate planning Barrington estate planning lawyer Illinois bicycle safety Buffalo Grove traffic attorney eluding a police officer suspended license Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer Barrington criminal lawyer Palatine elder law attorney Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Rolling Meadows traffic law firm Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers loopholes Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney Palatine employment attorney Illinois Probate Act of 1975 overtime violations Illinois DUI attorney workers compensation insurance denial appeals DUI penalities Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer swimming pools Arlington Heights trucking lawyer paid sick leave trench injuries traffic crimes Des Plaines personal injury attorney spinal cord injury Arlington Heights lawyer wills and trusts Long Grove real estate attorney caretaker rights cell phone accidents gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys attorney fees food poisoning Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Chicago employment lawyer residential real estate pet law power of attorney for healthcare Legal Info CAM Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer wrongful death license traffic accidents ObamaCare Inverness corporate attorney first degree murder advance healthcare directive anesthesia errors marijuana crimes attorney Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney Barrington criminal defense lawyer comparative negligence bike accident Illinois corporate lawyer comp time probate process Illinois will lawyer medical malpractice claims problem employees drug crimes lawyer boating accidents PTSD Schaumburg traffic lawyer drunk driving statistics Chicago car accident lawyer Palatine civil attorney Inverness personal injury attorney Deer Park traffic accident attorney traffic offenses Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Des Plaines accident attorney Illinois business lawyer social media after death IRS Crystal Lake employment law attorney ken apicella Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer hands free device Barrington medical malpractice lawyers employees uninsured motorist Des Plaines real estate lawyer operating agreements Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Illinois pet lawyer wills guardianship attorney Mt Prospect Attorney Detainer Actions Inverness traffic law firm Schaumburg probate attorney Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers Thanksgiving boating DUI trauma after an accident Schaumburg real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Arlington Heights employment attorney defective products lawyer Illinois estate planning drugs employment law, Illinois employment laws Crystal Lake law firm Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Illinois traffic ticket lawyer insurance dispute attorney insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Illinois defective products attorney Policy Cancellation distracted driving accidents Chicago corporate attorney rumble strips field sobriety test wrongful termination Palatine corporate law attorneys criminal law Illinois insurance disputes Arlington Heights insurance attorney Palatine punch death medical malpractice employment lawyer traffic laws Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys premises liability criminal Barrington employment attorney consent to a search Illinois lawyer Attorney Ken Apicella Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm Deer Park DUI lawyer Illinois trucking safety Crystal Lake business law attorneys Chicago employment attorney Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer car accident contracts Palatine trusts lawyer Barrington drug crime attorney cell phone tower data Illinois boating accident lawyer no contest clauses Illinois traffic accident lawyer Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Des Plaines tax law firm Chicago insurance law firm Chicago attorney workers comp denial of life insurance Schaumburg insurance lawyers Illinois employment law firm Crystal Lake traffic lawyer employee rights fiduciary rule preventable medical errors pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality POA employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, Des Plaines criminal attorney Inverness real estate lawyer trucking accidents Illinois speeding lawyer forming a corporation in Illinois Illinois medical malpractice attorney automated cars Schaumburg drug defense lawyer clemency Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer Illinois LLC creation estate tax DUI Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer Crystal Lake car accident lawyer GM ignition switches Palatine business attorney insurance agent negligence Illinois red light cameras investment property overtime pay Deer Park real estate law firm fatal car accidents income distribution deducation Buffalo Grove real estate attorney meal breaks texting and driving Deer Park criminal attorney blood alcohol content Schaumburg personal injury attorney right to work denied insurance claims Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney Illinois workers compensation attorney Illinois wrongful termination lawyer drunk driving Barrington litigation attorney rollover car crashes Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney employee misclassification insurance negligence Illinois jet ski accident lawyer Illinois medical malpractice claim digital evidence Illinois medical malpractice lawyers llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association license reinstatement deadly crashes internet elder law Illinois personal injury lawyers manufacturing Buffalo Grove probate lawyer DNR controlled substance Illinois car accident attorney Chicago trucking accident attorney job lawyers Arlington Heights accident attorney Illinois real estate coronavirus Des Plaines collections attorney Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Schaumburg criminal attorney car crash injuries medical research preventing accidents corporate law Palatine employment lawyer real estate contract Barrington employment law firm creditors Schaumburg criminal law attorney Fourth of July Barrington real estate lawyer personal injury lawyer Liquor Control Act traumatic brain injury Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Buffalo Grove law firm commercial leasing Palatine employment law lawyer real estate leasing real estate attorney Barrington boating accident attorney dynasty trusts life insurance lawyer personal injury attorney Palatine probate lawyer Barrington workers compensation attorney traffic violations defense installment contracts severance agreements home inspection lawyer insurance attorney Palatine drug lawyer Arlington Heights TBI attorney Barrington Traffic Lawyer homestead rights Palatine real estate lawyer life insurance claims Illinois employment law attorney elder abuse medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers FSLA traffic tickets murder charges reckless homicide Palatine estate planning lawyer insurance claim back injuries car crashes drug crime Crystal Lake injury attorney in terrorem provision Illinois Smoke Detector Act boating under the influence liens Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer Illinois estate planning law firm mortgage Illinois living will college kids Illinois law unpaid assessment Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Arlington Heights traffic attorney federal crimes federal regulations for LLCs golf accidents Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer liability Do Not Resuscitate Illinois Palatine Attorney estate planning trusts Fair Labor Standards Act Inverness injury lawyer Illinois insurance claims lawyers truck collisions medical malpractice compensation living trust benefits Home Remodeling Repair Act Rolling Meadows Illinois injury lawyer Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Illinois traffic attorney digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Illinois small business slip and fall landlord tenant law pet bites irrevocable trust insurance claim delay Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer Illinois rollover accident lawyers Schaumburg wrongful death attorney Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Deer Park medical malpractice attorney insurance adjusters construction accidents Landlord Tenant Ordinance Illinois personal injury attorney Schaumburg estate planning attorney Illinois civil litigation lawyer involuntary manslaughter Palatine injury attorney Des Plaines drug lawyer Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission bicycle accidents Inverness probate lawyer Jay Andrew business litigation Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents whistleblower protections dealing with problem employees defective products Home Sale Contingencies insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys expungement Crystal Lake personal injury attorney drug possession Chicago lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers car accidents Forcible Entry icy parking lots Inverness civil lawyer Illinois employment law head on collisions low-ball insurance settlement insurance agents Illinois attorney Long Grove real estate lawyer traumatic brain injuries real estate lawyer Schaumburg elder law lawyer Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer compensatory time Illinois trusts attorney pizza emoji Arlington Heights tax lawyer medical marijuana institutional trustee BUI Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Schaumburg estate attorney subcontractor surgical mistakes pregnant women minimum wage pedestrian accidents Arlington Heights injury attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer Schaumburg construction accident lawyer power of attorney traffic violations trucking accident lawyers insurance claim denials Illinois traffic attorneys Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer license revocation Chicago biking tips Barrington injury attorney insurance claims Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers products liability Chicago insurance claim attorneys Des Plaines DUI attorney Barrington personal injury attorney Arlington Heights estate planning attorney rent to own real estate contracts Deer Park traffic lawyer car crash tax attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer dram shop law Rolling Meadows employment attorney real estate attorneys Schaumburg Attorney license suspension Kenilworth estate planning attorneys BAIID Arlington Heights car crash attorneys real estate zoning natural gas explosion slip and fall accidents personal injury special needs trust Illinois wills and trusts attorneys Crystal Lake traffic attorney Crystal Lake employment lawyer bicycle dooring accidents estate plan cell phone Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Barrington civil litigation attorney child safety Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney criminal defense pedestrian-automobile accident sexual images civil litigation Rolling Meadows tax attorney living wills estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers Crystal Lake tax lawyer insurance disputes Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer Schaumburg car accident attorney Illinois home inspection personal injury claims estate planning attorney Illinois Sales Representative Act estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Joliet general practice lawyers Des Plaines pet law attorney breathalyzer test Illinois business law atorneys Illinois driving without license Illinois insurance claim attorney Illinois employment law attorneys breach of contract Barrington estate planning attorney Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Des Plaines personal injury lawyers insurance dispute Des Plaines wage theft Crystal Lake employment attorney Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, employment attorney privacy Des Plaines insurance attorney underage DUI hit and run accident probate claims Des Plaines claims law firm employment contract Mount Prospect elder law attorney trustee Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute Palatine criminal defense lawyer Illinois registered agent Buffalo Grove employment lawyer motorcycle accident lawyer owner responsibility Class A misdemeanor medication errors civil rights violation Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer Rolling Meadows business lawyer denied insurance claim Kenilworth estate planning lawyer rollover accidents living trust vs will workers compensation benefits hiring employees IRA trust transfer Inverness insurance attorney motorcycle accident Schaumburg injury lawyer personal injury accidents Deer Park accident attorney vacation home South Barrington real estate lawyer Palatine personal injury lawyer Illinois workplace discrimination attorney Inverness elder law lawyer disability benefits estate planning for college students Illinois employment attorneys Long Grove estate planning attorney capital gains tax healthcare Self-Directed IRA Accounts Kenilworth estate planning attorney criminal record Palatine insurance lawyer murder life insurance Illinois employee rights attorney. Retaliatory Discharge Schaumburg employment law attorneys TBI Exclusions Illinois employment lawyer Illinois Trust Code mass shooting Barrington business law firm Family Medical Leave Act Illinois traffic laws Barrington attorney Inverness estate planning lawyer Schaumburg corporate attorney Inverness DUI lawyer Illinois construction accident attorney sole proprietorship Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer condo filing a medical malpractice claim Palatine law firm Affordable Care Act Rolling Meadows real estate attorney ACA caregiver Chicago estate planning lawyer bad faith insurance claims appealing an insurance claim Illinois mortgages DGAA commercial real estate Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Inverness real estate attorney insurance denials estate planning lawyer condo association healthcare claims living trust speeding changes to mortgage law probate fees Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Illinois employment laws jet ski Crystal Lake pet attorney Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Illinois personal injury lawyer Illinois elder law attorney trust payments estate planning health insurance dispute rest breaks commercial leases Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer South Barrington real estate attorney personal injury law firm civil litigation attorney brain injury construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Illinois Human Rights Act Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Deer Park personal injury lawyer Illinois estate planning attorney blended families agent taxes Illinois tax attorney privacy laws pain and suffering foreclosed rental property Rolling Meadows probate lawyer underfunded trust Colin H. Gilbert DUI attorney sexual harassment unpaid overtime drug crimes Schaumburg Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Barrington employment law attorney texting while driving Chicago estate planning probate Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Super Mario auto accidents murder defense digital information independent contractor fiduciary rule delay digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers revenge porn IRA benefits unfunded trust Mount Prospect real estate lawyer deed transfer digital assets Palatine traffic accidents Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys Long Grove estate planning attorneys IRELA loss of consortium Illinois pedestrian accident attorney nursing home negligence insurance claim dispute distracted driving accident victims marijuana Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers accidental death benefits Inverness accident lawyer Schaumburg employment attorney Crystal Lake insurance lawyer Whistleblower Claims Crystal Lake accident attorney liability claims Palatine workers compensation lawyer vacation home fines Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Rolling Meadows Attorney DMV Illinois criminal defense attorney Illinois insurance lawyer insurance claim denial Barrington personal injury lawyer Schaumburg estate planning lawyer employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys FMLA Chicago traffic lawyer car accident lawyers product liability Illinois insurance attorney Palatine construction attorney pay when paid contract Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer real estate closing natural gas personal injury claim BAC real estate new real estate form Illinois collections attorney Illinois real estate lawyer Des Plaines real estate attorney DUI defense modern family estate planning life insurance policy Des Plaines civil attorney fault based insurance traffic deaths holiday statistics Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Illinois personal injury startup company insurance claim dispute attorney Illinois probate lawyer jet ski accidents Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney foreclosure Arlington Heights real estate lawyer trusts work unions Arlington Heights Attorney estate attorney Illinois workplace lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys Palatine corporate attorney dog bites gift taxes Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer car accident lawyer Palatine traffic lawyer Illinois job attorney Palatine civil litigation lawyer senior citizens employee discrimination crossover accidents

Archive