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Lake County boat accident lawyersAs warmer weather approaches, many Lake County residents are starting to get their boats ready to take out on the water. Whether it is on a privately-owned boat or a commercial vessel, nothing quite compares to the feeling of bobbing with the waves and feeling the sun on your face. Unfortunately, not all boat operators are as careful as they should be. Boat accidents that result in severe injuries and even death occur every year in the United States. When a person is injured or killed as a result of a negligent boat operator, the injured person or surviving family may be entitled to financial compensation.  

Inattention and Alcohol Use Lead to Serious Boat Accidents

Just over 630 people lost their lives in boating accidents in the U.S. in 2018, and thousands more were injured. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been prevented if the boat operator was acting in a safe, responsible way. Many people falsely believe that they do not need to be vigilant while operating a boat because they assume that they can react to any dangerous situation in time to prevent an accident. However, Illinois boaters and passengers are seriously hurt every season due to improper lookout and operator inexperience. Boat accidents are also common when boats are travelling at excessive speeds. 

By far, the leading contributing factor in serious boat accidents is alcohol use. Boating under the influence is against the law in Illinois, but many boaters do not take this law seriously. When operator negligence is the cause of a boating accident, the people hurt in that accident may be able to receive compensation for their damages through a personal injury lawsuit.


Illinois injury attorney, Illinois wrongful death attorney, product liability, A frightening recall for parents was recently announced by Beech-Nut Nutrition, the makers of Beech-Nut baby food. The company is recalling approximately 2,000 pounds of baby food after receiving a report of an oral injury caused by a glass shard found in one of its products.

According to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the company is recalling only one of its baby food products, the four ounce jars of Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato and chicken. The affected jars contain the number “P-68A” inside the mark of inspection from the USDA, as well as any product numbers between 12395750815 and 12395750821. The jars all have an expiration date of December 2016 and were sold nationwide.

Under Illinois law, a person who is injured by a defective product can bring a lawsuit against the manufacturer if they can prove one of the following factors existed:

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