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We are in the midst of the dog days of the summer and the weather is scorching. During these conditions, many of us enjoy swimming, or just cooling off in the water. If you are one of these people, you must do so with caution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) recently found […]

Summertime is in full swing in Chicagoland, and what better way to beat the heat than hitting your local parks and pools. It is a common sight to see the children of the greater Chicago area playing in local fountains like Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park, but especially kicking back and spending the day […]

Everyone believes that they will be able to recognize when someone near them is drowning, or in seriously danger in the water, however most cases of drowning do not involve the person yelling out or waving their arms and kicking, like television has led many of us to believe. Actually, most people who are drowning […]

Our Chicago boating accident attorneys know that, while water sports are a great way to enjoy the summer weather, they can pose a significant risk of serious injury if the proper precautions aren’t taken to ensure that they are undertaken in the safest way possible. Devastatingly, that’s exactly what happened this past week. The Chicago […]

Our Illinois swimming pool attorneys know that summer always brings a string of drownings and near-drownings across our area. As local residents attempt to beat the summer heat, many people flock to wherever they can stay cool and enjoy afternoon fun. Often that means that they end in their backyard pools, public pools, water parks, […]

Last week brought news of a tragic Illinois swimming accident that claimed the life of a 16-month old area child. According to Chicago Breaking News the victim was found unresponsive at the bottom of a family pool. Those who found her quickly called local emergency responders, and she was taken to a nearby hospital. While […]

Many Illinois residents use portable (and affordable) swimming pools to beat the summer heat if do not have access to in-ground pools or nearby natural water. Many companies have capitalized on the popularity of summer swimming to more aggressively market these cheaper pools. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have seen the myriad of versions of […]

The St. Clair Record reported that a recently filed Illinois wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the man died while swimming in a crowded Madison County Illinois lake after a lifeguard failed to provide him adequate assistance. In fact, the Illinois negligence lawsuit further contends that the lifeguard was allegedly talking and texting on her cell […]

The Daily Herald recently reported on a tragic Illinois drowning case. The mother of a pool drowning victim who died in a swimming pool at the Illinois Pheasant Run Resort and Spa in 2007 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the resort. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that a lack of required safety and […]

As Levin & Perconti has recently blogged, the joy of summer often brings Illinois families to the pool where a hidden risk of drowning remains. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released a list of tips to prevent pool drowning, such as: having layers of protection fencing or gating the pool; beware of suction drains […]

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