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Drowning Death of Suburban Boy Results in Record $21.5 Million Verdict

On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, Clifford Law Offices obtained a $21.5 million verdict on behalf of a south suburban family whose son drowned on a weekly trip to the Bridgeview Park District Pool four years ago. The verdict is the highest for a drowning in the state of Illinois. It is also the highest in the state for the death of a minor excluding medical...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains Record Settlement in McHenry County

Sean P. Driscoll and Kevin P. Durkin, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained on Monday, November 26, 2018, a record $5.5 million settlement on behalf of a man who was severely injured on his motorcycle. John Kirkton of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company confirmed that the settlement is the highest settlement or verdict that has ever been previously reported in McHenry County, Il. The previous...
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Drones Still Popular Holiday Gift, but Insurance is a Must

Drones have been popular holiday gifts, but many people may not know that purchasing insurance is a good idea for your unmanned aircraft. Stories appear after the holidays about anxious recipients of the gift immediately opening their drones and setting them in flight in the living room, only to have them get caught in ceiling sprinklers, tangled in daughters' hair and crashing into Christmas tree....
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Drone Rules Not Expected Any Time Soon

With more than three times as many drones operating in the U.S. than manned aircraft, commercial applications of the unmanned aircraft - from package deliveries to video applications - still await airborne-identification rules from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). And, according to a recent story in The Wall Street Journal, those regulations may not be coming as quickly as once expected. In "Rule Delay Slows...
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Controversial Fisher-Price Sleep Bed Subject of at Least 30 Infant Deaths

The Wall Street Journal recently reported (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018) that the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play inclined sleeper has caused at least 30 infant deaths and more than 700 injuries since 2005 because of the angle of the baby's head when napping. The newspaper reported that more than half of those 30 deaths - 16 - occurred since September, 2016.Although the padded inclined sleeper product...
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