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Tragic Truck Crash Kills Four People and Injures Four More on I­55

 

Illinois law caps the number of permissible hours a driver can be on the road at 11 hours. Francisco Espinal Quiroz, 51, of Indiana was on the road for more than 12 hours, according to media reports from authorities. He allegedly was speeding through a construction zone when he made a sudden lane change and caused a chain­reaction crash involving two cars and a van, killing four people, Illinois State Police reported. Four others in the vehicles were injured in … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 24, 2014 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,Truck Accidents,Uncategorized
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Twin-Engine Plane Crashes in Taiwan; 47 Feared to be Dead

 

A twin-engine plane crashed today (July 23, 2014) near a southern port city in Taiwan in stormy weather and it is feared that as many as 47 aboard may have died, it is being reported by Associated Press. Media sources are quoting Taiwanese Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shin as saying that 58 people were aboard the turboprop ATR-72 flight when it tried to make a second attempt to land in heavy rain. Reports indicate that it crashed in a village near … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 23, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Clifford Law Offices
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Bob Clifford Speaks to Radio Stations from Coast to Coast on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines

 

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been speaking to the press from around the country on the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on the safeness of flying over certain air zones and the legal liability involved for the grieving families. Mr. Clifford spoke to Gil Gross in San Francisco Tuesday (July 22, 2014) on the legal liabilities involving the terrible tragedy of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine. For more … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 23, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Robert Clifford Pens Op Ed Piece on Malaysia Airlines Tragedy – “Words and Grief Aren’t Enough”

 

We don’t absolutely know who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17, killing 298 persons including at least one American citizen, or why they did it. We do know we need to take immediate steps to prevent such an “outrage,” as President Obama called it Friday, from happening again. Shooting down a civilian jet is unacceptable in modern times. Irina Tipunova, 65, told reporters how the body of a woman crashed through her roof. Everything in her house started to shake, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 22, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Legal Liability Regarding Downing of Malaysia Airliner Turning to Finding Responsible Parties

 

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has joined the discussion regarding who would be possible defendants in any wrongful death lawsuits that may be filed as a result of the deaths of nearly 300 people in the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.   Kirk called for lawsuits to be filed against Russian assets that are based in the United States.  “‘I want to hear [during President Barack Obama’s speech Friday, July 18, 2014] that the Department of Justice will bring one … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Short Answers to Common Legal Question

 

Question of the day: Should I hire a lawyer for a traffic ticket? Answer:  If the traffic violation could have a detrimental effect on your driving privileges, it is advisable to consider hiring a lawyer. To find a lawyer in your area, contact the Illinois State Bar Association’s lawyer referral service to speak with an attorney to learn more about your options. Call 800-922-8757 and receive a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer in your area for no more than $25. … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,ISBA
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Bob Clifford Is Interviewed by Washington Post on Malaysia Airlines Which is Distributed by Associated Press

 

As a horrified world looks on the tragedy that continues in Ukraine over the handling of the remains of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, questions of liability surface. Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was interviewed today (Saturday, July 19, 2014) by Washington Post reporter Roberto Ferdman on a story about the questions of liability in countries under conflict.  (“Liability in Flight 17 Crash Could Reach $1 Billion.”)  The story was picked up by Associated … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Bob Clifford Appears on EBRU Speaking About Downing of Malaysian Aircraft

 

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, appeared today (Saturday, July 19, 2014), as a guest on the “Fresh Outlook” show on EBRU On Demand TV. Clifford spoke of the potential legal liabilities of the airlines as well as the countries involved and noted that locating the remnants of the missile or missiles is more important than the black box of the commercial jet. To view the entire interview, click here. “Fresh Outlook” is a weekly, half-hour talk show … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Clifford Law Offices Featured on Chicago’s CAN TV

 

Clifford Law Offices will be featured on the Chicago television network, CAN TV, in regards to interviews featuring lawyers from the Chicago law firm. One interview is with Clifford Law attorney, Susan Capra. She discusses medical malpractice including some of the common types, what someone should do if they believe themselves to be a victim, and what needs to happen in order for a lawsuit to be filed. The other interview that will be aired on CAN TV features Clifford … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 18, 2014 |
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President Obama Confirms At Least One American Aboard Malaysia Airline Flight 17

 

Speaking at a press conference on Friday morning, President Barack Obama described the “global tragedy” involving a Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down as an “outrage of unspeakable proportion,” according to CNN. Obama confirmed that the missile that brought down the Boeing 777 jet was fired from a separatist-held location in the Ukraine, but stopped short of saying that it was fired by pro-Russian separatists, NBC News reported.  The President demanded an immediate ceasefire in the eastern regions of … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 18, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Boeing 777,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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