The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District recently ruled in favor of victims injured due to defective property conditions. In Nguyen v. Lam, the Illinois Appellate Court found that the Plaintiff presented enough evidence to create a genuine issue of material fact regarding the Defendants' constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition on their property where the testimony and photographs of the rusty catch basin lid and deteriorated surrounding concrete showed those conditions had existed for a sufficient length of time. The Court also rejected the argument by the Defense that Plaintiff needed to present an expert to testify about the duration of the defect.
Motorcycle riding is often a seasonal pleasure, although many riders depend upon two-wheeled transportation long after pleasant weather fades. Some motorcyclists are worried about the inexplicable rise in the Illinois motorcycle crash rate, an increase forcing some bikers to ride armed -- with cameras.