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Pedestrian Safety in Illinois

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2016. This means 1 crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours, on average. Additionally, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in the same year, 5,545 people were injured and 136 were killed just in Illinois alone. These accidents can most obviously be caused by pedestrians crossing the street or highway, but they can also happen due to poor vehicle maintenance, sidewalk defects, construction, or other negligible acts. This blog post will go into further detail about who is at risk, common causes, how to prevent a pedestrian-vehicle accident...

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Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Home Abuse in Illinois

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Making the decision to place an older family member into a nursing home is often a difficult task. There are many reasons why families choose to do this, but it is usually because they are no longer able to provide the level of care needed. While nursing homes are expected to create positive environments and put their patient’s best interests first, this isn’t always the case. Unfortunately, some patients are actually physically and/or psychologically harmed by their supposed caregivers. The severity of the nursing home abuse and/or neglect can be present on many levels, but it is usually due to...

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Common Causes of Semi Truck Accidents in Illinois

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Some of the most dangerous accidents on the road today are caused by large commercial trucks. Every year, many people are killed in semi truck accidents and even more are seriously injured. It can be important to know common types of trucking accidents as you share the road with these large vehicles, but it can be just as crucial to know what usually causes these accidents. Whether you are a commercial truck driver, or you drive a typical passenger car, this blog is for you. Federal & Illinois State Law Large truck drivers have an increased responsibility to drive safely just due...

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Accidents to Avoid This Winter

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Winter time can be one of the most magical times of year. It’s usually a time for family, holidays and lots of fun. However, there are things to be aware of so that you don’t let an unexpected trip to the ER spoil the fun. According to the National Weather Service, the average high temperature for the winter season in Chicago is only 33.7 degrees with the low being 19.7 degrees, on average. These are prime temperatures for snow and ice which can create many potential dangers and injuries in everyday life. Additionally, many people choose to engage in winter sports and activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding,...

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What You Should Know About Product Liability in Chicago

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Every year, thousands of people are injured by dangerous and defective products in the United States. It’s not your job as a consumer to wonder if products being sold are safe to buy and use. If a product is shown to be unsafe in the way it was designed or manufactured, then those injured by the product have a right to file a product liability claim. Product liability is the legal responsibility of a manufacturer, producer, distributor, retailer, or vendor of a product to compensate an injured party when its product causes harm or personal injury. Product liability claims can not only compensate the victim for pain and...

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois

Death is an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier on loved ones to lose a member of their family. This is especially the case when a life is lost due to the negligence of another person. When a person is killed because of someone else’s misconduct, the surviving family members may have the right to file a wrongful death case under Illinois law. This can make all the difference for loved ones that are not only experiencing a devastating loss, but also enduring financial hardships due to the loss. There is no amount of money that can compensate for the loss of...

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How to Prove A Slip And Fall Case in Illinois

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According to Injury Facts, slip and fall accidents were ranked the number 1 nonfatal preventable injury in 2017. Everyone is bound to slip and fall at some point in their lives and it’s important to know your rights. For example, if you go to the grocery store and slip on a wet spot, do you have the right to sue? If you choose to file a claim, your lawyer will need to prove that the property owner was responsible for your injuries. There are many factors that go into proving fault and ultimately winning a slip and fall case. This...

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The Truth About Personal Injury Lawsuits

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Nobody plans on being injured in an accident. Whether it’s a car accident, slip and fall, motorcycle crash, etc., it will almost always cause unforeseen stress and even financial burden. Many people are hesitant to reach out to a personal injury attorney for many reasons. Maybe you’ve heard stories about people who had to endure long drawn out cases that didn’t result in much, or maybe you just don’t think you have a legitimate case. While these are valid concerns, it is always a good idea to educate yourself on the reality of filing a personal injury case.  In this blog post, we will address some common myths...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Bites

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Dogs can be great companions and add a lot of value to a person’ life. After all, they are man’s best friend. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t require proper training and attention. All dogs are capable of biting and causing serious injury if you’re not careful. According to the American Pet Products Association's 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 60.2 million U.S. households own at least one dog. That’s the highest number of all pet categories. So, it’s clear that majority of America loves dogs and that’s why it’s so important to discuss ways to keep your dog, and the people...

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Car Accidents: Common Causes & Prevention Tips

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It’s no doubt that car accidents can be devastating. You see them happen all the time just driving your normal commute and it can make even the safest drivers wonder about their own safety. Even if you are a good driver and have never been in a car accident before, it’s still important to learn all of the ways to avoid one. According to the National Safety Council, more than 90% of car accidents are caused by human error. This means that they can be prevented majority of the time. Before you get behind the wheel, you need to take basic safety precautions to prevent or decrease...

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