Archives for January 2016

When Personal Injuries Involve Children

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 12,000 children in the United States age 19 or younger lose their lives due to unintentional injuries each year, and another 9.2 million are treated in emergency medical facilities for injuries that, thankfully, are not fatal. … [Read more...]

Talking Hands-Free is Still Distracted Driving

When a driver loses control of a vehicle and causes an accident, distracted driving is often cited as the reason. Distracted driving can be a byproduct of adjusting a car radio, eating, applying makeup, or any other in-car multi-tasking. It can be a lot of things, but texting and talking on a cell phone are the primary focus of safety campaigns that hope to minimize the problem. … [Read more...]

Premises Liability Standards Affect Businesses And Homeowners Alike

Premises liability is a set of laws that protect the public from dangerous conditions on public and private property. Customers who slip and fall inside a grocery store can seek damages from the store owner, while pedestrians who become injured falling on a crack in the sidewalk can receive compensation from the city. What many people don't realize is that premise liability extends beyond … [Read more...]

Driving too Fast is a Recipe for Disaster

It's cold and the headlights of the car can see snow off on the side of the road. The road looks clear so the driver hits the accelerator not realizing that the road is covered with a thin layer of ice. In a few moments he's driving at the posted speed limit. Things are fine for a few miles...until he comes across a sheet of ice in the road. That's when his car traveling 70 mph slams into the back … [Read more...]

Resources for Evaluating a Potential Nursing Home

As the population of elderly adults continue to increase, so does the need for increased concern over the quality of care that is given at nursing homes and other care facilities. It has fallen upon family members and nursing home abuse attorneys to be vigilant in ensuring the safety of seniors in Chicago area nursing facilities. When searching for the right nursing home for a family member, … [Read more...]

Drivers Vigilant To Spot Post-Accident Injuries

Adrenaline and stress hormones flood the body immediately after an accident. The chemicals dull the sense of pain, and create an illusion of health. Often, drivers who seek a car accident lawyer in Chicago won't understand the extent of their injuries for several days after an accident. In a rush to put the accident behind them, victims overlook the symptoms of hidden injuries that can cause … [Read more...]

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