Archives for February 2016

Illinois Responds To Increase In Frequency Of Accidents Involving Overweight Trucks

High diesel and labor costs tempted many owner-operators and trucking companies to push the limits of vehicle weight. They overloaded their trucks in an effort to reduce the number of trips they had to make, but in doing so, they put the public at risk. Overweight trucks are a serious problem and lead to many of the accidents a Chicago auto accident lawyer processes. The vehicles are unstable, … [Read more...]

Defensive Medicine Linked to Fewer Malpractice Claims

According to a recent study by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), physicians who spend more time, money and use more resources on patient procedures and tests are typically at a lower risk of being sued for medical malpractice. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. … [Read more...]

Six Reasons that Big Rigs Crash

In an average year, more than 3,000 people lose their lives in trucking accidents. Approximately 70,000 crashes more result in injuries. This is according to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Its 2007 Large Truck Crash Causation Study(LTCCS) established the top reasons for trucking accidents. … [Read more...]

Who is Liable When an Autonomous Vehicle is Involved in an Accident?

Millions of dollars are currently being spent by government agencies, Google Inc. and major motor vehicle manufacturers around the globe to support the development of the emerging driverless car industry. In theory, the innovative technology that is involved with autonomous vehicles will make the world's roadways much safer than they are today. Reality, however, may be a different story. … [Read more...]

Sports Safety for Kids

Sports related injuries are the second leading cause of hospital emergency room visits for children and teens. A 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 2.6 million children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in 2009 due to sports or recreation related injuries. In fact, every three minutes a child is seen in a hospital emergency room for … [Read more...]

The Causes of Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

Humans are frail, and our frailties become ever more evident as we grow old and require care and treatment within what are supposed to be the safe and comforting walls of America's nursing homes. The tragic reality is that not all nursing homes care for their patients and a growing number of senior citizens are dying not of old age, but from mistreatment and neglect at the hands of nursing home … [Read more...]

The Danger of Working on Slippery Ground

Construction workers, parking garage attendants, and public safety workers are prone to slips and falls. They often perform their duties regardless of weather or time of day. Adverse weather and variable lighting conditions increase the risk an individual within these professions will suffer a slip and fall accident. … [Read more...]

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