Ten Reasons that Truck Drivers Crash

Trucking accidents represent only a small portion of total accidents on the highways, but people in them are more likely to be killed or suffer serious injuries. Several organizations - including the trucking industry - have done several studies to determine what causes trucks to have accidents. Hopefully this will lead to making trucks even safer. … [Read more...]

Sipping, Slipping, & Screwing Up Over Spring Break

Spring break is a time when students from every university and high school in the state take a break from their studies to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, for many spring break can have serious consequences. Each year, thousands of students die, become victims of assault, or suffer serious injuries resulting from excessive alcohol consumption. … [Read more...]

Wintroub & Associates Feel Feds Attempts to Make Highways Safer are a Good Move

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, 3,660 people died in accidents involving large trucks during 2014. This was the greatest increase in trucking accident deaths since 2009 when the least number of deaths occurred since the collection of this data began in 1975. Most of these deaths were occupants in passenger vehicles. This increase has helped fuel … [Read more...]

Cary J. Wintroub and Associates Warn Against Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts

Making the decision to put a parent or other family member into a nursing home is not an easy one. During this emotional time, it can be easy to overlook questionable clauses within the nursing home agreements that will need to be signed, especially those pertaining to private arbitration. … [Read more...]

What You Didn’t Know About Slip And Fall

Slip and fall accidents cost American companies and residents billions of dollars a year in medical costs and lost productivity. The real statistics behind the injuries are eye opening. … [Read more...]

Dog Bite Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise

There are an estimated 83 million dogs in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2 percent of the US population (4.7 million individuals) suffer dog bites every year, with nearly 20 percent (885,000) of those injuries being so severe that they require medical treatment. A study published in 2010 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and … [Read more...]

Illinois Authorities Concerned About High Hit and Run Rate

Unfortunately, hit-and-run crashes are not uncommon. Around the country, the number of hit-and-run crashes is on the rise, leading to new legislation in several states. Unfortunately, most hit-and-run crashes involve pedestrians and bicyclists, who are particularly vulnerable to injury and death when struck by a moving vehicle. (the article continues below the infographic)   The Data … [Read more...]

Emergency Surgeries Pose Higher Risks for Death

According to recent medical studies, patients undergoing emergency surgeries are at least eight times more likely to suffer serious complications or death following the operation than patients who undergo the same procedures in a non-emergency setting. In Illinois, a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer is all too familiar with injuries and fatalities that often result from emergency surgeries in … [Read more...]

Truck accidents: who is at fault?

As the number of semi-trailers on America's roadways continues to rise, so too do serious injuries and fatalities caused by truck accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in 2013, there were nearly 60,000 truck accidents that occurred on the highways and streets of Illinois. Statistics also show that the number of crashes involving tractor-trailers (10971) … [Read more...]

Premises Liability & Property Ownership: Making it Open and Obvious

Property ownership is a significant responsibility and property owners are responsible for maintaining their property in such a way that entrants to the property can expect a reasonable degree of safety when they enter. This is known as premises liability, and the way courts are determining whether a property owner is at fault in a slip and fall accident requires proving that a landowner has … [Read more...]

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