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...]

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...]

Bad road design contributes to many fatal accidents

Most drivers would likely blame driving under the influence, driver distraction or vehicle defect as the top reasons people die in car accidents, but they would be mistaken. According to research reported on by the Washington Post, more than fifty percent of fatal collisions on roads in Illinois and across the United States can be attributed in part to bad road design. The 18-month study addresses … [Read more...]

How well does crash avoidance technology work?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, collision detection and mitigations work, but they come at a cost. The IIHS reports that automakers have responded quickly to improve their ratings for crash prevention with technologies that help drivers in Illinois and across the country to avoid collisions. Since 2013, the IIHS has been rating  systems as Basic, Advanced or Superior. … [Read more...]

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