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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...]

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...]

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...]

Reduce teen car accidents: Start school later

The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project began its Awake at the Wheel campaign in 2014 to educate drivers – especially teen drivers – about the dangers of so-called "drowsy driving." … [Read more...]

Dangerous Medicine: Blood Thinners & Patient Safety

Patients receiving medical care trust that physicians will use reliable medical techniques and proven medications to improve their health condition. Whether this takes place within the operating room, or simply through the prescription of medication, patients rely upon medical science to keep them alive. For a growing number of patients, this means the prescription of anticoagulants that help … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for Icy, Snow Packed Roads

Brisk winds and chilly temperatures often bring with them an abundance of snow and ice in Illinois, and while the glistening white scenery is beautiful to look at, driving on icy, snow packed roads can be dangerous, and sometimes even deadly. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 116,800 people are injured and over 1,300 individuals lose their lives due to accidents on icy, … [Read more...]

Lobbyists Push to Loosen Regulations on Big Rigs

Large truck accidents account for an estimated 4,000 deaths in the United States each year, and result in approximately 85,000 injuries. Fatalities involving big rigs have risen by 17 percent since 2009, and injuries have increased by about 28 percent. As startling as these statistics are, many individuals would expect members of congress to push for tighter safety regulations. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

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...]

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