Maintaining Safe Speeds – Truck Drivers and Motorists

Truck accidents often end in devastating injuries that can cause long-term disabilities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding causes 26 percent of truck wrecks, but these crashes can result from distracted driving, inclement weather and a range of other factors. If you were injured in a collision with a semi-truck, then you…

Court Orders Penalty for Employer’s Unreasonable Denial of Claim

To read the court’s decision, click here. The story below originally appeared in the December 22, 2015 issue of WorkCompCentral. It was authored by Sherri Okamoto, a Legal Editor for WorkCompCentral. Court Orders Penalty for Employer’s Unreasonable Denial of Claim The court explained that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act gives workers 45 days to report an…

Chicago Accident Lawyer Discusses Ways to Avoid Motorcycle Crashes and Injuries

Motorcycle riders are always at risk of serious injury from a motorcycle accident. Even experienced bikers face the risk of serious injury from the negligence of other motorists. If you were injured in a motorcycle collision that you did not cause, then a personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue compensation from…

Chicago Accident Attorney Discusses 4 Innovative Motorcycle Safety Features

Few experiences can match the adrenaline rush of riding a motorcycle, but this comes with a life-threatening risk. Thousands of bikers each year are involved in serious collisions resulting in serious injuries. Victims of such injuries can often turn to an accident lawyer to help them with their difficult situation. Safety is now at the…

Safety Tips to Prevent Bicycle Accidents from a Chicago Injury Lawyer

3 Safety Tips to Help Prevent Bicycle Accidents Chicago is a sprawling metropolis that is bustling with activity at every turn. Traffic can be a nightmare, and this congestion can be dangerous for bikers. Bikes are difficult to see compared to cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles. Unfortunately, even with adequate protection, cyclists are susceptible…

Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney

5 Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney Traffic is not only a frustration for people with busy schedules, but it is also a dangerous hazard for all road users. When traffic slows unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of rear-end accidents, and frayed tempers can lead to poor decisions. If…

Accident Attorney Insights: Birth Injury, Trauma and Defect

Birth Injury v. Birth Trauma v. Birth Defect The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, Expanded Data from the New Birth Certificate, lists 1,188 significant birth injuries among 2,073,368 births. A significant birth injury was defined as skeletal fracture(s), peripheral nerve injury, and/or soft tissue/solid organ hemorrhage which requires intervention. Other studies, such as…

Common Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are rife with potentially fatal hazards. This is one reason why OSHA and other governing bodies are so strict when it comes to enforcing jobsite safety regulations – reducing construction site accidents is of great importance. Unfortunately, many construction zone managers and third-party companies who work onsite overlook workplace safety laws. This often…

What Steps Should I Take After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents can cause potentially fatal injuries – especially for seniors. Without immediate medical care, serious complications may arise, including spinal cord injuries and even paralysis. These can be exorbitantly expensive to treat, but if your accident was the result of a property owner’s negligence, then you may be able to recover costs….

Tips for Responding to an Automobile Accident

Auto accidents can happen suddenly – sometimes without even the slightest warning. People with good driving records may feel safe, but nobody can control the actions of negligent motorists. In addition to physical pain, victims often face legal hurdles when trying to recover compensation for health-care bills, lost wages and other damages. Practicing safe driving…