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        Injuries to Children and Minors

        Should Teens Avoid Driving with Passengers?

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        Teenagers are more likely to be involved in an accident than any other age group. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens. By being defensive drivers and taking note of the following fundamental safety rules when it comes to driving, we may be able to help reduce this doleful statistic.

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        Maintaining Safe Speeds – Truck Drivers and Motorists

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        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 should immediately contact an injury lawyer with experience in prosecuting trucking accidents.

        Even the safest motorists practicing defensive driving cannot control the actions of other drivers. All too often, commercial truckers drive more hours than allowed by law, or they load their trailers to weights above the maximum capacity. In these circumstances, accident victims may be able to file a lawsuit for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

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        Safety Tips to Prevent Bicycle Accidents from a Chicago Injury Lawyer

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        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 to catastrophic injuries resulting from bicycle accidents.

        Cyclists often suffer traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, along with many others. each of which can affect their quality of life.

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        Accident Attorney Insights: Birth Injury, Trauma and Defect

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        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 the Potentially Avoidable Injuries to Mothers and Newborns During Childbirth, 2006 by H-CUP list problems during the birthing process (labor or delivery) to newborns as 1 in every 1000. These problems could be fractures, infections, or head injuries among others.

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

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        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. We recommend that you contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights and secure evidence at the scene.

        Slip and fall victims usually have a long list of questions.

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        How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

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        Question:

        How much is my personal injury case worth?

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        Is it too Late to File Suit for a Dog Bite Injury 16 Years Old?

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        Question:

        My daughter was bitten in the face by a dog when she was 5.

        The owners of the dog were renting their home at the time and didn’t have insurance. Our attorney at the time said we should wait until our daughter was old enough to file her own lawsuit. She will turn 21 in Sept of 2003. Her bite was very extensive requiring 5 surgeries.

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        My Son was Injured During an After-School Activity

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        Question:

        My son was in the hospital for 7 days because he got hurt during an after- school activity. He almost lost his spleen. There is always supposed to be supervision, and there was none to be found. Can I sue the school for neglect? Can I hold them accountable for medical and pain and suffering? What are my son’s rights?

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        Play Yard may be Choking Hazard to Small Children

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        Question:

        Our son, Connor, likely ingested several long pieces of plastic from a play yard several months ago. He was given treatment at Children’s Memorial, and although the doctor found nothing in his airway/trachea, she averred the product represented a choking hazard.

        We have made a demand letter to the retailer, and several followup letters, to no avail. I gave them until 9/15 to respond – all I was demanding was out of pocket.

        I realize this may not be of much interest to you – our actual damages are less than $1000 – but I contact you for two reasons: are you interested in possible class action? And, in the event we go pro-se with this, do you have the name of the Illinois Registered Agent?

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        If You’re Presumed to be at Fault, Can You Still Collect for Injuries?

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        Question:

        My daughter was hurt in an automobile accident. She has forty stitches about her left eye. She is seventeen years old.

        My daughter approached a green light, when she reached the white line the light turned yellow. And she kept going. She was struck on the driver’s side. She was driving a Geo Tracker with her stepbrother with her.

        Now she is being charged with fail to yield the right of way and not wearing a seat belt. My daughter says the light had just turned yellow and she is extremely upset. She says she has injuries but she is charged with the accident. Can she still claim personal injuries against the other driver? We need some advice.

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