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        Slip and Fall Accident

        Would Like Some Advice Regarding a Fall from an Airport Shuttle Bus While Getting Off…

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        Question:

        Would like some advice regarding a fall from an airport shuttle bus while getting off outside the Travelodge on E. Harrison St. Required a visit to the ER – broken knee-cap and torn ligaments. Accident 18th July Chicago. Referred by primary care physician to orthopedic surgeon 21st July (Kentucky). Surgery required to remove cartilage 8th Aug but have not reconstructed ligaments due to increased risks associated with surgery. Still unable to walk without crutches.

        I am a 30-yr-old British citizen living and working in Kentucky on a J-1 visa and am therefore very naive about US laws/legal rights etc. Surgery occurred back here in Louisville, KY. Do not know where I stand legally and friends recommended I seek legal advice.

        Airport shuttle bus insurance co. have called to take a recorded statement but I don’t wish to do this without legal advice. Thanks for your time.

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        I Fell at Work and Didn’t Get Proper Medical Care

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        Question:

        I was walking across an area of muddy water. One hour before some guys had dug a hole 1 1/2ft deep to put in a sub pump, then changed their minds and put it at other end.

        The hole was never marked and not visable under muddy water. When I stepped forward it threw me forward and backwards in accelerated/decelerated whip/backlash force. I felt tingling and numbness in my face right away. I later found out I had tore muscles in my back, herniated discs, tmj and many symptoms of TBI from the whiplash that may have caused shearing of the nerves.

        Recent test results show vertical oculomotor abnormalties, Spontaneous and positional nystagmus as well as gaze-rebound nystagmus. I have had two abnormal EEG’s. Although MRI’s and MRA’s didn’t show anything. I have seizures from the injuries. Otherwise sometimes I have balance problems where I stagger, loose my coordination and vision sometimes.

        Now I have difficulties with memory, learning as I tried to go back to retrain but constant seizures and memory problems made it hard. I have had numbness and tingling in my face and head area. My brain goes numb sometimes in the front top and sometimes it has pain there like when you eat ice cream too fast.

        I had a letter from the Governor stating no one was to stop my medical and was cut off four times so I didn’t get proper medical treatment.  I was told by a doctor that when a nerve is damaged that it starts to kill the nerves around them from toxic chemicals released in the brain if not getting proper medical treatment.

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        Taking the Necessary Precautions Following an Injury

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        A Brief Insight into Handling Personal Injury Claims

        If you have been injured due to the negligent or ‘careless’ behavior of another person, then you may be able to recover compensation in a civil lawsuit. The at-fault party may be liable for lost wages, medical expenses and/or pain and suffering.

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        7 Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

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        Nobody wants to accept liability when people slip, fall and injure themselves, but if the accident was the result of another person’s negligence, then victims may be entitled to compensation. Falls are the main cause of injury-related hospitalizations, and many people – especially the elderly – suffer significant injuries including death because of these accidents.

        According to Brain and Spinal Cord, slip and fall accidents account for 21 percent of all spinal injuries. They are also the second leading cause of paralysis.

        Read on to learn about 7 types of slip and fall accidents:

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        4 Common Construction Site Dangers to be Aware of

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        Construction sites are generally dangerous places to work due to the amount of heavy machinery and equipment, unstable structures and other hazards on site. Because of these risks, serious injuries and fatalities are common, and there are many accidents in this industry each year.

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        Serious Brain Injury Warning Signs

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        Serious brain injuries are among the most common and debilitating effects of car accidents, and anyone who is in a serious crash is at risk of sustaining one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 1.7 million deaths and emergency room visits per year due to traumatic brain injuries, and car wrecks are among the biggest contributors.

        Brain injuries can occur even at low speeds and without direct impact to the head. As such, many people miss the signs and symptoms of a severe injury. If you are in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, even if you are not sure about the severity of your injuries.

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        Proving Liability in Illinois Personal Injury Cases

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        Each year, a significant number of people in the United States sustain serious injuries due to the negligence of others. There is no negligence without a “duty.” People or companies must owe you a duty in order for them to negligent and therefore liable. The law in Illinois determines who owes a duty to another, and in general – the duty owed is a duty of reasonable or ordinary care. In other words, the duty owed is not to be careless.

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        How Long is My Case Going to Take?

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        When someone has suffered a serious personal injury, their lives and that of their entire family are affected. In addition to the difficulties often associated with recovery from the injury itself, normal work and family routines are often interrupted adding to the burden.

        You want and need answers as medical bills and lost wages mount.

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        How Much is My Case Worth?

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        How Much Is My Case Worth?

        During an initial consultation, we’re often asked, “How much is my case worth?”

        Each and every case is considered on its merit, first and foremost.

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        Two Construction Site Accidents Lead to Tragedy in Chicago

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        Each year, thousands of workers die on the job across the United States. A significant portion of these deaths takes place on construction sites, where heavy machinery and a variety of dangerous equipment are common.

        It is clear that a construction site is a dangerous place to work. A quick look at the incident rates shows just how many people fall victim to these accidents, often through no fault of their own.

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