Who’s Liable for Accidents Caused by Medical Emergencies Behind the Wheel?

ambulance, auto accidentWhen a car accident occurs because of an unforeseen medical emergency behind the wheel, a driver can assert a “sudden medical emergency defense.” This defense relieves a driver... Read More

The Causes and Impact of Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can significantly impact every aspect of a person's life. It can limit their range of motion and hinder their ability to breathe. While some nerve damage is reversible and can be treated, the more severe the damage, the greater the likelihood that the damage will be permanent. In all cases, known or suspected nerve damage must be evaluated by qualified medical...
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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries that do Not Occur at the Job Site?

Under Illinois workers’ compensation laws, an employer may be held liable for injuries that occur outside of the workplace, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury. Workers’ Compensation Law The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act states that an employer can be held legally liable for an injury that "arises out of and in the course of employment." If an...
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Safe Spherical Tires of the Future: Levitation, Sensors and Biomimicry

The old saying goes “don't reinvent the wheel,” but Goodyear has done just that. The 118-year-old company has created a spherical, levitation-mounted, sensor-monitored, biomimicry-designed concept tire that, in theory, could someday play a significant role in reducing car accidents. The company wants to improve on the wheel because it knows the profound effect tires have...
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When Employers Fail to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Under Illinois law, employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, and when they don't, they may face criminal penalties along with civil liability. An estimated 90 percent of employers in the state carry the required coverage, which is meant to protect workers who are injured on the job. When workers are injured while working for employers that have...
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Trump Administration May Prompt Surge in Occupational Disease Claims

One of President Trump's first executive actions in 2017 was to impose a federal hiring freeze on civilian employees. This freeze is expected to prompt a surge in occupational disease claims and other types of workers compensation claims filed by a workers comp attorney. Impact of the Federal Hiring Freeze President Trump's federal hiring freeze will have an impact on...
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Liability and Driverless Cars: Who is Responsible?

Driverless cars introduce new questions regarding liability, fault, and responsibility for car accidents with no easy solutions. Driverless are filled with promise, if the future peddled by technologists, governments, and companies are realized. Proponents of the driverless cars tote them as a solution for traffic, carbon emissions, and car accidents. However, there is a long...
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When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a lawyer who understands and knows the most effective way to apply Illinois law when bringing a car accident claim to court. The Importance of Hiring the...
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Driverless Vehicles: Automotive, Technology, Ride-hailing Guild to Share $77B

Automotive manufacturing giants are partnering with, investing in and acquiring key technology companies as ride-hailing and car-sharing companies are joining them, creating three-fold power-guilds in the autonomous vehicle industry. Separately, they cannot garner the lion's share of an autonomous vehicle market projected to reach $77 billion by 2035. Together, they are poised...
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Common Causes of Workers’ Compensation Denials

Despite meritorious claims, workers are denied benefits through workers' compensation every day. Employers and their insurance carriers have a vested interest in denying as many claims as possible to avoid having to pay large payouts. Some reasons employers may deny workers' compensation claims include: Injury Was Not Reported Soon Enough One of the most common reasons a...
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