New Turbulence App May Prevent In-Flight Injuries

US aircraft experience 65,000 incidences of moderate to severe turbulence each year. Turbulence-related injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures, broken bones, and serious spinal and... Read More

High Tech Way to Prevent Texting While Driving

Technology can disable cell phone use while driving, which could prevent many texting-related accidents. Illinois law prohibits the use of all hand-held devices while operating a motor vehicle. Calls, texts, and browsing the Internet are banned. Because it can be difficult to prove cell phone use, injured persons should contact a Chicago car accident attorney if texting may...
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When Insurance Coverage Just Doesn’t Cover Enough

Drivers throughout the country are required to carry minimum levels of insurance to cover liability related to damage to both a person and any physical property that may be involved in an accident. In Illinois, drivers are required by the state to maintain $25,000 of coverage for bodily injury or death if one person is involved in the accident, $50,000 for 2 people, and...
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Guiding the Future of Workers’ Classifications

One of the greatest challenges facing the 21st century economy is that of providing freelance employees, also referred to as independent contractors, the same rights and privileges granted to those who do not work for themselves. With freelancers comprising between 5-30% of the workforce, it's a problem the Labor Department has begun to tackle. The reasons for this are...
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Is Air Travel Still Safe?

With so many airline crashes in the news, one has to wonder if it's safe to fly anymore. Despite the threat of terrorist attacks, bombs and mid-air explosions, the International Air Transport Association assures passengers around the globe that air travel is still safe. According to recent data, 2015 was a safer year for air travel than 2013 or 2014. In 2015, over 3 billion...
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Tesla Crash Raises Questions About Accident Liability

Federal investigators revealed that a fatal accident involving a Tesla self-driving vehicle and a semi-truck occurred while the Tesla was under computer control. The fatal accident happened in Williston, Florida when the Tesla failed to brake after a semi-truck turned in front of the car. The crash raises questions about reliance on driving technology. After the accident,...
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Five Common Injuries that Occur in Auto Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are five types of injuries that commonly occur from auto accidents. In Illinois accidents, an auto accident lawyer Chicago often represents clients who sustain one or all of these common injuries in a single accident. Five Common Auto Accident Injuries Head and Brain Injuries –...
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Illinois Health Club Injuries

  Health club injuries can range from minor sprains and pulled muscles to serious slip and fall injuries. With exercise equipment and heavy lifting, health club injuries are common, so most Illinois clubs have liability waivers in their contracts to protect against potential lawsuits with a Chicago injury lawyer. Thousands of people are hurt each year in gyms and...
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Accidental Shootings On The Rise In Chicago

Accidental gun violence is becoming an epidemic in the United States, leading to more than 7700 injuries between 2001 and 2010. Victims of accidental gunshots may pursue compensation for their injuries with the help of an accident lawyer. Gun owners are exposed to liability in three ways. Failure To Secure The Weapon Illinois gun laws make it a crime for a gun owner...
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Jet Bridges Can Be a Gateway to a Serious Injury

Jet bridges provide a gateway to the world that millions of people every day walk across. While these seemingly innocuous pieces of machinery appear safe, they are in fact some of the most dangerous places travelers or airline workers will traverse in the course of their journey. These jet bridges pose a very real danger of serious injury or death. The bridge and the stairs...
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