How Insurance Companies Calculate A Settlement Offer

Insurance companies do not have one precise method for calculating settlement offers that is applied to every case. Each accident is unique. Insurance companies have a financial incentive to pay as little as possible and will often attempt to entice or pressure injured parties to accept an offer that does not fully cover the victim’s […]

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Popular ATVs Going Up in Flames

Popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) manufactured by Polaris Industries are putting riders at risk for serious injuries and even death. Although the company has recently issued a slew of recalls that involve thousands of ATV and ROVs, many consumers may not be aware of the significant hazards involved with these vehicles. […]

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Damages in Illinois Medical Malpractice Cases Not Limited

There are no limits on medical malpractice damages amounts in Illinois in cases that have occurred since 2010. This means that the victims of medical malpractice might be able to recover damages that fairly compensate them for both their economic losses as well as the more intangible noneconomic losses that they have suffered because of […]

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Operation Airbrake Puts the Brakes on Unsafe Trucks

Operation Airbrake removed approximately 1,146 unsafe commercial trucks from the highways of the United States and Canada in an unannounced safety blitz on May 3, 2017. Inspectors certified by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted checks on more than 9,500 big trucks and buses. According to the CVSA, approximately 12 percent of the commercial […]

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Beware of Common Insurance Company Tactics That Can Minimize Your Claim

Insurance companies frequently attempt to minimize or deny claims by using common tactics. Most individuals have little to no experience negotiating with insurance companies. The insurance companies know this and will use it to their advantage. People who have been injured and have a valid insurance claim can become frustrated and eventually abandon their claim […]

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Study Seeks to Answer: What Factors Turn a Stumble into a Fall?

Researchers are analyzing the factors that change a stumble into a fall in an effort to ascertain how retirees could avoid potentially fatal injuries associated with falls. According to the study, the presence of a few environmental and/or physiological factors can mean the difference between a stumble and a dangerous fall. Researchers note that there […]

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The Costliest Injuries for Workers

While any injury can sideline a worker, there are some injuries that simply cost more to treat and take longer to recover from. Based on data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013, the following are the most expensive injuries for workers and businesses. This data represents injuries that result in six or […]

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The Risks, Realities, and Liabilities of Parking Lot Accidents

The National Safety Council estimates that there are more than 50,000 parking lot accidents each year that cause more than 60,000 injuries and claim more than 500 lives. According to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association, nearly 20% of all automobile accidents in America occur in parking lots. These figures do not include the […]

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The Fiery Risks of Fourth of July Fireworks

When Fourth of July fireworks don’t explode where and when they are supposed to, they can cause serious injuries, property damage, and even death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2015 was one of the most dangerous years on record in terms of injuries and fatalities. That year, 11,900 people were treated in hospital […]

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