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... Read More

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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PTSD Poses a Long-Term Health Risk for Workers

Traumatic events can cause severe psychological damage that can persist for years, even decades after the event transpired. A workers' compensation lawyer in Illinois can help individuals file claims for the long-term damage witnessing, or experiencing traumatic events can create. Understanding PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that affects...
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The Most Dangerous Days for DUI Crashes

Although a DUI crash can occur at anytime, some days of the year are riskier than others. Major spikes in the number of DUI crashes are seen during times of celebration; mainly surrounding holidays and during the summer months when an increased number of drivers take the wheel. By understanding which times of the year are riskiest, motorists can reduce their chances of...
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Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has called meatpacking the most dangerous industry in the country, resulting in illnesses and injuries to over 40,000 workers each year. With such a high risk of illness and injury to workers, a workers compensation attorney is often required to handle legal issues concerning medical expenses and lost wages....
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Why Do Trucks Crash?

Understanding why truck accidents occur is key to preventing future accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are complex, and they typically involve two or more vehicles. There are many factors that can influence an accident, including driver training and experience, highway conditions, weather, fatigue, and speeding. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the...
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School Bus Safety A Priority As School Begins

School bus safety will once again be a priority as summer draws to a close. Strict laws involving buses help protect Illinois children. Penalties for breaking these laws can be steep. Accidents involving school buses may involve injury or even death. An injury attorney Chicago can provide information for seeking compensation when a careless driver causes an accident. Going...
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Howard Ankin Wins Case Before Illinois Appellate Court

Howard Ankin In June I argued before the Illinois Appellate Court the case of Smart vs. Central Grocers on behalf of a claimant who suffered a workplace injury. I am very happy to report the success of this case as it has widespread ramifications for all my clients and every injured worker in the State. The employer argued that 2011 legislative changes required an...
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Risk Management Proposed to Lower Chicago Workers Compensation Claims

The City of Chicago is considering the benefits of implementing a comprehensive risk management program, something they, unlike most major cities across the United States, do not have in place. The continued absence of such a program for the City, say some, has left employees at risk for injuries and death and has cost the city millions. Preventing Workplace Injuries One of...
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Four Ways Social Media Undermines Personal Injury Claims

Even with the strictest privacy settings in place, social media is a valuable target for defense attorneys in a personal injury lawsuit. Small mistakes using social media can cost victims thousands of dollars in compensation.   There are four ways that social media can influence the outcome of a case handled by a Chicago personal injury attorney.   Extent...
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