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... Read More

Fatal Flaws That Cause Automobile Accidents

Whether it is a tire that is worn and causes a vehicle to spin out of control, or a safety belt that fails to secure a passenger, faulty automotive parts can cause accidents and cost lives. Nationwide it is estimated that mechanical failures are a factor in 13% of all automobile accidents. Depending on the cause of the defect, the vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturer,...
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Fatal Crashes Down Compared to 2016

Fatal car crashes are down this year compared to 2016 data, though it's impossible to predict whether the trend will continue. 2016 saw an increase in traffic fatalities, with over 1,000 deaths in Illinois. Drivers should be attentive and cautious on area roadways. A Chicago auto accident attorney can answer questions after a crash occurs. Why were there more fatalities in...
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Chicago Begins Planning for Driverless Car Future

Chicago is beginning to prepare for a future in which driverless cars share the road with human-driven cars, even as it debates the efficacy and safety of this new technology. Most automakers and experts believe that self-driven cars will begin operating commercially between 2018 and 2020, depending on the numerous hurdles that remain. Driverless Cars Driverless cars are...
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How Damages Are Calculated in Accident Cases

Calculating damages in injury accidents is complex, involving considerations such as disfigurement, the loss of quality of life, ongoing medical costs, losses of earning capacity, pain and suffering, increased risks of future harm caused by the injury, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and others. A Chicago accident attorney may use experts for help with valuing his or...
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Experts Recommend Improved Vehicle Safety Laws in Illinois

Traffic fatalities have risen in the past two years in Illinois and the rest of the country, leading safety experts to review the vehicle safety laws of every state and to make recommendations about the changes that are needed. Illinois received an overall rating of "needs improvement" by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety because the state's laws are not considered...
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New Textalyzer App May Eliminate Distracted Driving

New York lawmakers have proposed to give police officers a new device called a Textalyzer to help reduce the high number of distracted driving accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. In Chicago, a car accident attorney commonly sees distracted driving accidents caused by young drivers between the ages of 18 and 30. What is the Textalyzer? The Textalyzer is...
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Do Airbags Save Lives & Reduce Injuries?

Government studies show that nearly 3.3 million airbags have been deployed in automobile accidents, saving hundreds of thousands of lives. They are also credited with preventing or minimizing personal injuries. However, car accident attorneys have seen many instances where these devices designed to save lives and prevent injury have caused fatalities and created severe...
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High Tech Ways 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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Crash Course on DUI Statistics

Each day in the United States, approximately 28 individuals lose their lives to auto accidents that involve a driver who is impaired by alcohol. That equals one DUI-related death about every 53 minutes. However, the number of deaths and severe injuries can be reduced by raising public awareness and educating drivers about the impact driving under the influence has throughout...
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