Attorney Howard Ankin opposes stricter disability requirements

Chicago attorney Howard Ankin has voiced his opposition to new regulations that he feels could further complicate a Social Security disability system that is already challenging to navigate. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that they would pursue rule changes that would force disability applicants to submit all information on their disability, regardless of […]

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Attorney Howard Ankin opposes proposed changes to Medicare Part D

Chicago attorney Howard Ankin has lent his support to the more than 200 groups who have voiced opposition to proposed changes to Medicare Part D. Under the change, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed eliminating the protected status of antidepressant and immunosuppressant drug classes. That means the drugs would not be […]

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Chicago attorney says car problems pose safety risk

According to survey results just released by JD Powers, Americans feel that their cars have more issues than prior models. The results of the survey mark the first time in 15 years that Americans have said that the quality of their vehicle has gotten worse. Chicago attorney Howard Ankin says that some of these manufacturing […]

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Attorney Howard Ankin supports Google Glass ban

Chicago attorney Howard Ankin has offered his support for a proposed bill in the Illinois legislature that would ban Google Glass for all drivers in the state. The bill was proposed by Democratic State Senator Ira Silverstein over concerns that the new technology could lead to distracted driving and more car accidents. Google Glass is […]

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Howard Ankin supports new NHTSA recall requirements

Chicago attorney Howard Ankin supports the recent decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make recall mailings more noticeable. The NHTSA recently announced a new rule that went into effect on Feb. 18 that requires all critical recall mailings to have a bright red notice on the outside envelope. The label is designed […]

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Chicago attorney supports new cell phone ban

Chicago attorney Howard Ankin has voiced his support for Illinois’s new distracted driving law, which went into effect on Jan. 1. The law places new restriction on cell phone use while behind the wheel, which Mr. Ankin says is a dangerous problem that leads to far too many car accidents in the city. The statistics […]

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Howard Ankin says increased speed limit may lead to increased risk

Effective Jan. 1, a new law increased the speed limit on some Illinois highways to 70 miles per hour. The previous maximum speed in Illinois was 65 miles per hour. Illinois now joins 36 other states, including neighbors Kentucky and Indiana in allowing drivers to exceed the once-standard 65 mile per hour mark. Chicago attorney […]

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Legislation is considering changing DUI conviction law

The Illinois State Legislature is considering legislation that would allow individuals who have had four DUI convictions to get the driving privileges reinstated. Leading Chicago car accident attorney Howard Ankin understands the reasoning behind the law, but is concerned that it could lead to injuries and fatalities if not implemented properly. Under current Illinois law, […]

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Ankin Law Says Trucker Log Books Pose Risk to Drivers

Chicago accident lawyer Howard Ankin says the recent fatal crash involving a truck driver in the Chicago area underscores the need for reforms in the trucking industry. Mr. Ankin is the owner and founder of Chicago car accident law firm The Ankin Law Office. He believes the trucking industry needs more effective tools to monitor […]

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