August 2013 In the News

On August 31, 2013 representatives from Ankin Law supported and participated in the National Latino American Festival at Chicago’s Riis Park. On August 21, 2013 Howard Ankin spoke with the congregation of the Christ Universal Pentacostal Church. On August 20, 2013 Howard Ankin went to Athletico Corporation Headquarters to see the Chicago Blackhawk’s 2013 Stanley Cup Trophy On […]

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Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Round-Up – August, 2013

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers were talking about in August 2013: Surgical Errors — When Technology Is the Problem (Protect Patients Blog). As the article points out, a new study shows that a significant number of surgical mistakes are caused by problems with the equipment or technology used. The study, published in […]

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Hyundai and Kia Recall 270,000 Vehicles Due to Auto Defects

Hyundai recently announced that it is recalling 259,000 cars in two separate actions. The first recall covers approximately 215,000 Sonatas from the 2006-10 model years and 24,000 Azeras from 2006-11, which could have handling problems due to a rear cross member that may rust. A separate recall covers about 20,000 front-wheel-drive 2013 Santa Fe Sports equipped […]

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Cruise Ships May Be Liable for Crimes aboard Vessels

Cruises are a popular vacation choice for many people. Travelers expect to rest, relax, enjoy good food, and visit interesting places. Despite the fact that travelers want their cruise ship to be a floating paradise, unfortunately, accidents and crimes happen on cruise ships just like they do elsewhere. Pursuant to the Cruise Vessel Security and […]

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Construction Zone Auto Accidents

It is often said that there are two seasons in Chicago: winter and construction. Many Chicago area roadways – including highways, expressways, and major thoroughfares – are under construction this time of year. Construction zones make roadways more dangerous by reducing the number of lanes, narrowing lanes, diverting traffic, and placing obstacles (such as signs […]

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What Happens If I Am Injured by the Government?

Accidents and injuries can happen anytime and anywhere and, in some cases, the government or one of its employees may be responsible for the accident. For instance, c person could be injured in a slip and fall accident at a city park, a child may be the victim of a swimming pool accident at a […]

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How Video Surveillance Is Used in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Cases

Video surveillance technology has come a long way in recent years. Because of its accessibility and relative ease of use, video surveillance is often used in connection with various legal proceedings, including personal injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims. Insurance companies frequently look to video surveillance as part of their claim assessment and investigation. Video […]

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