Workers and Visitors Injured at Amusement Parks

Each year, millions of Americans visit amusement parks, fairs and carnivals and unfortunately for thousands, a day of family fun turns to tragedy. Negligence on behalf of the amusement park is often to blame. Amusement Park Injuries Visiting carnivals, theme parks, zoos, water parks and fairs should be a safe, fun experience for families. When […]

Using Online Legal Calculators. Can You Really Predict Damages?

Online settlement and compensation calculators may provide useful information to those who have been injured, but they are no substitute for the advice of a personal injury attorney. The web is full of legal and self-help information. Some of this data is helpful, however, not all of it is applicable to each individual case. Many […]

Safety Around School Buses is Just as Important During the Summer Months

There is intense focus on driver safety around school buses during the back-to-school season, but it is just as important to exercise care around buses during the summer months. Summer school programs, camps, daycare centers and sports teams all operate school buses during the summer, but routines often differ. When drivers are not aware, children […]

Automobile Fatalities Decrease as Drivers Demand Safety Features

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 16 and 24. In 2014, the most recent year that this data was available, 32,675 people died in motor vehicle crashes. Fortunately, this represents a lower number than 2013, and preliminary data from 2015 indicates that the rate […]

How Safe Are Driverless Cars?

A recent report by McKinsey & Company suggests that driverless cars could reduce traffic fatalities by 90 percent. This equates to 300,000 lives being saved every decade, along with healthcare cost savings of $190 billion every year. However, while interest in driverless cars continues to grow, questions are being asked over how safe this technology […]

Young Athletes at Risk for Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries

Athletic activities are a fantastic way for children to learn valuable skills. For some, athletics can provide a ticket to a college education. The benefits of athletic activity are numerous, as are the risks. Every year, thousands of children end up in hospital emergency rooms after suffering concussions, contusions, and other head trauma. In 2012, […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase Risk for Other Conditions

While most Illinois residents are aware that multiple or significant concussions, also referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that result from contact sports, falls, car accidents and other incidents can cause lasting cognitive impairments that are often irreparable, many do not realize the impact a single, seemingly minor head injury can have on a […]

When “Safe” Equipment Isn’t so Innocuous

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that office equipment is responsible for 75,000 on-the-job injuries each and every year. These injuries range from strains and sprains, to burns and broken bones. Whether from falling, or from malfunction, these injuries pose a real risk that many office workers hardly consider until they find themselves […]

Governor Rauner Targets Workers Compensation Reform With “Turnaround Agenda”

Workers compensation reform is a hot button topic for states around the country. Businesses blame strict liability statutes for high insurance premiums, and claim workers compensation drains them of the capital needed to expand or create new jobs. Employers believe limiting their exposure will fuel rapid growth and bring jobs back to the state.

Will Funeral Home Liquor Licenses Increase Drunk Driving?

A decision by the Wheeling, Illinois Village Board created a new liquor license classification. The change will allow a local funeral home to serve alcoholic beverages to those attending funeral services on the premises. This is a first for the state of Illinois. It gives the funeral home pioneer status. It also generates new legal situations for a Wheeling […]

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