Drowsy Driving is a Deadly Decision

Drowsy driving is one of the fastest growing causes of vehicular accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy drivers may be responsible for up to 1.2 million crashes every year. The agency further estimates that these accidents result in 71,000 injuries and as many as 7,000 fatalities.

Can Employees with Pre-Existing Conditions Still Receive Workers Comp Benefits in Illinois?

The recent debate over budget concerns in Illinois is keeping workers’ compensation reform in the news. This leaves Chicago employees suffering from injuries that were aggravated by activities in the workplace wondering if their workers’ compensation claims will be covered. In many cases in Illinois, workers can receive benefits if a pre-existing condition is aggravated. […]

Are heavier trucks safe for the road?

Are heavier trucks on the road safe? A new bill proposed by Rep. Reid Ribble may allow tractor trailers that weigh 91,000 pounds and have six axles on the federal interstate highway system. Currently, a truck is allowed to weigh 80,000 pounds with 5 axles. Safe Trucking Act This is part of Ribble’s Safe Trucking […]

Impact on the “gig economy” of NLRB’s Redefinition of Joint-Employer Standard

Economies evolve and change over time, thus standards and definitions must be continually reviewed to ensure that the protections the law provides can be applied to the workforce as it currently operates. In the digital age, and in an era when subcontracting labor is an increasingly common event, the NLRB has set forth to redefine […]

5 social media postings that could affect your injury claim

Social media has become a prominent feature in the lives of most people living in Illinois. Through these online outlets, people share political beliefs, photos, memes and updates about what is going on around them. With so much information in one place, attorneys in Chicago and elsewhere have begun using social media as evidence in […]

How long will it take for my car accident claim to settle?

With the Illinois Department of Transportation reporting 285,477 crashes on state roadways in 2013 and 85,031 injuries during that time, many state motorists find themselves filing insurance claims for related damages and expenditures. These claims may come from victims seeking compensation for property damage to their vehicles or property, or they may involve those seeking […]

5 signs a driver may be drunk

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one in three U.S. traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver. While drunk driving is a serious problem nationwide, an Arlington Heights auto accident attorney knows that statistics specific to Illinois indicate that the problem is especially severe on state soil. Data from the National Highway […]

Is your insurance company guilty of using cheap repair?

With the Illinois Department of Transportation reporting 845 car crashes on Illinois roadways last year alone, state motorists are increasingly seeking affordable methods of automotive repair following accidents. Often, the accident victims are encouraged to go through a member of his or her insurance company’s “preferred network,” but a recent report published on CNN suggests […]

Identify a traumatic brain injury with these 5 symptoms

According to a study by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries account for approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths in the U.S. Auto accidents are among the primary causes of TBIs, and were responsible for an estimated 26 percent of TBI-related deaths within a recent four-year span. With 845 automotive […]

Electrocution a real risk for those in construction

Construction is one of the most important industries in Illinois. Hundreds of thousands of people across the state are employed in building, alteration, repair, renovation and other construction specialties. Construction workers are often exposed to dangerous sources of electrical energy. Unsafe conditions or improper training on construction sites can lead to instant death by electrical […]

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