Summer Swimming Safety

Summer Swimming Safety

As Spring rolls into Summer, it’s time to reach for your bathing suit, sunscreen, and flip flops and head for the water to cool-off.  Swimming is a great activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Backyard swimming pools, pubic pools, and our public beaches are great...
Who is at Fault in Lane Change Accidents?

Who is at Fault in Lane Change Accidents?

Establishing fault in a car accident is usually one of the first things that people want to do following a crash.  Fault in any car accident can either be tied to a driver’s negligence, a violation of motor vehicle laws, or both. But, in a lane-changing accident,...
Can You Sue for PTSD from Vehicle Accidents?

Can You Sue for PTSD from Vehicle Accidents?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological condition triggered by a trauma that is outside our normal life experiences.  While PTSD is frequently associated with returning military veterans, it can develop following a catastrophic accident. ...
Risks with Space Heaters

Risks with Space Heaters

Cold. Windy. Damp. Wind Chill. It’s once-again Winter in Chicagoland. That means winter coats, scarfs, extra blankets, and, for many, it means plugging-in a portable space heater. While space heaters can be a quick way to heat-up your home or work area, beware of...
Who’s Liable When Potholes Cause Accidents?

Who’s Liable When Potholes Cause Accidents?

Winter conditions, snow plows, buses, disabled cars, and emergency vehicles bring increasing traffic, and distractions, to our winter driving. And, the freezing and thawing of wet roads results in potholes. Dangerous potholes. The road itself becomes a threat to cause...
Daylight Saving Auto Accident Checklist

Daylight Saving Auto Accident Checklist

When the clocks turn backwards on November 5th, we will experience an increase in auto accidents. While the increase may not be as extreme as when Day Lights Savings Time begins in the Spring, there is still evidence of a significant rise in auto accidents the Sunday...

Labor Day Worker’s Compensation Checklist

Labor Day is a celebration of working people in our country.  Unfortunately, for many people, working can be dangerous. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses from private industry employers in 2015. It is...
Sports Related Brain Injuries

Sports Related Brain Injuries

You may have heard about the recent study where CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) was found in 99% of the deceased NFL players who donated their bodies to research. CTE is a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, confusion, depression, anxiety,...
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