Wintertime in the Midwest creates unique risks to construction workers from on-the-job injuries. Bad weather creates situations where they’re vulnerable to slipping, falling, cold stress, hypothermia, and accidents with equipment. Construction workers rely on their skill and strength to raise skyscrapers, create residential homes, build our roads, and maintain our infrastructure. The nature of their … Continue reading “Protect Construction Workers from Wintertime Threats”
It’s back-to-school time and children across Illinois are riding school buses, bicycles, walking, and being dropped off before the bell rings. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to their driving before and after school. As an attorney and father, every day I am personally involved in fighting for … Continue reading “Sharing the Road with Students Going Back-to-School”
It was just a minor fender-bender and, unlike your poor car, you don’t have a scratch. Even the 911 operator told you to exchange information with the other driver and mail-in the accident report. But, that doesn’t mean you haven’t experienced physical injuries. Some injuries may not manifest for hours or even days after the … Continue reading “5 Accident Injuries Not Immediately Noticeable”
Winter conditions, snow plows, busses, 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 tire blowouts, wheel damage, accidents, and injuries.
Accidents with big-rig trucks injure thousands of drivers and riders every year. The massive size, weight, and momentum make commercial truck accidents almost always catastrophic.
As Spring rolls into Summer, weather heats up and many of us enjoy the breeze and spray from boating on lakes, harbors, and rivers throughout Chicagoland. Time on the water can be great family fun – but accidents can happen. Sadly, boating accidents are not uncommon and can result in severe injuries. A wave can jolt a passenger out of … Continue reading “Summer Boating Safety.”
When you are choosing an attorney to represent you it is important to find someone who is experienced in the areas relevant to your case. While an event like a Personal Injury or Worker Compensation Claim is stressful, choosing legal representation that you feel confident in, shouldn’t be. In order to earn the Lead Counsel … Continue reading “Choosing a Lawyer: Lead Counsel offers assurance to Anxious Consumers”
It’s spring and construction season again in Chicagoland. Most drivers cringe when they see the orange barrels and blinking arrows. Reduced speed limit. Narrower lanes. Changing lane patterns. And, new state laws (Scott’s Law) that require drivers to change lanes to avoid workers and first responders. Dealing with road construction is not just annoying – … Continue reading “Protect Yourself in Construction Zones”
Updated 2019 Mold is a feared word among building owners, employers, and landlords. As buildings age and former factories are converted to fashionable ‘condos’ and ‘new-age’ offices, lawsuits arising out of health claims of mold infestation and ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ have become common. ‘Mold’ is becoming the next ‘asbestos’. Its presence has shuttered schools, closed … Continue reading “Toxic Mold & Compensation – What Every Worker Should Know”
It’s amazing how quickly ridesharing has grown throughout Chicagoland. Uber®, Lyft®, and Sidecar® have risen to prominence nationally. These services, unlike traditional taxis, livery services, and private transport, rely on a smartphone app to connect riders with nearby drivers. These drivers are not professionals – they are simply individuals who meet the ride-sharing companies’ requirements … Continue reading “Accidents with Ride Sharing Vehicles – Who Is Liable?”
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