Though no one can predict or really expects to get involved in an auto accident, let alone deal with the aftermath of one, they sure do happen. You may not be able to predict one, but you can prepare for one. The likelihood of an auto accident is higher then you think, check out these stats:
Rear-end crashes are the most common type of auto accident – one out of every three car accidents involve a vehicle struck from behind. While it might seem like just a little bump, even a low speed, rear-end collisions can cause lifelong injuries.
It’s amazing how quickly ride sharing has grown throughout Chicagoland. Uber®, Lyft®, and Sidecar® have risen to prominence nationally. These services – unlike traditional taxis, delivery services, and private transport – rely on smartphone apps to connect riders with nearby drivers. These drivers are not professionals. They are simply individuals who meet the ride sharing companies’ … Continue reading “Dangers with Ride Sharing”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are drugs that speed recovery from injuries by blocking pain pathways to the brain. Doctors prescribe them because they provide faster relief than over-the-counter pain remedies. Opioids don’t heal the cause of the patient’s pain. Instead, they’re a narcotic painkiller that simply blocks pain signals to … Continue reading “Who’s Liable for Opioid Addiction?”
The human body is an amazing mechanism but it was never meant to absorb the energy resulting from impact with an interstate truck. Accidents with big-rig trucks injure thousands of drivers and riders every year. Chances of head, neck, and spinal injuries from a trucking-related traffic accident are high. The violent impact of the massive size, … Continue reading “Surviving Spinal Injuries from Truck Crashes”
Cold weather is here and ice skating is great exercise and family fun. But lacing up skates and taking to the ice comes with some unique risks to one’s safety and well-being. Whether you’re enjoying Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon, Logan Square Skate Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, or a local park or rink, falling … Continue reading “What to Do if Injured While Ice Skating”
Clocks return to standard time this month. These shorter days often have a negative effect on the mind and body – contributing to an increase in driving accidents. A recent study suggests an increase in the number of driving collisions during late afternoon commuting time in the weeks following the end of daylight savings time. … Continue reading “The End of Daylight Savings Time Spells Dangers on the Road”
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.
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