How to Drive Safely Around Children

As the state of Illinois begins to open up, children across the state are spending more time outdoors, riding bicycles, enjoying better weather, staring at their iPhones while walking aimlessly, and hanging out with friends.  Kids doing what kids do.  Paying little attention to cars, traffic, and adults.  It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to their driving.

The Ultimate Winter Accident Guide: Space Heaters, Driving, Ice, and More

The winter season is on its way, and with it comes unique safety risks. There are many disruptions from normal routines. Holiday accidents can result in a trip to the emergency room or even serious injuries that extend well beyond the season.

Rear-end accidents

Most Common Injuries from Rear-End Auto Accidents

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.   

Dangers with Ride Sharing

It’s amazing how quickly ride sharing has grown throughout Chicagoland. Uber®, Lyft®, and Sidecar® have risen to prominence nationally.

Opioid use liability

Who’s Liable for Opioid Addiction?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are drugs that speed recovery from injuries by blocking pain pathways to the brain. Doctors…

Truck Crash Spinal Injury

Surviving Spinal Injuries from Truck Crashes

The violent impact of the massive size, weight, and momentum of a commercial truck make these accidents almost always catastrophic and life-changing.

School

Sharing the Road with Students Going Back-to-School

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”

Stressed in Office

5 Accident Injuries Not Immediately Noticeable

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”

FLT Law

Who is Liable When Potholes Cause Accidents?

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.

Spinal Review

Spinal Injuries in Truck Crashes

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.