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5 Most Common Injuries from Auto Accidents

Car accidents can cause severe debilitating injuries resulting in thousands of dollars in medical bills and lengthy recovery time for victims. Check out the most common injuries of those in car accidents!

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Motorcycle and Lane Splitting

Sharing the road with motorcycles is tricky at times, especially in heavy traffic.  The mobility, quick acceleration, and frequent lane changes of motorcycles make accidents a risk for everyday drivers.  While some drivers view motorcycles as a menace, most bikers are law abiding and simple prefer the feel of a ‘bike’ under them.  With new … Continue reading “Motorcycle and Lane Splitting”

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The Perils of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving in Chicagoland is an undeniable problem.  We’ve all seen drivers on cellphones, texting, eating lunch, applying makeup, or otherwise multitasking rather than focusing on the road.  This is despite the fact that the dangers of distracted driving are well known – and some of these activities are against the law while behind the … Continue reading “The Perils of Distracted Driving”

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Reducing Car and Bicycle Accidents

Updated August 2019 Bicycling is a great exercise.  Gyms feature spin classes and exercise bikes are always popular.  But, nothing beats the experiencing biking outdoors in the fresh air.  However, the mobility and sometimes unexpected changes in direction of bikes on our streets create considerable risks for riders and drivers.  While fatalities from bike accidents … Continue reading “Reducing Car and Bicycle Accidents”

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How to Avoid Staged Car Accidents

Staged Car accidents endanger lives. Here are a few defensive driving tips that will help you avoid being victimized by a staged car accident!

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Avoiding Accidents with Trucks

Commercial big-rig trucks present unique dangers to cars and their passengers.   The massive size, weight, and momentum make truck accidents almost always catastrophic.  Anything they collide with does not stand much of a chance – often resulting in truck accidents that cause serious personal injury and even death. As an attorney who represents Chicagoland clients … Continue reading “Avoiding Accidents with Trucks”

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Protect Excavation Workers from Compensation Claims

Workers involved in excavation and trenching are at high risk of on-the-job accidents.  The nature of their work exposes them to unique dangers.  Striking power lines, rupturing gas lines, cave-ins, falls, and malfunctioning power equipment are just some of the risks.  Injuries that keep them away from work, create medical expenses, and add concerns about … Continue reading “Protect Excavation Workers from Compensation Claims”

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Sharing the Road with Big-rig Trucks

Sharing the road with big trucks and semi tractor-trailors is tricky at times, especially in heavy traffic.  The massive size, weight, and momentum of a moving eighteen-wheeler make truck accidents almost always catastrophic.  Anything they collide with does not stand much of a chance – often resulting in truck accidents that cause serious personal injury … Continue reading “Sharing the Road with Big-rig Trucks”

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Protect Workers from Compensation Accident Claims

Construction sites are dangerous places.  In general, construction workers are at high risk for on-the-job accidents.  Every single day, they are at risk for falls; falling objects; being hit by a moving objects; bumped by moving equipment; fatigue; and exposure to the elements when working outdoors.  Injuries can keep them away from work, create medical … Continue reading “Protect Workers from Compensation Accident Claims”

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Difference Between Workers Comp & Personal Injury Claims

Individuals injured in the workplace often ask if they should pursue compensation for their injuries through a Workers’ Compensation claim or a Personal Injury lawsuit. As an attorney who represents Chicagoland clients in both Workers’ Comp claims and Personal Injury lawsuits, I am knowledgeable and expert in both areas.  There are two key provisions that … Continue reading “Difference Between Workers Comp & Personal Injury Claims”