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Just a couple of weeks ago, a man was working with a combine harvester when an accident happened that broke his leg in two places. The man laid alone in the field for some time before someone found him and took him to the Bloomington-Normal hospital. That same day, another Illinois man was killed and a passenger seriously injured after their car rear-ended a farm utility vehicle driving on a rural road. The impact to these victims’ families just before the Thanksgiving holiday cannot be understated, and also illustrates the serious danger that farming equipment can pose. 
Common Farming Equipment
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Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of auto accidents, and they can cause serious injuries. If you have been involved in a rear-end accident, it is important to be aware of any symptoms that may arise. A personal injury attorney can help you take the correct steps to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Injuries in Rear-End Collisions
Car accident victims may experience injuries such as:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries – These include injuries such as ligament sprains, strains, and tears; muscle spasms; whiplash; and contusions (bruising). Soft tissue injuries often result from rapid acceleration and deceleration


Continue Reading What Are the Most Common Injuries in Rear-End Accidents?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can develop due to repetitive motions of the wrists and hands. The condition occurs when a person experiences compression or pressure on the median nerve, an important neural pathway that runs through a small space in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. If you have developed this condition as a result of your job, you may be wondering if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
Carpal tunnel syndrome typically manifests as pain, numbness, or tingling in the hands and fingers. The symptoms are often worse
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As people all over the state of Illinois grow older, it is not uncommon for family members to invest significant time in finding a proper nursing home or facility to care for their loved ones. Despite the best efforts of caring family members, nursing home abuse and neglect remains incredibly common and occurs even in some of the highest-rated homes.
Many negligent nursing homes will try to pass off injuries as being the result of a resident’s own carelessness, and families can frequently be confused about what options they have to make sure their loved ones remain safe. If you
Continue Reading Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Still a Problem in Illinois

T-bone collisions—so named because of their resemblance to the shape of a T—are some of the most dangerous types of car accidents. These collisions often occur at intersections when the front end of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. T-bone collisions can have devastating consequences, including serious injuries and even fatalities suffered by people in a vehicle that was struck from the side. If you have been involved in a T-bone collision, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and whiplash, may not be immediately apparent. Receiving
Continue Reading What Are the Most Common Factors Leading to T-Bone Collisions?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 6,500 pedestrian fatalities in 2020, and around 55,000 people suffered injuries in pedestrian accidents. Those numbers are alarming, especially since pedestrian accident victims often suffer serious and catastrophic injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and cause them to lose income while they are recovering. In many cases, these accidents result in permanent disabilities. Victims who have been injured in these types of accidents will need to understand their options for pursuing compensation that will fully address the damages they have suffered.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
People
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There are numerous situations where people may suffer serious injuries affecting the brain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when the head is struck suddenly and violently or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can vary in severity, and they can have multiple types of long-lasting effects that can limit a victim’s ability to work, enjoy life, maintain relationships, and complete daily functions. In the most serious cases, a TBI can result in a person’s wrongful death. By understanding the effects of different types of brain injuries, victims and their family
Continue Reading What Are the Effects of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Brain Injuries?

Patients expect to receive the best possible care from their doctors, but in some cases, they may suffer serious harm because they are not provided the proper treatment. This often occurs due to misdiagnosis, which involves a failure to properly diagnose a dangerous medical condition or an incorrect diagnosis that does not actually identify the issues affecting a person. In some cases, misdiagnosis can lead to delays in treatment, allowing the condition to worsen, or an incorrect diagnosis, which can result in expensive and unnecessary treatments. In the most serious cases, a misdiagnosis can lead to a person’s wrongful
Continue Reading 5 Medical Conditions Commonly Misdiagnosed by Doctors

If you have been injured at work, you may be experiencing significant pain and discomfort, and need to see a doctor. However, you may be unsure about how to address the costs of medical care or whether your income could be affected by the requirement to take time off while you are recovering. While workers’ compensation benefits are available for injuries that occurred in the workplace, you may also be wondering if your workers’ comp claim will be affected by any pre-existing conditions you have. The answer is not always simple, but in general, you should still be eligible for
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When a tractor-trailer truck rolls over, it can cause a great deal of damage, especially if the truck collides with other vehicles. If you were involved in a rollover accident with a commercial truck, then you might have significant injuries that required hospitalization and surgery. You might have difficulty returning to work or providing for your family while you recover. The good news is that you might be able to recover compensation for your losses by filing a truck accident lawsuit against the truck driver or trucking company. But before you can do that, it is important to understand what
Continue Reading What Are the Most Common Reasons for Commercial Truck Rollovers?

Drivers regularly commit traffic violations out of carelessness, because they are behind schedule, or simply because they do not believe that it is necessary to obey the law. Speeding is one of the most common violations, and most drivers exceed the speed limit at some point, whether they are traveling on familiar roads during their daily commutes or taking long road trips. Unfortunately, speeding can significantly increase the likelihood of car accidents, which may cause serious injuries or even fatalities
Why Speeding Puts Other People on the Road in Danger
While speeding is not always the direct cause
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There are numerous different types of consumer products that may present a risk of injury to people. While adults may be able to recognize the potential dangers of a product, children often cannot, and they may therefore be seriously injured due to defective baby products, toys, or other items. Recently, millions of defective baby swings and rockers were recalled due to safety issues that could potentially harm infants. Families of children who are injured by dangerous products may be able to pursue compensation from a manufacturer through a product liability lawsuit.
Recall of Baby Products Manufactured by 4moms
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Dogs can be lovable pets that are treated like a member of a family. However, while many dogs are friendly, others may be aggressive toward strangers or protective of their property. Even a seemingly calm dog may behave unexpectedly and attack a person with no warning. Dog bites can have a serious effect on the victim’s life. Not only can the physical injuries be severe, but the emotional trauma of being attacked by an animal can be significant. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a dog bite, you may be wondering if you are entitled
Continue Reading When Can Dog Bite Victims Receive Compensation for Their Injuries?

Originally published: April 9, 2019 — Updated: August 3, 2022
Update: In addition to understanding the types of tractor accidents that commonly occur on farms as detailed below, victims who are injured in these situations will need to determine who was responsible. By establishing fault for an injury, a person can ensure that they will be able to pursue compensation from all available sources. Accidents involving tractors may occur because of:

  • Operator error – A person operating a tractor may fail to follow the correct safety procedures, causing them to strike or run over other farm workers or causing a


Continue Reading UPDATE: What Are the Most Common Types of Tractor Accidents?

Driving under the influence of alcohol leads to over 10,000 fatal accidents each year. Whether a driver assumed that he or she was sober enough to drive safely or simply does not care about the consequences of his or her actions, drunk driving is an extremely dangerous act. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you may be able to bring a civil claim against the driver in the form of a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim. You may be able to recover financial compensation for
Continue Reading Can I Bring a Personal Injury Claim Against a Drunk Driver?

Office jobs are generally considered to be safer than blue-collar jobs. However, office workers are still at risk of many different injuries. Some office injuries are caused by sudden accidents, while other injuries slowly develop over time. If you or a loved one sustained an injury while working in an office, you may have questions about your right to financial compensation through workers’ compensation. Fortunately, office workers have the same right to compensation as workers in any other industry. That being said, it is sometimes hard for office workers to get the compensation they need. An experienced workers’ compensation
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