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We understand the devastating impact that wrong-way driving accidents can have on people and their loved ones. When a driver enters a highway or roadway in the wrong direction, it can have disastrous consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these types of accidents are more likely to result in fatalities or […]
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Explosion Injuries and FatalitiesThe likelihood of suffering substantial or fatal injuries is high in an explosion accident. Explosions combine heat, force, and flying debris which put people in harm’s way. The most common causes of explosions are gas leaks. Typical injuries are head injuries, emotional trauma, scars, burns, or hearing loss from a loud blast. Fatalities can […]
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Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Between 1953 and 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerous, toxic chemical compounds. An estimated 1 million service members and their loved ones were exposed to contaminated water during those 30 years, including children and babies in utero. Were you […]
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A woman was pushing her baby’s carriage down a Pasadena, California, shopping street when her 11-month old baby was hit in the head with shrapnel from a drone that had crashed into the ground. Yes, a drone. This was not military aircraft that is used in foreign countries to drop bombs in areas where it is […]
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More than 36 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day holiday. The holiday officially begins Friday afternoon, September 2, 2022 and ends at the end of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. Since Chicago is the third most popular Labor Day vacation site, airports, train stations and […]
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More than 36 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day holiday. The holiday officially begins Friday afternoon, September 2, 2022 and ends at the end of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. Since Chicago is the third most popular Labor Day vacation site, airports, train stations and […]
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What is a Chemical Exposure Lawsuit?A person exposed to harmful chemicals that suffers an injury may seek compensation by filing a chemical exposure lawsuit. Compensation may be in the form of a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Workers’ Compensation provides a way for employees who suffer a work-related injury to be compensated for their […]
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Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that can start with a simple minor infection. The bacteria causing that infection start a chain reaction of infection, with the bacteria winding its way throughout the body, and infecting all the organs. Without prompt and proper medical treatment, organs and tissues are damaged and ultimately, organ failure leads to […]
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Ambulance chasing lawyers and their “investigators” run rampant. An ambulance chaser is a lawyer (or their paid people) who literally chase ambulances. They pay cops, paramedics, hospital staff, nurses and others to provide contact information about injury victims. The ambulance chasers or their “investigators” then inappropriately contact injured people to persuade them to sign a […]
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Earlier this year, two fatal car accidents occurred in the same month in the same construction zone on the Jane Addams (Illinois I-90) Tollway. Ironically, one of the tragic collisions happened during National Work Zone Awareness Week.In the first accident, one person was killed and six people were injured when their limousine driver hit a […]
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The value of your uninsured motorist claim is determined by the severity of your injury and your medical billsThe nature and extent of your injury is a major factor in valuing your claim. You must make an objective evaluation of your injury claim that starts with understanding the nature of your injury. A short term minor […]
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Stories abound of nursing home residents being injured by negligence or abuse. You may have heard about patients who developed bedsores when they were left for hours lying in their own urine or excrement. Some patients have fallen out of bed because there were either no bed rails or the nursing staff failed to put them […]
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A Lake Zurich, Illinois tanker truck driver who was hauling a heavy load of oil caused a tragic fiery crash on Interstate 65 between Chicago and Lafayette, Indiana. He and four other people perished when the vehicles burst into flames. The tanker truck rammed into three other vehicles which had slowed their speed as legally […]
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Every year, people lose their lives in head-on collisions on Illinois roads. Just recently, a young 17-year old was killed when he collided head-on with a full-size pickup truck. The truck driver was seriously injured. A couple of weeks ago, a 55-year-old Canton, Illinois, woman was killed when she lost control of her car and […]
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According to the most recent statistics, there are more than 8 million licensed drivers in the state of Illinois. Although drivers must show proof of insurance in order to register their car, they can cancel the insurance shortly after that. As a result, more than 13 percent of Illinois drivers are uninsured.Those who are insured […]
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The police accident crash report will pay a role in your injury claim. There are many ways the police accident report will affect your insurance claim. The question is whether it will cause you to win or lose your case.While police reports are not generally admissible at trial, they can play an outsized role when […]
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