When car accidents happen, we depend on our vehicle’s safety features such as airbags to help protect us from severe or even fatal injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), frontal airbags have saved over 50,000 lives in the U.S. and reduced driver deaths by 29 percent in front-end crashes. A properly functioning airbag in a catastrophic vehicle collision could be a matter of life and death.
While airbags can themselves cause injury, the idea is that those injuries are less severe than injuries a person may sustain without them.
The Takata airbag recall was issued due
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A Chicago summer is what Chicagoans live for. After months of the frigid cold and heavy winds, there’s nothing like soaking up the sun poolside. As much as a day at the pool can bring respite, it can also be an accident-prone environment. For this reason, several swimming pool laws are in place to help prevent swimming pool injuries.

Pool owners who do not follow these rules and regulations may be liable for any injuries that occur due to their negligence. If you or a loved one is injured due to such negligence, you may need a swimming pool accident
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Common Myths And Misconceptions About Disability
Managing the world of disability benefits can be complex. There is an abundance of information and advice out there, so how do you know which action steps to take? Our friends at Roose & Ressler understand that it can be overwhelming, so they’ve compiled a list of common myths and misconceptions to provide clarity and help you make informed decisions.
Myth 1: A Denial Means You’re Not Eligible
A denial doesn’t mean you’re not eligible for benefits. Many initial claims are denied, but the appeals process exists for a reason – to ensure deserving
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Riding a bicycle through a busy city like Chicago comes with specific risks. Cyclists must always be on their guard and aware of their surroundings to avoid dangers while riding alongside motor vehicles.
But moving cars are not the only threat while riding a bike through the city. Parked cars present a unique danger to bike riders called “dooring” which can cause serious injury to riders.
The city of Chicago has taken several measures to help reduce the risk of dooring accidents such as creating more bike lanes and increasing visibility of these lanes.
Some bike lanes are even on
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Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition that affects millions worldwide. Approximately 11% of adults in the U.S. suffer from this condition. When a person’s spinal stenosis begins to interfere with their ability to work and make a living, it may be time to consider applying for Social Security disability benefits.
However, this is not always a simple process and there are several road blocks you or your loved one may face when applying for disability for spinal stenosis. Keep reading to learn what the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks for when granting SSD benefits for spinal stenosis.

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When you have suffered an injury or have been diagnosed with an illness, your first thought may be, “What do I do about work?” Fortunately there are several options available but it’s important to understand which one best fits your situation as well as the limitations they may have.

In Illinois, your options include Family and Medical Leave Act, short-term disability, and Social Security disability benefits. Your eligibility for each option will depend on several factors such as how long you have been injured or will be ill, where you work, and how long you have been with your employer.
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Motorcycle accidents happen. In fact, in 2021, 13.8% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involved a motorcycle as well as 3.9% of all injury crashes. Wearing the right motorcycle safety gear can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death.
At Disparti Law Group Accident and Injury Lawyers, we want every motorcycle rider to make it home safely to their families after every ride. Protect yourself in case of a motorcycle accident with essential motorcycle protection gear.

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Many people are under the false impression that filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social is as easy as filling out a few simple forms—unfortunately, this is not the case. Just the preliminary application process alone requires you to disclose extensive personal information and medical records.
Because such a large amount of materials are necessary to submit your application, it is easy to make mistakes that can compromise your ability to receive benefits. Although you are not required to hire an attorney to help fill out your SSDI application, retaining the services of a professional could help you
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When an elderly person becomes septic, it can be catastrophic to their health and even result in death. Nursing homes that care for this vulnerable population are expected to do everything possible to prevent the risk of sepsis in elderly patients. In this article, we will discuss the common causes and symptoms of sepsis and when it may be a sign of nursing home abuse and neglect.
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You or someone you know who was a pedestrian, has just been struck by a car. They go to the hospital and you wonder, what should I be doing? Our friends at the Lombardi Law Firm share some of the top things you should do after this type of accident:

  • Arrange for photographs to be taken of the victim’s injuries
  • Arrange for photographs to be taken of the car that struck the victim
  • Arrange for photographs to be taken of the accident scene
  • Obtain a copy of the police report
  • Obtain names and contact information for any witnesses
  • Check and

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    If you are a public employee, meaning the government is your employer, you are afforded certain rights for that very reason. Garrity is one of the most important of those rights if you are ever questioned by your employer regarding criminal conduct.

    Many people, however, tend to misunderstand what Garrity is and how to exercise those rights. At Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, we want all Illinois workers to know their rights so they can be protected. Keep reading to get many of your Garrity questions answered.
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    Back pain is often an unfortunate consequence of aging. For many, it is no more than an occasional nuisance that they can usually push through. However, for others, this back pain is severe and the result of a condition called Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). People who develop a disability due to their DDD and are unable to work or have substantial gainful activity may be able to disability benefits through Social Security.
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    If you notice something wrong about the care you or your loved one is receiving at a nursing home, you may need to file a nursing home complaint. The process in Illinois is simple. It’s also a good first step if you think you want to take legal action to protect nursing home residents from any abuse or neglect.
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    Some jobs are more dangerous than others. However, regardless of the type of work, you agree to the risks that may or may not be associated with accepting that position. An employee has the right to refuse unsafe work conditions if they believe their lives or safety are at risk. Several state and federal agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) oversee worker health and safety, process complaints, and ensure employers are maintaining safe work conditions.
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    Everyone deserves a warm, dry, and safe home. But for several years, residents at an apartment complex in Harvey dealt with no heat, collapsed stairs, criminal activity, and several other unsafe living conditions. All while being expected to pay their rent in full. 
    After several ignored orders from the City of Harvey to renovate, the owners of the apartment complex on 144th and Halsted were told that the buildings were uninhabitable and must be evacuated by October 28, 2023. However, when it came to notifying the tenants of the imminent eviction, the landlord and the
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    For many of us, a new year means a new beginning, a fresh start. A starting point for chasing after a long-forgotten dream, making the changes in our lives we’ve been longing to see, or simply creating for ourselves a better life.
    Fortunately, the more than 300 new Illinois laws that took effect in 2024 may help us all get a little closer to reaching our #NewYearGoals.
    At Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, we believe that understanding one’s legal rights and protections is the greatest threat to injustice. Check out a few of the new laws that
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