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There are millions of dogs in the United States, and even though most are friendly family pets, some are aggressive and dangerous. Even in situations where dogs have always exhibited calm, non-aggressive behavior, they may act suddenly or unexpectedly and bite or attack someone. While some dog bites are relatively mild, others can be severe, resulting in serious injuries, permanent disability or disfigurement, or even death. In cases where a person has been bitten or attacked by a dog, a personal injury attorney can review the situation and determine the best options for pursuing financial compensation.
Common Injuries from
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Originally published: May 19, 2021 — Updated: September 26, 2022
Update: In addition to understanding the symptoms and treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, it is important for those who suffer from this condition to know their options for receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Repetitive stress injuries will qualify for workers’ comp as long as they arose out of the work you performed. If, during the course of your employment, you have regularly worked with your hands and completed tasks such as typing or operating tools or machinery, your injury will most likely be work-related, which will allow you to receive the
Continue Reading UPDATE: Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Illinois?

There are many different types of defective or dangerous products that can potentially cause people to suffer injuries. The risks of injury are a significant concern no matter who is affected, but especially so in cases where products could potentially injure children. When dangerous or defective products cause children to suffer injuries, parents will need to determine their options for addressing these issues, and they may be able to pursue compensation from a negligent manufacturer by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Recently, the recall of a popular brand of jogging stroller has raised concerns about whether these products may
Continue Reading Jogging Strollers Recalled Due to Child Amputation Injury

At any given time, there are millions of vehicles on Illinois roads. Cautious drivers need to be able to handle many different situations, including traveling at high speeds, navigating busy roads and intersections, and being aware of pedestrians or obstacles in the road. Traffic laws are in place to ensure that everyone can share the road safely. 
Unfortunately, many drivers violate these laws. These violations occur due to carelessness, lack of respect for others, stress related to busy schedules or other factors, anger at other people’s actions, fatigue, and more. When drivers fail to obey traffic laws, they put themselves
Continue Reading Seven Common Traffic Violations That Can Lead to Car Accidents

There are many ways a person can be injured while they are on the job. When workplace accidents occur, or when a person experiences physical health issues due to the work they have performed, they will typically be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. But what about situations where a person becomes ill due to conditions in their workplace or exposure to an infectious disease? In these cases, workers will need to understand how workers’ comp addresses occupational diseases.
Benefits Available to People Who Experience Occupational Illnesses
Work-related health issues are a common concern for people in certain occupations.
Continue Reading Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation if I Became Sick While Working?

Surgical procedures can make anyone nervous. Most surgery patients breathe a sigh of relief after the procedure is over. However, the danger is not over just because the actual procedure is over. Post-surgical infections are a very real threat – especially if the patient is elderly or in ill health. If you or a loved one suffered an infection after getting surgery, you may wonder if the infection was preventable. If an infection is caused by substandard medical practices before, during, or after a surgery, this may be considered medical negligence. The patient, or the patient’s surviving loved ones, may
Continue Reading When Is a Post-Surgery Infection Considered Medical Malpractice?

Without a doubt, driving a large commercial truck is a challenging job. Drivers must deal with long, lonely hours on the road, tight deadlines, and irregular schedules. These factors can make it difficult for commercial truck drivers to get the sleep they need. While federal regulations limit the number of hours drivers can drive without a rest break, fatigued driving is still a major contributor to severe and fatal truck crashes.
Sleepiness Behind the Wheel of a Big Rig
Everyone has experienced the sensation of sleepiness. Usually, fatigue is little more than an annoyance. However, research shows that fatigue
Continue Reading When Drowsy Driving Turns Deadly: Fatal Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigued Driving

Marijuana is now legal in Illinois for adults aged 21 and over. However, driving under the influence of marijuana is still against the law. Cannabis flower and THC products have a major effect on a person’s cognitive function. Studies show that it can distort a person’s perception, decrease coordination, and slow reaction time. It is, therefore, no surprise that drugged driving is associated with a higher risk of being in a car accident. One study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that cannabis-related auto accidents have doubled in the last 20 years.
If you or a loved
Continue Reading Legal Options After Being Hit by a Driver Under the Influence of Marijuana in Cook County

When an individual patronizes a bar, restaurant, nightclub, retail store, or other commercial business, he or she expects that the business will take reasonable steps to prevent customers from being harmed. However, not every business fulfills its duty to keep customers safe.

Negligent security lawsuits are brought against businesses and property owners when inadequate security causes a guest to be injured or killed. If you or a loved one were the victim of assault, battery, rape, or robbery because of a business’s substandard security measures, you may be able to file a premises liability claim on the basis of negligent
Continue Reading The Basics of Negligent Security Lawsuits in Illinois

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 2.7 million workplace injuries and illnesses in the year 2020. The agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, and manufacturing industries accounted for a significant portion of work-related injuries. However, a workplace accident or illness can happen to anyone in any profession.
If you or a loved one were hurt on the job, you may be exploring your options. Workers’ compensation and personal injury laws can be complicated and hard to understand. Many people are especially confused by the role of liability in a work injury case.
Workers’ Compensation is No-Fault in Illinois
Employees
Continue Reading How Does Liability Influence Work Injury Claims?

Nursing home residents should have access to consistently high-quality care. Unfortunately, not every nursing home provides the standard of care residents need and deserve. Stories of intentional nursing home abuse often make news headlines, but less attention is paid to nursing home neglect.
Nursing home neglect can be extremely dangerous, and in many cases, deadly. Residents who do not receive the medical attention and day-to-day care they need can suffer from new and worsened health concerns that significantly decrease their quality of life. In extreme cases, nursing home neglect is fatal.
Nursing Home Neglect Resulting in a Resident’s Untimely Death
Continue Reading 5 Types of Nursing Home Neglect that Can Be Deadly

Medical advancements have helped people live longer, healthier lives. Among these advancements are implantable medical devices like insulin pumps, pacemakers, and artificial joints. While most medical devices are safe and effective, sometimes there are unexpected problems with medical devices that put patients at risk of injury or even death. Defective medical devices can be extremely dangerous so it is important for anyone who uses a medical device to be aware of product recalls involving medical devices.
Defective and Dangerous Medical Devices
Whether it is a metal rod used to keep bones in place after a break, a pump that delivers
Continue Reading Top Implantable Medical Device Recalls Illinois Residents Should Be Aware of

Freight trucks transport the majority of the cargo shipped across the country. While most trucks are loaded properly and the freight is shipped without incident, sometimes, cargo becomes dislodged. In extreme cases, cargo even falls off of the truck and onto the road. This creates an extremely serious and potentially deadly hazard.
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident caused by loose or dropped cargo, you may be unsure of who to blame. A personal injury attorney experienced in truck accident cases can help you identify the liable party and seek the financial compensation you
Continue Reading Who Is Liable for a Crash Caused by Dropped Truck Freight?

Cell phones, GPS systems, kids in the backseat, and countless other factors can lead to distracted driving. Driving takes a great deal of concentration. Drivers must pay attention to traffic signs and signals, other motorists, and pedestrians simultaneously. Failure to pay close enough attention to the road and surroundings can lead to horrible accidents.
To bring attention to the ongoing problem of distracted driving, April has been designated as distracted driving awareness month. If you or a loved one were injured in a car crash caused by a distracted driver, you should know your rights. You may be able
Continue Reading April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – Learn Your Rights if You Were Injured by a Distracted Driver

The average person uses consumer goods on an everyday basis. From appliances and tools to children’s’ toys and motor vehicles, consumer products are a vital part of modern living. Consumers expect that the products they use are safe and will operate correctly. However, not every product meets these expectations. Defective products can represent serious and potentially fatal hazards. If you or a loved one were injured by a defective product, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party and recover financial compensation.
Liability for Dangerous Products in Illinois
The companies that design, create, and distribute products
Continue Reading Hurt By a Defective Product? Here Is What You Need to Know

Unfortunately, many people struggle to express their feelings in an appropriate way. Fears about COVID-19, problems at home, work frustrations, and other issues can cause a person to lash out at others while driving. Studies show that incidences of road rage are on the rise. The AAA foundation states that aggressive driving is a contributing factor in over half of all fatal car crashes. It is estimated that road rage leads to 1,800 injuries and 30 deaths each year in the U.S.
If you or a loved one were injured in a collision caused by another driver’s road rage, you
Continue Reading Studies Show Road Rage is on the Rise. Here is What Victims Should Know