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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
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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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Everyone has experienced the feeling of being lost in thought. Whether thinking about work, family troubles, or even what to cook for dinner, being preoccupied with thoughts is not uncommon. Unfortunately, this seemingly harmless habit is estimated to cause thousands of fatal and injurious car crashes each year. One study found that daydreaming is actually the number one cause of fatal car crashes.
Inattention Behind the Wheel is More Dangerous Than Previously Realized
Driving is a complex process that uses our eyes, ears, hands, and feet. However, driving becomes second nature to most people. Most adults do not even have
Continue Reading Shocking Number of Car Accidents Are Caused by Daydreaming and Being Lost in Thought

Few life experiences rival the birth of a new baby. Sadly, what should be a joyous occasion can turn into a nightmare if medical professionals do not uphold their duty to provide competent medical care. Preventable birth injuries can be caused by many different factors. Sometimes, a hospital is understaffed and stretched too thin to provide patients with the personalized attention they deserve. Other times, medical staff are simply careless and act negligently. Whatever the reason, finding out that your baby has suffered an avoidable injury is devastating.
If your child was harmed due to a delayed C-section or failure
Continue Reading Seeking Justice After a Birth Injury Caused by Delayed Caesarean Section

Chiropractors use physical manipulation of the spine to ease pain and increase mobility. Some people swear by chiropractic care. However, seeing a chiropractor is not without risk. Improper spinal manipulation can lead to severe injuries. If you or a loved one were harmed by a chiropractor, you may be able to sue and recover monetary damages.
Injuries From Chiropractic Adjustments
Manipulating the spine can cause injuries to the neck and back. In some cases, bad chiropractic care can even cause a stroke. Dissection of a vertebral artery, spinal stenosis, and herniated disc are just some of the injuries that
Continue Reading Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries Caused by Negligent Chiropractors

Trucking companies and carriers have a crucial responsibility to ensure that their trucks and the drivers who operate the trucks do not put others in danger. Commercial trucks are huge vehicles and accidents involving large trucks are often catastrophic. Nearly 5,000 people lost their lives in large truck collisions in 2020 and thousands more were injured.
In some cases, truck crashes or accidents caused by fallen truck cargo are caused by trucking company negligence. When trucking companies take shortcuts during the hiring process or supervision of truck drivers, the companies can be liable for any crashes that occur as a
Continue Reading Negligent Hiring and Supervision Practices Can Lead to Severe Truck Accidents

In the last several decades, the stigma associated with mental health conditions has slowly started to dissipate. Over a quarter of the population suffers from mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

PTSD is a serious medical disorder classified by flashbacks, insomnia, and intrusive thoughts. Many car accident victims are plagued by PTSD long after their physical injuries have healed. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash and are now dealing with PTSD, it is important to understand your rights.
Signs of PTSD
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Food poisoning affects about 48 million people each year in the U.S. If you have suffered from food poisoning, you know just how miserable it can be. Cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea are sometimes just the start. Food poisoning can also cause extremely high fever and dangerous dehydration.

If you or a loved one suffered from food poisoning or foodborne illness after eating at a restaurant, you may be able to sue the restaurant and recover compensation for your medical bills. However, bringing a successful claim is not easy. You will need to prove that the restaurant’s negligent actions caused your
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Workers in the manufacturing industry often face a unique set of on-the-job risks. Countless different chemicals and substances are used in the manufacturing process, and the health dangers of these substances are not always fully understood. Sometimes, the health risks associated with certain substances are only known when workers start experiencing medical problems. This was the case with “popcorn lung,” a chronic lung disease that was first discovered in the lungs of popcorn plant workers.

Popcorn lung, which is technically called “bronchiolitis obliterans,” does not only affect those in the food manufacturing industry. Anyone who is consistently exposed to harmful
Continue Reading Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Popcorn Lung?

Almost everyone who has driven a motor vehicle has experienced frustration behind the wheel at some point. Responsible drivers understand that they cannot let feelings of anger or annoyance affect their driving. Unfortunately, not every driver has this level of self-control. Aggressive driving or road rage can be extremely dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that fatal traffic accidents caused by road rage have increased by 500 percent.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, contact a car accident injury lawyer to take legal action.
Erratic, Dangerous
Continue Reading Studies Show Road Rage is an Increasingly Common Cause of Accidents

Personal injury law deals with injuries and deaths caused by negligence or wrongdoing. There are nearly countless ways that a party’s negligent behavior or wrongful actions can lead to an injury. Many personal injury claims involve car accidents and commercial truck accidents. Others involve injuries caused by defective products. Negligent design or maintenance of a property may also lead to injury claims.
The at-fault party in most personal injury claims is an individual or private company. However, there are also instances in which the government is ultimately at fault for an injury or death. In this situation, is it
Continue Reading Is it Possible to Successfully Sue the Government for an Injury or Death?

Six people were rushed to the emergency room after a limousine collided with an SUV on the South Side of Chicago on April 29, 2022. Fortunately, all of the crash victims survived. The accident serves as a reminder that car accidents can happen when we least expect it. Limousines are thought of as luxurious and safe, but car accidents involving limos can and do happen. In 2018, a tragic limousine crash caused by brake failure left 20 people dead. The owner of the Prestige Limousine was charged with negligent homicide after it was discovered that he knew about the brake
Continue Reading Legal Options After Being Injured in a Limousine Accident