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When Is a Fatal Accident Considered a Wrongful Death?

 Posted on February 13, 2024 in Personal Injury

Blog ImageThere are many situations where people may act negligently and put others at risk, and in some cases, these actions may lead to dangerous accidents that result in fatalities. When a fatal accident takes place, a victim’s surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and recover financial compensation for their loss. An attorney who has experience representing grieving family members can ensure that a wrongful death claim will be handled correctly.

Negligence and Wrongful Death

In order to receive compensation for a wrongful death, certain elements must be proven:

  • Duty of care: The party who is accused of causing a person’s death had a legal duty to act in a reasonable manner towards the deceased.

  • Breach of duty: The party failed to fulfill their duty of care through negligent or intentional actions.

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5 Common Types of Workplace Injuries

 Posted on January 25, 2024 in Workers' Compensation

Blog ImageAccidents can happen anywhere, and the workplace is no exception. Every day, workers in various industries are injured on the job due to a variety of reasons. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious conditions that require extensive medical treatment. If you have been injured at work, it is important to understand your options for receiving workers' compensation benefits. An experienced attorney can provide representation when filing claims related to work injuries, ensuring that you will be able to receive the benefits you deserve.

Some injuries that commonly occur in workplaces in Illinois include:

1. Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slippery floors, cluttered walkways, or uneven surfaces can lead to slips-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. During the winter, the risks of these types of accidents can increase due to snow, ice, wet floors, and other issues that lead to slippery walking surfaces. These accidents can cause sprains, fractures, head injuries, or spinal cord damage. Employers have a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment by promptly addressing any hazards that could contribute to these incidents.

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When Can Negligence Lead to Winter Car Accidents?

 Posted on January 25, 2024 in Car Accidents

Blog ImageWinter driving can be treacherous, with icy roads, reduced visibility, and unpredictable weather conditions. While it may seem like accidents during the winter can sometimes be unavoidable due to these factors, the truth is that many winter car accidents are the result of negligence. When drivers fail to take proper precautions or drive recklessly in winter conditions, they put themselves and others at risk. By understanding the ways people can cause car accidents in the winter and working with an attorney who has experience in these types of cases, drivers, passengers, or others who are injured in car crashes can take steps to recover financial compensation. Some common forms of negligence that affect people during the winter months include:

Failing to Adapt Driving Behavior

One of the most common forms of driver negligence during the winter is failing to make adjustments to the ways they drive based on the conditions of the roads. Some drivers may continue to speed even when there is ice or snow on the road. They may follow other vehicles too closely without allowing enough stopping distance, or they may fail to adjust their speed correctly when approaching curves or intersections. Failing to adapt to road conditions during snowstorms, cold weather, or other times when winter weather makes driving dangerous can significantly increase the risks of losing control and causing an accident.

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Why Is Elopement a Dangerous Issue in Nursing Homes?

 Posted on January 19, 2024 in Nursing Home Negligence

Blog ImageMany families entrust nursing homes with the care of their elderly loved ones. However, there are some cases where a nursing home may seem to be clean and organized, and a facility may seem to be run well, but there are still issues that may affect residents’ safety. One growing concern is elopement, which occurs when nursing home residents wander away from a facility and encounter safety risks while in public. Numerous incidents have been documented across the United States in which nursing home patients have left facilities without supervision and been seriously injured or killed.

When a nursing home fails to take the proper steps to protect a person’s safety, a family will often be left wondering how this could have happened. In these situations, an attorney with experience in cases involving nursing home injuries can help determine whether the negligence of a facility or its staff members caused a patient to suffer personal injuries or wrongful death. A family may be able to recover compensation for their losses and ensure that a nursing home will be held responsible for its negligence.

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Why Are Fatal Car Accidents Increasing in the United States?

 Posted on December 20, 2023 in Car Accidents

Blog ImageIn recent years, the United States has seen a troubling rise in fatal car accidents. Despite advancements in vehicle safety technology and increased awareness campaigns, the number of deaths on American roads continues to climb. There are several factors that have contributed to this alarming trend. Following a car accident, people who have been injured or family members of a person who was wrongfully killed will need to understand their legal options, and they can do so with the help of an experienced attorney.

The Impact of Smartphone Use

The most significant increase in fatal car accidents involves pedestrians who are killed during the nighttime. Out of the more than 7,000 fatal pedestrian accidents that took place in 2021, around 75 percent of them occurred after sunset and before sunrise. While there are a number of potential reasons for this trend, the increased use of smartphones is likely to be a primary factor.

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3 Reasons Car Accidents Can Occur Over Thanksgiving

 Posted on December 01, 2023 in Bicycle Accidents

Blog ImageDuring Thanksgiving, many people enjoy gathering with family and friends, preparing and enjoying food, and reflecting on the things they are grateful for. However, Thanksgiving is also one of the busiest times of the year on roads throughout the United States. Many people travel to visit their families, take vacations, or drive around town to take advantage of holiday sales. As the number of cars on the roads increases, so does the likelihood of car accidents

A serious injury in a motor vehicle collision will not only affect a family’s ability to enjoy the holidays, but it can also lead to ongoing financial problems and other difficulties. Families who have been harmed by negligent drivers will need to understand their options and the steps they can take to recover financial compensation. They can do so with the help of an experienced attorney.

There are several factors that may contribute to the heightened risk of car accidents during Thanksgiving, including:

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Are Repetitive Stress Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

 Posted on November 16, 2023 in Workers' Compensation

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Workers' compensation is a crucial form of financial protection for employees who are injured while working or experience illnesses or health issues due to the work they have performed. It provides financial support and medical benefits to help workers recover from their injuries and return to work. While most people are aware that workers' compensation covers workplace accidents such as falls or equipment malfunctions, there is often confusion about whether repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are also covered. While filing a workers’ compensation claim, an injured worker can help improve their chances of success by working with an experienced attorney.

What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries, also known as repetitive strain injuries, occur when a person performs the same motion repeatedly over an extended period. These types of injuries can affect various parts of the body, including the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, and back. Common examples of RSIs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, and rotator cuff tears.

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Are Overloaded Trucks More Likely to Be Involved in Accidents?

 Posted on October 30, 2023 in Truck Accidents

Untitled---2023-11-02T140742.765.jpgTruck accidents can be devastating. Because 18-wheelers, big rigs, and other commercial vehicles are so much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, they can inflict severe injuries and even fatalities in a collision. One factor that can significantly increase the risk of a truck accident is overloading. When trucks are overloaded with cargo, it puts additional strain on the vehicle's components, affecting the truck’s overall stability and maneuverability. If you have been in an accident with a truck that had exceeded the allowed weight limits, an experienced attorney can help you ensure that this issue will be addressed correctly as you pursue compensation for your injuries.

The Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

Overloading a truck beyond its maximum weight capacity can have several dangerous consequences, including:

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Who Is Liable for a Car Accident With an Uber or Lyft Driver?

 Posted on October 10, 2023 in Car Accidents

Untitled---2023-11-02T135819.136.jpgRideshare services like Uber and Lyft offer the ability to receive transportation quickly and easily. However, with this convenience comes certain risks, including the possibility of being involved in a car accident while riding as a passenger or sharing the road with these drivers. In these situations, people who have been injured will need to understand their options. With the help of an attorney, they can determine who was responsible for causing an accident and which parties may be held liable for the damages they have suffered.

Understanding Liability for Rideshare Accidents

In any car accident case, determining liability is essential to ensure that a person who was injured will be fairly compensated for their damages. When it comes to Lyft or Uber accidents, several factors may come into play when determining who bears responsibility:

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7 Common Traffic Violations That Can Lead to Car Accidents

 Posted on September 12, 2023 in Car Accidents

Untitled---2023-09-12T090653.207.jpgWhile most drivers try to stay safe while they are on the road, they may still become involved in car accidents through no fault of their own. While accidents can happen for many reasons, traffic violations are some of the most common causes. When drivers disobey the rules of the road, they put themselves and others at risk of being injured in accidents. If you have been involved in a collision that was caused by a driver who violated traffic laws, a skilled attorney can help you understand your options.

Some of the most common violations that lead to car accidents include:


Many drivers exceed the speed limits, either on purpose or because they do not pay attention to how fast they are going. Speeding affects a driver's ability to react in time to avoid collisions. It can also increase the severity of injuries if an accident occurs.

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