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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.


Untitled---2023-08-18T132108.135.jpgNursing homes are meant to provide a safe and comfortable environment for elderly individuals who require assistance with daily tasks. However, instances of negligence in nursing homes can put residents at risk of developing infections. Viral or bacterial infections can spread rapidly within these facilities due to various factors, and for patients who are vulnerable to harm, these diseases can be life-threatening. For families who have loved ones who have experienced dangerous infections in nursing homes, it is important to understand the forms of negligence that may have put their family members at risk.

Poor Hygiene Practices

One of the primary ways infections can spread in nursing homes is through a failure to maintain proper hygiene. Staff members must adhere to strict guidelines when it comes to handwashing, cleaning surfaces, and providing proper personal care. They must also maintain clean living spaces for residents by regularly cleaning communal areas like dining rooms, bathrooms, and hallways, as well as individual resident rooms. Failure to do so can lead to cross-contamination between residents, who may experience infections such as respiratory illnesses, skin infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and gastrointestinal issues.

Improper handling and disposal of soiled linens or waste products may also contribute to the spread of infectious diseases. Equipment that is not properly disinfected after each use also poses a risk of spreading harmful pathogens throughout a facility. Residents who are exposed to unsanitary conditions are likely to experience higher rates of respiratory infections like pneumonia, or they may develop urinary tract infections due to unclean bathroom facilities.


Untitled---2023-08-18T122243.373.jpgWhen an employee is injured on the job, they may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits are typically available in any situation where an employee suffers a work-related injury, regardless of who was at fault. Workers’ comp may address injuries in workplace accidents, occupational diseases, and injuries that arose out of the work a person performed, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries. 

In addition to covering the costs of medical treatment for a work injury, workers’ compensation provides disability benefits. These benefits are designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a work-related injury. By understanding when temporary disability benefits are available and how long they will last, injured workers can ensure that they will have the means to support themselves as they recover from their injuries.

Understanding Temporary Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits

Temporary disability benefits typically provide a percentage of the injured worker's average weekly wage. In Illinois, temporary total disability benefits are paid at a rate of two-thirds of the worker's average weekly wage, subject to certain maximum and minimum limits. If a person is completely unable to work while they are recovering, they will receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage until they are able to return to work. If a person can work on a limited basis while recovering, they will be able to receive sixty percent of the difference between their average weekly wage and the amount they are currently receiving.


b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-3.jpgNow that the weather in Plainfield has warmed up, many people are taking their motorcycles out of the garage and enjoying the Illinois roads. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of severe and fatal injuries in a crash than drivers of passenger vehicles.

For many injured motorcyclists, the process of recovering financial compensation for crash-related damages is also an uphill battle. At-fault drivers and their insurance companies are expected to compensate accident victims for their damages. However, successfully recovering compensation is often far easier said than done. One issue many motorcyclists run into is that of proving liability.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle crash, consider working with a personal injury lawyer who can help you prove fault and recover the maximum amount of compensation possible.


Pedestrian Accident Injuries Involving Children and Your Rights as a ParentAs the weather warms up, more and more children will ride their bicycles, walk to friends’ houses, and play outside. Unfortunately, this means that there is an increased chance of an accident involving a child.Motorists have an ethical responsibility and a legal obligation to follow traffic laws and be watchful for child pedestrians. This is especially important in school zones, parks, and other places where children play. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents involving children can be catastrophic, often leaving a child with life-long medical complications. Tragically, many pedestrian accidents involving children are fatal.

If your child was hurt in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, you may be able to pursue justice on behalf of your child through a personal injury claim. Read on to learn more.


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