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Pay Attention to Delayed Symptoms Following an Accident

Symptoms of an injury may present themselves days, weeks, months, or even years following an accident. While injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, etc. are readily apparent following a crash, there are many other injuries that can take the time to manifest and present symptoms that are identifiable. Thus, it is important for individuals injured […]

marijuana, personal injury

Study Finds High Driving Is Increasing In states That Legalize Marijuana

Driving while under the influence of marijuana is rising in states that legalize marijuana. More and more states are legalizing marijuana (either recreationally or medicinally) and those states are experiencing increasing rates of high driving. High driving is a problem because of law enforcement, unlike with alcohol, possesses no reliable tools or tests to assess […]

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The Most Common Office Work Injuries and Accidents

Though they do not receive the same kind of attention as other professional injuries, injuries in the office are unfortunately very common. Though office professions do not get as much notice as more serious injuries sustained in manual positions, the effects of injuries in office positions can be just as painful and damaging, and sometimes […]

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The Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011

An important piece of legislation was recently introduced in Congress that, if passed, will change the way that Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims, including workers’ compensation, are applied. The legislation is called the “Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (a/k/a HR 1063 or the SMART Act) and was sponsored by Congressmen […]

jet ski, accidents

Jet Ski Accidents: Common Causes of Injuries on Lake Michigan

Due to the large numbers of jet skis on Lake Michigan, they are common causes of accidents and injuries. While most jet ski accidents are caused by negligence, some are caused by defective parts that may cause jet skis to malfunction. Jet Ski Accidents and Injuries During spring and summer months, Lake Michigan is a […]

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Who Keeps The Ring?

The 50 to 50,000 thousand-dollar question that even baffles the experts; if an engaged couple calls off the wedding, who gets the ring? Etiquette experts such as Emily Post typically

driving while drinking, car accident

What it Means to Drive Stoned in Illinois

New DUI thresholds for marijuana may help define what it means to drive stoned in Illinois. Despite the recent law changes, however, the dangerous effects associated with operating a motor vehicle while stoned remain the same. Driving under the influence of mind-altering substances can significantly impair a person’s driving ability, raising the risk of a […]

landscaping, work injury

The Dangerous Landscape of Landscaping

Each year, an average of 197 of the approximately 900,000 workers employed in landscaping services across America will suffer a fatal injury and many thousands more will experience a serious injury. It is estimated that only 1% of the total workforce is employed in landscaping professions, yet the industry experiences 3.5% of all workplace fatalities. […]

toys, personal injury

When Dangerous Toys Send Your Child to the Emergency Room

When a child is the victim of a dangerous toy, a personal injury lawyer reviews the case to determine if the injury was caused by defects. If it is proven that the child would not have been injured if it were not for the defect in the toy, the manufacturer may be held liable. Courts […]

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Tesla Misses IIHS’s Top Crash Rating Standards

Tesla’s all-electric luxury vehicles are popular among Chicagoans, but the vehicles didn’t pass one of the IIHS‘s five safety tests and missed the top safety designation given by the organization. The Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Impala, and the Ford Taurus all failed the same test and did not receive the Top Safety Pick Plus designation […]