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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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The Double Cross of Crossfit

It is estimated that there are 3 injuries for every 1,000 hours of Crossfit training in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Crossfit participants will suffer an injury over the course of one year of training. Overall, one in seven women “Crossfitters,” and one in five men are expected to incur […]

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Danger on the Job: The future of Workplace Injuries

The Occupational Health and Safety Act has promised American workers the right to a safe job since 1970, but with President Trump’s agenda, that could soon change. Since he took office, Trump has repeatedly delayed or repealed worker safety and other associated rules, and he has proposed the elimination of various worker safety programs as […]

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Are Domestic Workers in Illinois Entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits?

In Illinois, domestic workers who work at least 40 hours per week for at least 13 weeks per year are entitled to workers compensation benefits if injured on the job. A Chicago workers compensation attorney can explain the necessary process to file a claim for benefits. Domestic Workers Rights in Illinois On January 1, 2017, […]

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When Bacteria Spoils the Meal

Foodborne bacterial infections affect millions of Americans every year. Many of these bacterial infections create short term discomfort including diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. However, there are some bacteria that can require hospitalization and the use of strong antibacterial medication to clear up. For patients infected with these more serious bacteria, the fight is quite literally […]

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‘Textalyzer’ to Detect Cell Phone Use While Driving Under Consideration

A new device called a ‘textalyzer’ is being developed to help law enforcement officers detect whether or not drivers in accidents were distracted by texting, social media and other applications while they were driving, resulting in their accidents.Currently, law enforcement officers must get search warrants in order to search drivers’ phones, making it difficult for […]

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Illinois’ GDL Program Equals Safer Streets

Well known as a model for teen driving safety, the Illinois Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program has significantly reduced the number of fatalities associated with teen drivers since it was implemented in 2008. With approximately 60 percent fewer deaths, the GDL program is proven to be effective at making Illinois streets safer for motorists, cyclists […]