football helmets, personal injury

New Helmet Technology Monitors Injuries [Infographic]

Technologically advanced helmets are helping to reduce the number of high school athletes that suffer concussions on the field. In 2012, it was estimated that high school athletes suffered nearly 300,000 concussions. Nationwide, it is estimated that concussions account for 15% of total high school athletic injuries. Approximately 33% of these injuries occur during practice […]

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Safety Alert: Back to School Traffic Puts Kids at High Risk

School bells are ringing throughout the region and back to school means that parents, students, and community members need to make traffic safety a top priority. There is an increased risk of automobile accidents during this season and taking active measures to reduce the risk is crucial for reducing injury and fatality rates as kids […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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How to Compare the Personal Injury Lawyers Near Me

In Chicago, there is no shortage of personal injury lawyers, so it is critical to be able to compare them to make the best decision about representation. Some of the factors to consider include: Experience A personal injury victim will want to consider the level of experience that different attorneys and firms bring with them. […]