The Most Common Dangerous Driving Practices

September 12, 2023

Auto Accidents

Car Accidents

You take on an immense responsibility when you get behind the wheel – and you also face considerable risk. While car accidents come in many different forms and can cause immense damage, you may be surprised to learn that most are the result of common dangerous driving practices that fall into several basic categories. If […]

Workers’ Compensation | Protect Your Rights

June 27, 2023

Workers' Compensation

Whether your serious workplace injury occurred in a construction accident or a repetitive stress injury sustained in a warehouse or office setting, the dedicated lawyers of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles work hard to protect your rights to receive the workers’ compensation benefits you need to recover and get back to work. At […]

Big cars a big threat to cyclists, pedestrians

May 18, 2023

Auto-pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle And Motor Vehicle Collisions

As the weather gets warmer, the number of cyclists and pedestrians traveling Illinois’ roadways increases, and research shows that the number of Americans traveling in large trucks or SUVs is increasing, too. Yet, the larger a vehicle is, the more of a threat it is to cyclists and pedestrians. While the number of large cars […]

3 common repetitive stress injuries in the construction industry

February 26, 2023

Workers' Compensation

Working in construction can take its toll on your body. Sudden and catastrophic accidents can lead to severe injury when you work around heavy machinery, but repetitive stress injuries are just as much of a reality and potentially just as life-altering. Reducing the odds of repetitive stress injuries is often a matter of using tools […]

What steps should I take immediately after a car accident?

November 12, 2022

Motor Vehicle Accidents

In the moments following a collision between your vehicle and another, you may initially panic. Whether you are dealing with a frantic driver or a car that is blocking traffic, there are specific steps that can help you stay focused during this chaotic time. Talk to anyone involved According to the AARP, leaving the scene […]

3 causes of forklift accidents that can result in injuries

August 27, 2022

Workers' Compensation

Forklifts are vital equipment in the warehouse, construction and manufacturing industries. From loading trucks to lifting heavy equipment, forklifts make workers and businesses more productive. However, according to the National Safety Council, forklift accidents accounted for over 7000 non-fatal workplace injuries in 2020. All employees that work around forklifts should know the common types of […]

Celebrating our 60th anniversary

June 23, 2022

Firm News

Goldfine & Bowles is proud to commemorate 60 years since our founding. We have spent six decades anniversary representing central Illinois residents to resolve complex and often life-changing legal problems. For six decades, we have helped residents of Peoria, Bloomington, Galesburg, and other local communities recover hundreds of millions in losses and damages. Individualized service […]

Summer driving is more fatal than winter driving

May 25, 2022

Auto Accidents

Illinois winters are notorious for hazardous conditions for drivers. What you might not realize, however, is that summer is the most dangerous time to drive. According to Money Geek, July and August consistently produce the most fatal accidents every year. Most drivers are aware of winter prep for their vehicles. Unfortunately, many Illinois drivers neglect […]

The many hazards faced by health care workers

April 26, 2022

Workers' Compensation

The health care industry has a strong presence in the Peoria area, providing jobs for hundreds of workers while treating patients and saving lives every day. But health care workers face unique job hazards that can put them out of work for weeks or months. Workers in the health care industry have some of the […]

Do you know what causes the most crashes on Illinois roads?

February 25, 2022

Motor Vehicle Accidents

With the large-scale rollout of vehicle safety measures, you would think that car crashes would decline However, even the smartest of cars cannot predict what drivers will do behind the wheel. The Illinois Department of Transportation tabulated just under 300,000 crashes in 2019. Out of those, about 930 resulted in fatalities. Discover some of the […]