Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
January 31, 2024
Long-term care facilities like nursing homes are becoming an increasingly common option with our aging population. The National Institutes of Health states that 4.5% of older adults live in nursing homes. While these facilities are supposed to provide care, the reality is that nursing home abuse and neglect are a serious issue that affects thousands […]
Which repetitive stress injuries may qualify for workers’ comp?
November 21, 2021
Repetitive stress injuries develop over time from performing the same motions. Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, an inability to perform your job duties because of repetitive trauma may qualify for benefits. Carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, can become severely disabling. As explained by WebMD, the condition results from pressure placed on the median nerve, […]
Are older drivers at a greater risk for collisions in Illinois?
August 18, 2021
Older drivers are not uncommon, and even Illinois residents in their 80s or 90s may drive without any problems. That said, age sometimes factors into the reasons for a crash. An older adult may be the victim of someone else’s negligence and experience a greater risk of death. Older persons might succumb to certain injuries […]
All kinds of motor vehicle accidents bring the potential for severe injuries and even fatalities. Likely, the accident a great many Illinois drivers fear is a head-on collision since the chances for fatalities are significant in such crashes. Drivers may take additional precautions when traveling on single-lane highways. Sometimes, awareness and defensive driving could help […]
Pedestrians are ever more vulnerable on the streets of Illinois. They’re not only dealing with cars and bikes; threats like motorized scooters and Segways are on the sidewalks too. Some areas don’t even have sidewalks, yet people there will still find a need to walk places. How can pedestrians stay safe in those conditions? Here […]
Car accidents happen all the time in Illinois. Sadly, some of those crashes result in the death of a loved one. If this type of tragedy has personally affected you and your family, you have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. What are the main causes of car accidents? Car accidents can happen […]
Truck drivers crisscross Illinois and other states daily to deliver cargo. The recipients expect on-time arrivals, which is why even experienced truck drivers could make the regrettable mistake of hitting speeds above posted limits. Doing so may prove risky since speeding increases the chances of an accident. Speeding and truck driving An upcoming “Operation Safe […]
Illinois drivers contribute to the thousands of auto accidents that happen each year and that are a result of getting behind the wheel while they are sleepy. Sleepiness is a growing problem that is leading to a large number of fatalities and injuries each year. By understanding some of the dangers associated with drowsy driving, […]
Truck crashes could happen under a multitude of circumstances. Sometimes, negligence proves to be the reason for the accident. Considering the devastation that a semi-truck may cause, commuters and pedestrians dread a collision with such a massive vehicle. Regardless of how or why an accident occurs, Illinois crash victims should know what to do in […]
No driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian wishes to be the victim of an auto accident. However, accidents do occur, and they may lead to injuries or worse. Sometimes, the driver might hit a divider or another object, leading him or her to file a collision claim to cover damage to the vehicle. Persons hit by uninsured […]