It is a common misconception that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can only occur from repetitive stress. While it is true repetitive stress injuries are the most common cause, they are by no means the only cause. If you suspect that you have carpal tunnel from a motor vehicle accident, you might be surprised to find … Continue reading Can Car Accidents Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Population aging refers to an issue where there is an increased number of older individuals compared to younger, and an increased life expectancy rate. The trend can be dangerous for the economy, but also the health of those in the aging population. It is estimated that by 2050, the number of adults over 60 years … Continue reading Why the Aging in Population is Becoming a Problem in the United States
Most personal injury cases settle out of court, but how they settle can vary. Some cases end during essential negotiations and often before the courts are involved. Other times, the case goes through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration. Today we focus on the use of arbitration in personal injury cases – and … Continue reading An Overview of Arbitration in Personal Injury Lawsuits
You were involved in a severe motorcycle accident. You have injuries, but you will recover. However, the time off work and the extensive medical costs are starting to drain you financially, which makes you turn to the idea of filing a personal injury lawsuit. While you did not cause the accident, you feel that you … Continue reading What if I Am Partially at Fault for a Motorcycle Accident?
The year is already nearing the end of the first quarter, and numerous laws that were promised have already gone into effect – with a few more trailing behind. Illinois lawmakers have passed over 200 new laws that were expected to hit January 1, 2018, and many of these laws will affect you as a … Continue reading New Laws in Illinois That Take Effect This Year (2018)
When you select a nursing home for your loved one, you assume that they will take care of them as if they were their own. You expect that they will handle not only medical needs but nutritional and keep your loved one adequately hydrated. Sadly, too many cases of dehydration and malnutrition leave residents in … Continue reading Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes – What You Should Know
Chicago, Illinois was founded in 1833 and it is one of the more historic cities in the United States. Sadly, with that important foundation comes laws that are severely outdated, and some could put residents at risk for serious injury. Take the sidewalk laws for example. In early January 2018, property owners signed up to … Continue reading Chicago Sidewalk Laws Outdated and In Need of Serious Repair
Being involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, especially an 18-wheeler, can be devastating. The sheer size and weight of these vehicles often leads to catastrophic accidents and serious injuries. When you are in an accident with a truck you may wonder who you could hold responsible for your injuries – and all the … Continue reading Potential Defendants in a Car Accident Versus Truck Case
Motorcycle riding carries an inherent level of danger that riders accept the moment they get on those two wheels. While you might take the risks, if you choose not to wear a helmet while riding your motorcycle, and you are involved in an accident, you might wonder if you can sue for a traumatic brain … Continue reading Can You File for a TBI if You Did Not Wear a Motorcycle Helmet?
Nursing home abuse is widespread in the United States. The types of abuse range from bedsores, to patients being malnourished, to outright physical battery. Most family members are now aware of the physical and emotional risks when picking nursing homes for their loved ones. However, there is one silent type of abuse that might go … Continue reading Exploring the Issue of Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes