Winter is synonymous with cold weather, snow, and ice. No one knows this better than those who live in Chicago, the “Windy City” where winter breezes off Lake Michigan can seem to freeze your eyelashes in a split second. Even in the middle of winter, you will still see people walking down the sidewalks in … Continue reading Slip and Falls Caused by Snow and Ice
Scooters are becoming increasingly popular in urban areas and for a good reason. They are a faster alternative to walking and are fairly lightweight and easy to transport. Many cities, including Chicago, now even offer electric scooter (eScooter) rental program that allows riders to rent scooters by the minute or hour, dropping them off at … Continue reading Common Scooter Injuries
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are about three million people who are non-fatally injured in automobile accidents annually in America. These crashes are incredibly costly. In 2017, the productivity losses and medical care expenses incurred due to injuries and deaths from car accidents cost over $75 million. Someone has … Continue reading Negotiations with an Insurance Company after a Car Accident
Taking the right actions in the correct order after a car accident can make or break your injury claim. Even a minor car accident can send your adrenaline surging, making it difficult to think clearly and take the appropriate actions. Knowing what to do after a car accident before it happens can help you during … Continue reading What Should You Do Following a Car Accident?
Sometimes car crashes cause immediate and obvious injuries sending injured individuals to the emergency department in an ambulance. Other times, the injuries suffered by those involved may not be readily apparent. You might leave the scene of the accident feeling shaken up, with no identifiable injuries or real pain, but have an injury that will … Continue reading Should I See a Doctor if I’m Sore after a Car Crash?
The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2017 there were 675 children 12 years of age and younger that died in car crashes. In the same year, 116,000 were injured. While child safety seats, seat belts, airbags, and other safety features in cars have significantly decreased these numbers from what they … Continue reading Common Injuries to Children in Traffic Accidents
No one plans on being in a slip and fall accident, and they can happen nearly anywhere. When they do happen, injured individuals are forced to deal with the repercussions such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the inability to do things they once enjoyed. It may take several months or even … Continue reading What Caused Your Slip and Fall?
When you spend time in the hospital, you rightfully expect that you will receive care that is safe. That it will improve your health or, at the very least, not be hazardous to it. Still, every day medication errors occur in hospitals across the nation. Sometimes they are minor errors and there are no adverse … Continue reading Hospital Medication Errors
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 6,283 Americans lost their lives as pedestrians in 2018. This represents a three percent increase over the previous year. Many of these fatalities and countless other injuries occurred to pedestrians who were in crosswalks where they assumed they were safe. If you or someone you love … Continue reading Pedestrian Accidents in Crosswalks
Although you may assume that crashes with semi-trucks and the insurance claims that follow with are similar to other vehicles on the road, they are actually very different. Unlike other vehicles, commercial trucks must follow the standards of the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which dictate commercial driver’s … Continue reading Dealing with Injuries after a Truck Crash