March 2016

Concussions: This Often Overlooked Injury Can Lead to Permanent Damage

Concussions are an often overlooked aspect of personal injury incidents. Since the damage is internal, it isn't as easy to spot as other injuries. The fact that some symptoms of a concussion might not show up until days or even weeks after the accident makes it easy to see how concussions can easily … [...]

Which Cars Are The Safest In an Accident? The Answer May Surprise You

There was a time when safety ratings were based entirely on crash tests. As technology progressed, crash tests became more advanced. However, they have recently expanded to include crash avoidance features as well. Here are the safest cars for 2016. They used two safety ratings. One of them was … [...]

What makes big rigs so dangerous

While all motor vehicle accidents are unnerving and potentially dangerous, few leave behind the devastation that is common with big rig accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are nearly 450,000 vehicle accidents that involve large trucks every year in the … [...]

Unintentional Poisoning is a Major Concern for Young Children

Young children do not have a proper sense of safe or harmful substances. They can be easily drawn to substances that are toxic or poisonous with little regard for their safety. To prevent unintentional poisoning and personal injuries that require an Illinois personal injury lawyer, it is critical … [...]

Nanny Cams Now Allowed in Illinois Nursing Homes

A new Illinois law was designed to prevent nursing home abuse and neglect. This new act allows nursing home residents and their guardians to install “nanny cam” devices in their rooms. Residents and any roommates must consent to having this equipment installed. A legal guardian or family member may … [...]

Nursing Homes Seize Patient Assets to Pay Debts

Every day, thousands of older Americans put their loved ones in nursing homes. The reasons for doing so are all very different, but the expectations are always the same. People place their loved ones in nursing homes expecting expert care and compassion. Over the last few years, there have been … [...]

Workplace Safety During the Winter Months

Getting to work safely on icy, snow packed roads isn't the only thing employees have to worry about when it comes to working during the blustery winter months. Severe winter weather can raise the risk for a wide variety of work related illnesses, injuries, and even fatalities. While it is true that … [...]

OSHA Protects Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

Every American has the right to work in a safe environment, and every employer has a responsibility to provide one. Since 1970, when Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), safety standards have evolved to reflect specific risks. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes an … [...]