Study: Voice-activated technology in vehicles does not lower distraction

As technology advances, many motorists are simply finding more ways to become distracted on Illinois roadways. As any Illinois car accident lawyer knows, cell phones and other hand-held devices have long been some of the most distracting pieces of technology known to man, and many efforts have been employed to reduce and eliminate their use… Continue reading Study: Voice-activated technology in vehicles does not lower distraction

Drivers often become impaired well before they hit the legal limit

When Illinois motorists go out for an evening, most probably do not realize that they could cause a severe accident after ingesting only one or two alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, as known by an experienced car accident lawyer, Illinois residents and their neighbors continue to be injured and killed in these accidents every day. Just over… Continue reading Drivers often become impaired well before they hit the legal limit

Protect yourself from a slip-and-fall this winter with these 4 tips

Winter in Lake County may arguably be the most dangerous season of the year. This holds true for the workplace as well as anywhere else. An Illinois workers compensation lawyer will often see a large increase of cases dealing with workplace injuries while there is snow on the ground due to the slippery conditions that often… Continue reading Protect yourself from a slip-and-fall this winter with these 4 tips

Is it worth it to use inferior vena cava filters?

When Illinois patients present with symptoms that indicate that they may have a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, doctors often prescribe the use of an inferior vena cava filter. The inferior vena cava is the largest vein in the human body. It is responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood from the legs and lower abdomen… Continue reading Is it worth it to use inferior vena cava filters?

Illinois’ attorney general addressing nursing home abuse with camera bill

Illinois, like most other states in the nation, is experiencing a growing epidemic in elder abuse. Many of the most common occurrences of abuse occur in the state’s nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that as many as 95 percent of nursing home residents are neglected or… Continue reading Illinois’ attorney general addressing nursing home abuse with camera bill

Fatal Oak Lawn multi-car accident caused by 81-year-old driver

An elderly man recently caused a major pileup that led to his death, the deaths of two local nuns and injured nearly two dozen other pedestrians and motorists. The Chicago Tribune reports that the elderly driver was first seen slumped over in his pickup truck in Oak Lawn. After being confronted by a concerned pedestrian,… Continue reading Fatal Oak Lawn multi-car accident caused by 81-year-old driver

Truck drivers continue to use cellphones despite federal ban

Large commercial trucks provide residents across Illinois with the material things they need, yet they are also an unmistakable source of danger for those all around them. When truckers fail to act responsibly and make bad choices, other motorists and pedestrians are often the ones who pay the ultimate price. To help prevent fatal truck… Continue reading Truck drivers continue to use cellphones despite federal ban

3 serious health conditions connected to brain injuries

Brain injuries are among some of the most complicated and least understood ailments that the human body can endure. The condition is often the result of a serious car accident or similarly devastating event where an individual receives a blow to the head. Its effects can take many individuals years to overcome while others regain… Continue reading 3 serious health conditions connected to brain injuries

Many patients in nursing homes are given antipsychotic drugs unnecessarily

Dementia is a major hurdle that many elderly patients in Chicago face on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the condition can cause many otherwise happy individuals to become difficult patients in nursing homes. According to the Alzheimer’s Association dementia can be the result of a fall or head trauma, and it often causes extreme symptoms such… Continue reading Many patients in nursing homes are given antipsychotic drugs unnecessarily