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Accidents that result from another person’s negligence can lead to severe injuries and other consequences. If you suffered injuries in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you might have to miss time from work, endure lengthy pain and suffering, and refrain from partaking in activities you once enjoyed. Many accident victims are unsure of […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

Riding a bicycle on a trail or through the city can be an enjoyable experience on a warm, sunny day. However, one of the disadvantages of bicycle riding is that cyclists have minimal protection if and when an accident happens. Except for their helmets, cyclists experience direct exposure to their surrounding environment. Even sturdy, well-made […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

December 1, 2022

Smartwatches and Distracted Driving

By Dave Abels
Smartwatches and Distracted Driving

Drivers become distracted when they fail to pay attention to the road. But long before cell phones and other electronic devices existed, drivers can still become distracted. Sometimes, small children misbehaving in the backseat diverted a driver’s attention away from the road. Similarly, drivers became distracted when they listened to loud music playing in their […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

When someone suffers a serious injury or illness because of the negligent actions—or inactions—of an individual or company, our civil justice system allows victims to seek financial compensation for their damages and losses. This is an extremely important part of our society since it serves as a safety net to prevent innocent injury victims from […]

November 28, 2022

Herniated Disc: Causes, Symptoms, and Complications

By Dave Abels

Discs in the human spinal cord play a very important role. They support an individual’s upper body, help them absorb shock, and move their bodies in different directions. Although these discs are extremely tough, they may suffer serious damage in a forceful car accident. Spinal discs have several layers, the outermost of which is tough […]

November 25, 2022

Driving Drowsy Is as Bad as Driving Drunk

By Dave Abels
Driving Drowsy Is as Bad as Driving Drunk

Drowsy Driving Accidents in Chicago There are many reasons why tired drivers are on the road. Whether someone is on a road trip, driving long work shifts in a truck, coming off the night shift, or has a sleep disorder, drowsiness can often affect people behind the wheel. While most people do not worry about […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

​Is It Worth Suing an Uninsured Driver?

An uninsured driver accident brings many questions, especially how you will get compensation for the losses you incur. The good news: you can still recover payment for medical bills, wage loss, disfigurement, and more with the help of a local uninsured motorist accident attorney. All drivers must legally have car insurance, but one in eight […]

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There is no disputing that distracted driving is extremely dangerous and causes many serious accidents and injuries. With bigger and better technologies coming out, including smartphones, tablets, and other electronic gadgets, it is extremely easy for a driver to become distracted while behind the wheel. A distracted driver fails to watch the road attentively. When […]

​Concussion Injury Claims

Anytime you suffer a head injury that causes you to lose consciousness for a few seconds or several minutes, go to a hospital—you may have sustained a concussion. Other signs include feeling dazed, confused, or disoriented while conscious after head trauma. One concussion also makes victims more vulnerable to future concussions and repeated trauma that […]

Posted in: Brain Injury

November 20, 2022

Explaining Lost Wages After You Were Injured

By Dave Abels

Accidents resulting from others’ negligence can lead to serious personal injuries, which may cause mounting medical bills. Victims sometimes need to undergo complicated medical procedures or surgery after an accident. They might also need to pay for a hospital visit, ongoing physical therapy, and other medical appointments. Healing after a serious accident can also take […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

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