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February 23, 2017

3 Common Types of Medical Malpractice

By Dave Abels
3 Common Types of Medical Malpractice

No one enjoys going to the doctor though it is often necessary for a variety of reasons. The last thing you should expect when you see any type of medical professional is to sustain additional injuries or experience preventable complications. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is common and victims can experience significant losses and pain and suffering […]

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

February 21, 2017

Injuries at School and Negligent Supervision

By Dave Abels
Injuries at School and Negligent Supervision

When your child heads into school each day, you trust that they will come home safe and injury-free. However, children are injured at school in the Chicago area on a regular basis. Whether or not you can hold a school liable for your child’s injuries depends on several factors. For example, if your child was […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

February 17, 2017

Holding Metra Liable for Public Transit Accidents

By Dave Abels
Holding Metra Liable for Public Transit Accidents

In a single year, more than 82 million people used Metra commuter trains,1 to travel in and out of the Chicagoland area. Because Metra provides such a major source of transportation for hundreds of thousands of people every day, safety is a primary concern. Any type of motor vehicle has the potential to crash for […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

February 16, 2017

Understanding How Car Accidents Cause TBIs

By Dave Abels
Understanding How Car Accidents Cause TBIs

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury commonly sustained in traffic accidents. TBIs can range from mild- such as a concussion – to severe,1 which can cause a victim to remain in a coma for an extended period of time or indefinitely. All types of brain injuries can result in impairments with physical, cognitive, and/or […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

February 14, 2017

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

By Dave Abels
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

According to reported statistics,1 about 88,000 motorcyclists sustained injuries in accidents and an additional 4,976 motorcyclists did not survive the crash in 2015 alone. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) further reports2 that motorcyclists are approximately 27 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries on the road than people riding in cars or trucks. […]


February 10, 2017

Common Injuries at Construction Sites

By Dave Abels
Common Injuries at Construction Sites

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),1 the most common fatal accidents at construction sites are falls, electrocutions, being struck by something, and being caught in between two objects or vehicles. Even if a construction worker survives these accidents, they will still likely face a lengthy recovery for serious injuries. Traumatic brain injury […]


6 Things NOT to Do after a Chicago Bicycle Accident

According to the U.S. Census Bureau,1 the percentage of people who bike to work in Chicago increased from .5 percent to 1.3 percent between 2000 and 2010. Getting to work is just one reason to ride a bike, however, and people throughout the area ride a bike for recreation and exercise as well. As a […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

February 3, 2016

Illinois Personal Injury Basics

By Dave Abels
Illinois Personal Injury Basics

While you may have a general understanding of the fact that people who are hurt in accidents often can recover compensation from the person or business that caused their accident, many victims of often have questions about basic issues related to personal injury law and the way that claims proceed. Here is some general information […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

Would You Recognize if Your Loved One Suffered Nursing Home Abuse?

Everyone would like to think that they would be able to identify whether their loved one has been harmed by a staff member or another person at their nursing home. Unfortunately, many cases of nursing home abuse go undetected and unreported1 and victims often suffer in silence. There are many reasons why a nursing home […]

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January 29, 2016

A Hidden Cause of Fatigued Truck Drivers

By Dave Abels
A Hidden Cause of Fatigued Truck Drivers

Fatigued driving among commercial truck drivers can cause serious and even fatal accidents. In June, 2014 it was a driver who fell asleep at the wheel that crashed into comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo, causing him to suffer a severe traumatic brain injury and killing his longtime friend. Fatigued driving is often associated with the long […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

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