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Illinois Personal Injury

Chicago Just Gave the “Go Signal” to Scooter Companies: What You Need to Know

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Chicagoan E-Scooters: The New West Side Story What Just Happened? Before leaving office in May, Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel ensured that the planned deployment of an entire fleet of electric scooters would push through, even in his absence.A total of 10 scooter companies will be allowed to deploy 250 vehicles each. With this motion, the scooter war officially enters the state of Illinois.In the first weekend alone, these electric scooters racked up a whopping 11,000 rides. While these scooters provide a cheap and fast way to get to work without sweating through your shirt, some members of the community are concerned that...

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Common Workplace Accidents for Which You Can Claim Compensation

Accidents can take place anywhere and without warning. However, in case an accident occurs in the workplace, several things have to be taken into consideration, such as, whether the accident was a result of someone else's error or yours. Did your company train you to handle these situations properly?Questions like these will help you understand who is responsible for the incident. If it was a result of someone else’s neglect, you are well within your right to file for workers’ compensation. This is also how many workers get the appropriate financial compensation they require to recover post an accident.It helps...

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Understanding More about Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

A number of statistics show that people are living longer these days. As a result, many elderly people end up living in nursing homes after dealing with an extended illness. Depending on the family's situation, medical insurance and finances, an elderly person may live the rest of his/her life in the nursing home.Family members put a lot of trust in nursing homes or living facilities to take care of their loved ones. However, due to negligence, there have been instances where the patient ends up in worse shape than when they arrived. Injuries can either be caused as a result...

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Keeping a Concerned Eye for Nursing Home Abuse During Summer Months

Illinois has approximately 1,200 facilities designed for long-term care. Additional, thousands of residents live in assisted care facilities and receive in-home assisted care. Nursing home abuse is an issue that many families worry about throughout the year. However, summer is a particularly difficult time for seniors and incapacitated persons in long-term living facilities.Families should be aware of the signs of dehydration and heat-related illnesses during the summer months so that they can watch for these signs of nursing home abuse in addition to the other signs of elder abuse they look for each time they visit with their loved one. Heat-Related...

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Five Advancements in Motorcycle Safety Chicago Motorcyclists Should Know

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Motorcycle accident fatalities in 2016 totaled 5,286. On average, about 80,000 to 90,000 people are injured each year in motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, a motorcycle does not provide much protection for a rider in a crash. Therefore, motorcyclists need to take advantage of other ways to protect themselves when riding. Below are five advances in motorcycle safety that could decrease motorcycle accident injuries and deaths. 1. Airbags in Motorcycle Clothing Gloves, boots, leather jackets, and other motorcycle clothing can help protect a rider in the event of a motorcycle accident. However, motorcycle clothing equipped with airbags may provide a higher level of protection...

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Injuries That are Covered By Workers’ Compensation

Workers' compensation covers various injuries and illnesses that arise in the course of or out of employment. While the most commonly considered condition is any injury from an accident in the workplace, several other situations might be eligible for compensation as well.The covered injury that the employee has suffered doesn’t always need to be from a specific incident. It could also be the result of multiple events that cumulatively cause a serious condition. Some examples of cumulative injuries such as these include:Carpal tunnel syndrome Disc and back injuriesAside from this, worker compensation also covers diseases that are a result...

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About Defective Products and Time Limits for Filing Claims

Defective products can cause many different injuries. In some cases, these can result in death as well. Product liability claims can be extremely complex to handle; they are some of the most involved lawsuits that personal injury lawyers pursue.The crucial aspect to keep in view is that there is a legal time frame within which you are permitted to file a product liability lawsuit. The statute of limitations is different in every state. For example, in the state of Illinois, product liability lawsuits have to be filed within two years in case of personal injury claims, and five years for...

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What Is a Negligence Claim?

Accidents and injuries can happen due to a variety of reasons such as car accidents, “slip and fall” etc. In such cases, a person or a company can be held legally responsible for acting in a careless way and causing harm to the injured person. There is a legitimate case to file a claim under such circumstances.“Negligence” is a basis to assess and fix the responsibility for the fault in case of disputes related to injury or accidents. The dispute settlement can take place under informal settlement talks or via a personal injury lawsuit. Negligence Claim ElementsIf a plaintiff or the...

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Can I Sue a Rideshare Company in Chicago?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have increased in popularity throughout the United States, including the greater Chicago area. Many people find rideshare companies more convenient and affordable than traditional forms of public transportation. From an app on their smartphone, a person can view driver reviews, schedule a ride, and pay the driver. However, as companies like Uber and Lyft became more popular, the risk of rideshare accidents increased. Tragically, accident victims were often left without legal recourse to recover compensation after a rideshare accident.  Personal Vehicle Insurance vs. Commercial Vehicle Insurance Rideshare drivers use their personal automobiles to transport paying passengers....

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Pedestrians Deaths At Highest Rate in Decades – What is Causing the Increase?

In 1990, 6,482 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic-related accidents. Throughout the following two decades, the rate of pedestrian fatalities fell to a low of 4,109 in 2009. However, according to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian traffic fatalities have been increasing since 2009. During the 10 years from 2008 through 2017, the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents increased by 35 percent, while the number fatalities in all other motor vehicle accidents combined decreased by six percent. According to the preliminary data for last year, 2018 will be the deadliest year for pedestrians in...

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