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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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Does Insurance Pay for a DUI Accident?

DUI accidents injure thousands of people and result in thousands of deaths each year in the United States. According to the Illinois DOT, approximately 31 percent of the 1,000 fatal crashes that occurred in 2016 involved alcohol. When a drunk driver causes an accident, that driver may be held liable for the injuries and damages caused by the crash.However, proving a driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash may not be sufficient to obtain compensation for the driver’s insurance provider. You may need to provide further evidence proving fault for the crash to succeed in recovering money for...

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The Basics Of Hiring A Workers Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured in the workplace, a workers compensation lawyer can help you quickly recover your losses. But before you decide that you need to hire a lawyer, it’s important to know what they can do for you. We at Costa Ivone Injury Lawyers handle all types of workers compensation cases.About Workers CompensationWe encourage clients to get all the information they can about what is involved in these cases and how a workers compensation attorney in Chicago can help.1. What Does a Workers Compensation Lawyer Do? A workers compensation lawyer’s job is similar to what a personal injury...

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Chicago Medical Malpractice – Common Surgical Errors

Minor medical procedures really do not exist. Doctors may use the term “minor” to describe a medical procedure, but all surgical procedures have some level of risk of injury to the patient. Doctors cannot guarantee outcomes of surgery. Therefore, they are required to explain the dangers and risks associated with the surgery and obtained informed consent from the patient before proceeding with surgery. Unfortunately, medical providers do not warn patients that they may be injured because of surgical errors and medical negligence. Those topics are never discussed with patients.In this article we discuss:What are the common types of surgical...

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Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer Before Hiring Them

While hiring an attorney you have to ensure that they are skilled and experienced to represent your interests in your personal injury case. It isn’t easy to find a good attorney within a fair price range and one who provides honest advice. Most lawyers typically look out to maximize their profit.Sometimes, they even offer you advice that works in their interests rather than yours.  Zeroing-in on a reliable and reputed lawyer that will keep your interests in view is a lot about conducting research and asking the right questions before hiring them. Here are a few questions you should ask...

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