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The Costs of Accidental Fractures

 Posted on November 17, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

IL accident lawyerWhether it be due to a motor vehicle collision, getting injured on the job, or slipping in your bathtub, accidental fractures cost victims millions of dollars each year. Even though a fracture may not seem serious, different fractures range in severity, with some fractures potentially becoming life-threatening if left untreated. If you have sustained an accidental fracture, you need to speak with a Lake County injury attorney to determine what damages you may be able to recover.

What is a Fracture?

A fracture is a broken bone. It can happen if your body experiences a trauma, like if you fall, are in a car accident, or if you are injured playing a sport. A bone fracture can occur when something hits your bone with enough force to break it in at least one place.

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Common Injuries to Bus Passengers

 Posted on November 02, 2023 in Bus Accident Injury

IL injury lawyerWith buses making frequent stops to drop off and pick up passengers, this form of public transit carries inherent risks. As a bus passenger, you have no control of the drive; you are simply along for the ride. If you have been injured in a bus accident, it is important that you receive appropriate compensation, and that begins with hiring an experienced Lake County passenger injury lawyer.

Types of Injuries in a Bus Accident

A bus passenger may experience any of the following injuries if in a crash:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is any violent blow or strike to the head that disrupts a person’s normal brain function. In 2021, 69,473 people died due to TBI-related injuries. 

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What is Wrongful Death in Illinois?

 Posted on November 02, 2023 in Wrongful Death

IL injury lawyerIllinois law defines wrongful death to be the death of a person due to the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another. Losing a loved one is always difficult, but knowing that another person is responsible for your family member’s death can make the loss unbearable. 

Besides the emotional impact of losing a family member, you may be experiencing financial hardship. If you have lost a loved one due to another’s wrongdoing, you may require the counsel of a Lake County wrongful death lawyer.

Examples of Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death suit exists when a party causes the death of another person through negligence, wrongdoing, or a failure to act. A family may pursue a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for their financial and emotional losses.

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3 Common Mistakes after a Motorcycle Accident

 Posted on October 27, 2023 in Motorcycle Accidents

IL injury lawyerMotorcycle accidents are terrifying. In many cases, victims are thrown from their bikes and suffer extremely serious injuries. It is not uncommon for riders to end up with life-changing injuries, including broken bones, serious soft tissue injuries, and even brain or spinal cord injuries. Many Illinois motorcycle accidents are fatal. Thankfully, in many cases, victims or surviving families can often recover compensation by retaining a Lake County motorcycle lawyer.

Recovering compensation after a motorcycle accident can be a complicated matter. Below, we discuss three mistakes to avoid in the aftermath of a crash. For more information, contact us today to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in Waukegan.

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Driving Distractions Do Not Always Involve Texting

 Posted on October 23, 2023 in Distracted Driving Accidents

IL injury lawyerDistracted driving encompasses any activity that takes your attention away from the road. If you are distracted behind the wheel, you are putting yourself, your passengers, and all road users in harm’s way.

Did you know that one in nine people in the United States are killed due to a distracted driver? While texting is a leading cause of distracted driving accidents, it is not the only issue plaguing Americans.

Read on, as our Waukegan car accident attorneys discuss various driving distractions, how the state of Illinois is cracking down on the issue, and ways to keep yourself and your passengers safe.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted or inattentive driving includes any activity that takes your mind off the road. More than 1.6 million crashes in North America each year are due to a distracted driver.

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Why Semi-Truck Crashes are So Dangerous

 Posted on October 19, 2023 in Truck Accidents

IL injury lawyerIn 2021, 5,700 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, with 117,300 large trucks being part of injury crashes. With such staggering numbers, it is apparent that semi-truck crashes often have devastating results.

If you have been involved in a semi-truck crash, you need a Lake County truck accident attorney who has been helping victims of large truck collisions for over 30 years.

The Dangers of Large Trucks

A large truck is defined as any truck that has a gross vehicle weight of greater than 10,000 pounds. A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh 80,000 pounds. This creates problems with stopping quickly in traffic. In fact, it can take a semi-truck traveling at 65 miles per hour the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop. 

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Common Slip and Fall Locations Throughout Lake County, IL

 Posted on October 16, 2023 in Premises Liability

IL injury lawyerWhile a slip and fall may seem minor, you can experience serious injuries. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property because of its hazardous condition, you should be compensated for your injuries. 

Slips and fall injuries should be attended to both medically and legally. If you suffered injuries in this manner, speak with a Waukegan slip and fall lawyer immediately. 

Fast Facts

Data on slip and fall occurrences reveal the following:

  • Slips and falls contribute to over 1 million hospital visits annually (12% of total falls)

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Possible Effects of a Concussion from a Car Accident

 Posted on October 09, 2023 in Brain Injuries

IL car accident lawyerAbout 280,000 concussions can be attributed to car accidents each year. This figure only accounts for a fraction of people who experience a concussion, with an estimated 1.7 million people suffering a concussion annually.

If you have suffered from a concussion in a car accident, our skilled Lake County car accident lawyers would like to hear from you. Below, we discuss how a concussion following a car accident can impact your life.

What is a Concussion, and What are Common Symptoms?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can come in many forms. It is caused by either a bump, blow, or strike to the head. A concussion can affect your brain’s normal function.

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Drunk Truck Drivers Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

 Posted on October 05, 2023 in Truck Accidents

IL injury lawyerSemi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are essential for our economy, and we need truck drivers to operate these large and dangerous vehicles. Truck drivers have stricter safety regulations they must follow due to the severe accidents and injuries that often result from driver errors. One area where truck drivers must meet a higher standard is driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Specifically, truck drivers have a much lower legal limit for intoxication under the law, as they are legally impaired at 0.04 percent blood alcohol content (BAC). This is compared to a limit of 0.08 BAC for most other drivers. Unfortunately, many truck drivers struggle with alcohol use or might simply make the irresponsible choice to drive while drunk. 

If you believe you suffered injuries and damages due to an intoxicated truck driver, seek assistance from a Lake County truck accident attorney immediately. 

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Can a Scooter Accident Result in Serious Injuries?

 Posted on September 29, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

IL injury lawyerScooters have become increasingly popular in recent years as a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation. However, with the rise of scooter usage, there has also been an uptick in scooter accidents. While scooters may appear harmless, they can indeed lead to serious injuries. If you have been injured riding a scooter, you have legal options you need to be aware of. Contact a lawyer to begin the process of pursuing the compensation that you may be entitled to. 

Understanding the Causes of Scooter Accidents

Scooter accidents can occur in various ways, including collisions with pedestrians, other vehicles, or fixed objects. Factors such as poor road conditions, reckless driving, and mechanical failures can also contribute to accidents. It is important to understand that even seemingly minor accidents can result in severe injuries. 

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Contact a Lake County Vehicle Accident Attorney Who is Ready to Help You

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office. Call 847-662-3303 to set up a free initial consultation at one of our four convenient locations. There is no risk because we only collect fees if you collect compensation. With offices in Libertyville, Waukegan, Richmond, and Chicago, we represent clients in Lake County, Cook County, DuPage County, and McHenry County.

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