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Teens are at highest risk right after getting a driver’s license

Parents of young drivers are often incredibly nervous that first night that their teen takes the car out alone. The parents know that the teen passed driver’s training and took the proper certification tests. They know that the teen was properly educated. They drove along with the teen on the learner’s permit, so they know … Continue reading Teens are at highest risk right after getting a driver’s license

New technology can predict accidents, and the proof is on video

Car accidents are often impossible for drivers to predict. They happen so quickly for reasons that are entirely out of the drivers’ hands. However, technology has been getting better and better at predicting crashes in the seconds before they occur, and it’s working to keep people safe. One crash that was caught on video illustrates … Continue reading New technology can predict accidents, and the proof is on video

Carnival ride ended in 1 death at Ohio State Fair

Last month 24 fair-goers got on the “Fireball” ride at the Ohio State Fair. The pendulum-based ride started to swing the riders back and forth, when suddenly a row of seats broke free and flew through the air. The passengers were still inside. A video was posted on YouTube showing the tragic incident. News stations … Continue reading Carnival ride ended in 1 death at Ohio State Fair

Justice takes time in medical malpractice suits

Medical malpractice injuries and deaths are particularly hurtful to the victims and their loved ones. It is difficult to understand how the very people we trust to heal us could actually harm or kill us with their negligence, but it is a grim reality for thousands of individuals. When it comes to medical malpractice, there’s … Continue reading Justice takes time in medical malpractice suits

What is defensive driving and how do I do it?

The roads of Chicago can be unbearable to drive at times. There’s just so much traffic that you have nowhere to go and it seems like it’s only getting worse. Because of the traffic, you need to know how to anticipate issues with other drivers and road hazards. This is part of defensive driving, which … Continue reading What is defensive driving and how do I do it?

Conditions that can cause slip-and-fall accidents outside

It’s not uncommon for people to slip and fall indoors. In fact, it’s a leading cause of premises liability lawsuits in Chicago. There are so many hazards inside a commercial or residential building, such as wet floors, objects, poor lighting, broken stairs and much more. Here are some of the conditions that can lead to … Continue reading Conditions that can cause slip-and-fall accidents outside

Protecting yourself at work from chemical hazards

Going to work each day can be stressful. There’s no reason to add to that stress when chemicals are present in the office or on your worksite. Take as many safety precautions as possible when working with or near chemicals while on the job. The safety precautions put in place by your employer should be … Continue reading Protecting yourself at work from chemical hazards

Weather leads to crash that injures three

Severe weather and flooding led to a crash that injured three people on the morning of July 20 in the Chicago area. Heavy downpours, severe thunderstorms, and wet roads led to multiple accidents. The severe weather made it difficult for drivers to see and for them to stop. The three people injured in a crash … Continue reading Weather leads to crash that injures three

How does premises liability work in regards to children?

Premises liability is an important subject that all property owners should brush up on every now and then. The laws differ from state to state, but tend to be the same when dealing with children and premises liability. For the most part, property owners have a special responsibility placed on them by the law because … Continue reading How does premises liability work in regards to children?