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Improve Trucker Health to Prevent Accidents

Jun 17 2015 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

The long-haul trucking industry is a necessary piece of our country and economy, but it is not without its risks and expenses. Large trucks are involved in hundreds of thousands of accidents each year, costing the country billions annually, and injuring over 20,000 truck drivers…

The Dangers of Texting and Walking

Jun 16 2015 in Personal Injury

Everyone knows you aren’t supposed to text and drive, but many studies are now saying that texting while walking can be even more dangerous. Pedestrian injuries have increased dramatically in the last decade as texting technology has proliferated, and vehicle-pedestrian collisions are more deadly than…

Growing Concerns to Make Railroads Safer

Jun 16 2015 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

In the last decade, railroad traffic through Chicago and Illinois communities has increased from 5 to 20 trains a day. That’s a large increase in a small amount of time. Not only is railway traffic on the rise, but “8 percent of trains contain hazardous…

Taxicab Safety Concerns

Jun 15 2015 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Recent advances in technology have changed the world, even the world of getting a taxi. Since Uber launched in 2010 with its mobile application that connects drivers with people who need a ride, it has amassed a worldwide following spanning 58 countries. Many other ride…

Crosswalks May Not Be Safe

Jun 12 2015 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

There are over 250 million cars on the road in the United States and tens of thousands of collisions with pedestrians each year. Over 5,000 pedestrians die annually in accidents with motor vehicles. These numbers paint a scary picture for anyone trying to share the…

Better Data on Bike Crashes is Key

Jun 10 2015 in Personal Injury, Premises Liability

Human progress has been fueled by information. The more we know as a species, the better we do. As we continue to collect data about our minds, bodies, and the natural world around us, lifespans rise and standards of living increase. Not surprisingly, better data…

Workers Comp Cases in the Sharing Economy

Jun 09 2015 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

If you have heard of Uber or Airbnb, you have already had your first introduction to the sharing economy, but if you haven’t yet participated in the sharing economy, you aren’t alone. Still only about 19 percent of Americans have used a service considered a…