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September is National Recovery Month. This month-long celebration, sponsored by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), lauds individuals who are recovering from mental illness and substance use disorders. Millions of Americans have successfully transformed their lives through continued support and persistence.
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 part of the “sharing economy,” although the number has been quickly growing in recent years.
Traffic violations often go hand-in-hand with car accidents, and often may play a role in causing an accident. Traffic violations can range from a speeding ticket to a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. Examples of common minor offenses include: Running a red light Running a stop sign Illegal turning Improper lane usage Failure to yield to right of way Howe ...
This year is off to a deadly start for Chicago pedestrians and cyclists. So far, there have been 12 combined fatalities involving pedestrians and cyclists. By this time in 2014 there were only 6 deaths, the same amount as in 2013 Chicago pedestrian accidents. The accidents have effected various people in several different circumstances.
If you are suffering from headaches in the aftermath of a car accident, you are not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of individuals report head pains after being discharged from the hospital in auto accident cases. Even one year later, a third of the same study group continue to complain of recurrent headaches.
We all know that weather like sleet, snow, and rain can cause dangerous road conditions, but few people take into account just how dangerous sun can be at certain times of the day. If you have ever driven around sunrise or sunset, you probably have experienced the temporary blindness while driving caused by sun glare.
Like traffic signals, stop signs are vital to road safety. Not making a full stop at a designated intersection can lead to devastating car accidents, especially if multiple vehicles are involved. According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), ‘traffic controls’ was identified as the top factor involved in all fatal crashes from 2004-2008.
Car accidents sometimes happen due to a flaw in the design of a vehicle. Errors made during the design process can lead to serious safety risks and critical injury. Automobile design defects are among the top 25 causes of car crashes. During the planning and development stages, auto manufacturers have a responsibility to test all components for potential safety hazards before production.
Every year, almost 25 million passengers ride on Greyhound buses. While most of them arrive safely, a small number of reckless drivers, negligent actions by the company, or poor maintenance of certain buses can lead to some never making it home. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Greyhound buses were involved in hundreds of accidents over the past few ...
Football is a national pastime and a sport that many Americans love to watch and play. Unfortunately, it has been revealed to be the cause of thousands of brain injuries over the past few decades, and recent investigation has revealed that the damage cause by concussions suffered while playing football can last for years and even be permanent.
This Sunday, March 8th at 2 a.m. signals the start of daylight savings time. While the first sign of winter’s end is a relief for all of us braving the Chicago weather, the impact of losing that extra hour of sleep is greater than most of us realize. Every year, thousands of people actually experience serious negative health consequences due to the change.
A 36-year old woman was rear-ended by a Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the intersection of Green St. and Maple Ave. in Carpentersville, Illinois. The motorcyclist was cited by the responding officer for a traffic violation. At first the case was being handled by another lawyer but after the woman become dissatisfied with that lawyer, she contacted the Chicago car accident lawyer ...
Broadside accidents, more commonly known as T-bone crashes, are among the deadliest and most tragic on roads and highways throughout Chicago and Illinois. Unlike head-on collisions, drivers are not typically protected by bumpers, airbags, or other safety measures; rather, drivers are exposed, and the effects can be felt for years.
A 34-year-old customer service representative was recently involved in a rear-end accident in Cook County on 1-90 when she requested the legal services of Chicago personal injury lawyer Jared Staver. At the time of the accident, she was taken by ambulance to Lutheran General Hospital where she received immediate treatment. The accident created minor soft tissue injuries for our client.
Car crashes happen every day. Luckily, most of these car accidents aren’t fatal or even particularly dangerous. Still, any type of crash can do serious damage to your vehicle and cause lasting, life-changing injuries. In order to better protect you and your family from serious car accidents, it is important to know what types of crashes are most common, so that you can learn how to avoid them.
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