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How Trump Intends to Change Trucking Regulations

In February, President Donald Trump's Administration announced an executive order that would require all federal agencies to reevaluate their regulations for potential revisions or elimination. Here are some of the DOT rules that agencies may change due to this expected reduction of regulation. Regulations That Face Removal There are two regulations that could be removed under this executive … [Read more...]

Cleaning Chemical Exposures That Cause Serious Injuries

The pervasive use of chemical cleaning agents in homes and workplaces can lead to debilitating disabilities and the development of many forms of cancer. Individuals who have been exposed to chemical cleaning agents can suffer long-term consequences that can include memory loss, loss of mobility, diminished quality of life, and even death. Common Cleaning Chemicals That Cause Personal … [Read more...]

Amusement Parks: How Safe Are Your Kids

Over 4,000 children are injured each year on amusement park rides. Most serious injuries and fatalities occur in amusement parks where rides are permanently installed, rather than set up for temporary locations. Amusement Park Accidents From 1990 to 2010, approximately 92,885 children under the age of 18 were rushed to hospital emergency rooms due to injuries from amusement park rides. Over … [Read more...]

When Defective Products Kill

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that defective products have caused about 29.5 million injuries, with hundreds of thousands occurring each year, and they claim the lives of approximately 22,000 innocent victims every year in the United States. Product manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are free from defects that could cause these injuries and … [Read more...]

The Deep and Dangerous Waters of Private Pools

Swimming pools are a deadly attractive nuisance that claims an average of 390 lives each year. Young children are at greatest risk and nationwide drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. In fact, 76% of drowning deaths in the US involve children under the age of 5. When an individual drowns or is injured in a private swimming pool at a home or apartment, the … [Read more...]

Falling Asleep at the Wheel Can Kill You: Are You at Risk?

Studies show that approximately 75,000 injuries and 2,500 fatalities occur each year in the U.S. as a result of drowsy driving. Drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel are twice as likely to die in a head-on collision. Facts About Drowsy Driving Drowsiness can impair driving performance as much as alcohol. Studies link fatigue and sleepiness to decreased functions including decision making, … [Read more...]

Where Trucks Are Not Allowed in Illinois

Cities are allowed to restrict trucks from driving on certain streets or roads in Illinois, and when truck drivers violate these laws and cause accidents, they may be liable to pay damages to compensate the injured victims. Cities and other local governments are able to forbid trucks from driving on certain streets by restricting them based on their weight. These rules are meant to prevent large … [Read more...]

Bumps and Bruises Caused by Ridesharing Services

On the surface, ridesharing services appear to be a less costly and more efficient method of transportation. However, there exist many dangers beneath the glossy facade of convenience and cost savings. As these services grow in popularity throughout Illinois, consumers who use these services may be placing themselves at considerable risk of personal injury. Risks of Ridesharing Uber and Lyft are … [Read more...]

Parking Lot Accidents Account for One in Five Collisions

Parking lot accidents caused by distracted drivers account for one in five collisions. Drivers checking cell phones for missed calls, messages and social media updates commonly lead to personal injury claims with an injury lawyer. Parking Lot Accidents and Injuries According to the National Safety Council, two out of three drivers pulling into parking lots, parking garages and shopping centers … [Read more...]

Chiropractic Adjustment Causes Fatal Stroke for Playboy Model

In February 2016, Katie May, a Playboy model, died three days after visiting a chiropractor for a neck adjustment after a slip-and-fall injury. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by family members with wrongful death lawyers against the chiropractor. Chiropractic Adjustments Can Cause a Stroke One of the most common and severe injuries sustained by patients as the result of chiropractic … [Read more...]