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You May Be Surprised By One of the Leading Causes of Death in America

Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of fatal accidents while boating in Illinois and the U.S. Because this gas is odor-free and colorless, victims may not realize that they are being poisoned while they are inhaling it. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct that is produced by gas-powered engines, including boat engines. If boats are not maintained or vented properly, the gas can enter … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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 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...]

Jumping on trampolines is a popular summertime activity that sends hundreds of thousands of people to the hospital each year. From 2010 to 2014, the number of trampoline related injuries increased more than 1000% due in large part to the proliferation of trampoline parks across the country. (Article continues below Infographic) Trampoline Injuries and Statistics The most common trampoline … [Read more...]

Improperly conducted internal medical treatments pose an immediate and potentially lethal threat to a patient's health. Claims filed by Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are often a combination of bad medicine, poor training, and failure to adhere to protocols. Misdiagnosis In 2015, the Institute of Medicine estimated that nearly 12 million diagnostic errors take place every year. Based on the … [Read more...]

When the owner of a vehicle lets another person use his or her car, the car owner may be named as a defendant in an injury lawsuit if he or she knew or should have known that the driver was an incompetent or reckless driver. Illinois recognizes a legal theory called negligent entrustment, which allows injured plaintiffs to sue car owners who loan their vehicles to people who are bad drivers. … [Read more...]

According to statistics from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), fatalities and serious injuries from trucking accidents have continued to rise around the country. In 2014, over 3,600 people died in truck-involved crashes, representing a 16 percent increase over the last four years. In Illinois, a Chicago injury lawyer can provide important legal help for victims of trucking accidents … [Read more...]