July 2018 Archives
Illinois citizens lucky enough to have found gainful employment in the construction industry will make many sacrifices to hold onto their jobs. Unfortunately, we have learned that personal safety is often one of these sacrifices. We know that Americans need their jobs to provide their families with life's basic needs. However, if you suffer catastrophic injuries or die in a construction accident, your family will be left to fend for itself.
In June, a motorcycle accident involving two Illinois residents occurred in Bensenville. The operator of the bike, a 47-year-old man, died in the accident. His 57-year-old female passenger lingered for some time before finally succumbing to her injuries. She died in late June while hospitalized at Park Ridge's Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
If you find yourself cringing when a big commercial truck approaches your vehicle from any direction, you are not alone. Sharing the roads with these hulking giants is frightening, especially if you stay up-to-date about the number of truck accidents that occur in Illinois.
It's summer. The Illinois ice is gone and homeowners have a lot of do-it-yourself chores to attend to. Much of the jobs may take them to the heights of maintenance work, several stories up, and the easiest way to reach the necessary altitudes involves the use of ladders. Are you prepared to use them properly, which is to say, safely?
When negligence or recklessness injures or takes the life of someone you love, it is natural to want the person responsible to pay for his or her careless behavior. In many cases, criminal law does a good job of holding negligent parties to account. However, sometimes this does not assuage the suffering of those involved in the incident. This is when an attorney can provide you with additional legal remedies.
Motorcycle enthusiasts understand that this beloved pastime and preferred method of transport can result in tragedy. Even when bike riders exercise extreme caution, a negligent motorist can put riders in serious danger. With another hot summer in Illinois in full swing, we thought it was a great time to remind riders to keep an eye on what is going on behind them.