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April 2015 Archives

Illinois Tollway unveils new weapon to fight distracted driving

As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month officially draws to a close, it's a good time to discuss the actions taken by officials here in Illinois to combat the number of serious personal injuries and fatalities caused by motorists using cell phones while behind the wheel.

Just how safe are the IV devices used by hospitals?

When most people are admitted to the hospital, they take it for granted that the medical equipment used in their care is both effective and safe. While there is certainly nothing wrong with this, it is nevertheless important to understand that even the most effective medical equipment is not without safety risks of which both physicians and nurses should be aware.  

Could better crash reports prevent serious bicycle accidents?

When was the last time you heard about a bicycle accident in Illinois? If you read local newspapers, it's likely that you have come across at least one story about a bicyclist who was injured or killed in the last few months. In fact, earlier this week, an Englewood man died after being hit by a car while biking.

Distracted driving common cause of teen car accidents

Most of us know how dangerous distracted driving is and the increased role it plays in car accidents in Illinois. Distracted driving can impact all drivers. However, a new study found that distractions contributed to more car accidents involving teenagers than previously thought.

How to prove property owner negligence after a slip-and-fall

To many people in Illinois, a slip-and-fall accident sounds like just that -- an accident. Although they are not caused intentionally, that does not mean no one is at fault. A property owner's negligence can easily create the hazardous conditions that can cause a serious fall. Unfortunately, proving that a property owner is responsible for your injuries is not always a simple process.

Providing both solutions and answers when the unimaginable occurs

As we inch ever closer to spring and summer, people's thoughts are naturally gravitating toward those activities they enjoy the most when the weather turns warm. For some, it's taking their boat or jet ski out on the water, and for others its hitting the trails with their specialized bicycles.

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