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What are my options if I was hurt in a dooring collision?

Bike lanes provide some protection when bicyclists share Chicago streets with cars and trucks. That's until a car door suddenly opens into or in front of the bicyclist's direct path. This can happen when a driver or passenger opens a car door without first checking for bicyclists. No matter how aware bicyclists may be of their...

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What is the safest way for bicyclists to get around?

Chicago is now in Phase Four of loosening COVID-19 restrictions. That means several businesses are reopening under strict social distancing guidelines. Many Chicago residents are either going back to work or getting out more often. Fewer people are using public transit to get around due to the potential spread of COVID-19 at crowded bus or...

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Large trucks pose a danger to bicyclists

We know about the dangers drivers pose to bicyclists. What usually comes to mind is inattentive or reckless drivers in cars. Large trucks also pose a significant danger to bicyclists. Due to their sheer size and weight, they are more likely to cause fatal crashes than smaller passenger cars. Bicyclist critically injured after being dragged...

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Are rideshares more dangerous than taxis?

An experienced Chicago car accident attorney weighs in Driving is one of the most dangerous forms of travel that many of us must use every day. One study found that riding a motorcycle is the only other form of transportation more dangerous than driving a car. The high speeds that cars can achieve, combined with...

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Hip fractures in nursing homes are on the rise

Hip fractures occur when the upper quarter of the femur (thigh-bone) breaks. Falls are the one of the most common causes of hip fractures. Those who suffer from osteoporosis, chronic stress, or cancer are at a greater risk of sustaining a hip fracture. Older adults are more at risk of sustaining bone fractures due to...

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How to stay safe while riding a bicycle

As we enter the warm weather months in Chicago, we see more and more people riding bicycles. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for bicycle crashes. The state of Illinois sees more cycling injuries and fatalities during the summer months than any other time of the year. It’s critically important that cyclists ride with safety in...

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Cleanliness critical for nursing home resident safety

When it comes to the safety and health of nursing home residents, a clean and sanitary facility is critical. Nursing home residents are often some of our most vulnerable friends, family and loved ones. They have weakened immune systems or other health conditions that require the specific skill care and safe environments we come to...

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Bill seeks minimum staff requirements at nursing homes

If your loved one resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you want to feel confident he or she is receiving proper care. You want to know there are enough nurses and caretakers at the facility at all times. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are understaffed, according to federal data. It’s a growing problem,...

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Why your personal injury lawyer's credentials matter

Whether you were injured in a traffic collision, or your loved one was hurt while residing in a nursing home, you may not be sure where to turn. The odds may seem stacked against you. In a perfect world, you would be able to file a personal injury claim. The negligent party's insurance company would...

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Cars that park in protected bike lanes endanger bicyclists

Many U.S. cities, including Chicago, are becoming increasingly more dangerous for bicyclists. This growing danger comes at a time when traffic fatalities among motorists have declined and more people have recognized the benefits of cycling. About three years ago, Chicago was named the top city for cycling by Bicycling magazine. Safety advocates, however, say that...

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