We know from experience that second and third-degree burns can leave painful physical — as well as emotional — scars. Some burn injury survivors find themselves in specialized burn centers while others spend months in rehab. The physical and emotional recovery process can be excruciating and life-long. Second and Third-Degree Burns Unfortunately, burns are quite… Read More
According to the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, more than 2,000 cases of child sexual abuse are reported every year in the Windy City. Notably, those are only the reported cases; meaning the actual incidence of child sexual abuse is even greater. Of course, Chicago isn’t alone. Nationwide, 1 in 7 girls and 1 out of 25… Read More
Especially in a city like Chicago, more and more bicyclists are commuting and sharing the roadways with motorists. The biggest fear of most bicyclists is being struck by a motor vehicle. In fact, the fear of a collision with an automobile is the single greatest impediment to getting more people on bikes—many people want to… Read More
In high-speed motor vehicle crashes resulting in serious personal injuries, there is oftentimes substantial damage to the vehicles involved. As a general principle, we understand that the substantial vehicle damage caused by high-speed crashes is consistent with serious personal injuries to those involved in the crash. How about when there is minimal vehicle damage? Is… Read More
Over the years, we’ve helped many clients with head and neck trauma caused by motor vehicle accidents and falls. Some injuries like burns, fractures, and stiffness were easily diagnosed. But there’s another, less noticeable consequence that can be just as distressing. What Is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a non-auditory noise resulting from damage to the inner… Read More
According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, a national nonprofit highway safety organization, the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways in 2018 was the largest annual number of pedestrian fatalities since 1990. Specifically, the data revealed 6,227 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents last year, a 4% increase from the… Read More
In our experience, the majority of motor vehicle crashes in which we are retained to help injured victims involve some form of distracted driving. Distractions divert drivers’ attention from the roadway, and substantially increases the risk of crash-related injury — indeed, the research suggests distracted driving is as dangerous (if not more dangerous) than driving… Read More
Back injuries — specifically, lumbar and cervical disc injuries — are some of the most common injuries caused by trauma in motor vehicle crashes, falls, and other accidents. In our cases, we are routinely faced with defense lawyers and insurers who try to argue that these injuries to our clients are “degenerative,” and therefore unrelated… Read More
$175,000 settlement for a 40-year-old man that suffered from post-concussive syndrome from a motorcycle accident.
$365,000 settlement for a 79-year-old male that was hospitalized for a urinary tract infection and developed a severe pressure sore to his sacrum/coccyx.