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The Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at the JW Marriott in Chicago

Three people have died of Legionnaires’ disease after they were exposed to the bacteria at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Chicago. Approximately 10 people between the ages of 49 and 82 have contracted the disease, and many others have developed symptoms consistent with Pontiac fever and milder forms of pneumonia. Victims of this outbreak […]

Don’t Become a Statistic: Indiana Car Crash Records

Like all states, Indiana had its fair share of traffic crashes in 2010. In that year alone, 754 people lost their lives on Indiana roadways and 192,890 were injured or lost property. The report, compiled by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, did not differentiate between minor and serious injuries. However, the report did note that […]

How Families Can Help a Brain Injured Loved One Recover — or At Least Improve

People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury need intensive therapy and support from family to recover to the best of their ability. For the best possible outcome, your injured loved one should be evaluated in his or her home environment. While brain scans and neurological examinations provide valuable information, this isn’t enough to form […]

Recent Lake Michigan Boat Accidents: An Overview of What Went Wrong

Several boaters were injured or killed on the lake in July of 2012, which stressed again the need for watercraft safety. In one incident, a 23-year-old Michigan woman’s leg was partially severed when the inner tube she was riding in was pulled under the boat and made contact with its propeller. The accident occurred when […]

Injured on the Job? Follow These Steps

Workplace injuries are common. They are so common, in fact, that a system exists to help make sure that employees can get back on their feet and back to work without worrying about losing their jobs or paying medical bills. If you are injured on the job site, it is always important to follow the […]

How to File a Boating Accident Report

If you are in a boating accident, it’s important to file a report as soon as possible to get the proper compensation. Reports must be made within 24 hours of the accident. You need to notify the police, a sheriff or the closest conservation office as quickly as you can. By making a report as […]

Partly to Blame for Your Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may assume that you are unable to recover damages from the other party if you share blame for the collision. In Indiana, you can collect damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident, but under the comparative fault principle, your level of […]

Compassionate, Expert Attorneys for Claims Against Railroads

Roughly 3,000 train accidents occur each year. Because of the size and weight of trains and their cargo, trains hitting cars or pedestrians and train derailments cause extensive damage and often death. Passengers can also be injured stepping off train platforms or falling while a train is moving. Pursuing an accident case against a railroad […]

Leading Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident in which the truck driver is at fault, you may be eligible for more compensation than you think. Unfortunately, more than half of the accidents involving commercial trucks are the fault of the truck driver, and the reasons may not be what you think. While […]

Keeping Safe on Your Motorcycle

When Spring arrives in Indiana, bikers are more than ready to hop on a motorcycle and take a ride. A motorcycle can be a fun and convenient way to travel, but it can also pose more safety risks than the typical vehicle. One of the reasons for this is the motorcycle’s small size when compared […]