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How To Avoid Preventable Boating Accidents

This past summer, an extravagant Fourth of July fireworks display on Long Island Sound turned deadly when a yacht carrying 27 passengers sunk, leaving a 12-year-old boy, his 11-year-old cousin and an 8-year-old girl dead.  Bad weather and an overcrowded boat were deemed factors in the tragedy. Boating accidents happen on all kinds of watercraft […]

The Art of Motorcycle Safety

This past August, Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser, husband of country music singer Wynona Judd, veered across the center divider of a highway and crashed into the side of a car that was traveling in the opposite direction.  He suffered serious injuries, including the loss of his left leg. When you lack the protection of being […]

The Toxic Work Environment

Identification of and Recovery for Industrial Diseases This past summer, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that its joint investigation with the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) unveiled a resurgence of a deadly disease that plagues coal miners. Apparently, the mining industry and federal regulators have known for more than two decades that coal miners were […]

How to Know If You Have a Workers’ Compensation Case

Earlier this month, 62-year-old Jose Melena was found cooked to death inside a steam oven at the California Bumblebee Tuna factory where he worked.  Although the case is currently under investigation, chances are that Melena’s widow will receive workers’ compensation benefits. An exception may be if Mr. Melena was murdered for personal reasons unconnected with […]

Trucking Accidents and the Law: Who’s Responsible?

Some of the most devastating highway accidents are those in which a truck is involved.  You may recall news reports last year of 7 family members killed when a semi hit their van on the Indiana Toll Road east of South Bend. Statistics show that although large trucks are involved in only a small percentage […]

Navigating the Complexity of Construction Accident Law

The very nature of construction lends itself to high death rates as well as permanent and debilitating injuries. With an estimated 18.3 deaths per 100,000 workers, construction is reported as one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, through accidents caused by negligent or reckless workers or supervisors, defective equipment, inadequate safety precautions […]

How To Handle Yourself After A Slip, Trip Or Fall

Earlier this year, $414,868 was awarded to a Costco shopper who slipped on a puddle of liquid soap and shattered her knee. The case made headlines not because of the circumstances – slip and fall accidents are the third leading cause of injury to customers and employees in the United States — but because the […]

Spinal Cord Injury: Causes, Symptoms and Recovery

The University of Alabama’s National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that there are anywhere from 236,000 to 327,000 people in the United States who have a spinal cord injury (SCI) , with approximately 12,000 new cases being reported each year.  Although results vary, studies show that the majority of spinal injuries occur as a […]

After a Blow to the Head: Recognizing Brain Injuries

After actress Kristin Chenoweth was hit by a falling light fixture on the set of The Good Wife this past summer, she lost the ability to multitask, a common complaint of those suffering from brain trauma.  Every year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States sustain some type of brain injury.  50,000 of them […]

Father’s attorney seeks contempt order in Levi Evans case

CROWN POINT | The father of a Lake Central High School student found dead on school property is seeking a court hearing on whether St. John police and the Lake County coroner should be held in contempt for not providing additional information. Levi Evans, 17, was found dead Aug. 8 with no apparent sign of foul […]