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Winter is Coming — Know Your Rights When it Comes to Slipping on Ice

Before you know it, the streets, sidewalks and yards of Indiana and Illinois will be covered with snow and ice, making dangerous conditions for driving and walking. While the highway department takes care of the roads, home and business owners must ensure that snowy or icy conditions don’t pose any danger for people who visit […]

In a Truck vs. Car Accident, the Car Always Loses

The weight of the average car is 4,000 pounds, making it almost half the weight of the average passenger truck on the roadways. A semi-truck can weigh up to five times what a typical car weighs even without any cargo loaded on it. With such dramatic differences in size, it is easy to see why […]

Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

When most people think of brain injuries, they envision a blow to the head in an accident or an act of violence. These types of brain injuries are indeed traumatic, but they are not the only way that the brain can be seriously injured. Non-traumatic brain injuries can be just as serious. and often even […]

Blaming the Victim in Motorcycle Accidents

Despite what drivers of cars, trucks and other four-wheeled vehicles would have you believe, there is still an unspoken prejudice toward motorcyclists and their passengers. When an accident occurs involving a motorcycle and a vehicle, the other driver may be quick to assume that the motorcycle was speeding, driving under the influence or driving recklessly. […]

A Patient’s Best Interests? Michigan Senate Bill 1116

The Michigan state senate is currently considering a bill that would have grave consequences for medical malpractice law. The bill would absolve doctors of any liability if they make a mistake that leads to further harm if the doctors did “what they thought was best.” This law effectively gives doctors a disprovable defense in any […]

New Developments in Treating Paraplegics

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 225,000 Americans are dealing with the effects of a spinal cord injury. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 12,000 Americans sustain a spinal cord injury each year. Fifty-five percent of these victims are between the ages of 16 and 30 — more than 38 […]

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 […]