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Cyclists v. Cars: The War Wages

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The war between car drivers and cyclists seems to be reaching a boiling point in the city of Chicago. Many residents choose to use the more environmentally and cheaper option of commuting to work and throughout the city by bike, but for many, this commute is full of danger. Many cyclists fear for their lives… Read More


The Injuries You Should Be Focusing On

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Overexertion is the most common cause of workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims. It can become an issue in any kind of job, but some jobs have a higher risk, such as construction workers, delivery drivers, warehouse workers, sea-men, drywall installers and even office workers. Overexertion occurs when your daily physical activity is beyond your… Read More


Hurt During Your Fourth of July Celebrations? Here Are Your Options!

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Fireworks, friends, and drinks this fourth of July were amazing for more, but if you were injured while celebrating Independence Day at a bar or a friend’s house maybe it wasn’t such a good time after all. As things settle down and you realize your injury is more severe than you realized or perhaps you… Read More


INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT BY A FRIEND?

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Injuries caused by car accidents are tough to handle, especially if you’re the passenger and a friend or loved one is the driver. The first thing many people do is panic, although panicking is understandable, one should still take the necessary precautions. You may consider getting as much information at the scene of the accident… Read More


New Year, New Injury?

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It’s mid February and New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. Many people make a resolution to eat better and become more active so they can live a healthier life. The best way to follow through on a resolution is to remain consistent, which you can’t do if you’re hurt. Getting an injury when one… Read More


What You Need to Know about Slip & Fall Accidents

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Winter can be a beautiful and magical time of year, but lurking under the beauty are hidden dangers. At the Law Offices of Dworkin and Maciariello, we receive countless calls a day asking about the legal implications of slipping and falling on ice and snow. Parking lots and sidewalks are common places to slip, although… Read More


The Cherry Illinois Disaster

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Did you know that Illinois had a fundamental but grim role in the creation of Workers’ Compensation across the nation? It all started in 1909 at a coal mine in Cherry, Illinois. The mine, founded in 1905, supplied coal for the trains of its supervisory company, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad. As you… Read More


We Bet You Didn’t Know This about Parking Lot Accidents!

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There’s a dangerous misperception in parking lots that because everyone is moving slowly no serious damage can be done. Despite slow speeds, many drivers are still preoccupied as they pull out of a spot, changing the radio station or looking for their sunglasses. Meanwhile, pedestrians are focused on their phone or trying to remember where… Read More


Rear-Ending Cases: Need to Know!

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A rear-end collision happens every eight seconds, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. This type of accident can cause severe injuries, most commonly whiplash, and even in some cases fatalities. One of the most common causes of a rear-end collision is tailgating. Thus, Illinois has enforced Tailgating Laws that address safety measures such as… Read More


Mistakes of a Personal Injury Case

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Being honest Abe doesn’t always matter when it comes to the law. The burden of proof often falls on the victim, so even if you’re telling the truth when it comes to your personal injury case the ruling may not be in your favor. Although an attorney takes a percentage of your award, chances are without… Read More


Uninsured Drivers – Consequences

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What is Car Insurance? Car insurance helps protect you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between your insurance company and yourself where you agree to pay a certain amount each month and the insurance company agrees to cover your losses as defined in your particular policy. Over 90% of… Read More


Reducing Chance of Getting Into Car Accident

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Main Causes of Car Accidents There are an estimated five million car accidents each year in the U.S. Of those there is an estimated 2.3 million are injured and seek medical attention. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds, and someone is killed every… Read More


How To Make An Efficient And Effective 911 Call

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In the event of a serious life-threatening emergency, it is essential to contact the authorities as quickly as possible. However, getting help may not be as easy as simply dialing 9-1-1. In order to get help in a timely manner, you have to work with the 911 operators so they can effectively assess the situation… Read More


Warning For Illinois Parents: Children and Pit-Bulls Can Be a Fatal Mix

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In a tragic dog-attack incident, a 21-month-old Monica Laminack was mauled to death by her family’s seven Pit-Bull pets in the backyard of her Ellabell, Georgia home. According to the County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred on March 27th, when the child’s 18-year-old mother went out to the store, leaving her in the care of… Read More


What to do After a Dog Bite

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According to many state and city laws, people can defend themselves or someone else if they are being attacked by a dog. However, dogs are rarely involved in a full-fledged attack, since they often respond in only a single bite. Most dogs that bite will do so quickly and out of fear, nervousness, or misdirected… Read More


CERTAIN ASIANA PLANE CRASH INJURIES LINKED TO SEAT BELTS

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Airplane travel whether for business or for pleasure sometimes results in passengers needing to hire a personal injury attorney. Certain actions either taken by airline companies or actions they neglect to take can result in both emotional as well as physical injuries to passengers. The recent crash of Asiana Airlines on July 6 when attempting… Read More


HOW A SPINAL CORD INJURY CAN AFFECT YOUR SETTLEMENT

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Spinal cord injuries that result from the negligence or actions of another party are among the most life-changing an individual can experience. It is important to seek legal representation from an attorney who understands the significant and long-term impact that spinal cord injuries have on their clients and the rest of their lives. Sustaining a… Read More


WHAT IS THE PLAINTIFFS BURDEN IN A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

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Premises liability law is used to determine the obligations of a landowner to a visitor or trespasser on the land, whether that obligation was breached and, if so, what damages were incurred. There are multiple facets to a premises liability case, and the burden of proof falls upon the plaintiff. The burden of proof is… Read More


WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT?

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Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and in any place. Whether youre on the job, at the store or are simply walking down the street, you never know when you may become the victim of this type of accident. In addition, slip and fall accidents can be quite costly, requiring you to… Read More


Spinal Cord Injury Settlement

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Spinal cord injuries that result from the negligence or actions of another party are among the most life-changing an individual can experience. It is important to seek legal representation from an attorney who understands the significant and long-term impact that spinal cord injuries have on their clients and the rest of their lives. Sustaining a… Read More


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