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Preventing Teen Cell Phone Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Many people can’t seem to be away from their phones for more than a few minutes. They are addicted to them, checking emails and texts constantly—even while driving. This is especially true for teens. Cell phone use by teens while driving is a common practice, and it’s also a dangerous and even deadly one…. Read More »

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

By Harvey L. Walner |

Your sister was killed in a car accident. Your elderly father was neglected in a nursing home and eventually died. Your son was fatally shot by someone in a gang. These are all devastating situations that no person would ever want to face. What they also have in common is that they are all… Read More »

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Student Killed in Illinois School Bus Crash

By Harvey L. Walner |

School buses are built tough and are generally very safe. Accidents are rare, especially ones that result in fatality. In fact, they account for just 0.4% of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 134 people die in school-related motor vehicle crashes each… Read More »

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Illinois Court Awards $3.3 Million in Workers’ Compensation Case

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person is injured in the workplace, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other damages. However, some employers retaliate against workers who file claims. This is because a claim can sometimes raise insurance premiums, and when this happens, some employers… Read More »

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6 Injured in Hit and Run Crash in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a car accident occurs, the parties involved must stop at the accident and remain there until they render medical aid, the police arrive and everyone has the information they need to file a claim. Some people, however, flee the accident scene without stopping, leaving the victims there to suffer without medical treatment. This… Read More »

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2 Injured in Scaffolding Accident in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

Construction accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Heights, heavy equipment, power tools and electricity can all contribute to serious accidents. Many cause serious injuries. Two construction workers were injured when scaffolding collapsed on a job site in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. The accident occurred on the morning of October 25… Read More »

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Burn Wound Classification and Negligence

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person is injured in an accident, you may think of broken bones, lacerations or maybe even head trauma. Not many people think about burns unless a person is inside a house that is on fire. However, burns can happen in a variety of ways and they’re more common than you may think,… Read More »

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Chicago McDonald’s Workers File Lawsuit Over Workplace Violence

By Harvey L. Walner |

When people think of workers’ compensation cases, they may imagine incidents such as falls or injuries caused by heavy equipment and other machinery. While these cases are common, many do not know that intentional acts such as workplace violence are just as common—if not more so. Workplace violence affects 2 million workers in the… Read More »

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Dangers of Nursing Homes

By Harvey L. Walner |

People are often hesitant to put their loved ones in nursing homes, and for good reason. While we expect that our loved ones would get the best care in a skilled nursing environment, this is far from reality. Nursing homes are doing a lot of things wrong, as witnessed by the number of complaints… Read More »

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Know Your Rights in a Nursing Home

By Harvey L. Walner |

If your loved one is in a nursing home, you may be concerned about their care. Maybe you feel as though they are being neglected. Does your family member seem to constantly sick or injured? Is he or she treated like a second-class citizen? When your loved one moved into the facility, he or… Read More »

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Illinois Nursing Home Sued for Taunting Patient With Dementia

By Harvey L. Walner |

We expect that when we make the tough decision of putting our beloved family member in a nursing home, they will be treated with respect and dignity. While some nursing homes do go above and beyond to ensure your loved one is taken care of, this is not always the case. Sadly, some nursing… Read More »

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Conagra Sued Over Defective Cans of Cooking Spray

By Harvey L. Walner |

Chances are, you have used PAM and other cooking sprays as you prepare meals for yourself and your family. While these products may seem harmless, they have actually caused serious injuries for many users. Conagra, a food product manufacturer based in Chicago, has had 17 product liability lawsuits filed by consumers in September alone…. Read More »

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Dog Bite Incidents on the Rise in Illinois

By Harvey L. Walner |

Many people consider their dog to be man’s best friend, but not everyone feels that way. While many dogs are friendly and loving, some are aggressive and anxious around strangers. As a result, they can attack children and adults without warning, causing serious dog bite injuries. Unfortunately, dog bite incidents are on the rise… Read More »

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Brain Injury: Symptoms and Treatment

By Harvey L. Walner |

A brain injury is something that can happen at any time and affect a person’s life in a dramatic way. Most brain injuries occur during falls, car accidents and sports injuries. Sometimes getting hit by an object or getting shot in the head can also cause brain injuries. While brain injuries are classified as… Read More »

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How Pregnancy Affects the Financial Liability of a Car Accident

By Harvey L. Walner |

It’s every mother’s dream to have a normal pregnancy that results in the birth of a happy, healthy baby. However, complications may arise beyond the control of expectant parents, including injuries to the mother which, in turn, impact the fetus. Personal injury lawyers in Illinois see this happen more often than you could ever… Read More »

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How is Cancer Diagnosed?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Cancer is a serious and common medical condition. In 2018, more than 1.7 million Americans were diagnosed with some form of cancer. More than 600,000 died. Even though cancer is common, misdiagnosis still happens quite frequently. Because cancer symptoms are often vague, they are misdiagnosed as a different disease. This causes a person to… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice in Emergency Rooms: What You Need to Know

By Harvey L. Walner |

In an emergency, every second is critical. You may rush your loved one to the emergency room and hope for the best. Emergency situations are different from other medical situations. In an emergency, you don’t have time to go to a different doctor and get a second opinion. You are at the mercy of… Read More »

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University of Chicago Loses Medical Malpractice Case, Forced to Pay $2.6 Million

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person goes to the doctor because they are experiencing symptoms, they hope to figure out what is wrong with them. They rely on the doctor to order the appropriate tests and diagnose their symptoms so they can receive the appropriate treatment and feel better. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Medical malpractice… Read More »

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How to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Walking from place to place is a great way to save money on gas and get some much-needed exercise. However, being a pedestrian is not always safe. Motorists are not always looking out for pedestrians. This has led to many serious crashes. In fact, in 2017, 5,977 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in… Read More »

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When Defective Vehicles Cause Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Unfortunately, the products we use on a daily basis can sometimes stop working as intended. Defects can even happen to the cars we drive. A defective part can cause a vehicle to engage in unexpected actions, such as not steer properly, fail to brake properly or suddenly accelerate. These issues can cause a car… Read More »

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