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September 2018 Archives

Rise in mobile worker car crashes linked with smartphone use

The vehicle management and reimbursement platform Motus has come out with some findings that should interest mobile workers in Illinois. Its 2018 Distracted Driving Report has, among other things, linked an increase in car crashes among mobile workers to an increase in smartphone ownership.

Nearly 12,000 vehicles put out of service in CVSA roadcheck

Truckers in Illinois may remember the International Roadcheck that took place from June 5 to 7. Once a year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance holds this event across North America, stopping trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles at random for vehicle and driver inspections. Of the 67,502 inspections conducted this year, 45,400 were the comprehensive Level I inspections.

Proving negligence as an injured patient

When you suffer injuries as a result of a hospital visit, or if your condition worsens because of a delayed or wrong diagnosis, it is likely that you will feel that you have been failed by your medical practitioners. As a patient in a hospital, you depend on your physicians to an extremely high degree, and it follows that they have a legal duty to provide you with the best possible care.

Five all-too-common construction hazards

Falls, struck-by incidents, electrical accidents, caught-in-between incidents and exposure to hazardous materials: these are the five leading causes of death among construction workers in Illinois and across the U.S. 20 percent of all private sector employee deaths are composed of construction site deaths, and this is in spite of the fact that construction workers make up only 6 percent of the population.

When car accident cases head to court

When people are injured in an Illinois car crash through no fault of their own, they may need to take legal action to pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered. In many cases, insurance companies will offer an out-of-court settlement. However, a proposed settlement may not address all the losses of the accident victim, and it is necessary to move forward to trial. When a personal injury case goes to the courtroom, it will generally operate along standard guidelines.