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Victims of Personal Injury Accidents Are at Risk for these 3 Mental Health Illnesses

  May 1, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
The victims of personal injuries often live with many harmful long-term consequences. These individuals may suffer from ongoing health complications or permanent disablement. Many injury victims face challenges performing daily activities, from work to hobbies. Sadly, some victims also develop debilitating mental illnesses or disorders.

Waiting for Deportation? Do Not Be Afraid

  April 28, 2015     By Katz Law Office, Ltd.
Facing deportation can be scary. If you are facing the possibility of being deported from the United States, you need to contact an experienced immigration defense attorney as soon as possible to begin working on your case's defense strategy. Deportations are governed by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

Illinois' New Photo Lineup Law

  April 26, 2015     By Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson
Wrongful convictions can destroy lives. Being convicted of a crime one did not commit can land an innocent person in prison, saddle him or her with fines and legal fees, and destroy his or her career and relationships while the truly guilty party lives free.

Underage Drinking Liability: Illinois House Bill 4745

  April 23, 2015     By Cosley Law Office
Minor in possession. Open container violations. Driving under the influence. Minors are particularly susceptible to committing these alcohol-related crimes in peer-driven situations while still underage. Some parents have resigned to the fact that their children will drink regardless of their efforts, and will do everything they can to keep them safe—even if that means breaking the law themselves.

3 Questions to Ask after Your Car Accident

  April 3, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
In 2013, about 2.3 million people in the U.S. suffered injuries in car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These accidents are often traumatic, so it’s not surprising that many people don’t know how to react afterward. Unfortunately, a poor response to a serious accident may later prevent a person from receiving compensation for any associated injuries.

What Happens When Business Partners Divorce in Illinois?

  March 26, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
Spouses do not typically go into marriages anticipating the marriage will fail. Likewise, partners do not begin a business thinking that it will be anything but successful. When the two worlds collide, a divorce settlement may adversely affect the future of a business, particularly when the spouses were business partners.

How Can Social Media Affect my Illinois Divorce?

  March 25, 2015     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
We live in an age where we constantly feel the need to let everyone in the world around us know exactly where we are at all times. This is made possible by social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other similar networking and social sharing pages.

Recent Product Recalls Consumers Should Know About

  March 19, 2015     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Thousands of products are recalled every year due to manufacturing defects, poor product design that creates unsafe conditions for users, or a lack of adequate safety information about the product included with its packaging.

Product liability: What Are the 3 Defect Types?

  March 4, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
A product may be defective due to errors in design and production or due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide adequate instructions and warnings.

If You Have Not Divorced in Mexico, Can You Remarry in the United States?

  March 2, 2015     By Katz Law Office, Ltd.
If you have not divorced in Mexico, but you remarried in the United States, could this affect you? In short, yes. If you are married to another person anywhere in the world, you may not marry again until your first marriage is formally ended.

The Importance of Illinois Prenuptial Agreements

  March 2, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
The prenuptial agreement. We hear about it in movies, on television, and may have signed one or know someone that signed one before entering into marriage.

Divorce Tips for Illinois Moms

  February 26, 2015     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
Going through a divorce when children are involved can be emotionally draining and challenging for the entire family.

Indirect & Direct Illinois Child Support Payments

  February 23, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
One of the greatest and most obvious concerns newly divorced parents have is in regards to their children. Divorce proceedings can be time-consuming, expensive, emotional, and very difficult on a family.

New Illinois Domestic Violence Law

  February 23, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
The Illinois legislature has recently taken critical, necessary steps to ensure the safety of women suffering from domestic violence.

Illinois Divorce Tips for New Beginnings in the New Year

  February 20, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
January marks a new beginning for all of us: new year, new goals, new life. On the flip side, January is also historically the month where the most divorces are filed.

4 Cognitive Distractions Drivers Face

  February 16, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Sources of cognitive distraction that many drivers may encounter include electronic devices, in-car systems, passengers and printed materials.

Defendants' Insistence on Confidential Settlements Can Have Adverse Consequences for the Public

  February 16, 2015     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Confidentiality clauses in lawsuit settlement agreements have become more common over the years, but secrecy in settlements can be harmful for injured plaintiffs and for the public.

Illinois Snowmobile Safety Tips

  February 16, 2015     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Snowmobiling can be an exhilarating winter activity for Illinois residents of all ages. But like any other sport, it can be dangerous. Snowmobile accidents can lead to serious injury and even death.

New Illinois Eavesdropping Bill

  February 13, 2015     By Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson
Following the deaths of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Mike Brown, Americans began to start asking more critical questions about transparency in law enforcement. Many groups and individuals called for increased surveillance and some municipalities in the United States went so far as to equip police officers with body cameras so all their actions on the job could be monitored.

Learn the Steps to Avoid Losing Your Home to Illinois Foreclosure

  February 10, 2015     By Katz Law Office, Ltd.
If you are facing foreclosure, don't give up hope just yet. There are ways you can work to keep your home. Before signing away your deed or allowing the bank to foreclose on your house, contact an experienced foreclosure attorney to discuss the options that are available to you. Depending on your circumstances, keeping your home can be fairly simple or require a more complicated strategy.

How Does Divorce Affect My Illinois Social Security Benefits?

  February 9, 2015     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
While the ideal situation is being able to amicably divide your assets upon divorce, that might not always be the case. Even if you are willing to work with your ex-spouse in dividing property and other assets, things can get complicated quickly.

Liability Concerns Prompt Some Illinois Cities to Limit Sledding

  February 3, 2015     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
Along with building snowmen, dodging snowballs and relaxing with a warm mug of cocoa by the fire, sledding is a fond childhood memory for millions of Illinois residents. But in recent years, safety and liability concerns over the beloved winter pastime have prompted cities across the country to close hills to sledders.

The Costs of Mesothelioma Cancer

  January 30, 2015     By Balkin Law Group
Mesothelioma cancer develop in your body and may not show up for years after. There's no way to prepare for the cost so once you're diagnosed, start asking questions right away.

Avoid Truck Accidents With These 4 Rules

  January 20, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Drivers can reduce their risk of truck accidents by leaving extra space, avoiding blind spots, pulling over safely and using caution in intersections.

Claims of Lawsuit Abuse Are Not Backed Up by the Facts

  January 20, 2015     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
To hear some critics tell it, Illinois is overrun with too many lawsuits. Travis Akin, of the group Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW), claims that “jackpot justice” has turned the Illinois courts into a “judicial hellhole.”

Mutation Increases Mesothelioma Survival

  December 30, 2014     By Balkin Law Group
A genetic mutation that increases the odds of developing mesothelioma has now been identified as the same mutation that leads to an increase in survival time.

4 Tips to Keep You Safe on the Roads This Winter

  December 24, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Drivers can reduce their risk of wintertime car accidents by preparing their vehicles for winter driving and adjusting their driving techniques.

New Illinois Law Will Require Pregnancy Accommodations

  December 21, 2014     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
Illinois has seen many positive changes in support of women’s equality recently. In addition to signing an amendment to the Equal Pay Act that will centralize workplace discrimination investigations, Governor Quinn also signed into law a bill that will expand accommodations for expecting and new mothers.

Winter Driving Safety and Car Accident Prevention on Illinois Roads

  December 21, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
During the winter months, the risk of being involved in a car accident increases. According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 23 percent of the car accidents that occur each year are caused partially or entirely by poor weather conditions. During the 2009-2010 winter season, Illinois was one of the top 10 states for weather-related traffic fatalities.

Denied an Interview Because of Past Mistakes? The Law Can Protect Your Rights

  December 19, 2014     By Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson
Earlier this year, HB5701, the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, was passed and signed into law in Illinois. This law is more colloquially known as the Ban the Box law and presents Illinois job applicants with greater opportunities to secure employment. Similar laws are becoming popular throughout the United States. Currently, 12 states have statewide Ban the Box laws and 19 states contain at least one city or county with this type of law.

The Danger of Medical Marijuana on Illinois Roads

  December 19, 2014     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Illinois joined the growing group of states to allow the use of medical marijuana.

Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Address Medical Malpractice

  December 15, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Medical malpractice is a national crisis, killing more than 200,000 people each year by some estimates.

Surviving During the Holidays in a Divorce or Legal Separation

  December 8, 2014     By Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, PC
In Illinois, there are parents with physical custody of the children, often referred to as residential custody, and there are non-residential custodial parents with visitation rights. In any divorce in which the parties are parents, often, divorce lawyers will tell you that the primary issue is often the division of visitation time with the kids. The most sought after parenting time is during the holidays when families are expected to be together and the kids are not in school.

New Illinois Maintenance Law

  December 3, 2014     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
In every Illinois divorce, the family law court decides whether one spouse must pay maintenance, commonly referred to as spousal support, to the other side.

3 Excuses Insurance Companies Use to Deny a Car Accident Claim

  November 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Insurance companies often deny personal injury claims with excuses that include denying fault, denying the extent of the injury, and denying causation.

Drowsy Drivers are a Danger on Illinois Roads

  November 24, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. A lack of adequate sleep can affect the brain similarly to the ways alcohol consumption can affect it, such as slowing the individual's reaction time, decreasing his or her awareness of his or her surroundings, and negatively affecting his or her judgment.

New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints

  November 24, 2014     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
As medical technology makes it possible for Americans to live longer lives every year, more and more individuals and their families turn to long-term care facilities to provide assisted living and on-site medical care during their later decades. These long-term care facilities are frequently known as nursing homes and can house disabled and injured individuals alongside the elderly.

Too Often, Medical Malpractice Due to Misdiagnosis Goes Unreported

  November 16, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
People who are injured as a result of medical negligence are entitled to seek compensation through a lawsuit. However, in the vast majority of medical malpractice cases, a lawsuit is never filed. In fact, in the case of misdiagnosis – one of the most common types of medical errors – the patient may not be aware that a mistake occurred, and the error itself may go unreported.

Illinois Adoptees Can Receive Original Birth Certificates Thanks to Illinois Adoption Law

  October 1, 2014     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
Relatively new laws in the Illinois legislature have made it easier for persons who have been adopted to receive their original birth certificates. Both adoptees and surrendered persons born in Illinois may request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate.

Insurance Companies' Profits Skyrocket, Even as Medical Malpractice Payouts Drop

  September 29, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
A skilled pickpocket does not just take your wallet; he directs your attention elsewhere. When you notice you have been robbed, you blame someone else.

Illinois Rail Safety Week Aims to Promote Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety

  September 18, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
While many would think it is more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car, railroad fatalities are a larger concern, especially among pedestrians. Illinois' Rail Safety Week aims to encourage awareness of rail safety among pedestrians and motorists.

Most Dangerous Industries for Workplace Injuries and Deaths

  August 26, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Each year thousands of U.S. workers die and millions more are injured in workplace accidents. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,383 fatal work accidents and 3.7 million nonfatal work injuries in 2012.

Do Parents Drive More Dangerously Than Teens?

  August 18, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Parents warn their teenagers about the dangers of risk driving habits, but data shows that many parents engage in the same dangerous driving behavior that they warn their children against.

Risks Associated with Drowsy Driving

  July 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Drowsy driving is one of the most common driving hazards, but new data highlights the dangers associated with drowsy driving. In fact, research shows that drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving while drunk.

Texting Increases Injury Risk Even When Not Driving

  July 22, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
The dangers of texting and driving are well-known and undisputed. But did you know that texting while walking also presents a number of injury risks?

Illinois DUI Arrests During the Summertime

  July 8, 2014     By Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson
The summer is a time for BBQ’s and celebrations, but drunken driving arrests and accidents often increase during the summer months as well.

Think Like an Investigator When Gathering Evidence for Your Auto Accident Case

  June 25, 2014     By Dolan Law, PC
After an accident, do your best and remain calm. Everything you do and say following the collision could affect a future insurance claim or lawsuit.

What Are Workers' Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits?

  June 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Each year millions of workers are injured in on-the-job accidents. While many of those injured workers will be able to return to their existing job after a period of recovery, some injured workers are injured to an extent that they are unable to return to their pre-injury job. In these situations, the injured worker may be able to receive vocational rehabilitation benefits under the applicable state workers’ compensation program in order to help him or her obtain a new job.

Top Work Injuries and Illnesses in Healthcare Industry

  June 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employing over 18 million workers – the majority of which (80%) are women. Healthcare workers – including doctors, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, and a number of other professionals – are exposed to a wide range of occupational hazards.

Common Risks for Workplace Injuries in Construction Industry

  May 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Construction workers are especially vulnerable to work-related injuries. According to OSHA, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day, and the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all industries.

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