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Can you sue over your child’s soccer injury?

When your daughter asks to join the soccer team at school, you agree. Part of you is worried she might get hurt, but the other part of you thinks that’s just part of the game. You sign the school’s liability waiver and hope for the best. But what if you later...

Common causes of trip-and-fall accidents

Trip-and-fall accidents are sadly common. Falls account for millions of emergency room visits every year. Fall accidents commonly cause brain injuries, hip fractures and spinal cord injuries. If you trip and fall because of a dangerous condition, you may be able to...

Stay safe during your next Uber or Lyft rideshare

Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services allow you to reach your destination without driving yourself. If you want to avoid looking for a parking spot, navigating traffic and the other mundane tasks that come with driving your own vehicle, taking a rideshare is a...

Driving is riskier than you think

You hear so much about all the things you should do to avoid a car crash: Put down your cellphone while driving. Wear your seat belt. Follow the speed limit. You may feel that all the advice is overkill and there are more important things to worry about or dangers to...

Pedestrians struck at higher rates

When you want to go out for a stroll, you need to pay attention to what is going on around you. Vehicle-versus-pedestrian incidents continue to rise, and in Illinois, it means you can wind up seriously injured or worse. With the rates of pedestrian strikes so high,...

3 common reasons for slip and falls

Slip-and-fall accidents are more common than you may think. The National Floor Safety Institute finds that there are approximately 1 million emergency room visits every year because of slip-and-fall injuries. Injuries you may sustain from such an incident range from...

How to stay safe in sub-zero wind chills

As the polar vortex tears through the Midwest, 77 percent of the continental U.S. population is being hit by an unusual cold snap. For many of us, these are the coldest temperatures we’ve ever experienced. In Illinois, one man has already died in a weather-related...