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Halloween has Scary Injury Risks for Kids

Although Halloween is a fun-filled day for kids, it’s also one of the most dangerous days of the year for them. Every year, thousands of children end up in hospital emergency rooms from accidents and injuries sustained on Halloween.

Millions of young children look forward to Halloween in the fall. Dressing up in festive costumes, trick-or-treating for yummy candy, and hanging out with friends and family makes Halloween a high-anticipated event for kids. While children are enjoying a fun night out in the neighborhood, dangers are lurking that could result in injuries. (more…)

Illinois Driver’s Need to be Aware of “Scott’s Law

Many drivers in Illinois have been hit with heavy fines for failing to comply with this  law. The statute ( deals with any emergency vehicle that has lights and/or sirens activated.

If such a vehicle is approaching then you must yield the right of way and move to the right to permit safe passage of the vehicle. Most of us are familiar with this requirement. (more…)

Who is covered by worker’s compensation?

This is the first in a series of articles to give you information about work related injuries. Almost everyone who gets a paycheck is covered by this law. The main exceptions are for independent contractors, such as real estate agents and certain farm employees. Minors and part time employees are covered and the law applies to anyone hired in Illinois or injured in this state, even if they were hired elsewhere. (more…)

Allstate Insurance Dirty Tricks Alert!

If you are involved in an automobile accident claim where the other driver has Allstate Insurance please be aware of the tactics they are reportedly using to interfere with the rights of the injured driver. You may need to alert your doctor to this scheme. Here is what one of my colleagues, Scott DeSalvo recently reported:

He represents a man who was a passenger in a car that was struck by a driver insured by Allstate. The property damage to the car was relatively minor, but the man had immediate back pain and went to his doctor. (more…)