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Workers’ Compensation, the Middle Man, and the Erosion of Worker Protections in an Already Complex System

January 14, 2016  ·  By HM&M

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According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), traffic deaths increased 17 percent in Illinois from January through July this year, compared to the same period in 2011. Specifically, Illinois has seen an increased in fatal accidents on interstate highways, state roads, and city streets.

Also, roughly half the traffic deaths in Cook County this year occurred in Chicago. State officials suggest that the increase in traffic deaths may have resulted from an increase in driving due to the unseasonably mild weather earlier this year.

This past week, Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider announced a “zero-fatality goal” on Illinois roads. Although this goal may be unrealistic, as a Chicago car accident attorney, I applaud our State's ambition to address this serious public safety issue. To reach this goal, Illinois officials are increasing police enforcement of driving laws, considering redesigning intersections that are hot spots for crashes, and reevaluating emergency medical response procedures. Finally, we, as Illinois drivers, can also help the effort by making a concerted effort to drive more safely.

January 14, 2016

Hill Family Secures a Future and Life-Long Care for Son Injured During Birth

For most parents, the birth of a new child is a joyous event, one full of promise and a long and happy future. Sadly, there are far too many other parents that go through a very different sort of experience. They are thrust into tragedy, or onto a path that they could never have anticipated... Read More

January 14, 2016

Busting the Myths and Misleading Anecdotes Used by Tort Reform Supporters

Fiction can provide hours of entertainment, give us a momentary escape from reality, and encourage us to tap into our creative, youthful self. But there is a time and a place for such fanciful notions, and it is not in the legal arena. So why do tort reform supporters use extravagant, exaggerated, and sometimes even... Read More

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