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Drivers risk innocent lives to text behind the wheel in Illinois

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

If you are driving through Champaign and notice a driver in front of you drifting into another lane, ignoring traffic signals or seeming unable to appropriately adjust to slowing or speeding traffic, that driver is likely distracted and it is likely with a cellphone. Continue reading “Drivers risk innocent lives to text behind the wheel in Illinois”

Hospital construction worker transported to ER after fall

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

In an unusual Illinois construction accident that occurred earlier this week in Naperville, a construction worker was working on the exterior of a hospital when his worksite became his recovery site. The man needed to be brought to the emergency services department of Edward Hospital when construction material fell onto him and he was subsequently injured.

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New model cars could see increased pedestrian safety features

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Pedestrians almost always have the right of way in Illinois. This means that if there is an accident involving a pedestrian, the passenger vehicle driver is likely the at-fault party. This can make it easier for the pedestrian to recover financially Continue reading “New model cars could see increased pedestrian safety features”

Employees become ill with lead poisoning, seek compensation

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, February 15, 2013.

Cases or workers suffering because of a happening on the job typically make headlines in Illinois in instances where a crane collapses, something goes wrong at a factory or there is some sort of catastrophic injury that results. Continue reading “Employees become ill with lead poisoning, seek compensation”

Pedestrian sues after truck driver hits and injures them

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, February 15, 2013.

In Illinois if the driver of a small passenger vehicle escapes a collision with a tractor trailer without injury, that is considered lucky. The sheer volume of a tractor trailer means that any accidents that they are involved in Illinois or elsewhere almost guarantee serious damage and injury. Continue reading “Pedestrian sues after truck driver hits and injures them”

Injured Illinois railroad welder awarded $1.05 million

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, February 8, 2013.

There are strict regulations surrounding workplace safety in Illinois, as dictated by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration. When an employer fails to make sure that all safety regulations are being closely followed, employees are susceptible to serious, debilitating and disruptive injuries. Continue reading “Injured Illinois railroad welder awarded $1.05 million”

Older motorcycle riders more susceptible to injury

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, February 8, 2013.

In Illinois, it is the responsibility of all drivers to share the road. This means that not seeing a motorcyclist is not a sufficient explanation for hitting them and causing injuries that are often permanent and disabling. Negligent behavior that results in a motorcycle accident in Illinois can mean that the offending driver will be hit with a personal injury lawsuit Continue reading “Older motorcycle riders more susceptible to injury”

Not all accidents are catastrophic, but all can be damaging

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, February 1, 2013.

There is a vast spectrum of motor vehicle accident outcomes that can result in Illinois. Often, when we think of a car accident, our imagination takes us to the catastrophic accident where the victim is paralyzed because of another driver’s negligence. Continue reading “Not all accidents are catastrophic, but all can be damaging”

Illinois worker’s death caused by bulldozer ruled accidental

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Back in Sept. of 2012 we posted about a terrible Illinois construction accident in which a 53-year-old construction worker was killed on the job when he was run over with a bulldozer. The autopsy of the victim showed evidence of several fractures scattered throughout the entirety of his body from the impact with the heavy machinery, in addition to severe trauma to his skull. Continue reading “Illinois worker’s death caused by bulldozer ruled accidental”

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