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Firm News | October 1, 2021

New study: pedestrian accident zones on Halloween in Chicago
Halloween can be a scary time to be a pedestrian, especially in a busy city. For many parents, there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns. 

At Seidman, Margulis & Fairman & Fairman, LLP, we are concerned about pedestrian safety in our community. We wanted to better understand where pedestrian accidents happen in Chicago. So, we worked with the data visualization and consumer safety advocacy team, 1Point21 Interactive, to analyze three years of pedestrian-involved accident data on Halloween.

Firm News | August 3, 2021

Understanding Secondary Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can have devastating effects on a victim. However, not all brain injuries are exactly alike. When a person sustains a bump or blow to the head or experiences oxygen deprivation, the signs and symptoms of a brain injury may not occur right away. In fact, secondary brain injuries involve changes that happen over a period of time, sometimes hours or days after an initial injury occurs. Here, our brain injury lawyers want to properly define secondary brain injuries and talk about the signs and symptoms that victims need to be aware of with these injuries.

The Difference Between A Secondary Brain Injury And A Primary Brain Injury

Firm News | January 1, 2021

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents
There is no doubt that those who work in the construction industry face significant risks each day. These workers operate around heavy equipment and in hazardous conditions. However, both state and federal authorities place significant regulations on this industry in order to keep workers safe. Unfortunately, there are still times when injuries occur. Often, these injuries are completely preventable. Here,  our Chicago construction accident lawyers want to discuss the five common causes of construction site accident injuries.

How Do These Construction Injuries Occur?

Firm News | October 20, 2020

Reasons Why An Insurance Claim May Be Denied
Dealing with insurance carriers is not on the top of anybody’s “to do” list. However, if you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the actions of somebody else, you will likely end up having to work with insurance carriers in order to receive compensation for your losses. Insurance claim denials are not uncommon, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, an insurance carrier will deny a claim for a valid reason. Unfortunately, there are also times when insurance carriers act in bad faith when denying a claim. Here, our Chicago personal injury lawyers want to discuss some of the top reasons for insurance claim denials in Chicago.

Valid Reasons Why An Insurance Claim May Be Denied

Firm News | July 11, 2020

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver in Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. However, these cases can become complicated, and many car accident victims need to know how long it will take for the insurance carrier to pay out compensation in their claim. There are various factors that go into this answer, including Illinois state law, as well as investigations that may take place to determine fault. For specific information about your claim, contact our Chicago car accident lawyers today at (312) 781-1977.

How Many Days Does The Insurance Company Have to File a Claim?

Firm News | April 6, 2020

Women who are pregnant with a baby deemed healthy expect to have a problem-free birth. While most of these women will get this, there is a chance that something will go amiss during labor or delivery. It is imperative that they keep a close watch on what’s going on so they can speak up if they think anything is wrong.

Doctors and other medical professionals who care for a pregnant woman have to keep a close eye on the mother and the baby. They have a duty to both individuals, and they are responsible for what happens. There are many things that might go awry during this process.

Firm News | March 17, 2020

When you first receive a call from the nursing home to tell you that your mother had fallen, you were surprised. You knew that she had become weaker and less stable recently, but you never expected that she’d fall and get hurt.

Of course, a single fall doesn’t mean that the staff did anything wrong, so you simply met your mother at the hospital to talk to her about what happened. She had hit her head and broken her wrist in the fall.

Firm News | January 15, 2020

Road construction workers face serious hazards on each shift. This is especially true when they are working on a road that is already open. Construction companies must have suitable safety plans in place to help address these issues.

The planning for worker safety begins before the laborers ever report to the worksite. The company must study the plans to determine what steps can be taken to improve safety.

Firm News | December 2, 2019

Active duty military members and veterans alike are exposed to a lot of gunfire and other loud noises — and that is often just in training.

You know you need to protect your ears. You bought earplugs to do it, and you trusted them. You thought they could keep you safe. Instead, you have a ringing sound in your ears that you cannot shake and your ability to hear has notably declined. You have trouble just talking to your kids or your significant other.

Firm News | November 7, 2019

A nursing home should be a place where vulnerable people can feel safe and cared for. Since people are living longer lives, they need to be in an environment that can support them emotionally and physically.

While many older people do receive the support that they need in residential care, a shocking number of others suffer in silence due to abuse and neglect. If you believe a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, contact our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers today.

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