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Posted By Legal Team | July 29 2021 | Firm News, Personal Injury

Will medical bills hurt my credit score?

A serious accident can lead to a cataclysmic health crisis. From a jogger who is hit by a distracted driver to a high-speed highway collision caused by an impaired motorist, these accidents can leave people struggling with brain damage, multiple fractures, spinal cord trauma, paralysis and amputation. Unfortunately, these catastrophic injuries often lead to overwhelming…

Posted By Legal Team | July 27 2021 | Firm News, Product Liability

Chevy Bolt EVs Recalled for a Second Time

Apparently the first “fix” didn’t help. Last Friday, General Motors again issued a recall for its 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles because of fire risks. The manufacturer had already recalled the vehicle last October, but even after the fix was applied, two cars at least were reported to have caught fire. The previous recall was…

Posted By Legal Team | July 23 2021 | Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Should left turns be outlawed on Chicago streets?

The purposes of traffic laws are to protect the interests and well-being of motorists, minimize risk and reduce the chance of an accident. There are times when it is necessary to change or update existing laws in Illinois, such as those allowing left turns. There are some who claim that left turns are dangerous and…

Posted By Legal Team | July 18 2021 | Firm News, Premises Liability

Employers Must Protect Workers from Heat-related Injuries

We’ve come a long way since the days of sweatshops, but don’t tell that to the millions of U.S. outdoor workers who brave the sweltering summer heat on the job. Hotter days mean more cases of heatstroke and injuries from falling down or mishandling machinery. Some workers — including those over 65 who are overweight…

Posted By Legal Team | July 13 2021 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News

A Look at e-Bike’s Popularity and Safety Record

Even though electric bicycles have been around for a while, they are surging in popularity. Researchers claim that electric bike sales grew by 145% between 2019-20, compared to a 65 percent growth during that same time period for traditional bikes. An uptick in the use of e-bikes by cycle-share companies has also been reported by…

Posted By Legal Team | July 6 2021 | Firm News

Allyson Cox Joins Smith LaCien LLP – Trial Lawyers in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, July 6, 2021 – Allyson C. Cox, of Chicago, has joined the law firm of Smith LaCien LLP as an associate attorney. She is a Chicago injury lawyer and her practice focuses primarily on personal injury, medical negligence, and civil rights. The firm concentrates on serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, trucking…

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