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Car Crashes And Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 31, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are far more common than you might think. While many people are familiar with the signs of a concussion – which is a mild TBI – the wide-ranging nature and scope of these types of injuries are often overlooked. The CDC describes TBIs as “a major cause of death and disability” in the…
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Car Accident Kills 1 In Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 18, 2019

There are a multitude of scenarios in which a driver may lose control of a vehicle and drift off the road. Even if a car veers only slightly off path, making the transition back into the lanes of traffic can be challenging and should a driver panic and overcorrect, the results could prove disastrous. A…
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Car Accidents Failure To Stop Leads To Crash At Intersection

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 16, 2019

Failing to adhere to traffic signals and signs prior to entering an intersection can be a dangerous decision. Car accidents involving similar forms of negligence can have disastrous results that could leave those involved in the hospital recovering from severe injuries. A recent accident that took place at an intersection in Illinois has reportedly left several individuals with…
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1 In Critical Condition After Fall Related Workplace Accident

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 3, 2019

Many construction workers in Illinois and elsewhere are constantly performing job-related tasks at heights with the use of lifts or scaffolding. Should the equipment workers use prove faulty or defective, the risk of a fall from heights is ever present and the consequences of a similar incident could prove catastrophic. Two workers suffered injuries after the scaffolding…
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Car Accidents Crash Kills 2 Injures 1 In Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 20, 2019

Those who encounter a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane of traffic are sometimes left with little to no time to react and avoid collision. Head-on car accidents can be disastrous incidents that run the unfortunate chance of placing the safety and well-being of everyone involved in harm’s way. Two individuals have died and another suffered…
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Should Illinois Expunge Prior Marijuana Convictions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 11, 2019

As more states began legalizing marijuana, a new debate emerged: should those with marijuana convictions have their convictions erased or expunged? That’s the current debate in Illinois after lawmakers passed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in May 2019 that the governor will sign into law. The debate of marijuana conviction expungements has moved to Illinois…
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Car Accidents Debris From Trailer Causes Multiple Vehicle Crash

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 6, 2019

Individuals who transport materials via trailer have a duty to ensure the load is properly tied down and secured. Should a portion of these materials fall off a trailer, nearby drivers may be left with little time to react and steer clear of the debris and car accidents that take place under similar circumstances can…
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Can More Advanced Technology Reduce Distracted Driving

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 28, 2019

Distracted driving has become an increasingly growing issue both across Illinois and the country. A study released earlier this year found that nearly eight in ten people admitted to talking on the phone while driving. Many also stated that they have engaged in some other sort of distracting activity, such as typing an email or text, using…
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Motorcycle Accidents Head On Crash Kills 2 In Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 23, 2019

Head-on collisions have the unfortunate chance of proving dangerous under virtually any circumstance. However, when a motorcycle is involved, the chances that those involved may suffer serious injuries or worse is even greater, as motorcycle accidents can have disastrous consequences. A recent collision in which a vehicle crossed into oncoming lanes and struck a motorcycle has claimed…
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Workers Compensation When And Where Are Injuries Covered

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 15, 2019

Although it is supposed to be simple and straightforward, workers’ compensation can be a confusing mix of rules, exceptions and caveats. It’s not always clear which injuries are covered, which scenarios count as work-related and where an employee needs to be when an injury happens (in order to be eligible for benefits). In today’s post,…
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