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SUVs and Pickup Trucks Most Likely to Hit Pedestrians

Pedestrian safety is of utmost importance in a walkable city like Chicago. According to past research, large vehicles pose the highest risk to Chicago pedestrians. When a person traveling on foot is suddenly hit by a vehicle, the force of impact can result in severe or fatal injuries. Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway …

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Illinois sees rise in traffic fatalities in 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic

New data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a worrying increase in fatal car accidents on roads in Illinois and across the country. The numbers reflect changes in driving habits that occurred during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly a tendency to engage in reckless driving. …

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When Are Homeowners Liable for a Dog Bite?

In states like Illinois, where strict liability applies to most dog bite cases, one of the most common issues that arise in a dog bite lawsuit is whether the defendant was the “owner” of the attacking animal. However, under Illinois dog bite law, the term “owner” is broader than most people realize. Under 510 ILCS …

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Pandemic Fatal Car Accidents are on the Rise

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, while road traffic was significantly down during 2020 and 2021, the rate of fatal accidents were higher than previous years. This is due to drivers participating in more dangerous types of driving during the pandemic. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BBG-PODCAST-FEBRUARY-28-2022.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Fatal bicycle accident on DuSable Lake Shore Drive renews safety concerns

Cycling is a beloved activity enjoyed by many residents of Chicago, Illinois, but it does not come without risks. A 32-year-old bicyclist died after he was fatally hit by a van at an intersection off DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Broderick Ade Hogue was crossing Grand Avenue on his bicycle when a 2020 Honda van struck …

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Dogs Bites Are on the Rise Across the Nation

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at cities that have the largest risks of dogs bites for postal workers, and how they can protect themselves from dog attacks. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BBG-PODCAST-JANUARY-31-2022.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Tootsie Roll Industries face fine after employee’s finger cut off by machine

Major American candy manufacturer Tootsie Roll Industries faces a $136,000 fine from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an employee working at its Chicago factory lost part of their finger in a machine. OSHA recommended a penalty of $136,532 for Tootsie Roll Industries after they found that safety locks …

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Three people killed and several injured in train derailment

On September 25, 2021, a train from Chicago, Illinois, derailed in Montana. The locomotive carried 141 passengers and 16 crew members. Of the ten train cars, eight ran off the railroad tracks, with some of them tipping on their sides.  The accident claimed the lives of three. One of the victims was a 28-year-old Southern …

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