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Why “Zipper Merges” Are a Bad Idea

Up until recently, drivers in Illinois did not have to worry about taking turns in order to get through traffic along with other drivers. In February 2020, however, the “zipper merge” officially became part of the Illinois Rules of the Road handbook and is being actively used here in Chicago and throughout the state. While…

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Nearly 49% of Commercial Truck Drivers Might Have Sleep Apnea

A recent study conducted by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in 2020 found that nearly 49% of commercial truck drivers have or are at risk for sleep apnea. This number is unexpectedly high, especially since earlier studies reported much lower numbers. Transport Topics reports the earlier studies found that anywhere from 7.2% to 30% of truck…

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How Safe Is That Bed-in-a-Box, Really?

In a world filled with Amazon orders and speedy deliveries, it is no wonder that consumers want pretty much everything delivered straight to their door and set up in record time. And furnishing your house is no exception. People can now get any size mattress conveniently delivered in a compact box that they are able…

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Will Insurance Cover the Costs of My Hit-and-Run Injuries?

A hit-and-run is a collision where one driver leaves the scene before police arrive. The risk of this type of accident is one reason Illinois drivers are required to maintain certain minimum limits of liability insurance. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that a hit-and-run accident occurs every minute in the United States. What are…

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What Complications Can Arise from Bone Breaks and Fractures?

A fracture is a crack or break in a bone. It happens when force against a bone is stronger than the actual bone. Fractures are usually the result of overuse or injury. The site may feel painful, swollen, and look distorted. Merck states that blood vessel and nerve damage, compartment syndrome, infections, and long-lasting joint…

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Movable Bridges and the Accidents That Happen on Them

Bridges are a mainstay of Chicago’s outstanding architecture and skyline, but did you know Chicago has the most movable bridges in the world? Thirty-seven of the city’s 300 bridges are movable bridges and many are close to 100 years old. When you suffer an injury because of a faulty bridge part, you deserve to be…

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Drugging Nursing Home Residents Is Abusive – and Common

In May of 2019, Barbara Lovenstein died from health complications due to being routinely drugged with Ativan by the staff at Eskaton Fountain Wood, a nursing home in Sacramento, California. Lovenstein was admitted for short-term rehabilitation and was only supposed to receive Ativan for seizures. The nursing home dosed her every day at 6AM. She…

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