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Can Secondary Asbestos Exposure Cause Mesothelioma?

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 4:20 pm in Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, is primarily known to affect individuals with direct exposure to asbestos.

However, emerging research has shed light on the potential risks of secondary asbestos exposure.

Understanding the implications of secondary exposure is crucial for protecting the health and well-being of individuals who may have been indirectly exposed to asbestos fibers.

What Are the Most Common Work Injuries in Illinois?

Published on Apr 2, 2024 at 3:29 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Work injuries can have a significant impact on individuals and businesses alike, affecting productivity, finances, and overall well-being.

In Illinois, like in many other states, certain types of work injuries are more prevalent than others. Understanding the most common work injuries in Illinois can help employers and employees alike take proactive measures to prevent accidents and ensure a safer work environment.

How To File a Mesothelioma Claim After a Loved One’s Death

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 4:35 pm in Mesothelioma.

Losing a loved one to mesothelioma is a devastating experience, compounded by the knowledge that their illness was likely caused by exposure to asbestos.

In the midst of grief, navigating the legal process to file a mesothelioma claim in Chicago can feel overwhelming. However, understanding the steps involved and seeking the right support can ease the burden during this challenging time.

What Relatives Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Illinois?

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 4:27 pm in Wrongful Death.

Each year, countless Illinois residents lose their lives due to the negligence of others, including auto accidents, use of defective products, visiting dangerous premises, and many other ways.

A common question surviving loved ones often have after unfortunate incidents like these occur is, “What relatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois?” We’ll provide some additional insight into that below.

Facts You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

Published on Mar 12, 2024 at 3:58 pm in Mesothelioma.

Facts you need to know about mesothelioma

Facts You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

In today’s world, where information is abundant yet often overwhelming, it’s essential to clearly understand health conditions that can affect us or our loved ones.

Mesothelioma, a rare but aggressive form of cancer, is one such condition that requires attention and awareness. From its causes to its symptoms and treatment options, here are the key facts you need to know about mesothelioma.

About 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States every year, and roughly 80% of these cases report asbestos exposure.

Top 3 Tips for Winter Driving

Published on Jan 16, 2024 at 5:02 pm in Car Accidents.

Top 3 Tips for Winter Driving

As someone who resides in Illinois, whether you live in Morris, LaSalle, Peru, Ottawa, or Chicago, you likely have experienced your fair share of winter weather driving. Even though you might have operated your vehicle in these conditions a lot over the years, it doesn’t mean that you’ve become any more comfortable in doing so.

While you may have assimilated different tips with your own over the years to deal with different driving obstacles efficiently, you’re likely eager to learn any other winter driving ones that can make you feel a bit safer on the road.

We’ve combed through reports featuring recommendations and honed-in on the top three safety tips for winter driving. We’ll share those with you here.

11 Injured in LaSalle County Rollover Crash on Interstate 39

Published on Sep 25, 2023 at 4:38 pm in News.

A Ford transit van carrying 14 passengers overturned, injuring two of the four adults and nine of the ten children inside near Troy Grove, Illinois this past Saturday, Sept. 23, just before 7:00 p.m. The rollover crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 39 in LaSalle County between milepost 67 and 68.

Calls reporting the single-vehicle crash started coming into both the Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at around 6:53 p.m. Witnesses to the crash, including some of the uninjured vehicle occupants, reported that the van veered off the roadway into the adjacent low shoulder before overturning in the nearby ditch with the occupants inside. Illinois State Police are still investigating why the van’s operator suddenly departed the roadway leading up to the van rolling over.

How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 7:46 pm in Wrongful Death.

How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take
If a loved one lost their life in a preventable accident caused by negligence, certain surviving family members (heirs) have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages. A personal representative of the deceased’s estate can represent a spouse or next of kin in holding the negligent party accountable for the fatal accident.

Before you begin the process of filing a wrongful death claim, you may be wondering: How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take? The timeframe for a wrongful death lawsuit is highly contingent upon the unique details of the case. Thus, it may take anywhere from a matter of months to several years. While some cases can be resolved within a year, most cases take longer to get to trial or reach a resolution – typically 2 to 4 years.

SGKR Sponsors Q Hit Music Teacher of the Year Award

Published on Jun 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm in Firm News.

Erica Burgess, the Reading Interventionist for sixth – eighthgrade students at Lincoln Jr. High School in La Salle, IL, is this year’s winner of the Q Hit Music Teacher of the Year award.

The winner was announced at the end-of-the-year luncheon for the LaSalle Elementary Schools last week. Our own Mike Krzak of Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP was on hand to present Burgess with the award and accompanying $1,000 prize.

How To Avoid Being in a Truck Accident

Published on May 26, 2023 at 4:55 pm in Truck Accidents.

How To Avoid Being in a Truck Accident

Illinois has 2,185 miles of interstate and multiple ports that receive and send international goods, making our state a major hub of commerce in the United States. While this is excellent for our local economy, it also forces drivers to share the road with a significant number of tractor-trailers from all around the country.

Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation shows that there were 11,741 semi-truck crashes in 2019. Of those, 100 were fatal and another 1,814 left victims with mild to moderate injuries. Another 311 caused incapacitating injuries, including broken limbs, chest and back injuries, head injuries, abdominal injuries, and more. If an injury prevents a victim from driving, walking, working, or otherwise engaging in activities they were capable of prior to the accident, it is considered an incapacitating injury.

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