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Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices
630-932-9100
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

NAPERVILLE

1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

ST. CHARLES

555 S Randall Rd, Suite 101, St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: 630-410-9176

Personal Injury

b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_556631113.jpgSkull fractures are serious injuries for any age, but they are particularly dangerous for infants. It is unclear exactly how common infant skull fractures are because they are not always easy to recognize, but some believe that they may be much more common than the available data suggest. 

Infant skull fractures can occur in many ways during childbirth. Although some skull fractures can occur spontaneously during delivery, most of these injuries happen because of excessive force, improper fetal monitoring, or another kind of medical malpractice. If you are worried that your healthcare provider caused your infant to suffer a birth injury because of improper care, an experienced birth injuries attorney may be able to help. 

Common Causes of Infant Skull Fractures During Labor and Delivery

Skull fractures are uncommon in uncomplicated labors, but medical personnel should be alert and ready to respond to signs that an infant is at risk of injuries. The most common causes of infant skull fractures include: 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_dupage-county-nursing-home-abuse-attorney.jpgPeople who have loved ones in Illinois nursing homes frequently suspect that something is amiss with the standard of care the nursing home provides, but suspicions and accusations are usually not enough to make a nursing home take action. Yet residents have a legal right to receive an appropriate standard of care; if a facility is not clean, safe, and residents are not given the right assistance with their daily life, what can you do? Worse yet, if you fear your loved one is being abused or neglected, how can you take immediate action to keep them safe? 

When residents are emotionally abused, seriously injured, or killed because a nursing home neglects or abuses residents, you may want to file a lawsuit against the nursing home. To do so, however, you will need to have evidence to support your claims. Here, we will examine common kinds of evidence that can be used to show a nursing home acted wrongly against your loved one. 

 

Nursing Home Staffing Problems

Unfortunately, the low pay and difficult conditions of employment in nursing homes mean that the staff working in nursing homes are often overworked and dissatisfied with their jobs. This means that subpar staff may be hired to replace frequently burned-out workers, and neglect or abuse may be left undetected for a long time. Documents can be obtained from nursing homes that may show evidence of staff-related problems: staff schedules and logs, patient charts, payroll documents, and visitors’ logs may all be used as evidence of insufficient staffing or substandard hiring. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1477268660-min.jpgTrucking companies have a responsibility to ensure their vehicles do not pose a safety threat to others. Unfortunately, we have all seen pieces of truck tires littering the road. Those unlucky enough to be next to a truck when a tire blows out face a high risk of losing control of their vehicle, and shredded tires flying across the highway can hit vehicles and cause serious damage. Although it is not entirely possible to mitigate the risk of trucking accidents due to blown-out tires, preventing most blowout accidents is possible with standard safety measures. When truck companies follow poor trucking maintenance protocol, victims of tire blowout accidents may be able to pursue justice. 

Are Trucking Companies Responsible For Blown-Out Tires? 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires trucking companies to maintain their vehicles. Large commercial vehicles like dump trucks, tow trucks, and 18-wheel tractor-trailers can pose serious hazards to others if poor maintenance leads to trucking regulation violations. Trucking companies and their employees must ensure the following conditions are true of their tires before trucks are allowed on the road: 

  • Tires cannot have visible defects - This includes wear that exposes structural elements of the tire, such as belt material or body ply. If these or other defects are visible, the tire is likely worn and needs replacement.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1799325685-min.jpgTrailers that become detached from the truck cab are often moving at high speeds completely out of control. Pile-up accidents involving multiple vehicles can result when a trailer detaches and plows into smaller cars with tremendous force, often pushing them into other cars. This type of trucking crash can cause serious injuries or fatalities due to the size and speed of a runaway trailer. Sadly, many of these terrible accidents could have been prevented with the exercise of reasonable caution. If you were injured in a truck trailer detachment accident, you will need a knowledgeable attorney to help you discover and prove the cause of the crash before you can recover compensation. 

What Types of Negligence Cause Trailers to Detach?

Trailer detachments rarely happen for no reason. There are safe ways to haul a trailer if the correct procedures are followed, and appropriate care is used. Reasons a trailer might detach and cause a wreck include: 

  • Improper maintenance - Truck drivers and trucking companies share the duty to make sure the hitch securing the trailer is in good working condition and free from significant rust, corrosion, or other damage that could cause it to break open. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1692356089-min.jpg Slip and fall accidents are often played for laughs in the movies, with part of the joke being that the person who fell is actually just fine. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in real life. Slipping and falling can result in devastating and life-altering injuries. In some instances, they can even be fatal. Elderly people and those with health problems are more likely to suffer a serious injury during a fall. Major injuries may be immediately apparent after the fall, or may take months to identify and begin treating the injuries. 

If you or a loved one suffered serious injury as a result of a slip and fall, you will want to speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence when gathering evidence in a slip and fall case, so it is best to call a lawyer promptly. 

Types of Serious Injuries Caused by Slip and Falls

A myriad of factors can affect the seriousness of a slip and fall accident. The type of surface you land on, any secondary dangers (like shelves that fall when you tried grabbing onto them), your age and physical condition, and even how fast you were walking when you hit a wet or icy patch can all affect the extent of injuries you suffer. Some serious injuries that may result from slip and falls include: 

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630-932-9100Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from 4 offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Naperville.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices to find the attorney they need.

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