Blog Posts in 2014

  • 15-Dec-2014

    Things You Should Avoid Doing After a Car Accident

    If you were recently hurt in a car crash, it is important to understand that the steps you take next could significantly impact the outcome of your claim. Some accident victims unknowingly jeopardize their chances of recovering compensation simply ...
  • 8-Dec-2014

    Will I Have to Take My Personal Injury Case to Trial?

    At Duncan Law Group, we are frequently asked the question, "Will I have to take my case to trial?" At first glance, it is nearly impossible to tell; however, it is important to note that upwards of 95% of all personal injury claims are ...
  • 20-Aug-2014

    Construction Zone Car Accidents: Who is Liable?

    Like any auto accident, construction zone settlements are determined by liability. Who is responsible for work zone accidents and injuries? Generally speaking, one of two parties are liable: the automobile driver or the entity that established the ...
  • 17-Jul-2014

    Summer is the Leading Season for Burn Injuries

    According to research, summer vacation is the top season for burn injuries – especially ones that involve children. Experts believe that school breaks are on reason for the increase in injuries. Since children aren't at school, they're ...
  • 23-Jun-2014

    BNSF Railway Delays from Fright Train Accident

    A vehicle and a freight train collided this morning on Metra's BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) line, causing traffic and train delays. The accident occurred at approximately 7:22 a.m. According to news reports, the driver of a 2004 Nissan SUV ...
  • 19-Jun-2014

    Asbestos Exposure: Who is at Risk?

    Asbestos particles can lead to mesothelioma (cancer in the lining of the lungs) and other serious health concerns. Mesothelioma is a lethal form of cancer usually caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos particles. However, cancer may not develop for ...
  • 2-Jun-2014

    Breaking the Personal Injury Myths: Concussions, Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries & Post-Concussive Symptoms

    Katie Ross, Associate, Duncan Law Group Recent news stories have placed a spotlight on the dangers, risks, and warning signs associated with concussions and related types of head injuries. It is now well-established that concussions – once ...
  • 9-Jan-2014

    Car vs. Train Accidents: An Overview

    A Chicago passenger train collided with an unmarked police car Tuesday. The incident occurred when the squad car became lodged on the railroad tracks after swerving to avoid another vehicle. The driver exited his vehicle before the collision and none ...
  • 7-Jan-2014

    Record-Breaking Temperatures Create Dangerous Travel Conditions in Chicago

    The recent "Polar Vortex" sweeping the Midwest has left authorities concerned about increased traffic accidents and other dangerous travel conditions. At least three Chicago-bound trains were stalled in the subzero temperatures plaguing the ...

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