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  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on January 1, 2017

    Our law firm is proud of our deeply rooted experience in representing clients who have been involved in auto accident injuries. Lipkin and Higgins attorney, Kevin B. Apter, published an article in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, discussing the laws, facts, and legal practice surrounding distracted driving.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on January 1, 2017

    In the United States, a motorist's risk of being involved in a fatal car accident is 1.3%. Although that number may seem relatively low, driving cautiously on the road should be every driver's main priority when they are behind the wheel. Not only does minimizing your risk of a car accident help save lives, it helps keep insurance premiums low and upholds the integrity of your vehicle longer.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on December 12, 2016

    Avoiding heavy traffic saves you time, lowers wear and tear on your vehicle, and decreases the risk of a car accident. There are many traffic apps available for smart phone users to better gauge travel times and provide alternative routes, especially during peak driving times like rush hour in Chicago! Explore these top mobile phone apps that can help you avoid thick traffic areas before you drive. 1. Waze
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on October 10, 2016

    If you or a loved one has been injured at work, education is key in handling workers' compensation cases. It is always recommended that you speak to a personal injury attorney to further discuss the details of your case and see if you can take legal action. These resources are great supplements to learn more about Illinois workers' compensation and gain a better understanding about what to expect throughout the entire process.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on October 10, 2016

      What to Do When an Office Workplace Injury Occurs Workplace injuries of any kind are to be taken seriously and handled promptly. If you fall victim to any type of injury while on the job, follow these steps: Seek first aid treatment right away from a designated employee or staff nurse. In the event of a potentially life threatening or more serious injury, call 911 immediately.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on September 9, 2016

    As we age, our loved ones may move into a nursing home facility for long-term care. We trust that the facility's staff is competent, accountable, and caring. However, elder abuse and nursing home neglect can occur. The personal injury attorneys at Lipkin & Higgins want to educate you on how to identify nursing home negligence and the steps to take if it occurs.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on August 8, 2016

      In warmer seasons and in urban areas, there is typically an influx of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Combined with auto vehicles, the increase in the number of people on roadways can heighten the chance of an accident. The personal injury lawyers at Lipkin & Higgins want to ensure that you are aware of who is responsible for keeping roads safe for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on July 7, 2016

    Many factors can contribute to auto accidents and poor road conditions are a contributing factor. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is responsible for maintaining and servicing roads throughout Illinois with the help of state and federal funds.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on June 6, 2016

      Bringing a medical device to the market can often be a slow, ineffective process. This is due to the amount of requirements and restrictions in place to ensure products are safe enough for the public. While safety is always top priority, this frequently delayed process can hurt the medical industry by being an unattractive investment for start-ups and venture capital firms.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on May 5, 2016

      In January 2016, the FDA announced its plans to take a more aggressive approach to informing the public on medical device safety risks, specifically the speed in which information is prepared to be released. Current Medical Device Risk Warning Methods