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Chicago Motorcycle Accident – What You Must Know If You Had A Motorcycle Accident In Chicago

Chicago Motorcycle Accident - What You Must Know If You Had A Motorcycle Accident In Chicago

Chicago Motorcycle Accident

Hi guys, in this video we're gonna talk about Chicago motorcycle accidents, and What You Must Know If You Had A Motorcycle Accident In Chicago.

My whole family's been riding motorcycles for as long as I can remember.

My brother and I started riding motorcycles when we were nine or 10 years old. And, for people who've never ridden a motorcycle, they don't realize how unprotected you are.

So if you've been involved in a motorcycle crash, you need to hire a lawyer who knows what it's like to be on a motorcycle, and has seen what other motorists do when they're in the presence of a motorcyclist.

The short answer, of course is, that people don't pay attention to motorcyclists the way they ought to. Motorcycles are smaller than cars or trucks, and unfortunately, people in cars and trucks often don't pay any attention to motorcycles. That's why, I think, sometimes you're safer on a loud Harley Davidson than you are on a quieter motorcycle, or even one of those new electric bikes.

So here are the three things you need to know if you've been involved in a motorcycle crash.

First, hire a lawyer who knows something about motorcycles and motorcycle crash cases. You know, having a lawyer who has experience in the particular area of injury law where you need help is absolutely essential.

Attorneys like that know what to look for and what to avoid, as far as putting evidence in, and they understand that jurors are often very biased against motorcyclists. So hiring an attorney who has some experience in the are of law like motorcycle crashes is very important.

The second thing I wanna tell you is, that it's important to tell your doctor about all your injuries.

A common issue I see in motorcycle crash cases is, that people will talk to their doctor, and, for example, if they have a broken ankle, all of the treatment is focused on the broken ankle.

But, if you have problems with your foot, or problems with your shoulder, or your elbow, or something like that, you have to make sure that the doctor documents those injuries, and addresses them, even though it's natural in medicine for a doctor to treat the most serious injury first. So if you've got a little pain in your shoulder or your elbow, but a fractured ankle, of course the doctor is gonna address the ankle first, but it's important to get all of your injuries documented in the medical records, because otherwise the insurance company will say that maybe your shoulder or elbow injury wasn't related to the crash. So always make all of your complaints to the doctor, and make sure that they get document, even if they defer the treatment.

The third thing you need to know about motorcycle crash cases is, that having a witness is key.

You know, there is prejudice against motorcyclists everywhere you go.

Most people have never ridden a motorcycle, and everybody's been on a road or express way when they somebody on a motorcycle driving like an idiot. Unfortunately, that prejudice affects all motorcyclists, and it's gonna affect you if your case goes in front of a jury, or even a judge. So having an independent witness who says you were driving the speed limit, you were obeying all safety rules, and that it was the other guy, or person, who crashed into you, is really important in a motorcycle crash case.

If you keep this info in mind, you are definitely helping yourself and your case if you got hurt in a motorcycle crash.

I hope this information helps you.

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"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Slip and Fall Settlements – Why Fall Down Cases Are Hard to Settle

Slip and Fall Settlements - Why Fall Down Cases Are Hard to Settle

Slip and Fall Settlements

Chicago injury lawyer Scott DeSalvo explains why slip and fall injury cases are harder than most people realize; and why they are harder to settle than most kinds of injury cases.

Hi guys. Slip and fall injury lawyer Scott DeSalvo here, and in today's video we're going to talk about slip and fall settlements, so stay tuned.

You know, obviously I'm an injury lawyer, so I have lots of friends who are injury lawyers screen slip and fall/fall down cases very carefully.

Why?

Because what's little known is that when you try, or you take a slip and fall case to trial, there's this laundry list of things you have to prove in front of a jury, and some of them are pretty tough to prove.

In a car crash case, all you have to prove is that the crash was the other guy's fault, and as a result, you sustained an injury, and then  show exactly what the injury is.  Not too complicated, though it  is not always easy.

But in fall down cases, you have to prove 6 different things.  I am not going to go into detail as to all of them, becase a couple of the topics are so complicated, they deserve an a book on their own.

That makes slip and fall cases some of the most difficult cases to win. In a normal injury case, all you have to prove is that somebody did something wrong to you, you got injured, and that your injuries relate to what they did wrong to you. That's true in a car accident case and most other kinds of injury cases.

But in a premises liability, which is what lawyers call a fall down case, there's this laundry list of six things we have to prove, and some of them are very difficult.

For example one of the things that you have to prove is that the thing that caused you to fall was unreasonably dangerous, and sometimes, believe it or not, that's sort of hard to prove.

If we're talking about a minor defect in a staircase or on floor, it's not hard to get at least one juror to look at a photo of it and say, "Well, heck, that's not that dangerous. It doesn't look that much different than problems I see in my own house, or what my floors or my stairs look like. That's not unreasonably dangerous."

And remember, if you can't prove all six of those things, you lose your case. In fact, it doesn't even get to a jury. If the judge believes you haven't proved all six things, your case gets directed out on summary judgment.

So, this is going to sound very self-serving, but I will tell you whether you hire me or you hire another lawyer who has lots of experience and really understands premises liability law, the number one thing that is going to make the difference between you recovering money or getting no money is hiring a good lawyering with experience.

I'm telling you, there are ways to handle fall down cases that most general injury lawyers who aren't experienced in premises liability don't even know about. There are ways to make the case about something else, and there are ways to plead the case that make proving your case much easier.  They've never read about it, they've never tried it, they've never studied it.

Make sure you get a lawyer, if you've been involved in a fall, who knows what they're doing.

If you talk to a lawyer and they ask you three or four questions, and they immediately reject your case, they may not be thinking creatively enough about your case.

I've been able to get substantial settlements for several clients in fall down cases that when I initially took the case, I was a little hesitant about. But it turns out that a good lawyering who knows how to screen a premises liability or fall down case can really turn a rough case that other lawyers turn down into a profitable case for the lawyer and a case where you end up with full compensation for your injuries.

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Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

How to Maximize Your Slip and Fall Settlement Amount

How to Maximize Your Slip and Fall Settlement Amount

Slip and Fall Lawyer Tells How To Maximize Slip and Fall Settlement Amount!

Hey, guys. Slip and fall accident lawyer Scott DeSalvo here, and in today's video, I'm going to share some good news with you.

I was able to settle a client's slip and fall case for $142,500 for a broken ankle. Now, that's a great outcome for this kind of case, and in today's video, I'm going to share with you how I got that slip and fall settlement amount for my client.

I always tell my clients, and I've repeated it in a lot of my videos, that slip and fall cases are just tough cases to prove.

They really are. A lot of injury attorneys avoid slip and fall cases for that reason. That's because insurance companies defend them, meaning they usually don't settle them pre-suit before you file a lawsuit. Now, I've litigated a lot of these cases over the years, and I've really learned what to do on the case in order to position them for maximum value. I've gotten pretty good at resolving these cases, but I also don't kid myself.

Lots of lawyers would like you to believe that the lawyer has some magical ability to turn a bad case into a good case, and sometimes we can, but usually it's a matter of taking what we're given in the case and maximizing value.

A good lawyer can sometimes improve sort of a not so great case, but a good case is still a good case, and a bad case is still a bad case, so what did I do in this recent settlement to maximize value and force the other side to come to the settlement table?

First, I was able to show, through government documents, that the stairway my client fell on had been cited by the City of Chicago Building Department several times. Being able to prove that the stairway was dangerous is a key part in proving the case and increasing the slip and fall settlement amount.

Second, I created demonstrative evidence, in other words, diagrams, which showed exactly how the broken staircase caused the fall.

Believe it or not, breaking down exactly how the fall occurred is really important to a jury at trial, but also to the insurance company lawyers. It makes them nervous if we're very good at describing exactly how the problem with the stairs caused the injury.

Third, I personally scoured the medical records for evidence of how severe the injury was, and I looked at medical literature showing that this sort of fracture would probably result in arthritis and could result in future surgery for my client. Doing this sort of research and homework increases the value of the case, and remember, insurance companies settle cases when they become afraid of what will happen at trial.  Simply, you have to think outside of the box and leave no stone unturned to really put together a full picture of the client's injuries and all of the negative consequences and hardships she had to suffer because of the injuries she sustained in the fall.

Now, was this a good case to begin with?  Yes, it was, but the hard work I put into it definitely did two things.

First, it brought the insurance company to the settlement table. Otherwise, they would have taken us to trial, which is always risky.

Second, it increased the slip and fall settlement amount that we were able to get, because the insurance company knew that we had a good theory of liability, how it happened, and we were able to explain all parts of the damages that my client suffered.

Now, every case and injury is different, and hiring a lawyer who is experienced in personal injury lawyer can mean a better outcome for you, but since every case is different, and some cases are stronger than others, you shouldn't take the information in this video as a promise that I'll be able to do the same in your case. If you've been injured, you should consult a lawyer, because there are time deadlines to file a claim or lawsuit, so you should talk to a lawyer immediately.

And I want to be honest with you:  I have handled some real stinkers.  Some of the fall down cases I have helped people with were really hard cases, and some were impossible to prove.  Even then, it is always possible to get a compromise settlement if you position the case properly.

Do you have a case you'd like to talk about?  Want some more information about injury cases in general? I'm available for free consultation.

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Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Blind Justice Podcast – Episode 101 – Personal Injury

Blind Justice Podcast - Episode 101 - Personal Injury

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

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  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

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Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

For many kids, the most difficult thing they will ever do is put their loved one into a nursing home.

However, they do this with the trust that their loved one will be well-taken-care-of. This trust is not unwarranted. Nursing homes are premised upon the assumption that your loved one will receive better care in a facility then they would on their own. For many this is true, but unfortunately for some, it is not. When your loved one is victimized by the staff at a nursing home, you need a nursing home abuse attorney in Chicago to help you fight for your loved one's rights.

Your Loved One Has Rights

Any resident of a Medicare or Medicaid-certified nursing home has a number of rights and protections under both federal and state law. These rights should be explained in writing at the time someone is admitted to the nursing home and continue to be explained in a way said resident can understand throughout the term of their stay. Residents must own a copy of their rights in writing and acknowledge that they understand them. Yet, however standardized these regulations attempt to be there are still many cases of nursing home abuse and neglect on our nation's elderly.

Around 1.4 million Americans live in nursing homes, and as the population ages and baby boomers become elders this number is only expected to increase.

A congressional report conducted over a 2-year period found that nearly 1 in 3 nursing homes were cited for violations with the potential to cause harm and almost 10 percent had violations that caused actual harm or even death. Another survey found that up to 44 percent of nursing home residents reported having been abused at some point during their residency. These awful numbers have caught the attention of state legislatures, prompting anti-elder-abuse laws in all 50 states. However, sadly nursing home abuse continues to occur and often goes unreported.

Don't Go Through It Alone

If you suspect nursing home abuse, you don't have to go through it alone. This can be a confusing time. You entrusted the care of your loved one to the nursing home and their staff and they have let you down. It can be difficult to believe and may leave you in denial or search for answers that aren't there. When you are in this state of mind, it's best not to handle the case on your own.

You need the assistance of an experienced nursing home abuse attorney in Chicago so you don't make any mistakes that could cost you the compensation your loved one deserves.

With the help of an attorney, you can get the case settled, while still giving your loved one the attention he or she needs in this difficult time.

Count on Experience

A qualified nursing home abuse attorney in Chicago will have handled a vast number of cases similar to yours. Their expertise can be invaluable in determining the best course of action to take and what compensation to seek. They won't allow you to aim higher than you deserve, only to be disappointed by the final result.

A lawyer can keep your expectations grounded and help you move forward on the path to healing.

Get Help From The Law Offices Of Scott D. DeSalvo, LLC

If you think your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect then you need the help of a Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer. A consultation is free and can take place in person or over the telephone.

A nursing home abuse lawyer understands the rights that should be afforded to residents and can assess whether or not those rights are being violated. Their expertise in the field will allow you to build the strongest case for your loved one so they receive the treatment they deserve. Don't let the nursing home abuse go unreported. Contact the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo, LLC, and get the legal counsel you need. Call us today to get your case started.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or have questions about an injury case, I offer injured people a copy of my FREE Injury DVD and Book.  Just call me at my 24/7/365 toll free number 888-HURT-318 (888-487-8318)  and ask for the free injury book, and give us you name and mailing address and I will mail it to you free of charge and no obligtion.  Or if you are ready to talk, call that same number and ask to speak with me!

If you have been hurt and have questions, call me for a free consultation.

Source: Medicare.gov and Nursing Home Abuse Guide

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Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional commits a medical error out of failure or neglect to follow their medical duties. These errors result in the injury of the patient, which can manifest in a number of different short or long-term results. Medical malpractice errors can lead to physical injury, mental injury, or in the most serious cases, death. Regardless of the outcome, you need to work with an experienced medical malpractice law firm in Chicago to get the results you deserve.

We Understand the Devastation

Patients and their family's lives are devastated by medical malpractice and the hardest thing about these errors is that they are preventable. When medical professionals neglect their responsibilities to the health and safety of their patient that is considered malpractice and they can be held legally responsible for the consequences.

Chicago medical malpractice law firms are working hard to make sure the victims of these errors are given the justice they deserve. They also want to make sure that the perpetrators are held responsible and are never again able to commit such an act to another patient.

Get the Results You Deserve

If you or a loved one may have been victimized by medical malpractice, it's critical to contact a medical malpractice law firm in Chicago immediately. A lawyer will review your case details thoroughly and decide whether or not it is actionable. Medical malpractice cases are difficult, as they don't just go after the offending doctor but also the institution they represent which may have far more resources available to them for defense. However, these cases are not impossible you just need help from a Chicago medical malpractice law firm.

The good news is you don't have to face this difficult time on your own. A qualified Chicago medical malpractice law firm will be able to guide you through the entire process and stand by your side so you get the compensation to which you are entitled. They will have the experience necessary to understand which cases are worth pursuing and which ones will be too difficult to prove with far too little benefit.It can be difficult to see clearly when you are in the midst of this type of case. Lawyers will help you see things from an outside perspective so you can make the right choices.

Work with Experience

You may feel you have a clear-cut case, but this isn't often true. These cases can be extremely complex and difficult for the untrained individual to navigate. This is why it's best to search for a medical malpractice law firm in Chicago to take on your case. The best team of lawyers will help you determine the best course of action and make sure everything goes as planned. While they may not be able to guarantee specific results, they will work hard so you can get the compensation to which you are entitled.

The Law Offices of Scott D. DeSalvo have extensive experience in helping families who have been victims of medical malpractice. We are dedicated to helping you receive justice for your injuries and making sure the doctor who committed them doesn't get the same opportunity twice. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice contact the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo right away to get your case started.

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Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

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  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
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  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Common Personal Injury Cases

Common Personal Injury Cases

Statement of personal injury form with patient chart and stethoscope.

Personal injury cases make up the majority of civil litigations in the United States. These types of cases are particularly taxing on the people involved because they deal with victims of injury. There are many different types of personal injury claims that vary in severity, the burden of proof, and possible compensation. The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo is a dedicated team of Chicago personal injury lawyers who are committed to helping victims of personal injuries seek justice for their injuries. The following are some of the most common types of personal injury claims.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident prevention has been a public priority in recent years but the number of injuries and deaths as a result of these accidents continue to occur in staggering numbers each year. Every year approximately 2 million people are injured and 32,000 die as a result of motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle accidents make up a large majority of personal injury claims. If you are injured in a crash the first thing you should do is seek proper medical attention. As soon as you are properly treated you should find an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer to review your case. The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo is a team of personal injury attorneys who will help you fight for your case.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims are actually far more common than many people think. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviates from standards of care, which results in the injury, or harm of the patient in question. These kinds of cases are extremely difficult and complicated to prove. Victims and their families find themselves up against an institution like a hospital, which usually has far more resources at their disposal. This is why it is so important to find a Chicago personal injury lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice claims.

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been a victim of a personal injury it’s important to find a Chicago personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to aggressively fighting for your case. The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo can do just that. Visit us online or call to schedule your free initial case evaluation.

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Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

As our population ages, more and more of our elderly are moving into nursing homes. Approximately 1.3 million elderly currently live in nursing homes where they rely on long-term continuous care. Up to 40 percent of all adults will enter a nursing home at some point in their lives, and this number is only expected to increase as our population gets older. These people put their trust, money, and health into the care of nursing home facilities and their staff. We expect these facilities to value their residents and treat them with dignity and respect, however, too often this is not the case.

A survey of nursing homes found that up to 44 percent of residents had experienced abuse at some point during their residency. A congressional report also found that almost 1 in 3 nursing homes had been cited for violations that had the potential to cause home and nearly 10 percent of all nursing homes had violations that actually caused harm or death. Nursing home residents who are abused have a 300 percent greater chance of death in the three years after the abuse than their non-abused counterparts. Nursing home abuse is a real and present danger for many elderly and their families which is why it is so important to find a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney if you suspect abuse in you or your loved one’s nursing home.

If you notice signs of abuse and neglect in your loved one then you should contact a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney to discuss the legal avenues available to you. Signs of abuse include but are not limited to emotional withdrawal, weight loss, unexplained injuries, social isolation, and any physical or emotional behavior that is out of the ordinary for your loved one.

Call a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney at The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo right away if you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected at their nursing home. We will be able to provide you professional legal counsel and help you and your loved one get the justice they deserve. Contact us right away to get your case started.

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Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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How A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Chicago Can Help You

How A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Chicago Can Help You

In the state of Illinois nursing home residents are protected under the law from nursing home abuse and neglect to ensure their safety and well being. Residents are protected under both state and federal laws and if their rights are violated the nursing home can be liable both civilly and criminally.

In Illinois, government agencies are responsible for investigating, taking in complaints, and ensuring the safety of nursing home residents. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45) protects nursing home residents and their right to complain, right to a doctor of their own choosing, access to their own medical records, and a number of other rights to their bodies and decisions. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act also means that should a nursing home violate any of the legally protected rights of its residents then said residents can take legal action. This is when the help of a nursing home abuse attorney Chicago is needed.

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Chicago

An experienced nursing home abuse attorney Chicago will be the biggest asset to your case. Here is what an attorney can do for you and your loved one.

  • Take a professional assessment of the alleged abuse and provide legal counsel as to whether or not you have a case.
  • Contact the proper authorities and agencies to file a complaint and get an investigation started.
  • Help you and your loved one compile the evidence needed to fight and win a nursing home abuse case.
  • Represent you and your loved in court.

The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo

If you need an experienced nursing home abuse attorney Chicago contact the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo. We have helped many clients fight for the justice they deserve and are dedicated to doing the same for you and your loved one. Call us today to get your case started.

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Motorcycle Safety

As the weather gets warmer motorcyclists are gearing up to take their bikes out on the road. Motorcycling is a thrilling way to travel, but it’s also by far the most dangerous. Cyclists suffer from environmental exposure and lack of visibility while on the road, which is why it is so important to take extra care to stay safe out on the road. Motorcycle accidents cause the most injuries and fatalities per mile than any other mode of transportation. If you are in a motorcycle crash you should contact Chicago personal injury lawyers so you can receive the compensation you deserve. However, taking a proactive approach to your own safety is always a good idea. Here’s how to stay safe as a cyclist out on the road.

Protective Gear

When you ride a motorcycle out on the open road you are exposing your body to all the harsh elements, not to mention that in the event of a crash there is nothing standing between you and hard pavement. Wearing protective and durable gear is one of the most important things to do when practicing motorcycle safety. You should be wearing reinforced or tough leather gloves, jacket, pants, and footwear.

Helmet

Wearing a helmet is absolutely necessary. Riders who don’t wear a helmet are 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury in a crash. They are also three times more likely to suffer brain injuries than those who do wear a helmet. Protecting your head and body will give you the best possible chance of a positive outcome in the event of a motorcycle crash. However, if you are injured in a crash make sure to contact experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers.

Do A Once-Over

Before each ride make sure to check your bike to make sure everything is working correctly. Check out the tires, lights, turn signals, and horn to make sure they are functioning properly. Motorcycles are small and unprotected, which means your margin for error is greatly reduced. The last thing you want is for your bike to malfunction while you’re going 65 on a freeway. Ensure your own and fellow drivers safety by performing a quick walk-through before you take it out on the road.

In The Event Of A Crash

Motorcycling is the most dangerous mode of transportation which means every year thousands of people are injured or die in a crash. If you or someone you love is in a motorcycle accident contact the Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo. We will aggressively fight for your right to fair compensation. Call us today.

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