This is our BLOG page containing comments on current events taking place in our community and in our company

Robert Edens ‘Bob’ is an award winning auto accident attorney with over 20 years of experience fighting for auto accident injury victims. His law firm will provide you with the legal advice you NEED to answer your questions and explain your options.

Antioch, Grayslake, Waukegan, Barrington, IL Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Workers Compensation Attorney / Law Firm. The Call Is FREE, The Advice Might Be Priceless!

If you are interested in any particular type of event, resource, case or injury, click on the drop down list and select the category of your choice.

Posted in

Posted On .

Most people who get injured at their workplace don’t know that their ability to receive benefits is bound by the Illinois statute of limitations for worker's compensation claims. The statute of limitations is basically a deadline before which a claim needs to be filed. If the injured party fails to file a claim before the deadline mentioned in the statute, then they will not be entitled to receive ...

Category: Worker’s Compensation Lawyer,

Posted in

Posted On .

Hip replacement surgery is far from a simple or painless procedure. The ideal outcome is if a competent surgeon used appropriately sized components correctly to recreate the precise way the patient’s original hip was positioned. Naturally, imprecision can cause complications. The surgeon may end up using a hip replacement that is not sized correctly which can make one leg longer than the other l...

Category: Hip Injuries and Replacements,

Posted in ,

Posted On .

How To Avoid Bicycle Accidents Bike riding is an exciting and exhilarating way to remain fit, not to mention eco-friendly. However, if you prefer to ride yours everywhere, bear in mind that you are exposed to more than just the elements. Each year, about 2% of motor vehicle crashes that result in death involve bicyclists. Top Bicycle Safety Tips Don’t become part of that statistic! Here are some...

Category: Bicycle Accidents,

Posted in ,

Posted On .

What To Do If You Are Involved In A Trucking Accident While a car accident can result in serious injuries, a trucking accident almost always proves fatal. Unlike cars, trucks such as 18-wheelers are larger in size and move with more power due to the freight and cargo they carry. A regular car stands no chance against that sheer power, especially if it is coming at it at full speed. Large trucks take...

Category: Truck Accident Lawyer,

Posted in ,

Posted On .

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced more employees in their homes due to quarantine than businesses can handle. While granting worker’s compensation in these unprecedented times is tricky, professionals that deserve to be compensated are frontline and healthcare workers who are on the front lines trying to keep the pandemic at bay. COVID has caused record-high unemployment in Illinois, as well as most...

Category: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer,

Posted in

Posted On .

More than 2 million people are injured in car accidents in the U.S. every year and many succumb to their injuries. With the rise of distraction triggers and smartphones, that number is increasing annually as-is business for a car accident attorney. Here are some of the most common causes of auto accidents not only in Illinois but across the U.S. Distracted Driving With the proliferation of smart de...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

Posted in ,

Posted On .

Insurance claims aren't guaranteed to go your way. Contrary to popular belief, just because you pay your insurance premiums, doesn’t mean your insurance company will accept your claim. Often, they will try to gather evidence and make allegations that can help them deny it. Top Benefits of Hiring an Attorney for Insurance Claim Disputes Insurance claim disputes can get ugly, even if the insurance ...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

Posted in

Posted On .

A job-related injury can result in loss of limbs, senses, strength, and mobility. You cannot resume your duties until you fully heal. However, if your boss refuses to compensate, according to the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act, you have the right to sue him. Here are just some reasons why you should retain an Illinois workers comp attorney for your case. To Level the Playing Field When you fa...

Category: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer,

Posted in

Posted On .

You cannot control the actions of a careless or out-of-control motorist. However, with the help of a competent auto accident attorney, you can control your life, post-accident. That is where your road to recovery starts. An attorney will ensure your rights are protected and your burdens are lifted by making sure you get the compensation you need and deserve from the opposing party. How an Auto Accid...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

Posted On .

Illinois has some of the strictest drugged driving laws in the U.S. If you are charged with driving under the influence of a drug or a combination of substances that compromise your driving skills, you can be charged. In fact, if there is any substance, compound, or drug in your urine, blood, or breath due to cannabis consumption, you will be charged. The state’s zero-tolerance policy on drugged...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

Posted in ,

Posted On .

Risk of Liability for Storeowners Retailers are constantly at risk of liabilities most of which involve their customers. Generally, as property owners, they have a duty to ensure their property does not contain hazards. According to Illinois law, their customers are basically ‘invitees’ who are entitled to a reasonable amount of care while they are on said property. So yes, if a customer is i...

Category: Premises Liability, Slip and Fall,

Posted in

Posted On .

If you slip and fall in front of or on someone’s property during winter because they allowed snow and ice to accumulate, you may not be able to sue for damages. According to the law, property owners are not liable for allowing snow to accumulate on their driveway. So, it stands to reason, they are not liable for anyone who slips and falls on said ice and snow. This also includes melted snow, whi...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

Posted in

Posted On .

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, rental companies can be held liable for collisions that involve their vehicles. If the accident caused injuries or proved to be fatal, the compensation can be astronomical. While rental companies are usually not held liable for this in Illinois (since the customers who use their vehicles are not employees), they can still be held responsible...

Category: Accident Lawyer,

Posted in

Posted On .

Imagine you are traveling at the maximum speed limit on the freeway and when you put your foot on the brakes - nothing happens. Your heart will start beating fast and you'll start to panic. However, you can prevent a serious accident by following these tips. Get Out of The Way of Traffic Other drivers don’t know your brakes have failed so they won’t know you are in distress. Signal left or righ...

Category: Auto Accident,

Posted in ,

Posted On .

The holidays should be a time when you relax and get together with loved ones. However, there is a reason why medical staff doesn’t get those days off. The emergency room is often filled with patients during this time who let the festive season get the better of them. From cooking family meals, to overindulging - the holidays are a time of extra caution. Some common issues ER doctors and nurses ...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

Posted On .

An accident can have far reaching repercussions stemming from the injuries and experience of the car crash itself. If you find yourself involved in a car accident and are in recovery, basic daily activities can be challenging and pain may prevent you from sleeping, which can compromise your quality of life. This is the main reason why pain and suffering are calculated when it comes to insurance. How...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

Posted in

Posted On .

Learning how to drive is a teenager’s greatest milestone. It makes them independent and as a parent, it shows you teen that you trust them on the road. However, even if you are excited to see your children grow up and reach this landmark, you cannot help but feel nervous. As a parent, you have the authority to take away driving privileges if they are younger than 18 years of age. However, teachi...

Category: Teen Drivers,

Posted On .

A car accident can do serious damage - not only to your vehicle, but you and your fellow passengers as well. If those passengers happen to be children, the lifelong repercussions of an accident can be heartbreaking. According to Illinois law, children who are younger than eight years of age have to be restrained in a child safety seat. This piece of safety equipment can prevent serious injuries or...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

Posted On .

If you were bitten by someone else’s dog and it caused an injury, you have the right to file a lawsuit against them to claim damages you need and deserve. If you do, chances are the owner and his/her insurance company may try to dispute your claim. They may argue you were partly to blame for the attack and thus do not deserve any form of compensation. Illinois Comparative Negligence Law The state...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

Posted On .

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the world population and has put enormous pressure on healthcare systems as it tries to stem the tide. However, the most tragic impact has been on society’s most vulnerable individuals, the old and frail who reside in nursing homes. Even with family members in quarantine and practicing social distancing protocols (SOPs), the geriatric population is highly suscept...

Category: COVID,