Howard Ankin

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162 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States
Phone: 312-346-8780
Fax: 312-346-8781
Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Worker’s Compensation
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  • Illinois
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2-10 Attorneys

Why Sitting in Back Isn’t So Safe

In a car crash, sitting in the back seat can be more dangerous than sitting in the front seat. Recent studies show that backseat passengers are 46 percent more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents than front seat drivers and…more
 /  Personal Injury

Playing it Safe At Special Events This Fall

Planning ahead and following safety tips for Chicago fall special events can prevent personal injuries. Special events that draw large crowds always increase safety risks…more
 /  Personal Injury

Danger in the Neighborhood: When Kids Get Hurt at a Friend’s House

Property owners have a duty of care to protect people on their property, including neighborhood kids who may be visiting their friends. When kids get hurt at a friend’s house, the property owner can be held liable for injuries…more
 /  Personal Injury

Is a Hospital Liable for Staph Infections in Patients?

A hospital may be held liable for staph infections in patients if there are implications of negligence and medical malpractice. Since hospital staph infections are contracted by patients in numerous ways, negligence or…more
 /  Personal Injury

Temperature Plays A Significant Role in Worker Injuries [Infographic]

Workers who are exposed to extreme temperatures on the job have a higher risk of injuries and chronic health problems. Exposure to prolonged periods of heat and cold account for thousands of work-related injuries each year…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Chemical Exposures & The Cancers They Cause

Chemical exposure in the workplace poses a significant risk to all workers and can cause everything from skin problems to respiratory illnesses. As of 2014, roughly 8.8% of all work-related fatalities were attributed to exposure…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

The Alarming New Trend of Truck Safety Regulation Reversals

A recent trend of trucking regulations reversals has raised caused alarm among safety advocates. The rollbacks, which began at the first part of the year, successfully blocked safety regulations passed by the previous…more
 /  Personal Injury

Study Finds Obese Drivers are at Greater Risk of Death in Car Accidents

A new study found that obese drivers (people with body mass indexes above 30) are 78 percent more likely to die in a car collision than normal-weight drivers. These findings show an increase in fatalities among heavier victims…more
 /  Personal Injury

How Insurance Companies Calculate A Settlement Offer

Insurance companies do not have one precise method for calculating settlement offers that is applied to every case. Each accident is unique. Insurance companies have a financial incentive to pay as little as possible and will…more
 /  Personal Injury

Popular ATVs Going Up in Flames

Popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) manufactured by Polaris Industries are putting riders at risk for serious injuries and even death. Although the company has recently issued a slew…more
 /  Personal Injury

Damages in Illinois Medical Malpractice Cases Not Limited

There are no limits on medical malpractice damages amounts in Illinois in cases that have occurred since 2010. This means that the victims of medical malpractice might be able to recover damages that fairly compensate them for…more
 /  Professional Malpractice

Expansion of Move-Over Law to Protect Motorists

After experiencing the deadliest year on Illinois roadways for nearly a decade, Illinois State Police are taking prompt action to cut down on these fatalities. One initiative is to expand the Move Over Law, which requires…more
 /  Personal Injury

Beware of Common Insurance Company Tactics That Can Minimize Your Claim

Insurance companies frequently attempt to minimize or deny claims by using common tactics. Most individuals have little to no experience negotiating with insurance companies. The insurance companies know this and will use it to…more
 /  Personal Injury

The Fiery Risks of Fourth of July Fireworks

When Fourth of July fireworks don’t explode where and when they are supposed to, they can cause serious injuries, property damage, and even death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2015 was one of the most…more
 /  Personal Injury

Who’s Liable for Accidents Caused by Medical Emergencies Behind the Wheel?

When a car accident occurs because of an unforeseen medical emergency behind the wheel, a driver can assert a “sudden medical emergency defense.” This defense relieves a driver of negligent liability and personal injury claims…more
 /  Personal Injury
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