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

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

The Causes and Impact of Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can significantly impact every aspect of a person’s life. It can limit their range of motion and hinder their ability to breathe. While some nerve damage is reversible and can be treated, the more severe the damage,…more
 /  Personal Injury

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries that do Not Occur at the Job Site?

Under Illinois workers’ compensation laws, an employer may be held liable for injuries that occur outside of the workplace, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Safe Spherical Tires of the Future: Levitation, Sensors and Biomimicry

The old saying goes “don’t reinvent the wheel,” but Goodyear has done just that. The 118-year-old company has created a spherical, levitation-mounted, sensor-monitored, biomimicry-designed concept tire that, in theory, could…more
 /  Personal Injury

When Employers Fail to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Under Illinois law, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and when they don’t, they may face criminal penalties along with civil liability. An estimated 90 percent of employers in the state carry the…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Trump Administration May Prompt Surge in Occupational Disease Claims

One of President Trump’s first executive actions in 2017 was to impose a federal hiring freeze on civilian employees. This freeze is expected to prompt a surge in occupational disease claims and other types of workers…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a…more
 /  Personal Injury

Chicago Professional Sports Teams Seek Workers’ Compensation Reform

The Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox have written a letter to a state representative in a show of support for a new bill that could detrimentally affect the workers’ compensation claims of injured athletes…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation
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