Howard Ankin

162 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States

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Tailgating raises the risk of causing a car accident

Like practically every other major city in the nation, Chicago residents are inundated with aggressive drivers. Tailgating, where drivers follow other motorists at an unsafe distance of less than two seconds, is one of the major…more
| Personal Injury

Car accident attorneys understand liability

In Illinois and throughout the rest of the nation, rental car companies are prohibited from selling or leasing vehicles that have been connected to a recall notice. However, companies can rent any car in their fleet regardless…more
| Personal Injury

What are the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Illinois?

In Chicago and around the world, doctors and other healthcare professionals have made it their lives’ work to help and heal their patients. However, sometimes they make mistakes and individuals are left with devastating…more
| Professional Malpractice

Toxins and the workplace: What you should know

Many Illinois employees face considerable health risks from toxins in the workplace. Common workplace toxins, including solvents, pesticides, fuels and chemical reagents, can cause lasting physical damage…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Tips on financially surviving the wait for Social Security Disability approval

By definition, people who qualify for Social Security Disability benefits cannot work gainfully. Many people in Illinois face significant financial hardships when applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Unfortunately,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Illinois crash data shows more fatal car accidents involve marijuana

States across the nation have been legalizing marijuana use for years in an effort to help severely ill patients find relief. More recently, some states have begun to legalize the drug for recreational purposes…more
| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Selfies: The newest form of driver distraction

When Chicago drivers take to the roads, they put an incredible amount of trust in the other motorists who surround them. Unfortunately, many of these motorists decide to put their own entertainment above the safety of every…more
| Personal Injury

FMCSA studying CDL training programs and truck accidents

Due to a truck’s large size, trucking accidents are usually some of the most devastating roadway collisions that can occur. Unfortunately, many car accident attorneys have seen the number of trucking accidents increase in recent…more
| Personal Injury, Transportation

Connecting an illness to one’s employment

Not all work-related disability is caused by sudden accidents. Many Illinois workers are permanently or temporarily disabled every year by occupational illness. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 150,000…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Common causes of car accidents

The best car accident lawyer in Illinois would say that he or she has seen an increase in fatal car accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, a total of 991 individuals lost their lives in fatal crashes…more
| Personal Injury

The Blue Book and its role in determining disability eligibility

The Social Security Administration’s evaluation process is a source of confusion for many people seeking Social Security Disability benefits. The “Blue Book” is one important resource for Chicago applicants to understand…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Are older drivers at higher risk of causing a car accident in Illinois?

Many federal, state, and local government programs have recently been aimed at reducing the number of young people involved in car accidents. While this is certainly a worthy goal and focus, little has been said about some of…more
| Personal Injury

Washing hands still a challenge in U.S. hospitals

Healthcare associated infections are a prominent problem in Chicago hospitals. These infections, which patients usually acquire while being treated at a hospital for an unrelated condition, can have truly devastating…more
| Professional Malpractice

Federal agency launching commercial driver clearinghouse

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,921 individuals were killed and 104,000 were injured in 2012 during collisions involving commercial trucks on U.S. roadways. Out of those fatal crashes, two…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Seeking workers’ compensation in Illinois for mental health conditions

Not all employment-related injuries are physical. Stress, violence and other workplace traumas can cause mental health conditions that may render an employee unable to work. Although these injuries may not be as obvious as a…more
| Worker’s Compensation
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