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Top Causes of Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 10, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Spinal cord and brain injuries often occur due to accidents, activities, and risky behaviors. Approximately 17,900 people suffer SCIs, and 2.8 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year in Illinois and across the U.S. Such injuries may cause serious symptoms, which may drastically impact people’s quality of life. Common Factors in Spinal Cord and […]

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Who Can Be Held Liable for Boating Accidents in Illinois?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 26, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Liability for boating accidents generally falls to those responsible for causing wrecks. In 2020, there were more than 200,000 boats registered in Illinois. A day spent enjoying the area’s waterways may quickly turn tragic for boaters when watercraft collide, causing serious injuries or death. Responsibility Assessments for Boat Wrecks Boat owners and operators, as well […]

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How Does Accident Reconstruction Work?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 19, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Accident reconstruction uses science to shed light on the circumstances of motor vehicle collisions. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported 312,988 crashes occurred across the state in 2019. Even in the most seemingly straightforward of these, the fault is not always readily apparent and the statements of those involved are not always accurate. Recreating Auto […]

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Your Social Media Post Could Ruin Your Car Accident Claim

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 12, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Posting to social media accounts following motor vehicle accidents may cost accident victims tthe compensation they deserve and need to pay for medical bills and lost wages. Since the inception of social media and throughout the 2000s, social media usage has grown exponentially. According to the Pew Research Center, seven out of ten people in […]

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Ultrasound Gel Recall: Bacterial Contamination Could Cause Sepsis or Death

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 24, 2021   |  Personal Injury

All ultrasound gels and lotions made by an Ontario-based pharmaceutical company called Etobicoke could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause sepsis or even death. That’s the conclusion of a recent investigation conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On August 18, 2021, the oversight agency issued an announcement urging medical practitioners to […]

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Attorney Richard Gordon Named Illinois Super Lawyer

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 17, 2021   |  Firm News

CHICAGO (August 2021) – Owner of Gordon Law Offices Richard R. Gordon has been recognized as one of the top “Forty Under 40” attorneys in Chicago and once again deemed Illinois Super Lawyer for the fifth consecutive year. Super Lawyers, recognizes notably distinct attorneys by using a patented multiphase selection process. The process includes independent […]

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Is Chicago Divvying-Up Bike Accidents with Electric-Assist Bicycles?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 17, 2021   |  Personal Injury

The pandemic biking expansion has corresponded with an uptick in fatal cycling accidents in Chicago. On the morning of September 9, 2020, the city recorded its seventh on-street bike fatality. According to police, an eastbound motorist fatally hit an e-Divvy bike rider who was riding south on Damen Avenue. The motorist reportedly drove through a […]

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Who’s Liable for Great Lakes Cruise Injuries?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 27, 2021   |  Personal Injury

A person who has sustained injuries in an accident caused by a Great Lakes cruise line’s negligent actions or failure to keep the accident from happening can bring a lawsuit against the liable cruise line. Through this lawsuit, the injured person can obtain financial compensation for damages suffered because of the accident. However, they must […]

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Injured at the Zoo? Here’s What to Do

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 16, 2021   |  Personal Injury

If a person gets injured at a zoo, they should immediately report the incident to the zoo authorities and gather important information about the scene of the incident. The injured party should then seek immediate medical attention, even if they have no noticeable injuries. The Course of Action After a Zoo Accident Without having a […]

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E-Scooters in Chicago: Riders Under the Influence

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 09, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Operating electric scooters while under the influence of alcohol may put riders and those around them at risk for serious accidents. According to data from the Chicago Department of Transportation, area hospitals reported an e-scooter related injury rate of 0.27 per 100,00 trips during the city’s 2020 scooter pilot program between August and December.  Alcohol, […]

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