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Chicago Legal Blog

How many drivers exceed the speed limit on Chicago Avenue?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 15, 2020   |  Firm News

Driving on Chicago Avenue can feel like a life-or-death activity. One of the most common and dangerous traffic violations on this roadway is speeding. Though the state of Illinois has a statutory speed limit of 30 miles per hour, far too many drivers choose to violate this limit. To curb this reckless and dangerous speeding, […]

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Are Diverging Diamond Interchanges The Roundabouts Of The Future?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  May 20, 2020   |  Firm News

There’s no question that Chicagoland has more than a few intersections that could use some tuning up to help traffic flow and prevent car accidents. The question is, what is the best way to fix them? Over the years, more and more roundabouts have been popping up in Chicago and it’s suburbs, with one of […]

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Is Chicago’s Traffic Safety Initiative Working?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 01, 2020   |  Firm News

In 2017, then-mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in the city of Chicago by 2026. Now, several years after this announcement, it’s a good time to look at the progress the city has made toward achieving this goal. Vision Zero So Far The Vision Zero plan follows along […]

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Are Chicago Drivers Really That Bad?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Mar 20, 2020   |  Firm News

Traffic congestion is no surprise to Chicagoans and even those visiting Chicago. But what many people do not know is how bad Chicago drivers rank on a national scale. In a recent Allstate ranking of best drivers from 200 U.S. cities, Chicago sits well into the bottom half – 133, to be precise. That is […]

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OSHA Inspectors At Lowest Levels In History: Are Workers More Vulnerable Than Ever?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 04, 2019   |  Firm News

In 2018, according to the National Employment Law Project, there were only 875 OSHA workplace safety inspectors, representing the lowest amount of OSHA inspectors in the history of the agency. Naturally, this begs the question: If OSHA safety inspectors are stretched so thin, how are workplace safety protections going to be ensured? The “big picture” […]

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When a Dog’s Bite is Worse Than Its Bark

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 15, 2019   |  Firm News

In personal injury cases, determining responsibility for one’s actions, or sometimes inaction, is not only critical to the outcome of the case, but provides resolution for all parties involved. However, what happens when the case is not about the responsibility for an individual’s actions, but responsibility for an individual’s pet? Dog bites can cause not […]

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When First Responders Are Injured, Who Responds For Them?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 11, 2019   |  Firm News

A firefighter injured in the line of duty shouldn’t have to wonder if his department will pay for the surgery recommended by his doctor. Yet, that’s precisely what a firefighter in one Illinois municipality is experiencing. He needs surgery due to an injury sustained while battling a fire. The village’s response has been to engage […]

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Don’t Try To Escape Jury Duty!

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 01, 2019   |  Firm News

You’re called for jury duty. Your first thought? If you’re like many people, you’re trying to figure a way to get out of it. In a word: Don’t. One of the most important elements of what makes America truly great is that ours is the only country where someone injured due to someone else’s carelessness […]

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Widow’s Rights: What To Do If Your Loved One Is Killed In An Accident

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jan 24, 2019   |  Firm News

Late one evening, our client was hard at work at an industrial laundry when tragedy struck and he suffered a fatal head injury caused by a defect in the safety mechanisms of a laundry machine. Our client sadly left behind a widow and several children. In the wake of this horrible accident, what are a […]

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A Workers’ Compensation Claim And A Lawsuit: How One Case Quickly Becomes Two

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jan 20, 2019   |  Firm News

He’d made this delivery many times before, but this was the one he’d remember for all the wrong reasons. Because on this delivery, a defect in a stairwell led to a fall down a flight of stairs and a traumatic brain injury that’s still symptomatic and keeping our client off work months later. We filed […]

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