Phil Fowler to speak at National Business Institute

Chicago personal injury attorney Phillip J. Fowler of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC will be speaking at a CLE event hosted by the National Business Institute.

The seminar, Personal Injury 101, is on Friday, February 24th, beginning at 9:00 am. It will provide general information about personal injury law procedures.

You can learn more about the seminar and register to attend at http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-74507ER


Two badly hurt in Illinois semi truck crash

At least two people are in critical condition in Skokie, Illinois after a recent collision between a semi-truck and an SUV took place, an article for Chicago 5 reported on November 17.

Information coming from the Skokie police revealed that at 3:51 a.m., a two-vehicle accident happened in the 4200 block of Golf Road. The semi truck reportedly fell on its side in the course of the incident, police also said. The names of the persons involved in the crash were not released by authorities, but they did confirm that two critically injured people were transported to Evanston Hospital. Both lanes of Golf Road were closed for several hours as authorities investigated the cause of the crash. People who might have a knowledge of the crash are encouraged to coordinate with Skokie authorities.

In the case that a loved one has suffered critical injuries in a collision involving a semi truck, working with a skilled legal team is important for you to possibly get compensations you need to cover costly hospitalizations. Discuss your situation with the Chicago legal team of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today at (312) 346-8620 to learn more about your options.


Over $100K fine imposed on nursing home facility

Penalties amounting to over $100,000 were imposed upon a Chicago nursing home facility after five elderly residents overdosed on heroin early this year, a report of Chicago Tribune stated on November 13.

According to reports, a fine totaling $101,000 was imposed on the “Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center” in connection to a February incident where five residents inside the facility were hospitalized due to a heroin overdose. One of the patients who underwent hospitalization reportedly returned to the facility and overdosed again. Previous reports also revealed there were 60 battery incidents that took place inside Continental that Chicago police have responded to from 2011 until last year. One family of a resident filed a medical malpractice claim against the facility for their negligence.

The attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC represent Chicago families whose loved ones were injured while inside nursing home facilities. We strongly believe facility owners should fairly compensate residents who are harmed under their care. If you believe this happens to a loved one, call us today at (312) 346-8620 to pursue damage claims against negligent parties.


Millions of possibly defective washers recalled

Samsung Electronics is recalling approximately 2.8 million units of washing machines sold in the U.S. due to a defect that could cause personal injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported on November 4.

The recall mainly affects Samsung’s “top-load washing machines” that have components on the upper portion that could potentially fly off and injure those close to the machine while in use. Samsung revealed that nearly 34 models of their washing machines were affected. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has been notified of 733 incidents of malfunctioning units, including nine personal injuries linked to the washing machines. Consumers who own any of the recalled washers are advised to have their units repaired by Samsung.

If you or a loved one has been injured by any of the defective Samsung washing machines in Chicago, the attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC may be able to help. Contact us today by calling (312) 346-8620.


Thousands suffer injuries during Halloween

Recent federal consumer safety data revealed that approximately 4,400 persons suffered injuries while celebrating Halloween last year. As a result, the CPSC suggested several tips for people to avoid causing harm to themselves or to others, an October 26 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, many of the incidents were caused by carving pumpkins and putting up decorations. 40 percent sustained laceration injuries while carving pumpkins. Last year’s data showed there were two fatalities and two fires that occurred while celebrating Halloween. Consumers were highly advised to let adults do the carving of pumpkins and exercise great care when decorating. Kids should not be allowed to hold sharp objects and should wear costumes that fit properly.

Suffering injuries while celebrating Halloween can be frustrating, especially if you need prolonged treatment for recovery. However, if this happens to you in Chicago, the personal injury lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.


7 hurt in Chicago vehicular accident

A car accident in southern Chicago resulted in seven injuries, including one incurred by a child who is now in critical condition. 

The Chicago Fire Department revealed that an SUV struck a porch near South Vincennes Avenue and West 80th Street intersection, hitting a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to a candy tent. Reports revealed that the SUV struck two other vehicles before it struck the girl, causing three additional injuries. The driver that caused the collision received treatment and was then taken into custody. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, a skilled personal injury attorney can help you with the legal matters associated with your case. Discuss your situation with a lawyer at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC in Chicago by calling (312) 346-8620 to learn more about your legal options.