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As personal injury attorneys, many accidents result in serious disability that frankly can be difficult to put into words. As trial lawyers we always struggle between conveying the significance of an injury to a jury, while maintaining our clients dignity.  Though slightly different in context, we have created a series of Infographics to help people better appreciate certain types of accidents or simply raise safety awareness.  Many of these Infographics have received compliments by both clients and our peers alike. As long as proper attribution is given, we encourage you to use these images or share with visitors to your website.

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Bicycle Accident Inforgraphic

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLCThere’s no better forum to access the latest developments in the law– or practically any other area than by learning from people who are actively engaged in the topic.  Today, social media allows for virtually any person to learn from thought leaders in the field.

As personal injury attorneys, we regularly use social media to share ideas about different types of cases and developments our fields of practice. Social media has allowed our law office to foster professional relationships with some of the leading attorneys in other jurisdictions with whom we can readily call upon to help clients with legal needs outside of Illinois.

Occasionally, we are approached by non-lawyers who have questions about a particular topic related to an accident or injury case.  In these situations, we are happy to share any information we have about their situation.  In some cases we are able to direct them to other sources who may be better able to assist.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is proud to sponsor a new website for injured motorcycle riders, Chicago Motorcycle Injury Lawyers. Compared with other types of motorists, motorcyclists are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed in an accident when they are directly struck by another vehicle or are attempting to maneuver out of harms way.

Chicago Motorcycle Injury Lawyers offers motorcycle operators and passengers information on the medical and legal implications of a motorcycle crash in Illinois with information on the following:

  • Common types of injuries

AVVO RatingJonathan Rosenfeld, the founder of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC recently received a 10 out of 10 ‘superb’ rating from Avvo.com based upon his work in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury law in Chicago, IL. Short for avvocato (lawyer in Italian), Avvo is a consumer and peer rating service for doctors, dentists and lawyers.  In addition to providing a numerical rating for attorneys, the service all provides profiles on the professionals experience, background and disciplinary history.

Dogs bites remain one of the most prevalant types of personal injury case that our office handles.  Frequently, our law office is retained by the family of a child bitten by a dog on their face or hands who may have some residual scarring from the attack.

While the use of plastic surgery procedures for revision of dog bite scars has increased over the past several years, the reality is that most dog bite victims are indeed ‘scarred for life’ following an attack.

Chicago Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
The development of Chicago Dog Bite Lawyers came about after our attorneys recognized that many dog bite victims and their families remained unaware as to what their rights are under the prevailing laws in Chicago and under the applicable Illinois Statutes.  As a dog bite attack victim, the owner of the attacking dog is generally responsible for: all medical care (past and future), lost wages, pain and the most substantial portion of damages in most dog bite cases– disfigurement.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC announces the debut of Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers a site concentrating on providing information for injured bicyclists in Chicago and throughout the entire State of Illinois.  As avid bicyclists ourselves, we are thrilled to see the the number of bikers in the Chicago region continue to grow.  The expansion of the cities ‘bike lanes’ and cycling laws continues offers bicyclists more opportunities than ever to explore our great city— but very real dangers remain to cyclists sharing the road with other vehicles.

Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers

Inattentive drivers still remain the biggest safety concern for most bicyclists in the Chicago.  Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers lays out exactly what the responsibilities are for both drivers and cyclists alike with a section devoted to municipal bike laws in Chicago and statewide regulations.  Further, injured cyclists can learn about the medical aspects of their injuries and where they can obtain information about everything from bike repairs to rider safety campaigns to what legal rights accompany a crash.

Lastly, Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers has an article section devoted to discussing the news and legal developments impacting bicyclists on the local, state and national levels.  Please take a look and let us know what you think today!

Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury AttorneyChicago personal injury & medical malpractice attorney, Jonathan Rosenfeld of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has been recognized by clients and other colleagues in the legal community for regularly achieving superior results on the Avvo.com attorney rating system. According to the mathematical formula used to rate lawyers, Rosenfeld received a rating of 9.5/10.  The score takes into account factors such as: years of experience, board certification, education, disciplinary history, professional achievement, and industry recognition.

Check out Jonathan’s Avvo profile here.

The acquisition of pressure ulcers during admissions to medical facilities (nursing homes and hospitals) remains a very real threat to the well being of patients who have compromised mobility during their admission.  Unknowingly, an extended admission to a medical facility may actually be putting the individual to a heightened risk for developing pressure ulcers as many facilties simply fail to educate their staff about the risk factors related to this condition.  Moreover, staffing levels at some medical facilities remain insufficient for facility staff to adequately attend the patient needs.

While the underlying conditions involving the development of pressure ulcers at medical facilities will vary from facility to facility, the underlying mechanics involved with the development of pressure ulcers remain consistent.  Unrelieved pressure and force are the main culprits involved in the development of pressure ulcers as patients are allowed to remain in one position for extended periods of time.  Even the seemingly ‘soft’ hospital beds usually have insufficient pressure distribution properties to distribute the forces put upon it with an individual’s own body weight.

Gradually, the force of body weight, tends to get centralized on bony prominences of the individual (usually the buttocks and hips) resulted in diminished blood flow to the tissue in the area.  Without a steady supply of nutrient giving blood, the tissue literally dies and a wound develops where the once healthy tissue once was.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC recently settled a personal injury case case involving a child who sustained deep laceration to the roof of her mouth that resulted from a piece of glass that was on her pizza.

Child Cuts Mouth On Shard Of Glass Embedded On PizzaThe scary ordeal occurred at a well known when the girl and her family went out for dinner at a well-known pizza chain.  After taking her first bite of pizza, our client  received severe lacerations to the roof of her mouth.  After spitting out the pizza, her parents were shocked to see a large chard of clear glass.

An emergency room physician used stitches to close the wound and stop the bleed caused from the laceration and an oral surgeon  removed the stitches several weeks later.

We are are excited to be in the process of completing work on Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers website .  True to its name, Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers will provide information about: common types of bicycle accidents, injuries frequently sustained by bicyclists, laws applicable to injured bicyclists in both Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois and a thorough inventory of bicycle resources.  As the weather warms, we hope that you take a few minutes to review the important information about bike laws in Chicago before pumping up your tires!