Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

An Overview of Mass Transit Accidents in Illinois

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No one likes to think about the possibility of being involved in a mass transit accident. But in the blink of an eye and without warning, a mass transit accident – such as a devastating train crash – can occur, leaving multiple people injured, with high medical bills, and unsure of where to turn. Luckily,… Read more »

Icy Parking Lot Slip and Falls: What You Should Know

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During late winter and early spring, clear ice, or black ice, is very common in Rockford. If the temperature is just above freezing, part of an ice patch melts. As a result, it is even slippier and more difficult to see. That’s especially true if the black ice patch is in the shadows. Translucent ice… Read more »

Construction Workplace Accidents and The Fatal Four

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The construction industry accounts for about one-fifth (1/5) of all workplace fatalities in the United States. Some common causes are outlined below. They all have one common denominator: money. The construction industry is so competitive, a few dollars here or there could be the difference between landing a contract or not working. Frequently, construction companies… Read more »

Personal Injury Cases With Highest Payouts

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Personal injury settlements and verdicts come in all sizes. One estimate is that the average personal injury settlement is $52,000, but most are between $3,000 and $75,000. However, personal injury cases can have multi-million-dollar or more settlements when there is a severe injury or death. Below are the highest recent payouts in various personal injury… Read more »

David Monteleone Writes Brief on Behalf of Illinois Supreme Court

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Attorney David Monteleone wrote a brief on behalf of the Illinois Supreme Court which was filed in early December 2022. The brief covers the level of proof a victim of medical malpractice has to show in order to convert a respondent in discovery into a defendant. Illinois law allows a victim of medical malpractice to… Read more »

Deciding Between Going To Court And Accepting A Settlement

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If you are hurt in an accident due to someone’s negligence, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for your damages and injuries. Most personal injury lawsuits end in a settlement before going to trial. For example, most Winnebago County car accident lawsuits are settled by the plaintiff’s attorney and the insurance… Read more »

Why You Should Always Have A Head Injury Checked

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Imagine you are driving near Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens or Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford. Suddenly a car runs a red light and slams into you. You have a head injury and cannot keep your balance. Suffering a head injury in an accident can devastate your life. You could have memory loss, confusion, difficulty speaking,… Read more »

What Does Vicarious Liability Mean In An Illinois Car Accident?

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If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of being involved in an auto accident, you have likely heard many terms and phrases that made little sense to you. Legal jargon, as it is often called, can have large repercussions for you, however, and needs to be paid attention to. The phrase “vicarious liability” is… Read more »

How Long Does it Take to Get Paid on an Illinois Personal Injury Claim?

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Good things come to those who wait. This old saying certainly isn’t true in all cases, or even in most cases. But it usually is true regarding personal injury settlements. Over 95 percent of these personal injury claims settle out of court. However, as outlined below, they usually do not settle quickly. Furthermore, if cases… Read more »

Illinois Hit and Run Law: What You Need to Know

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By the numbers, the Prairie State has one of the highest percentages of uninsured drivers in the country. Uninsured motorists are more likely to flee accident scenes than any other driver because they lack insurance. However, fewer than 10 percent of hit-and-run motorists are successfully prosecuted in criminal court. That low figure is mostly due… Read more »