Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

A Distracted Driver Hit Me. What Are My Legal Options?

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Every day, distracted drivers kill or seriously injure about 1,000 people in the United States. This figure includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and everyone else who shares the road. Most people agree that distracted driving is dangerous. However, most people also admit they regularly or occasionally engage in such behaviors. The issue is fundamental. Many people… Read more »

A Closer Look at Summer Camp Injuries

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From day camps in local parks to week long wilderness excursions, summer camps are an annual rite for about six million American children. These environments are great places for children to forge relationships and develop life skills. Unfortunately, the student-staff ratio is usually rather high. Additionally, staff members, who are often volunteers, are usually poorly… Read more »

The Three Main Types of Swimming Pool Injuries

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On an average day, there are 10 fatal drowning incidents in the United States. Other injuries, such as poisonings, are more difficult to trace. However, hundreds of people go to swimming pools never expecting to be seriously injured, and unfortunately, that’s what happens. Negligence, or a lack of ordinary care, causes most of these water-related… Read more »

What Are My Options if the Other Driver was Underinsured?

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In most car crash claims, most attorneys focus on collecting evidence and building a case for damages. But in some situations, these things are not enough. If the tortfeasor (negligent driver) did not have sufficient insurance, it does not matter how strong the victim/plaintiff’s case is. This issue comes up a lot, because Illinois has… Read more »

My Child was Injured at Daycare. What Are My Legal Options?

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Formal or informal daycare is a way of life for many Illinois families. In fact, roughly a third of young children attend a daycare facility on a regular basis. Organized daycares often have high quality workers, but the children are little more than numbers. Important information, like food allergies, sometimes gets lost in translation. Other… Read more »

Are Sick Drivers Negligent Drivers?

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Mild or moderate cold, flu, allergy and other symptoms do not keep very many people at home. Perhaps they have no sick time, or perhaps they simply do not want to miss work. Most people do not think it is dangerous to drive while sick. But the statistics suggest otherwise. According to one study, mild… Read more »

What to Expect in a Car Wreck Claim

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Each year, vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Most of these incidents are not accidents. Instead, most vehicle collisions involve either ordinary negligence of negligence per se. Ordinary negligence is a lack of reasonable care; negligence per se is violation of a safety statute. Fundamentally, a negligence case is not about blaming… Read more »

Top Five Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

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Lack of information is probably the main reason 20 percent of all serious illnesses are misdiagnosed. Most doctors only listen to their patients for a few seconds. Furthermore, rather than ordering many diagnostic tests, many doctors elect to “go with their gut.” Legally, doctors have a fiduciary duty toward their patients, meaning they must cast… Read more »

Breaking Down an Alcohol-Related Car Wreck

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A decade ago, DUI was essentially a serious traffic ticket. Many police officers released drunk drivers with warnings. If the cases did go to trial, the laws were rather weak. That all changed when an extended DUI crackdown began in the mid-1990s. Despite several decades of tougher laws and sophisticated gadgets, like ignition interlock devices,… Read more »

Hit and Run Accidents: What You Should Know

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The number of hit-and-run fatalities recently marked an all-time high. Some hit-and-run drivers have no insurance. Others have insurance but are afraid an at-fault accident will cause their rates to skyrocket, while some hit-and-run drivers have other issues, such as outstanding warrants – which they do not want to deal with. In short, hit-and-run drivers… Read more »