Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

Foundations of a Successful Slip & Fall Claim

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Every year, fall injuries send more than eight million Americans to hospital emergency rooms. These incidents cause injuries that eventually heal, such as broken bones and some that never heal, such as brain injuries.   These victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. The damages include money for economic losses, such as medical bills and… Read more »

Insurance Company Defenses Go to The Movies

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In a personal injury case, the victim/plaintiff must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Additionally, there is usually a direct relationship between the amount of evidence the plaintiff presents and the amount of damages the jury awards.   Typically, these damages include compensation for economic losses, such as medical… Read more »

Immediate and Long-Term Help For Auto Accident Victims

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Each year, car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. The casualty rate is a little higher in semi-urban areas like Rockford. The closest and best trauma center may be several miles away, and in these cases, seconds count. The injuries themselves are just the beginning. Accident victims who try to navigate the claims… Read more »

Three Differences Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Both these areas of law protect accident victims. They provide the compensation these individuals and families need to move on. But personal injury law and workers’ compensation law come from different places, so there are some significant differences. Illinois personal injury law has its roots in court cases like Donoghue v. Stevenson. Beginning around 1900,… Read more »

FAQs about Personal Injury Damages

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When you are injured in a car or motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or any other incident where the negligent actions of another person caused the injury, you can hold them liable to pay compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Most people are unsure and baffled about certain aspects of a personal injury case…. Read more »

How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

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The majority of people who use social media do so every day. And no longer is social media just used to stay in touch with friends and family; instead, it is used to share photos, life events, and often personal information with a huge network of people, ranging from blood relatives to complete strangers. The… Read more »

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 »

Property Owners’ Duties to Remove Snow and Ice in Illinois

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Winter is quickly approaching, and with it snow and ice. Every year, snow and ice contribute to multiple slip and fall accidents, some of which result in serious injuries. However, many of these injuries are preventable, as property owners have a legal duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe and hazard-free condition. The… Read more »