Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

Top Five Traffic Tickets and How They Affect Car Crashes

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Driver error causes most vehicle collisions in Winnebago County and many of these mistakes involve traffic violations. In these situations, the negligence per se rule usually applies. Tortfeasors (negligent drivers) who violate traffic laws and cause crashes may be responsible for damages as a matter of law. Generally, these damages include compensation for economic losses,… Read more »

How to Select a Car Crash Lawyer

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The average car crash-related hospital bill often exceeds $100,000. In a catastrophic injury situation, like a spine injury or serious burns, the medical bills could be ten times as high, or even more. Since so much is at stake, it’s important to pick the best Rockford personal injury attorney. But how do injury victims narrow… Read more »

Obtaining Compensation in Distracted Driving Cases

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Distracted drivers kill tens of thousands of people every year. Contrary to popular myth, hand-held cell phones only account for a fraction of these fatalities. The reason lies in the laws – many states have only limited cell phone bans. Also, these bans are often sporadically enforced. Instead, the problem is much more widespread than… Read more »

Are Car Wrecks Just a FAD?

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Combined fatigue, alcohol consumption and drug use (FAD) account for about half the car crashes in Winnebago County. All three of these conditions have basically the same effect on the body and brain. Excessive fatigue, alcohol and many drugs slow reaction time and impair judgment ability. Rockford personal injury attorneys normally obtain substantial compensation in… Read more »

The Five Stages of a Car Crash Claim

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Every year, car wrecks kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Driver error causes more than 90 percent of these incidents. Not all driver error is negligence, or a lack of care, but most of it qualifies as such. But a personal injury claim is not about “blaming” anyone. We all make mistakes, and we… Read more »

Grocery Store Slip-and-Fall Claims: What You Need to Know

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Serious falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits. Each year, more than eight million fall victims go to area hospitals. That’s far more than car crash victims or any other kind of unintentional injury. Many of these victims, especially older individuals, have pre-existing conditions. These medical conditions often increase the risk of a… Read more »

If My Child Was Hurt During a School Athletic Contest, Do I Have a Case?

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Many school sports team coaches have a win-at-all-costs mentality. Since many coaches are former athletes, the urge to win is deeply ingrained in their minds. Other times, school administrators, players, or even players’ parents place enormous pressure on coaches to win. Winning almost always requires sacrifice, and too many times, player safety ends up being… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Daycare Injuries

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Unintentional injuries, like the ones that occur at many area daycares, are the leading cause of death among children under 19. Such incidents also prompt more than nine million emergency room visits per year. When a child is seriously injured, the entire family suffers. Many times, that suffering lasts a lifetime. Intentional daycare injuries are… Read more »

Some Examples of Product Liability Claims

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Product makers have one of the highest duties in Illinois law. If a defective product causes an injury, the manufacturer is usually strictly liable for compensatory damages, like medical bills and emotional distress. In many cases, such as ones highlighted below, company officials acted with callous indifference to public safety. In many situations, these companies… Read more »

Top 10 Traffic Tickets in Rockford

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Driver error causes more than 90 percent of vehicle collisions in Winnebago County. Quite often, this driver error violated the Illinois vehicle code in some way. Emergency responders often issue traffic tickets to the party they believe to be at fault for the wreck. That ticket makes it easier to establish fault for insurance purposes… Read more »