Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

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 »

Building a Truck Accident Claim in Rockford

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In recent years, the vehicle collision fatality rate has slightly dipped. But the truck accident fatality rate hit a 29-year high in 2017. The serious injury rate was equally high. These catastrophic injuries include things like serious burns, head injuries, spine injuries and wrongful death. Many times, individual tortfeasors (negligent drivers) lack the insurance coverage… Read more »

Wrongful Deaths in Medical Trials

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has one of the most extensive new product test regimens in the world. On average, it takes 10 years for a pharmaceutical company to bring a new drug to market. This development usually involves several rounds of human trials. Obviously, these human trials are incredibly risky for test subjects,… Read more »

Determining the Settlement Value in a Car Crash Claim

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In a serious injury car crash, especially if the victim sustains a head injury, medical bills often exceed $100,000. An experienced Rockford vehicle collision attorney can defer payment on these bills for several months, but eventually, hard-working medical providers deserve payment. Despite the enormity of these expenses, a lightning-fast settlement may not be in the… Read more »