Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated After a Car Accident in Illinois?

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Traffic collisions are among the leading causes of serious injuries in Illinois. According to data collected by the Illinois Department of Transportation, nearly 75,000 people are injured in accidents in our state each year. After a crash, victims may be entitled to financial relief to pay their medical treatment, cover their lost wages, and compensate… Read more »

Illinois Product Liability Laws: What is Strict Liability?

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As a consumer, you should be able to trust the products you are buying for yourself and your family are reasonably safe. They should be thoroughly tested and manufactured correctly. Under Illinois law, manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility to ensure they are not selling dangerous or defective products. Profits should never come before people…. Read more »

Workers’ Compensation: What To Do If You Get Hurt On The Job

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Workers’ compensation is more important now than ever. After several years of decline, the number of on the job injuries in Illinois has increased slightly since 2018. These job injuries usually involve either trauma injuries, like falls, or occupational diseases, such as gradual hearing loss. As outlined below, these two kinds of injuries work a… Read more »

Dram Shop Laws In Illinois

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Despite a decades-long “drunk driver” crackdown, alcohol still causes about a third of the fatal car crashes in Illinois. Frequently, a single irresponsible alcohol sale begins a chain of events that leads to a deadly collision. Illinois’ dram shop law, which is one of the broadest dram shop laws in the country, fully recognizes these… Read more »

What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents

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Most drivers only look out for other motorists. They do not constantly look out for pedestrians, especially outside of crosswalks. So, most pedestrian accidents occur in such areas, which means the vehicle is traveling at or near full speed at the moment of impact. As outlined below, that speed usually causes very serious injuries. Because… Read more »

Who’s Liable in an Illinois Truck Accident?

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A truck accident can change your life, leaving you with disabling and permanent injuries, psychological harm, and huge financial expenses. In addition to the degree of harm, another complex element of a truck accident is determining liability. Because there are so many potentially at-fault parties at play, as well as different theories of liability, knowing… Read more »

Who is Responsible for a Railroad Crossing Accident?

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Train tracks crisscross Northern Illinois. You may regularly drive through several railroad crossings on any given day. When railroad companies and train operators fail to take proper care, an ordinary railroad crossing can become a serious safety hazard. According to data published by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), nearly 6,000 car-train collisions are reported nationwide… Read more »

Top Three Nursing Home Neglect Injuries

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There is a difference between nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. Abuse is an intentional injury and neglect is an unintentional injury. Arguably, understaffing is the root of both problems. As many as 90 percent of nursing homes are dangerously understaffed. Workers are often stressed out, and like all of us, sometimes vent their… 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 »

A Distracted Driver Hit Me, What Can I Do?

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Since 2005, the number of device-distracted drivers has increased 1,500 percent. As hand-held devices become increasingly sophisticated and available, this statistic will probably continue to increase. At the same time, non-device distraction continues to be a significant problem. Many people effectively multi-task their way through their days. They erroneously assume it is safe for them… Read more »