Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

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 »

A Closer Look at Alcohol-Involved Vehicle Collisions

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Alcohol impairment or intoxication is a factor in about a third of the fatal car wrecks in Illinois. Many people think impairment and intoxication are the same thing, but as outlined below, they are not. This substance adversely affects motor skills and judgement abilities. Alcohol is a depressant. All the body’s muscles move more slowly…. Read more »

How Does Umbrella Insurance Affect Personal Injury Claims?

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Following a serious car crash or other catastrophic accident, the medical bills alone often exceed $1 million. Illinois has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country, therefore, most insurance policies only cover a fraction of spine injury and other such medical bills. Homeowners and business insurance policies, which cover injuries like… Read more »

Legal Options Following Work Break Injuries

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Generally, workers’ compensation insurance does not cover injuries which occur before work, during lunch, during breaks, or after work, even if the injury occurred at the worksite. This exclusion is often good news for victims. Negligence claims are more difficult to prove in court, but if they are successful, victims are entitled to additional compensation…. Read more »

How Long Does a Car Crash Claim Take?

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Most civil matters settle out of court. More than 95 percent of vehicle collision claims settle in this way. However, prompt settlements are rare. In fact, an extremely fast settlement is usually a red flag. Typically, the full extent of the victim’s economic and noneconomic losses is unknown at that point. However, once cases settle,… Read more »

What You Should Know About Public Transportation Accidents

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Buses, vans, trains, and other public transportation vehicles are involved in more than 7,000 crashes a year. Most of these wrecks cause numerous serious injuries. These cases are quite complex, as outlined below. Since the injuries are usually serious and the cases are usually complex, only the best Rockford personal injury attorneys should handle these… Read more »

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 »