Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

Why You Need A Lawyer To File A Personal Injury Insurance Claim

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The best reason to get a lawyer when you want to file a personal injury claim is that in these cases the insurance company already has legal representation. And, since these companies earn almost $1.3 trillion a year, they can literally afford the best lawyers money can buy. Despite what TV commercials imply, when injured… Read more »

What are Some of the Most Common Personal Injuries in Illinois?

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Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for Americans under 44. Statisticians often call these events “accidental” deaths. But there is usually nothing “accidental” about them. People accidentally leave lights on – they do not accidentally drive drunk and cause vehicle collisions. Instead, negligence, or a lack of care, causes most of these incidents…. Read more »

How to Recognize Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

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Many factors have fueled an increase in the number of nursing home neglect incidents. A rapidly expanding elderly population might be the biggest one. There are simply so many people who need long-term care that there are not enough facilities to effectively care for them all. Other factors include understaffing and shifting Medicaid reimbursement policies…. Read more »

What to Look For In A Great Personal Injury Attorney

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Nationwide, accident victims file about a half-million personal injury cases every year. Most of them are motor vehicle collision claims. So, there are tens of thousands of lawyers who handle these cases on a regular basis. How can you possibly choose the right one for you? You cannot judge a book by its cover. However,… Read more »

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 »