Posts Categorized: Personal Injury

Slip and Fall Injury – What to do After an Accident

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Some people are careless and unmindful about maintaining their property and fixing things that can prove to be potentially dangerous for others. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident from a defective or hazardous condition on someone else’s property, you may have a chance to make a claim against the property… Read more »

How to Secure Evidence in a Personal Injury Case

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For establishing grounds for your personal injury claim, you must identify, gather, and preserve relevant information. One of the most important parts of proving negligence of the responsible party is securing evidence. The quantity and quality of the evidence supporting your claim can make a world of difference between a substantial personal injury settlement and… Read more »

Halloween Can Increase the Risk of Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian accidents are consistently one of the leading causes of personal injury in the United States each year. In fact, according to the National Highway Safety Administration, approximately 11,000 children aged 14 and younger were injured in pedestrian accidents in 2011. Halloween is a particularly dangerous time for young children, as they may walk more… Read more »

What Kinds of Accidents Often Lead to Wrongful Death Claims?

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Wrongful death claims are a relatively new development in United States law. Prior to the enactment of a wrongful death statute in Illinois and similar legislation in other states, the surviving family of a person who lost their lives in an accident or due to the intentional and wrongful conduct of another person had no… Read more »

What are some Common Examples of Medical Malpractice?

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When you seek medical treatment for an illness or injury, you rightfully expect that the care provided will be professional and within the commonly accepted standards of the medical profession. Unfortunately, this does not always occur, and every year thousands of people are injured by the negligence of medical professionals. Medical malpractice can occur in… Read more »

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were approximately 1.4 million people living in nursing homes in 2013. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities generally require significant medical care and assistance with everyday activities. It follows, then, that when nursing home staff are negligent in the… Read more »

Construction Site Accidents can Result in Serious Bodily Injury

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Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. Generally, there are a variety of hazards present at a construction site, including unfinished structures, heavy machinery, power tools, exposed electrical wiring, toxic or hazardous chemicals, and open excavations. Additionally, the area around a construction site can be just as hazardous due to the possibility of falling objects or… Read more »

Illinois Personal Injury Laws

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Time limits on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois The time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois is 2 years. The 2-year time limit begins from the date of the accident. If you want to file a personal injury claims against the city or county, the time limit is 1 year…. Read more »

Personal Injury Claims can Require Extensive Resources

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  Following any type of accident, injured victims may naturally wonder how they may receive compensation for their losses from the responsible party. However, too many victims do not know where to start when trying to file a legal claim or sufficiently prove that another party was at fault. While it is always wise to… Read more »