Posts Tagged: personal injury

Why You Should Always Have A Head Injury Checked

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Imagine you are driving near Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens or Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford. Suddenly a car runs a red light and slams into you. You have a head injury and cannot keep your balance. Suffering a head injury in an accident can devastate your life. You could have memory loss, confusion, difficulty speaking,… Read more »

Can I Go Back To Work After A Personal Injury Settlement?

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If you were in an accident, you could wonder if you should return to work. Or you want to go back because you need the money. Whatever reason you want to get back on the job. This page discusses when you should return to work after a personal injury settlement. If you have questions about… Read more »

How To Help Your Personal Injury Lawyer Win Your Case

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There are about six million car accidents in the United States annually, with tens of thousands of injuries and deaths. If you are in a car accident and retain a Boone County car accident lawyer, you will want them to obtain as much compensation for you as possible. This will help you cover medical bills,… Read more »

How to Hire the Top Personal Injury Lawyer Near You

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The average cost of a disabling injury hospital bill is over $100,000. For many victims, the hospital bill is just the beginning. These individuals normally cannot work as they recover from their injuries. During this time, they must deal with overbearing emotional distress. If you were hurt in a car crash, there is a lot… Read more »

How is Personal Injury Compensation Calculated in Illinois?

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Financial compensation for a severe injury claim usually begins with medical expenses. The average injury-related hospital bill in Illinois is over $55,000. Medical bills are not only the largest category of economic losses, at least in most cases. Generally, these bills also show the amount of pain and suffering the victim endured. Pain and suffering… Read more »

Whose Insurance Covers a Test Drive?

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Most lenders require vehicle purchasers to have insurance. But pre-purchase issues are different. In most cases, the car dealership’s insurance policy covers test drive losses. Personal auto insurance policies usually only cover personal, non-commercial losses. If the driver was not named on the policy, the insurance company usually denies payment. Similarly, if the driver was… Read more »

Illinois Hit and Run Law: What You Need to Know

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By the numbers, the Prairie State has one of the highest percentages of uninsured drivers in the country. Uninsured motorists are more likely to flee accident scenes than any other driver because they lack insurance. However, fewer than 10 percent of hit-and-run motorists are successfully prosecuted in criminal court. That low figure is mostly due… Read more »

What is the Penalty for Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Illinois?

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Strictly by the book, the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident in Prairie State is not too harsh. Violators face a maximum of one year in jail. Additionally, if the defendant caused more than $1,000 in damage, or caused a serious injury, the state will suspend the person’s drivers’ license. However, mostly because… Read more »

What to Look For in a Top-Rated Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

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Almost two-thirds of the estimated 77,000 lawyers in Illinois are in private practice. Almost all these attorneys handle at least a few vehicle collisions, slip-and-fall, and other injury claims. Upon initial inspection, there is very little to distinguish one lawyer from another. But upon closer inspection, some significant differences emerge, assuming potential clients know what… Read more »

How Do I Sue for a Personal Injury With no Witnesses?

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The proof a victim has is indispensable in a personal injury case. Victim/plaintiffs must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. Additionally, the more proof a victim/plaintiff presents, the more compensation a jury is likely to award. Eyewitness testimony is often the most compelling bit of evidence in a… Read more »