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6 Reasons An Attorney May Not Accept A Personal Injury Case
Illinois Personal Injury

6 Reasons An Attorney May Not Accept A Personal Injury Case

There are times when a personal injury attorney may decide not to take your case. Some inside of your control and others outside your control. Here are six reasons an attorney may not take your case. 3 you can’t control and 3 you can. What You Can’t Control There’s A Conflict Of Interest You can’...

How Whiplash can Lead to Serious Injury 1
Illinois Personal Injury

How Whiplash Can Lead to Serious Injury

You’ve been involved in a car accident. Now what? If you feel mostly all right, it may be tempting to forego medical treatment. But did you know that symptoms of whiplash can take days, or sometimes even weeks to appear? Car accidents are not the only way you may sustain a whiplash injury. Whi...

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Illinois
Illinois Personal Injury

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Illinois?

Everyone wants to feel and be safe on the road. Everyone also wants to get to their destination promptly. When traffic is backed up, and you are in a hurry, it may be tempting to squeeze your motorcycle between two other vehicles to avoid the long wait of seemingly endless cars on the highway. This ...

What To Do If You Suspect a Nursing Home Injury From Abuse
Illinois Personal Injury

What To Do If You Suspect a Nursing Home Injury From Abuse

1 in 14 of elder abuse cases is unreported in the United States. If, for any reason, you feel there is an imminent danger to your loved one. Call 911 immediately. The police may have to come out and assure the safety of any elders involved or at the very least file a report. Most nursing homes provi...

How You Can Receive Full Compensation for Your Injury
Illinois Personal Injury

How You Can Receive Full Compensation for Your Injury

If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s essential to know what you need to do for maximum compensation. Here are the most critical steps you need to take after your accident occurs. Report Your Accident Right Away As soon as you can, file an accident report with all authoriti...

What Should I Do If My Child Is Hurt at Daycare
Illinois Personal Injury

What Should I Do If My Child Is Hurt at Daycare?

For many, the decision to pick a daycare is one of the toughest ones they will make in their child’s early years. From agonizing over the staffing to the cleanliness of the location, parents expect that the thought and care they placed in their decision to be reflected by the staff. Especially becau...

How to Avoid Dog Bite Injuries with Small Children
Illinois Personal Injury

How to Avoid Dog Bite Injuries with Small Children

Growing up, many of us were surrounded by dogs as small children. Usually, they are a trusted companion ready to embark on adventures in the house, on the grass, and throughout our neighborhood. Although this may be the image some of us have of a child/dog relationship, there is another more dangero...

What Businesses Need to Know About Worker’s Comp Fraud
Illinois Personal Injury

What Businesses Need to Know About Worker’s Comp Fraud

If you’re a business owner, it’s vital to maintain insurance coverage for your employees in case of an accident. It’s equally important, however, that you know how to keep your workplace out of the mire of worker’s compensation fraud. Fraudulent claims not only lead to increasingly high insurance pr...

Illinois Cannabis Legalization Increased Motor Accident Risk
Illinois Personal Injury

Illinois Cannabis Legalization: Increased Motor Accident Risk?

On June 25th of last year, Illinois became the 11th state in the US to legalize marijuana after Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 1438, better known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. While it was signed in the middle of last year, it didn’t take effect until the first day of the new decade. ...

Chicago Dog Bite Claims – Don’t Make These Common Mistakes
Illinois Personal Injury

Dog Bite Claims – Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

Three of the most common mistakes people make when handling Chicago dog bite claims are: Failing to Report the Dog Bite Failing to Seek Immediate Medical Care Dealing Directly with an Insurance Company Keep reading to learn more about how you can avoid these common dog bite mistakes and seek compe...

How Drowsy Drivers Cause Car Crashes
Illinois Personal Injury

How Drowsy Drivers Cause Car Crashes

Falling asleep behind the wheel is dangerous. In the best of cases, all that will happen when a driver nods off is that they slow down a bit or swerve a little before they wake up. On average, that driver will veer into oncoming traffic or off the road before something startles them awake, like a ca...

How Lost Wages are Determined in an Injury Case
Illinois Personal Injury

How Lost Wages are Determined in an Injury Case

Determining what makes up a lost wage isn’t an exact formula or science. It depends on what the type of injury is and how it must be treated. How this injury affects a person’s current and potential future earnings is also an important piece of the puzzle. Experts are often asked to weig...

How Bicycle Lanes Make Travel Safer
Illinois Personal Injury

How Bicycle Lanes Make Travel Safer

Leisure biking has long been a popular hobby in the U.S., and sports biking as well has commanded a large following in the States. And of course, there are millions of Americans that rely on bicycles to get to and from work every day. It goes without saying, but America’s roadways must be able to ac...

The Cost of Workplace Injuries to U.S. Businesses Each Year
Illinois Personal Injury

The Cost of Workplace Injuries to U.S. Businesses Each Year

For some businesses, workplace injuries are an unavoidable fact of life but for other businesses, some preventative measures can help save significant costs in lost labor, medical bills, and other expenses that businesses are obligated to pay, which impacts the bottom line. While, overall, workplace...

Four Common Winter Slip and Fall Injuries
Illinois Personal Injury

Four Common Winter Slip and Fall Injuries

Winter in Chicago can be brutal. Weather conditions can increase the risk of winter slip and fall accidents. Falls during the winter can result in serious injuries. In some cases, winter slip and fall accidents cause debilitating injuries. Our Chicago slip and fall accident attorneys handle cases in...

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault in an Accident
Illinois Personal Injury

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault in an Accident?

It’s a bright and sunny day. You’re minding your business and taking a walk when all of a sudden, WHAM!  A car runs into you and sends you flying. Before the dust even clears, you hear bystanders talking about who was at fault.  Your head swims, and your legs hurt. It couldn’t possibly be your fault...

Avoiding Drunk Driving Accidents During the Holidays in Chicago 2
Illinois Personal Injury

Avoiding Drunk Driving Accidents During the Holidays in Chicago

An estimated 30 people are killed in DUI accidents each day in the United States. In 2018, 10,511 people died in drunk driving crashes. During 2017, 998 fatal crashes occurred in Illinois. Thirty-two percent of those crashes involved alcohol. Even though DUI accidents occur throughout the year, the ...

How Car Accidents Can Affect Insurance Rates
Illinois Personal Injury

How Car Accidents Can Affect Insurance Rates

The loud crunch of another fender bender is the last thing you need to hear as you wonder how your insurance rates will rise after you submit another claim to your insurance company. Your next thought is probably: how long will this follow me? These questions don’t often have simple answers, but wit...

What to Know Before Filing a Truck Accident Claim
Illinois Personal Injury

What to Know Before Filing a Truck Accident Claim

An automobile accident can be a traumatic, even life-threatening, experience. The pain and grief are only compounded when the accident involves your truck, which can remove your means of income if the damage is serious, as often the case in truck accidents. The key to ensuring a smooth process in th...

How To Talk To A Lawyer About A Birth Injury Case
Illinois Personal Injury

How To Talk To A Lawyer About A Birth Injury Case

Confusion, anxiety, and a feeling of helplessness go hand-in-hand with having a child injured at birth. Both children and parents are thrown into an entirely new world of co-existence. In the case of a birth injury, all parties experience the stress of facing the family life with additional question...