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Whether you are responsible for a car accident in Illinois or someone hit you, you need to get in touch with your insurance company quick. If the incident caused damages and injuries, you will have to get in touch with the other driver’s insurance company. Here is what you need to know about your options. You Are Entitled to Benefits from Your Insurance Carrier Depending on what your insurance poli...

Category: Accident Lawyer,

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Whether you take the bus to work or to school, according to state law, all common carriers must maintain the highest degree of care during transportation. All bus drivers must have a driver’s license, which is specifically for the operation of commercial vehicles. Also, drivers who drive school buses have to fulfill the following requirements to be deemed eligible: They must be at least 21 year...

Category: Auto Accident Attorney,

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A work-related injury can prevent you from earning an income to support yourself, your family and can deplete your savings. This is why Illinois has strict worker compensation laws in place – to protect workers. Your employer must ensure you are equipped with safety gear and ensure the workplace is safe to prevent injuries, or worse. Here are common injuries you can claim compensation if you are ...

Category: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer,

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Whether you are involved in a light or heavy traffic accident, you must file a crash report with the Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) within 10 days. As a rule, you don’t have to file a report if the accident caused $1,500 worth of damages, but the rules can change if you were partially responsible for the incident. If you fail to file a report before the deadline, you may have to pay a ...

Category: personal injury Attorney,

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A car accident can leave victims feeling disoriented and if it is serious enough, in excruciating pain. While the experience can be traumatic, the worst thing you can do is delay charges. Don’t delay and take these critical steps as soon as possible after an accident: Collect Evidence The first thing you need to understand is the strength of your case is determined by the proof you can provid...

Category: personal injury Attorney,

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According to statistics, more than 17,700 people suffer from spinal cord injuries (SCIs) in the U.S. every year. Most individuals go through intense pain, suffering and emotional trauma as they try and get through life with limited mobility and a depleting bank account. If you suffer from a SCI due to someone else’s negligence, you should familiarize yourself with your particular condition to ensur...

Category: Spinal Cord Injury,

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Winter brings with it snow, which accumulates on pavements, melts and becomes a hazard for the unwary. However, if you slip, fall and sustain injuries on someone’s property, you can file a lawsuit against them for negligence. Who Is Responsible? According to the Premise Liability Law, the owner of the property or anyone who controls access to it (such as a construction crew that is working on a pro...

Category: Slip and Fall,

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When it comes to car accident cases, each state has specific laws that determine the fault of the guilty party and compensation for the victims. By familiarizing yourself with these laws and with an experienced auto accident attorney by your side, you can ensure the at-fault party pays for their negligence. Who Is At Fault? In Illinois, car accident cases are based on a fault system, which means vict...

Category: Car Accident Attorney,

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Auto accidents can lead to death and both temporary and permanent disabilities. Damage to nerves and the spinal cord, or long term trauma and depression might hinder an individual’s ability to join the workplace for some time. Although an auto insurance company might take care of the damages to your car, medical expenses might need special attention and support to cover treatments. Apart from medic...

Category: Auto Accident Attorney,

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For employers, the safety of their employees should be priority. Providing a hazard-free and safe working environment can help boost productivity and reduce personal injuries. However, to cover unforeseen personal injuries that employees might face while performing their job, a worker's compensation insurance should be bought by employers to cover medical costs and provide financial relief for employ...

Category: Workers Compensation/Work Injuries,

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Wrongful death can be devastating for a family. Wrongful death can occur due to medical malpractice, negligence at work, or an accident. All wrongful death claims in Illinois are covered under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act. Damages can be sought for funeral, emotional distress, and any liabilities due because of unforeseen events and death. Considering that wrongful deaths due to medical malpractic...

Category: Wrongful Death,

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There were a total of 4.5 million car injuries recorded by the National Safety Council in 2018, while there were 40,000 deaths due to auto accidents alone. Every 7 seconds, someone gets injured across the United States, making it the biggest safety hazard. Back injuries are one of the most critical injuries due to auto accidents. According to the Mayo Clinic, auto accidents can lead to more than 40 ...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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Driving under influence is one of the single biggest contributors to auto accidents and subsequent personal injuries, which may also lead to death. In various reports, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has highlighted one death every 48 minutes - or 28 percent of all traffic deaths, were due to driving under influence, with total crashes costing the U.S. economy more than $44 billio...

Category: personal injury Attorney,

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Various traumatic brain injuries can result in permanent brain damage that can bring an end to the careers of those affected. Even if the injury was not serious and an individual was able to recover to rejoin their workplace, many obstacles remain. A traumatic brain injury can lead to confusion while thinking and make it impossible to respond to complex situations. Issues with mobility, environment a...

Category: Traumatic Brain Injuries,

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 6 people aged 60 or older experienced nursing home negligence, or abuse at a community setting across the globe. In 2017, 2 out of 3 staff members in many of the nursing home, long-term rehabilitation or care centers admitted committing some form of abuse, which lead to both serious injuries and traumatic consequences for their patients. Consider...

Category: Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer,

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Each year in the U.S., 300 to 400 people die in auto accidents due to wrong-way driving. Many of these wrong way auto accidents are either high-speed sideswipe crashes or head-on collisions. Wrong-way driving (WWD) auto accidents happen when a vehicle driving is travelling in the opposite direction of traffic on either highways or ramps and collide with a vehicle that is legally and properly travelli...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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Lack of sleep and inability to concentrate can have a significant impact on the ability of individuals to work efficiently. Not only can it lead to injuries, but it can also be life-threatening - especially for bus drivers, transportation workers and employees commuting to their night shift workplace. Even though there is 60 percent less traffic at night, 40 percent of all vehicle crashes happen at n...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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The United States continues to rank high in birth defects and injuries due to medical malpractice or negligent care. One in every 33 children is affected by a serious birth defect, leading to either temporary or permanent disabilities. In accordance with the Illinois Codes of Civil Procedure, birth injuries due to medical malpractice can be brought within eight years after identifying an injury to a ...

Category: Birth Injuries,

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It is highly likely we may suffer an injury due to defects or unsafe conditions found on a particular property, whether it be a workplace or personal property. A premises liability covers any such falls or injuries that are a direct result of someone else’s negligence. Usually, the property owner or the individual responsible for its maintenance is made liable when it comes to insurance or compensa...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 34,673 individuals died from fatal slip and fall injuries at the workplace, while thousands of other individuals are hospitalized on a daily basis. Therefore, slip and fall injuries and worker compensation need a careful assessment and revisit. Types of Slip and Fall Injuries at the Workplace A slip or fall can lead to the following injuries t...

Category: Slip and Fall,