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According to official stats, around 6.7 million car collisions are reported in the U.S. every year. Being involved in an auto accident can prove traumatic, depending on the injuries sustained. In this guide, we’ll take a look at what you should do when faced with a car accident. Examine Your Injuries Before anything else, determine whether you or someone else needs urgent medical care. In case of...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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There are more than 8 million licensed drivers in the Illinois state, according to Statista. Under state law, drivers are required to carry insurance coverage of $50 per accident and $25,000 per person. Yet, around 11.8% of the drivers in the state are uninsured. So, what happens when you suffer damages in an auto accident, and the other driver carries no insurance? Let’s find out: How Are You ...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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So you have been on a construction site and busted your head open or broke your arm while trying to lift a heavy load at the office, you can claim compensation as long as you follow the right protocol. This includes ensuring the incident is reported to HR, a visit to the doctor that is pre-approved by your employer, and maintaining records of all of your bills and treatments. Chances are that you ...

Category: workers' compensation attorney,

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According to the Illinois worker's compensation law, insurance companies have the right to send you to a doctor of their choice for a one-time exam. This is called an independent medical examination (IME) and participation is mandatory. If you fail to go, your benefits can be suspended. This includes medical care, physical therapy, prescription pain medication, doctor consultations, etc. Benefits of...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer, workers' compensation attorney,

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Many of us will skip the doctor's visit after an accident, especially if the injury seems negligible. Seeing a doctor is important from a healthcare and legal standpoint. What appears a simple headache may exacerbate into a traumatic brain injury, or a cut may get infected if you don't seek immediate healthcare treatment. Besides, your healthcare providers' medical records can serve as valuable evide...

Category: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer,

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When driving in snowy weather, you may love the outside view and feel cozy inside the vehicle, but the piling up snow or water can on your path prove outright dangerous for you and your family. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, bad weather and wet, slippery road conditions are responsible for half a million crashes and 2000 fatalities in the US every winter. So what happens when ...

Category: Car Accident Lawyer,

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If your loved one has died due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else's behavior, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. This lawsuit determines the compensatory money and damages that you should receive due to the wrongful death of your loved one. While money certainly will not help ease your pain, it can reduce your monetary burden and ensure that you remain financially stable. The Basi...

Category: Wrongful Death,

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If you have been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or some other incident due to someone else’s reckless or careless behavior, you should be thinking about filing a personal injury case in Illinois’s civil courts. However, it is essential that you know, understand, and comply with the statute of limitations in such a case. The statute of limitations is essentially a deadline before w...

Category: Personal Injury,

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All businesses operating in Illinois with employees are required to sign up for worker's compensation insurance. This also includes businesses that only hire part-time employees. According to Illinois law, employers have to purchase a policy from an insurance company or get permission to self-insure. What Does Workers' Compensation Cover? Worker's compensation, also known as worker's comp, only cov...

Category: Worker’s Compensation Lawyer,

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Most people who get injured at their workplace don’t know that their ability to receive benefits is bound by the Illinois statute of limitations for worker's compensation claims. The statute of limitations is basically a deadline before which a claim needs to be filed. If the injured party fails to file a claim before the deadline mentioned in the statute, then they will not be entitled to receive ...

Category: Worker’s Compensation Lawyer,

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Hip replacement surgery is far from a simple or painless procedure. The ideal outcome is if a competent surgeon used appropriately sized components correctly to recreate the precise way the patient’s original hip was positioned. Naturally, imprecision can cause complications. The surgeon may end up using a hip replacement that is not sized correctly which can make one leg longer than the other l...

Category: Hip Injuries and Replacements,

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How To Avoid Bicycle Accidents Bike riding is an exciting and exhilarating way to remain fit, not to mention eco-friendly. However, if you prefer to ride yours everywhere, bear in mind that you are exposed to more than just the elements. Each year, about 2% of motor vehicle crashes that result in death involve bicyclists. Top Bicycle Safety Tips Don’t become part of that statistic! Here are some...

Category: Bicycle Accidents,

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What To Do If You Are Involved In A Trucking Accident While a car accident can result in serious injuries, a trucking accident almost always proves fatal. Unlike cars, trucks such as 18-wheelers are larger in size and move with more power due to the freight and cargo they carry. A regular car stands no chance against that sheer power, especially if it is coming at it at full speed. Large trucks take...

Category: Truck Accident Lawyer,

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced more employees in their homes due to quarantine than businesses can handle. While granting worker’s compensation in these unprecedented times is tricky, professionals that deserve to be compensated are frontline and healthcare workers who are on the front lines trying to keep the pandemic at bay. COVID has caused record-high unemployment in Illinois, as well as most...

Category: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer,

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More than 2 million people are injured in car accidents in the U.S. every year and many succumb to their injuries. With the rise of distraction triggers and smartphones, that number is increasing annually as-is business for a car accident attorney. Here are some of the most common causes of auto accidents not only in Illinois but across the U.S. Distracted Driving With the proliferation of smart de...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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Insurance claims aren't guaranteed to go your way. Contrary to popular belief, just because you pay your insurance premiums, doesn’t mean your insurance company will accept your claim. Often, they will try to gather evidence and make allegations that can help them deny it. Top Benefits of Hiring an Attorney for Insurance Claim Disputes Insurance claim disputes can get ugly, even if the insurance ...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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A job-related injury can result in loss of limbs, senses, strength, and mobility. You cannot resume your duties until you fully heal. However, if your boss refuses to compensate, according to the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act, you have the right to sue him. Here are just some reasons why you should retain an Illinois workers comp attorney for your case. To Level the Playing Field When you fa...

Category: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer,

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You cannot control the actions of a careless or out-of-control motorist. However, with the help of a competent auto accident attorney, you can control your life, post-accident. That is where your road to recovery starts. An attorney will ensure your rights are protected and your burdens are lifted by making sure you get the compensation you need and deserve from the opposing party. How an Auto Accid...

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Illinois has some of the strictest drugged driving laws in the U.S. If you are charged with driving under the influence of a drug or a combination of substances that compromise your driving skills, you can be charged. In fact, if there is any substance, compound, or drug in your urine, blood, or breath due to cannabis consumption, you will be charged. The state’s zero-tolerance policy on drugged...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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Risk of Liability for Storeowners Retailers are constantly at risk of liabilities most of which involve their customers. Generally, as property owners, they have a duty to ensure their property does not contain hazards. According to Illinois law, their customers are basically ‘invitees’ who are entitled to a reasonable amount of care while they are on said property. So yes, if a customer is i...

Category: Premises Liability, Slip and Fall,