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If you are involved in an accident and the injuries you sustained are due to negligence of the other driver, you have the right to ask for compensation. Illinois is an ‘at fault’ state. However, if you receive a call from the other driver’s insurance adjuster – be cautious. Once the driver files a report with the insurance adjuster, the adjuster will start an investigation into your claim. T...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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If you are injured in a store in Illinois, you can receive compensation whether you are or aren’t at fault for the accident. This is according to the state’s comparative fault law in which the value of the settlement is based on the percentage of the fault. Understanding the Comparative Fault Law According to the law, you can collect damages even if the accident is partly your fault and the cou...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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According to the Child Passenger Protection Act, children who are under the age of 12 have to ride in a car seat. The law was changed from 8 years to include 12-year-old's under the consideration children grow at different rates. As parents, you need to familiarize yourself with these laws, so you don’t accidentally violate laws during a long drive, to grandma’s place or anywhere you take your ki...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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If you are injured in a store in Illinois, you can receive compensation whether you are or aren’t at fault for the accident. This is according to the state’s comparative fault law in which the value of the settlement is based on the percentage of the fault. Understanding the Comparative Fault Law According to the law, you can collect damages even if the accident is partly your fault and the cou...

Category: Elder Abuse,

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While there is no law in Illinois that deals with how a pet should occupy a vehicle, that doesn’t mean they cannot prevent an accident during a trip. If a pedestrian or another driver is injured or suffers property damage because you can’t control your animals in your vehicle, you will be held liable. Travelling with your canine or feline companion can be fun, but not if your vehicle is unsuitab...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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Very few teens wait until they are older to get behind the wheel. However, without proper training, they can become hazards on the road. If the teen’s vehicle isn’t insured, you can end up paying out of pocket and have to pay a fine of $500 to $1,000 for not having insurance. Before your teens get you into trouble, you need to make sure they are trained to drive a vehicle. What better way to d...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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Slip and fall accidents can be embarrassing but they can also be crippling and debilitating. If a slip and fall accident caused serious injuries, you can demand compensation from the owner of the property where you fell. However, to claim damages, you and your lawyer will have to prove the owner is liable for the injuries you sustained. Hazard vs. Fault Since they have a duty of care to ensure no o...

Category: Slip And Fall Injuries Lawyer,

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If you live in Illinois and own a dog that tends to bite, you either need to ensure it is well-behaved or keep it inside. When it comes to dog bite cases, according to the Animal Control Act, Illinois is a strict liability state and any injuries caused by your animals may be your responsibility. You cannot argue you had no idea your pet was aggressive or could injure someone - even if it never exh...

Category: Dog Bite Injury Attorney,

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Responsible drivers can avoid hefty fines in Illinois. For example, if you text while driving and your actions caused great bodily harm to another, you can lose your license for a year and have to pay a $1,000 fine, according to the new bill that was signed to fine driving violations. These new penalties apply to all tablets, laptops and other hand-held devices you use while driving. They don't ap...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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As our dependence and addiction to smart devices take over our lives, hit and runs have become a common occurrence. With people glued to their cell phones, people fail to look both ways before crossing the street or see pedestrians in time to slow down. The good news is if you are involved in an accident like this in Illinois, you are protected by law - provided you are not the negligent party. Here ...

Category: Auto Accidents Lawyer,

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5,250 workers died in the workplace after sustaining burn injuries in 2018. This was a 2% increase from the 2017 consensus. This increase is a cause for concern for workers in a range of industries. Burn injuries may seem minor, but they can be incredibly painful. If the burn covers most of the body, it can prove fatal as the healing proc...

Category: Burn Injuries,

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Whether an injury is caused by a car accident or a dog bite, it may require a trip to the emergency room - and many other facilities, to get you to Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). In addition to stress, pain and loss of employment, your injuries can place a serious strain on your finances - especially when you start to receive medical bills. If your injuries require surgery, you will likely sp...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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If you are ever involved in a car accident in Illinois due to someone else’s fault or negligence, you have the right to compensation. Illinois follows a tort or fault system to determine who should pay in case like this. This means anyone found legally responsible for causing the accident must pay damages to the party they injured. That is why most Illinois motorists must carry property and bodi...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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Was your vehicle completely totaled in a car accident? Even if you received compensation from your insurance carrier, chances are they underpaid on mandatory charges such as sales tax, registration, license plates and state title for your replacement vehicle. Depending on the value of your vehicle, a total loss accident can range from a devastating collision with other vehicle(s) to striking a dee...

Category: Accident Lawyer,

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The U.S. insurance industry has trillions of dollars in assets and it pays its CEOs more than any other industry. However, this does not stop them from take advantage of policyholders. Most insurance companies try to up-sell policies to their clients, even though they may not need them, or deny claims to valid insurance holders. Unfortunately, this is the reality of insurance claims in Illinois. How...

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accident Attorney,

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When a medical professional makes a mistake, the error can lead to a patient becoming disabled or disfigured. In a worst-case scenario, it can lead to a patient's death. Some mistakes are more common than others, but most of them can result in devastating consequences for the family of the deceased or disabled individual. According to Illinois law, if you are either of these, you can file a m...

Category: Medical Malpractice,

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When you place your elderly parents in a nursing home, you do so with peace of mind they will be taken care of as their mental/physical faculties fail. That is the duty of care these facilities have to uphold according to the law and if they neglect this law, they can be held accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, these cases are more common than we realize because most care facilities are un...

Category: Nursing Home Abuse,

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The Illinois Vehicle Code protects individuals who are injured because of a driver’s negligence. Whether you were injured after getting struck by a speeding car or getting into a fender-bender when a driver rammed into your vehicle while texting, you have grounds for a negligence auto accident claim. Proving Negligence Post Accident Of course, you cannot prove the other driver was negligent without...

Category: Auto Accident Attorney,

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If you have lived in Illinois for a while, you know how bad the traffic can get - not just on the holidays or on snow days. Aggressive drivers are the norm in Chicago and so are accidents. However, the state also has strict licensing laws, which prevent potentially irresponsible drivers from getting behind the wheel. This includes teenagers who might want to drive, but are likely to forget safety ru...

Category: Auto Accident Attorney,

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If you are not careful, overzealous exercise regimes can cause injuries. You can overextend yourself or sprain a limb using gym equipment your body is not fit to tackle. These issues are common and your responsibility. However, if you are injured in a fitness center because of an owner’s negligence, you have every right to file for damages, according to the Illinois Premise Liability Act. As per t...

Category: Product Liability Attorney,