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The holidays should be a time when you relax and get together with loved ones. However, there is a reason why medical staff doesn’t get those days off. The emergency room is often filled with patients during this time who let the festive season get the better of them. From cooking family meals, to overindulging - the holidays are a time of extra caution. Some common issues ER doctors and nurses ...

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An accident can have far reaching repercussions stemming from the injuries and experience of the car crash itself. If you find yourself involved in a car accident and are in recovery, basic daily activities can be challenging and pain may prevent you from sleeping, which can compromise your quality of life. This is the main reason why pain and suffering are calculated when it comes to insurance. How...

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Learning how to drive is a teenager’s greatest milestone. It makes them independent and as a parent, it shows you teen that you trust them on the road. However, even if you are excited to see your children grow up and reach this landmark, you cannot help but feel nervous. As a parent, you have the authority to take away driving privileges if they are younger than 18 years of age. However, teachi...

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A car accident can do serious damage - not only to your vehicle, but you and your fellow passengers as well. If those passengers happen to be children, the lifelong repercussions of an accident can be heartbreaking. According to Illinois law, children who are younger than eight years of age have to be restrained in a child safety seat. This piece of safety equipment can prevent serious injuries or...

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If you were bitten by someone else’s dog and it caused an injury, you have the right to file a lawsuit against them to claim damages you need and deserve. If you do, chances are the owner and his/her insurance company may try to dispute your claim. They may argue you were partly to blame for the attack and thus do not deserve any form of compensation. Illinois Comparative Negligence Law The state...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the world population and has put enormous pressure on healthcare systems as it tries to stem the tide. However, the most tragic impact has been on society’s most vulnerable individuals, the old and frail who reside in nursing homes. Even with family members in quarantine and practicing social distancing protocols (SOPs), the geriatric population is highly suscept...

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The purpose of nursing homes is to provide high quality care to the elderly its disabled residents. According to the Illinois Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act, they have a duty to do so. However, abuse and neglect are common in such facilities. If you have elderly parents in a nursing home, you should be vigilant to ensure they are not being abused. Here are som...

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Does your beloved dog get scared and anxious during car rides? Does he refuse to settle down and stop barking no matter what you do? If the behavior is not corrected, it can cause an accident on the highway. While there are no laws in Illinois that dictate the manner in which a pet should occupy a car, you will be held liable for accidents if they cause one while you are driving. Here are some way...

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Some car accidents can cause severe injuries that can cause paralysis or fatalities. This is not to say minor accidents do not have the potential of causing severe injuries. However, they are more unlikely to result in traumatic ones, such as spinal cord or brain damage. Serious injuries can prevent victims from returning to work or gaining meaningful employment that can support them. In certain c...

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Before building a claim in Illinois, hiring an attorney to review existing malpractice laws and current changes is a good idea. Since the laws also include a statute of limitations, this should be done sooner rather than later. Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice The state’s statute of limitations was introduced specifically for cases involving medical malpractice claims. According to ...

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Traumatic brain injury is one of the most common causes of infant deaths, which are usually the result of medical malpractice during deliveries. The results are usually life-threatening and oftentimes, fatal. The Newborn Skull This is understandable because the skull of a newborn baby is incredibly fragile. It comprises an occipital bone, two (2) frontal lobes and two (2) parietal bones. All of ...

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The consequences of drunk driving costs lives. Illinois takes DUI incidents seriously. If you get behind the wheel drunk or under the influence of drugs and are pulled over by law enforcement, you will be charged with a hefty fine or face a jail sentence. You can face these consequences if: Your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or higher. You have a THC concentration of 5 nanograms or more ...

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We live in a society that thrives on multi-tasking. Do you eat breakfast while driving to work or text an important client while behind the wheel? If you answered yes to either of those, you are in danger of either crashing into another vehicle, a pedestrian or flipping over. While multi-tasking can help you complete your to-do list faster, it can result in injuries or worse when you complete these t...

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The aim of personal injury lawsuits is to ensure the injured party can return to the physical and mental state they were in before they sustained injuries because of someone’s negligence. However, in some cases, the defendant may act violently, cause delays in the investigation or do things to jeopardize a claim against them. This is where the victim, i.e., you, can charge them with punitive damag...

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You can get into an accident while crossing someone’s yard or on any property. If you get into one because you failed to see the warning sign put up by the owner, you are the one to blame. However, if you say you slipped and fell on someone’s porch because of a loose floorboard that the property owner failed to fix on time, you have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against them. Proving...

Category: Slip and Fall Attorney,

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A road trip can be relaxing, but when you have excitable kids onboard, you can get into an accident. The good news is you can prevent it, make the most of the trip and ensuring it does not become a nightmare by following these tips. Prepare Your Car Beforehand You will be spending hours behind the wheel, so making sure it is good driving condition just makes sense. A lot can happen on the road that...

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The best way to protect your legal rights after you are involved in a car accident is by collecting evidence. This is the first thing you should do - or ask an uninjured passenger to do - once both of you get your bearings. The information you gather will play a crucial role in a personal injury or property damage claim you want to make against the at-fault driver. By gathering evidence, you can a...

Category: Insurance Lawyer,

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The road to recovery following a car accident can be long and painful. However, if your insurance company refuses to cooperate and instead tries to reduce the value of compensation you deserve and need, your healing process may also be delayed. When an insurance company tries to refuse a claim without a reasonable basis, it is acting in ‘bad faith’ and is essentially, breaking Illinois law. Un...

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While death is inevitable, it is not an easy thing to witness. If the death of a loved one could have been prevented, and it was not, the families left behind are filled with heartache and more questions than answers. While they cannot bring back the deceased, they can get closure and compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. How To File A Wrongful Deat...

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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...

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