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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 ...

Category: Medical Malpractice Lawyer,

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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 ...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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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 ...

Category: DUI Lawyer,

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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...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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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...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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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...

Category: personal injury Attorney,

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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...

Category: Insurance Lawyer,

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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...

Category: Wrongful Death Lawyer,

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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,