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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’s becoming disabled, disfigured or possible 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 medical malpractice lawsuit and get the compensat...

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,

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Most parents don’t realize, or want to believe this, but they can be held liable if their children get injured on their watch. In Illinois, children mean minors younger than 19 years old. Besides injuries, this also includes car accidents caused by said children because of negligence, lack of parental supervision and/or lack of skills. This can differ from case to case. For example, parents can al...

Category: Personal Injury Lawyer,

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A car accident can throw you for a loop, especially if you or your loved ones are injured. However, you can receive compensation for injuries and damages sustained if you remain calm. Here are some things you can do after an accident to maximize your claim and prevent more injuries. Help Yourself and Others Involved in the Accident If you are not seriously injured, help your passengers and yourself b...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyer,

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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 i...

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,