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How to Substantiate a Claim for Pain and Suffering

Personal Injury | October 9, 2021

If you or somebody you care about has been injured as a result of the careless actions of another individual, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. In general, this means recovering money for your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage expenses. However, you may also be able to recover pain…

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What Evidence Do You Need After a Car Accident?

Car accidents | October 8, 2021

If you or somebody you love sustains an injury or property damage as a result of a vehicle accident in Illinois, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. This is particularly true if another driver’s actions caused the crash. However, securing compensation after a vehicle accident can be challenging. In order to…

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What Makes Truck Accidents More Dangerous Than Car Crashes?

Truck Accidents | October 6, 2021

Any vehicle accident has the potential to lead to significant injuries and extensive property damage. However, accidents involving larger commercial trucks are typically more devastating. These vehicles can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and they are much larger than traditional passenger vehicles on the roadway. Here, our Chicago truck accident lawyers want to discuss…

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Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury | October 5, 2021

If you or a loved one sustains an injury caused by another individual, business, or entity, you need to know how to recover compensation for your losses. Most personal injury claims in Illinois are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, some injury claims are only resolved after a lawsuit is filed in civil court….

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Car Accidents Caused by Weather Conditions

Car accidents | October 4, 2021

When most people think of vehicle accidents, they think of incidents involving the careless or negligent actions of one or more drivers. However, accidents can also be caused by poor weather conditions. Here, we want to discuss what types of weather conditions are most likely to cause vehicle accidents in Illinois. Additionally, our car accident…

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Suffering a Car Accident With an Uninsured Driver

Car accidents | October 3, 2021

Vehicle accidents occur regularly in Chicago and throughout Illinois. In most cases, individuals are able to recover compensation through an insurance settlement in the aftermath of a crah. However, what happens if you are injured or sustain property damage as a result of the actions of an uninsured driver? Here, we want to discuss the…

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Claiming Damages for PTSD After a Car Accident

Car accidents | October 2, 2021

Any person who sustains injuries in a vehicle accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver should be able to recover compensation for their losses. When most people think of vehicle accidents, they think of traumatic injuries such as broken or dislocated bones, concussions, spinal cord injuries, etc. However, crash victims can…

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[Study] How Safe is Halloween for Pedestrians in Chicago?

Firm News | October 1, 2021

Halloween can be a scary time to be a pedestrian, especially in a busy city. For many parents, there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns.  At Seidman, Margulis & Fairman & Fairman, LLP, we are concerned about pedestrian safety in our community. We wanted to better understand where pedestrian accidents happen…

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Who is at Fault in a Chain-Reaction Car Accident?

Car accidents | September 21, 2021

Chain-reaction car accidents can result in significant injuries and extensive property damage for those involved. These incidents are particularly frustrating because it can be incredibly challenging to prove fault for what happened. Often, there are three or more drivers involved in chain-reaction crashes, which means that there will be multiple insurance carriers all trying to…

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