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What Is a Letter of Protection?

Personal Injury | November 23, 2020

A letter of protection (LOP) is not something that most personal injury victims will be familiar with. An LOP is a letter sent to a medical professional by a personal injury attorney who is representing somebody injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual. A letter of protection is meant to guarantee…

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What Evidence Do You Need In a Car Accident Case?

Car accidents | November 20, 2020

If you or somebody you care about has been involved in a car accident caused by the actions of another driver, you should be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, securing this compensation is going to involve dealing with aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties. A key factor in determining liability and obtaining maximum…

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Important Questions to Ask Your Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents | November 17, 2020

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver in Illinois, you are likely entitled to compensation. Generally, car accident claims are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, if an insurance carrier or at-fault party refuses to offer a fair…

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How To Deal With Car Accident Adjusters

Car accidents | November 14, 2020

Getting into a car accident can be a scary and confusing experience for drivers and passengers. However, vehicle accidents happen regularly in and around the Chicago area. When a vehicle crash does occur, those involved can expect to have to deal with insurance carriers soon after the incident happens. Regardless of which party was at…

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Determining Fault When Unsafe Road Conditions Cause Accidents

Car accidents | November 8, 2020

Vehicle accidents occur all the time in Illinois, and they are usually caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers. However, vehicle accidents are also caused by unsafe roadway conditions. Determining liability in the aftermath of a vehicle crash caused by an unsafe roadway condition can be difficult. Here, we want to discuss…

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Car Accident Witness Responsibility

Car accidents | November 3, 2020

If you are one of the first people at the scene of a car accident, or if you witnessed a car accident occur, you have an ethical obligation to help those involved to the best of your ability. While you may not have a legal responsibility to intervene, any support you give could end up…

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Can You Get Whiplash From a Side Impact?

Car accidents | November 1, 2020

Side-impact collisions, often referred to as T-bone collisions, can have a devastating effect on vehicle drivers and passengers. Side-impact collisions that occur at high speeds often cause devastating injuries because there is generally not much space between the impacting vehicle and the bodies of those in the vehicle being struck. Most people do not think…

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Who Pays For A Rental Car After An Accident In Illinois?

Car accidents,Personal Injury | October 30, 2020

Nobody wants to be involved in a vehicle accident. Unfortunately, accidents are not uncommon, and victims are often left struggling to find reliable transportation while their vehicle is being repaired. Often, a rental vehicle is the best option for car accident victims. However, rentals are not cheap, and it is important to understand who will…

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