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Can A Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal Injury | October 2, 2020

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, you should be entitled to compensation for your losses. However, if you have a pre-existing condition or have sustained an injury in the past, this could lead to complications when you are working…

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How to File a Dog Bite Report in Illinois

Dog Bites | September 30, 2020

Dog bites and attacks often leave victims with severe injuries. If you or somebody you know has been bitten and injured by a dog, you should be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, there are various steps you need to take to ensure that you receive maximum compensation. One of those steps is reporting…

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When Can You Sue for Hospital Infections?

Medical malpractice,Wrongful Death | September 25, 2020

Hospital-acquired infections are more common than most people realize, and they can have devastating effects on those who contract the infection. Although there has been significant progress made over the last few decades in preventing many healthcare-associated infections, there is still a long way to go. In some cases, a hospital-acquired infection may be the…

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Medical Malpractice and Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

Medical malpractice | September 20, 2020

Medical malpractice cases arise anytime a preventable medical error occurs that harms a patient. These medical mistakes are often devastating, particularly when they occur to an expectant mother or a child. One common birth injury is called pregnancy-induced hypertension, or PIH. While this type of injury may not be well-known to many people, this can…

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Can You Receive Workers’ Comp for Anxiety or Stress in Illinois?

Work Accidents | September 10, 2020

Workers’ compensation insurance is available to anyone who sustains an injury while they are at work or performing their work-related duties. When most people think of workers’ compensation, they think of specific sudden-onset traumas such as broken bones, head injuries, lacerations, etc. However, there are various other types of injuries that could also qualify an…

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Can a Passenger Sue Both Drivers?

Car accidents | September 4, 2020

Getting into a car accident as a passenger can be a terrifying experience. Passengers are just as likely as drivers to sustain injuries in an accident, and it is important to understand that passengers should be entitled to recover insurance compensation for their expenses. In most states throughout the country, including Illinois, liability for these…

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Child Seat Belt Laws in Illinois

Car accidents,Child Injuries | September 1, 2020

Any driver in Illinois who will have children in their vehicle needs to understand there are various laws in place regarding child car seats and seatbelts. Seatbelts and car seats are one of the main ways to keep drivers and passengers inside the vehicle safe if an accident occurs. An unsecured child is much more…

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Your Guide to Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Illinois

Birth injury | August 24, 2020

Thousands of babies are born each day in this country with some sort of birth injury. Unfortunately, birth injuries are more common in the US than they are in other developed nations around the world. Some birth injuries leave a child only partially disabled, while others may render a child permanently disabled. Birth injuries can…

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Is Fault Automatic in a Rear-End Car Accident Case?

Car accidents | August 22, 2020

While no one expects that they will be involved in a rear-end collision, the reality is that these accidents are not uncommon. Rear-end collisions regularly occur at intersections, in stop-and-go traffic, when vehicles are making turns, and in various other situations. You may have heard that fault for these incidents always falls onto the driver…

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