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What Is The Eggshell Rule?

Personal Injury | May 1, 2021

The “eggshell skull rule” can be complicated to understand. Also commonly referred to as the “thin skull rule,” this refers to taking an injury victim as you find them. In other words, the frailty or prior condition of a person who sustains an injury cannot be used as part of the defense as a reason…

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When is a Car Considered Totaled?

Car accidents | April 28, 2021

You have certainly heard the term “totaled” when it comes to a vehicle after a collision occurs. To be truthful, many people throw this term around loosely, but it does actually have a specific meaning when it comes to car accident cases. Here, we want to talk about what it means for a car to…

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What is Strict Liability in an Injury Case?

Personal Injury | April 20, 2021

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another individual, business, or entity, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. However, personal injury lawsuits typically involve proving liability, which can be challenging. There are some instances where an at-fault party may be held strictly…

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What Is Medical Payments Coverage?

Personal Injury | April 15, 2021

Getting involved in an accident can be a terrifying experience, and it can bring significant complications into a person’s life. One of the main complications in these situations deals with paying for medical expenses for any person who sustained an injury as a result of the accident. There are various types of insurance coverages that…

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Determining Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury | April 11, 2021

We have all heard the term “negligence,” and we all likely have our own ideas about what this means. However, when we are discussing negligence for a personal injury claim, we can provide a fairly specific definition for the term. Here, we want to discuss the four elements of negligence as well as how negligence…

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Funeral Expenses in a Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful Death | April 4, 2021

Losing somebody that you loved is incredibly difficult. This is particularly true if the person you care about lost their life due to the negligent or intentional actions of somebody else. Often, family members in these situations are able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. One of the expenses involved in these cases…

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Can I Collect Damages After a “Minor” Auto Accident?

Car accidents | April 1, 2021

Vehicle accidents are not uncommon in Illinois, particularly around crowded urban areas like Chicago. The vast majority of crashes are considered “minor” when we look at data provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation. However, just because a crash is minor does not mean that those involved should not be entitled to collect damages. Here,…

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Who’s at Fault in a Three-Way Car Accident?

Car accidents | March 18, 2021

Any car accident has the potential to become complicated when it comes to proving liability. However, determining liability for a car accident is crucial, particularly when it comes to ensuring that compensation is paid to any injury or property damage victim. However, what happens when an accident involves three different parties? This can further complicate…

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What is Vicious Propensity?

Dog Bites | March 16, 2021

Dogs have very powerful jaws that can inflict significant injuries on the human body. While most people do not think about the potential risks of being around dogs, the reality is that dog bite incidents occur more often than most people realize. In some areas around the country, a dog owner will be held liable…

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What is Considered a Pre-Existing Condition?

Car accidents | March 13, 2021

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, you will likely be entitled to compensation. However, it is not uncommon for insurance carriers or at-fault parties to try and use an injury victim’s pre-existing conditions against them. Here, we want…

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