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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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Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident T-Bone?

Car accidents | October 26, 2020

Vehicle accidents have a variety of causes, and they range in severity. Many vehicle accidents are relatively minor, while others result in severe injuries and property damage. It is not uncommon for T-bone collisions to cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. These collisions happen in a variety of ways, usually due to driver error. Here,…

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When is Death Considered “Wrongful” in Illinois?

Wrongful Death | October 25, 2020

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. This is particularly true when somebody loses their life due to the actions of other individuals, businesses, or entities. Wrongful death laws in Illinois allow family members of those who have been killed due to the negligence of others to recover compensation for their losses. However, these cases…

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What Should I Do After A Multi-Car Accident In Chicago?

Car accidents | October 24, 2020

Vehicle accidents have various causes in and around the Chicago area, and the aftermath of a crash can become confusing for those involved. This is particularly true when there are multiple vehicles involved in a single collision. Here, our team of Chicago car accident attorneys want to discuss steps you can take after being involved…

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Ordinary Negligence vs. Gross Negligence

Personal Injury | October 22, 2020

Personal injury cases can become complicated. If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the actions of another individual, company, or entity, you should be entitled to compensation for your losses. However, securing compensation will likely revolve around proving negligence. Here, our Chicago personal injury lawyers discuss the difference between “ordinary negligence”…

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What are the Top Reasons for Insurance Denials in Illinois?

Firm News | October 20, 2020

Dealing with insurance carriers is not on the top of anybody’s “to do” list. However, if you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the actions of somebody else, you will likely end up having to work with insurance carriers in order to receive compensation for your losses. Insurance claim denials are…

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Mental Trauma to Nursing Home Residents in Chicago

nursing home abuse | October 16, 2020

Nursing home abuse is abhorrent, and it can occur in a variety of ways. There are millions of nursing home residents throughout the United States, and the number of elderly people requiring assistance increases every year. Not all types of nursing home abuse are related to physical trauma. Nursing home residents can also experience mental…

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