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Illinois Crosswalk Laws

Pedestrian Accident | October 13, 2020

Accidents occur in a variety of ways throughout the state of Illinois. Unfortunately, pedestrians are often involved in vehicle accidents in this state, and they regularly happen because of a violation of crosswalk laws. It is vital that both pedestrians and drivers understand the laws concerning crosswalks. This includes understanding which party has the right…

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Do I Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance?

Car accidents | October 12, 2020

While nobody wants to be involved in a vehicle accident, the reality is that crashes occur regularly throughout Illinois. These incidents can leave victims with significant property and injury damages. Unfortunately, many drivers throughout Illinois are uninsured or underinsured. Here, our Chicago car accident attorneys want to discuss the implication this has on victims and…

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Chicago Reckless Driving Laws

Car accidents,Personal Injury | October 5, 2020

Vehicle accidents happen in a variety of ways in and around the Chicago area. Unfortunately, these accidents are regularly caused by the careless or negligent actions of others on the roadway. This includes reckless driving. Here, our Chicago car accident lawyers want to discuss the Chicago reckless driving laws that you need to be aware…

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

Firm News | October 1, 2020

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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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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