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How Soon Should You See a Doctor After Your Car Accident?

Car accidents | March 6, 2021

If you or a loved one have sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver in or around the Chicago area, your health and well-being are the number one priorities. The reality is that many people are unsure of whether or not they should seek immediate medical care after a…

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How Not Wearing a Seat Belt Affects an Injury Settlement

Car accidents | March 3, 2021

Car accidents are never planned. Drivers and passengers do not get in a vehicle and think about all of the possible hazards on the roadway. However, one of the best ways to remain safe and stay protected against unexpected roadway dangers is to wear a seat belt. That said, there are times when drivers and…

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Can a Car Accident Cause a Stroke?

Car accidents | March 1, 2021

When most people think of vehicle accident injuries, they think of bruising, broken and dislocated bones, head injuries, whiplash, and other similar traumatic injuries. Many people do not consider strokes to be a common type of vehicle accident injury. However, strokes have various causes, and it is entirely possible for a person to suffer from…

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How Are Damages Assessed In a Personal Injury Case?

Personal Injury | February 20, 2021

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of somebody else, you should be able to receive compensation for your injuries and other losses. In order to recover compensation, it is crucial to prove the fault of the other party. It is also important…

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Determining Fault When a Cell Phone Causes A Car Accident

Car accidents | February 14, 2021

Cell phones have become ubiquitous in society. Our phones have become lifelines for just about everything that we do, from browsing social media to conducting online banking. Unfortunately, cell phones are also a leading cause of driver distraction. When a vehicle accident occurs because the driver was distracted by their cell phone, victims should be…

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Elements of a Wrongful Death Case

Wrongful Death | February 10, 2021

Wrongful death lawsuits can arise anytime somebody loses their life due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of somebody else. These cases can be challenging, and family members are often left wondering how to proceed with their situation. It is strongly encouraged that family members of those wrongfully killed seek assistance from a qualified…

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Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?

Medical malpractice | February 7, 2021

Medical mistakes can lead to devastating injuries or illnesses for victims. Not only can medical mistakes exasperate existing patient conditions, but they can also cause new injuries or illnesses that afflict the patient. Unfortunately, researchers at Johns Hopkins show that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. These…

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What Is An Underride Accident?

Truck Accidents | February 5, 2021

Crashes involving large commercial trucks often result in severe injuries for drivers and passengers in traditional vehicles. Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are higher off the ground than most other vehicles on the roadway. This can lead to devastating accidents if a vehicle lower to the ground impacts the larger truck. Unfortunately, smaller vehicles…

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What is a Demand Letter?

Personal Injury | February 2, 2021

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, you may be entitled to compensation through an insurance settlement or through a jury verdict after a personal injury lawsuit has been filed. Personal injury cases can become complex, and there is likely some language…

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