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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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Headache After A Car Accident: Can I Still Make A Claim?

Car accidents | August 20, 2020

Car accidents can lead to severe injuries for victims. While some of these injuries are immediately apparent, others may be delayed or even hidden for a period of time after a crash occurs. Often, car accident victims report having a headache after a car accident and wonder if they can still make a claim if…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Caused By Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice | August 18, 2020

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins inside of a person’s body. DVT typically occurs in the legs, thighs, or pelvis. This type of medical emergency can lead to long-lasting or permanent disabilities for a victim. DVT can even cause death. In some cases,…

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Common Questions to Ask a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice | August 14, 2020

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, it may be necessary to seek assistance from a medical malpractice lawyer to secure the compensation you need. Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to researchers…

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Crucial Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident | August 12, 2020

No one expects to be involved in a pedestrian accident, but the reality is that these incidents are not uncommon in Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were more than 5,000 total pedestrian crashes during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of these incidents, there were 167 fatal crashes, and…

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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Laws

Motorcycle Accident | August 8, 2020

Motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular methods of transportation in and around Chicago. If you or somebody you love is a motorcycle operator, it is important to understand all of the laws associated with these vehicles. If you’ve been involved in an accident, contact a Chicago motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. The safe operation…

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Car Accidents and Internal Bleeding

Car accidents,Personal Injury | August 2, 2020

Nobody ever expects to get into a car accident, but the reality is that these incidents are not uncommon in and around the Chicago area. Most car accidents result in only minor injuries, and victims are able to make a full recovery within a short period of time. However, some car accident injuries are severe…

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