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What Is Additur & Remittitur?

Legal Articles,Personal Injury | January 16, 2021

When a personal injury case goes to trial, a jury verdict will often return a certain amount of money awarded to the plaintiff. In general, both parties in the case, the plaintiff and the defendant, have the ability to appeal the decision that the jury makes if they disagree with it. There are times, however,…

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Personal Injury | January 13, 2021

Injuries occur all the time, but not all of them are considered “catastrophic.” When classifying injuries, it is important to know the difference between a regular injury that a person may sustain and a catastrophic injury that could have long-lasting, even life-altering consequences. A catastrophic injury is one that will significantly affect the victim’s quality…

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How To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Illinois

Wrongful Death | January 10, 2021

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. This is particularly true if the death of somebody you care about was caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of another individual, business, or entity. When this occurs, the responsible party may be held liable through a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court in Illinois. Here, we…

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Factors That Affect Personal Injury Settlements

Personal Injury | January 5, 2021

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of somebody else, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Often, personal injury claims are resolved through a settlement with insurance carriers. However, it may be necessary for an injury victim to file a lawsuit against…

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5 Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

Firm News | January 1, 2021

There is no doubt that those who work in the construction industry face significant risks each day. These workers operate around heavy equipment and in hazardous conditions. However, both state and federal authorities place significant regulations on this industry in order to keep workers safe. Unfortunately, there are still times when injuries occur. Often, these…

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What To Do If You Get into an Accident with a USPS Mail Truck?

Car accidents | December 25, 2020

We depend on those who work for the US Postal Service. They deliver our mail, goods, Social Security checks, and medications on a daily basis. However, with so many USPS vehicles on the roadway, it is not uncommon for accidents involving these vehicles to occur. If you or somebody you care about is involved in…

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What Is Considered Property Damage In A Car Accident?

Car accidents | December 20, 2020

If you or somebody you care about is involved in a vehicle accident, your number one priority needs to be seeking medical care and ensuring your own well-being and the well-being of your passengers. Medical expenses incurred after a vehicle accident are often the costliest part of these incidents, so it is crucial that you…

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What Is An Anoxic Brain Injury?

Brain Injuries | December 18, 2020

Brain injuries occur anytime the brain does not get the oxygen it needs to support its functions. If the brain fails to receive enough oxygen, even for justice a few minutes, this can lead to the cells inside the brain tissue dying. Anoxic brain injuries occur in a variety of ways, including traumatic incidents as…

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What Should I Do After a Construction Zone Accident?

Construction Accidents | December 15, 2020

Roadway construction is not uncommon in Illinois, particularly in and around the major metropolitan areas. While road construction projects are an integral part of maintaining and improving our roadways, accidents in and around construction zones are not uncommon. If you or a loved one are involved in a vehicle accident in a construction zone in…

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