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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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What Is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action?

Wrongful Death | January 19, 2021

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult, particularly if their death was caused by the careless, negligent, or wrongful actions of another individual. The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate is generally able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and a survival action on behalf of the family members of the deceased and the…

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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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