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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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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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