Category: Legal Articles

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 are some of the top causes of car crashes in Illinois?

Legal Articles | December 1, 2016

Negligent driver behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving rank among top causes of car accidents in Illinois. Each year, car accidents upend the lives of thousands of people in Illinois. Just in 2014, over 296,000 crashes occurred throughout the state, leading to 84,652 injuries and 924 deaths, as the Illinois Department of…

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What do drowsy driving and drunk driving have in common?

Legal Articles | October 7, 2016

Drowsy driving is a problem that affects most people at some point during their lives. Driving while sleep-deprived can be as dangerous as drunk driving. As fall transitions into winter and the holidays are approaching, a great deal of attention is being placed on the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. Many drivers in Illinois…

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3 Common Car Accident Injuries

Legal Articles | September 1, 2016

Some of the most serious and common car accident injuries include soft tissue trauma, psychological injuries and damage to the spine or brain. Car accidents represent an incredibly common cause of injuries in Chicago and other parts of Illinois. Per the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2014, over one-fifth of all car crashes reported in…

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What do drivers and pedestrians need to know about Pokemon Go?

Legal Articles | July 25, 2016

The popular app Pokemon Go is getting people out of the house and exercising. However, distraction may be a dangerous issue involving the game. The latest gaming craze among kids and adults alike, Pokemon Go, has millions of people across the country getting off the couch and out in the fresh air. After downloading the…

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Drivers urged to watch for child pedestrians during NSC safety campaign

Legal Articles | July 14, 2016

Children are particularly in danger walking to school. During the National Safety Council’s Back to School month, drivers are reminded to be careful. During the summer, many children can be seen on Chicago streets walking or riding their bikes to and from their friends’ houses, playgrounds or around their own neighborhoods. Soon enough, they will…

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Important steps to take after a car crash

Legal Articles | July 14, 2016

Preparing for a crash may save you a lot of hassle if the unexpected occurs. This includes knowing what information to get and what to say to other drivers. Almost nobody leaves the house expecting to be in a car accident. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that just about every driver or passenger will…

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Report: Pedestrian deaths on the rise in Illinois

Legal Articles | July 8, 2016

The number of fatal pedestrian accidents in Illinois and across the country is increasing, according to recent reports. In a collision between a vehicle and a person, it goes without saying that the individual will bear the brunt of the impact. In Illinois and across the country, these pedestrian accidents happen at an alarming rate….

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How to avoid drunk driving accidents on Illinois roads

Legal Articles | March 2, 2016

Alcohol-related accidents are all too common, but people may avoid being involved in them by spotting and avoiding drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving accidents are all too common in Illinois, and frequently result in serious injuries or death for those involved. In fact, the state’s Department of Transportation reported alcohol played a part…

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