Category: Personal Injury

How to Substantiate a Claim for Pain and Suffering

Personal Injury | October 9, 2021

If you or somebody you care about has been injured as a result of the careless actions of another individual, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. In general, this means recovering money for your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage expenses. However, you may also be able to recover pain…

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Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury | October 5, 2021

If you or a loved one sustains an injury caused by another individual, business, or entity, you need to know how to recover compensation for your losses. Most personal injury claims in Illinois are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, some injury claims are only resolved after a lawsuit is filed in civil court….

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Factors That Affect Compensation for a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury | September 13, 2021

Anytime a person sustains an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. In general, this will mean the ability to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, property damage expenses, and more….

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What To Do When Injured Falling On An Uneven Sidewalk Or Street

Personal Injury | July 26, 2021

The last thing anyone expects when they are walking down the street or the sidewalk is that they will sustain an injury caused by an uneven surface area. Unfortunately, trip and fall accidents caused by uneven sidewalks or streets occur regularly. But who will be responsible for paying compensation to injury victims in these situations?…

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Handling a Personal Injury Claim on Your Own vs. Hiring A Lawyer

Personal Injury | June 4, 2021

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, you will likely be entitled to various types of compensation. However, securing that compensation can be challenging. Often, injury victims attempt to handle these cases on their own when dealing with insurance…

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What Is The Eggshell Rule?

Personal Injury | May 1, 2021

The “eggshell skull rule” can be complicated to understand. Also commonly referred to as the “thin skull rule,” this refers to taking an injury victim as you find them. In other words, the frailty or prior condition of a person who sustains an injury cannot be used as part of the defense as a reason…

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What is Strict Liability in an Injury Case?

Personal Injury | April 20, 2021

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another individual, business, or entity, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. However, personal injury lawsuits typically involve proving liability, which can be challenging. There are some instances where an at-fault party may be held strictly…

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What Is Medical Payments Coverage?

Personal Injury | April 15, 2021

Getting involved in an accident can be a terrifying experience, and it can bring significant complications into a person’s life. One of the main complications in these situations deals with paying for medical expenses for any person who sustained an injury as a result of the accident. There are various types of insurance coverages that…

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Determining Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury | April 11, 2021

We have all heard the term “negligence,” and we all likely have our own ideas about what this means. However, when we are discussing negligence for a personal injury claim, we can provide a fairly specific definition for the term. Here, we want to discuss the four elements of negligence as well as how negligence…

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