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While some victims of highway vehicle accidents may not sustain any injuries or will only have less severe ones that they can recover from, other victims won’t be as fortunate. Numerous individuals may get severe wounds that render them fully or partially incapacitated.
*Due to the exorbitant expense of the victim’s medical treatment, salary loss, and constant need for support, this not only permanently alters their own life but also that of their family. If a motorist’s negligence led to the victim’s catastrophic injuries, that driver may be liable for paying the victim’s past and future damages.
In this guide,
Continue Reading 5 Catastrophic Injuries Resulting from Highway Car Accidents

Being involved in a truck accident is certainly not something anyone wants to go through. Due to their large size, trucks can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. If you are involved in a truck accident, it is important to know what to do. Check out these steps to take after a truck accident.
Knowing the right steps to take can help protect your rights and make the process easier. Contact a Chicago 18 wheeler accident lawyer if you have any questions or need help filing a claim.
Call the Police
Calling the police may seem like the obvious thing
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No one expects to be injured in an accident, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some injuries are more severe than others and can lead to long-term health problems or even death. This blog post will take a look at some of the most common types of serious and fatal injuries that occur in accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to seek legal help right away. Our Chicago injury attorneys are experienced in personal injury law and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Continue Reading Common Types of Serious and Fatal Injuries

Being injured in an accident can be a very overwhelming experience. Not only do you have to deal with the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, but you also have to navigate the complex world of insurance claims and personal injury law. To make things even more complicated, every accident is different, which means that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to your questions. However, there are some questions that are more common than others.
The best course of action would be to consult with the best Chicago personal injury attorneys to get the answers and help you need. To
Continue Reading 9 Most Common Questions Injury Victims Ask

No one likes to think about the possibility of being injured by a hospital error. After all, when we go to the hospital, we’re entrusting our lives to the staff. We expect them to exercise a high degree of care, and for the most part, they do. But sometimes, errors do happen. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to understand your rights.
Experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyers will be able to evaluate your case and advise you on your best course of action. Don’t wait; get started on protecting your rights
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Residents at nursing homes are entitled to a specific standard of care, which includes receiving nourishing food and fluids. One indication of nursing home negligence is dehydration. Dehydration is a disorder that may affect nursing home patients, and their families may be interested in learning more about it and how it may affect their allegations of nursing home mistreatment.
To maintain optimum health, nursing home patients must receive the right nourishment and hydration. Additionally, due to medications that induce dry lips or medical issues that make them thirstier, nursing home patients may require more hydration than usual. However, residents may
Continue Reading Is Dehydration a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect?

Workers’ compensation benefits are available for a wide variety of injuries and illnesses, but can you file for workers’ compensation benefits for PTSD? You may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits if you develop PTSD as a result of your job. This article will explore the possibility of filing for workers’ compensation benefits for PTSD and what you need to know about the process.

To find out if you qualify for benefits and to learn more about how to file a claim, contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer today.
What is Post Stress Traumatic Disorder (PTSD)?
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A patient may be able to pursue a legal remedy by bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit if a doctor fails to provide an accurate and timely diagnosis of a serious medical condition. But it’s crucial to remember that, at least in legal terms, mistakes and negative outcomes don’t automatically mean you will be able to prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Whether the healthcare professional violated the appropriate medical standard of care in the given situation is the first question in these cases. In other words, would a physician with a similar level of training working in the same field
Continue Reading What Rights Do You Have After a Medical Misdiagnosis?

Imagine you’re out for a casual bike ride on a quiet Sunday morning when, all of a sudden, the door of a parked car next to your path opens directly in front of you. You fly off your bike and hit your head on the pavement, causing a traumatic brain injury and fracturing your shoulder. Who is responsible for your injuries and losses? The driver of the car that opened the door? The owner of the car? The city or state government? Or no one at all?
This is just one of many legal questions surrounding dooring injuries. Read on
Continue Reading Who Covers Injuries Caused by a Dooring Accident?

The warning indicators of nursing home abuse are diverse and include unexplained injuries, unsanitary conditions, abrupt behavioral changes, and pressure ulcers or bedsores. Additionally, some residents experience emotional abuse. Nursing facilities sometimes prioritize profitability over patient care, which can lead to abuse, negligent care, major accidents, and even fatalities.
Some of the most vulnerable members of society are those who live in nursing homes. The care of nursing home residents is governed by state and federal laws.
We highly suggest contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer to safeguard your loved one and secure compensation if you suspect abuse is taking
Continue Reading Subtle Signs of Nursing Home Abuse to Watch for

When someone else’s negligence has turned your life upside down, it’s important to take the proper steps in order to get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. If you can prove that the other party’s negligence caused your injuries, Illinois law allows you to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. It’s not that simple, however.
Retaining an experienced and effective personal injury attorney is critical for the success of your case and to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses. At Drake & Collopy, P.C., our legal team is dedicated to
Continue Reading Damages You Can Recover After an Illinois Car Accident

Every year, a substantial number of pedestrians in Chicago sustain serious and sometimes fatal injuries as a result of being struck by vehicles. While the number of pedestrian accidents has been declining in recent years, they still occur far too often.
If you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident, it is important to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who can help you understand your legal options and get the compensation you deserve.
How Many People Get Hit By a Car in Chicago Each Year?
Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United
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Wondering whether you need a workers’ compensation attorney? In the state of Illinois, workers’ compensation is a requirement for most employers. If you are injured on the job or develop an illness as a result of your work, you may be able to file a claim for benefits. However, navigating the workers’ compensation system can be difficult, especially if you don’t have experience. That’s where a workers’ compensation attorney in Chicago can help.
An experienced attorney can guide you through the process and represent your interests before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. If you’re thinking about hiring a Chicago workers’
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Slip and fall lawyers at Drake & Collopy, P.C. have worked for years to help slip and fall accident victims recover the compensation they are entitled to. Slip and fall accidents fall under the premises liability umbrella. It’s smart to hire an attorney with experience handling these cases (like us). 
A slip, trip, and fall accident can occur in many places. A common misconception regarding these situations is that the injury occurs outside your home; however, this isn’t always the case. For example, if you rent your home and the landlord has not provided proper maintenance, and an accident occurs,
Continue Reading Most Common Slip and Fall Accident Locations in Chicago

No one ever expects to be injured, but when it happens, the law provides a way for those who have been harmed to seek compensation. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be considering filing a personal injury claim. But what exactly goes into a personal injury claim?
Your injury must meet several requirements to establish a legitimate personal injury claim. To receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, you will need to work with your lawyer to prove that the accident resulted from negligence. You will also need to prove up the value of all of the
Continue Reading Elements of a Personal Injury Claim