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The National Safety Administration reports that approximately 4.5 million people suffered injuries in car accidents in the year 2019 alone. Car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle crashes, and other auto accidents cause billions of dollars in lost wages, medical bills, and other losses each year.
The financial impact of a car accident can be enough to nearly bankrupt a victim and their family. However, the consequences of a severe car accident are not only financial. Many traffic accident victims are left facing a post-accident future that differs dramatically from their life before the accident. The psychological impact of disfigurement and scarring
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Workers’ compensation insurance is required for all Illinois employers – and for good reason. Workers’ compensation or “workers’ comp” insurance covers an injured worker’s medical expenses and part of his or her lost income in the event of a work-related injury. In Illinois, workers’ compensation is “no-fault” which means that a worker does not have to prove that another party was at fault for his or her injuries. The worker does, however, need to show that the injury was related to work and occurred during the course of employment.
When we think of workers’ compensation injuries, we usually picture broken
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Car accidents, work accidents, falls, and other unexpected accidents happen to millions of people every day. While most accident victims walk away unscathed or with minor injuries, others are left with injuries that affect the rest of their lives.
Spine injuries are some of the most concerning accident injuries a person can suffer. The spinal cord is responsible for transferring information from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spine is injured, a person may be left fully or partially paralyzed.
Loss of Functioning Caused by Spine Damage
Most of us take our ability to
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Compared to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, a fractured wrist may seem like no big deal. However, a fractured wrist can have a serious, long-term impact on your ability to work and quality of life. Medical bills can pile up quickly and become expensive, especially if you are experiencing loss of income related to the injury. At the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., wrist fractures are taken seriously, as they should be. If you have suffered a wrist injury as the result of an accident, it is best to contact a lawyer promptly so they can
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A majority of litigation related to car accidents is between strangers who were in different vehicles. A driver you do not know runs a red light and hits your car, so you sue. But what if you were a passenger of the driver who caused the accident? You still have the right to recover compensation for your injuries. If you were hurt by a careless driver while riding in their vehicle, you should contact an attorney as soon as you can after the accident. The crash scene needs to be investigated and any physical evidence needs to be promptly documented
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When an employee is injured while on the clock while performing their job duties, they usually have a clear-cut case for workers’ compensation. But what about employees who are injured on company property or while on work-related travel, but not actively performing their job duties? The good news is that in some cases, employees may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation for injuries that happened “off the clock.” If you were injured on company premises, or while traveling for work, contacting an attorney is a smart move. Workers’ compensation claims for off-the-clock injuries are often wrongfully denied – involving an
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Slip and falls are a fairly common type of accident that may result in a negligence claim. Injuries from slip and fall accidents can be severe and have a major impact on your life. Proving that the owner or tenant of the place where you fell was negligent is necessary to recover damages, but can be difficult in some circumstances. If you were hurt in a slip and fall, it is very important that you contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible after the accident so that evidence can be preserved.
What Must be Proven in a Slip and
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We usually hear about amusement park injuries when a catastrophic accident occurs on a roller coaster or other thrill ride. However, most amusement park injuries do not make the news. If you or a loved one were hurt in a slip and fall accident, swimming pool accident, or another accident caused by unsafe conditions at an amusement park, it is important to explore your legal options. You may be facing steep medical bills and other financial consequences because of your injuries. A premises liability claim against the amusement park may allow you to recover compensation.
Injuries at a Fair,
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Being involved in an injury-causing car crash is traumatic regardless of the circumstances. However, accidents involving more than two vehicles are often especially chaotic. In a multiple-vehicle collision, it can be hard to understand how the accident started and what each driver’s role in the accident was. This can make car accident injury claims even more difficult to navigate.
Many pile-up accident victims have questions about who is legally at fault for the crash. They also worry that they may be blamed for causing or contributing to the crash if their vehicle struck another vehicle during the hectic accident. If
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Whether a work injury is caused by repetitive motion, a sudden workplace accident, exposure to disease-causing substances, or other circumstances, the results can be life-changing. Many people who suffer a work-related illness or injury are unable to work and earn an income while they recover. They are also faced with considerable medical costs. Workers’ compensation is intended to cover expenses resulting from a work injury. However, some workers’ compensation claims are denied. If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, read on to learn about your legal options.
Reasons for Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials
Injured workers must follow
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Whether you have lost a spouse, sibling, parent, child, or other loved one, an unexpected death in the family can be devastating. This devastation is compounded when the person’s death was due to an avoidable accident. In Illinois, individuals who have lost loved ones may be able to file a civil legal action called a “wrongful death claim.” Taking legal action cannot bring back your loved one. It may, however, act as a means of holding the at-fault party accountable. It may also allow you to recover financial compensation for medical and funeral expenses and other damages.
What
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Back injuries, neck injuries, and spine injuries can be excruciating and debilitating. When a person suffers a back injury resulting from another party’s recklessness or negligence, the injured person may be entitled to damages. They may recover compensation for the financial losses they suffered due to the injury, such as medical bills and non-financial losses like their lost quality of life. However, successfully recovering money for a back injury can be challenging. To do so, you and your attorney will need to prove several elements.
Do I Have a Valid Back Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is used to
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If you have ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you know how stressful and frightening the situation can be. This fear and frustration is only amplified when the perpetrator flees the scene and the accident becomes a hit-and-run. Whether the assailant is found or not, it is possible for you to recover damages with the help of a DuPage County car accident attorney.
What Is a Hit-and-Run Car Accident?
A driver leaving the scene immediately after hitting another vehicle, piece of property, or a person has just committed a hit-and-run. Every state has laws and consequences against
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Developing an injury at your job can be very unpleasant. Severe, one time injuries – such as a fall or crash – gain a lot of media attention, however, the most common of workplace injuries arise from small everyday tasks and motions. This type of workplace injury is called a repetitive stress injury. If you have developed a repetitive stress injury, a DuPage County personal injury attorney can help you fight for your workers’ compensation.
What Is an RSI?
RSIs also go by other names such as repetitive motion injuries or overuse injuries. RSIs form a large umbrella over
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Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition by law. Of course, knowing what constitutes “reasonably safe” can be extremely difficult. If you or a loved one were recently injured in an apartment complex, restaurant, bar, retail store, or even a residential property, you may be interested in filing a premises liability claim and recovering compensation.
A successful premises liability claim may provide financial compensation for medical expenses, lost income from missed work, pain and suffering, and more. However, it can be hard to know if you have a valid claim. Read on to
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Each year, millions of people get into car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6.7 million traffic accidents that occurred across the country in 2019. Of those, more than 33,000 crashes involved at least one fatality. Being in a traffic accident can be a scary situation, resulting in extensive injuries and extreme damages. Luckily, filing a personal injury claim can help you regain some of the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Avoid These Mistakes During Your Personal Injury Case
If you have been injured in a car accident, filing
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