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Almost everyone who has driven a motor vehicle has experienced frustration behind the wheel at some point. Responsible drivers understand that they cannot let feelings of anger or annoyance affect their driving. Unfortunately, not every driver has this level of self-control. Aggressive driving or road rage can be extremely dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that fatal traffic accidents caused by road rage have increased by 500 percent.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, contact a car accident injury lawyer to take legal action.
Erratic, Dangerous
Continue Reading Studies Show Road Rage is an Increasingly Common Cause of Accidents

Personal injury law deals with injuries and deaths caused by negligence or wrongdoing. There are nearly countless ways that a party’s negligent behavior or wrongful actions can lead to an injury. Many personal injury claims involve car accidents and commercial truck accidents. Others involve injuries caused by defective products. Negligent design or maintenance of a property may also lead to injury claims.
The at-fault party in most personal injury claims is an individual or private company. However, there are also instances in which the government is ultimately at fault for an injury or death. In this situation, is it
Continue Reading Is it Possible to Successfully Sue the Government for an Injury or Death?

Six people were rushed to the emergency room after a limousine collided with an SUV on the South Side of Chicago on April 29, 2022. Fortunately, all of the crash victims survived. The accident serves as a reminder that car accidents can happen when we least expect it. Limousines are thought of as luxurious and safe, but car accidents involving limos can and do happen. In 2018, a tragic limousine crash caused by brake failure left 20 people dead. The owner of the Prestige Limousine was charged with negligent homicide after it was discovered that he knew about the brake
Continue Reading Legal Options After Being Injured in a Limousine Accident

Illinois has legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults. However, this does not change the fact that marijuana is an intoxicating compound. Whether it is inhaled, eaten in the form of a marijuana edible, or consumed in another state, cannabis products have serious psychological effects.
The drug impairs concentration and memory, increases reaction time, and harms cognition. Consequently, it is very dangerous to drive while high on marijuana. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash caused by a driver under the influence of marijuana, you may be able to take legal action and recover
Continue Reading Legal Options If You Were Hurt by a Driver Under the Influence of Marijuana

Personal injury claims deal with legal responsibility for injuries caused by negligence or wrongdoing. Injured people may be harmed by the careless actions of a property owner, trucking company, distracted driver, manufacturing company, or numerous other parties.

Through a personal injury claim, an injured person may be entitled to financial reimbursement for economic and non-economic damages. However, many injured people assume that they cannot recover compensation through an injury claim because their actions may have contributed to their own injury. Fortunately, in Illinois, injured people may still be able to recover compensation even if they were partly at fault for
Continue Reading Understanding Comparative Negligence in an Illinois Personal Injury Case

Regardless of the industry or profession, there is always a chance of getting hurt at work. Construction workers may fall from scaffolding and suffer a back injury. An office worker may develop carpal tunnel from typing all day. A server at a restaurant may slip and fall on spilled oil and suffer a head injury.
Workers who are injured during the course of employment are usually entitled to compensation through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, there are some instances in which a worker is not entitled to workers’ comp.
Reasons Someone May Not Be Able to Get Workers’
Continue Reading When is an Illinois Worker NOT Entitled to Reimbursement Through Workers’ Compensation?

Illinois law gives injured people the right to seek financial compensation for their injury-related costs when an accident is caused by another party’s actions. In many cases, injured individuals are also entitled to compensation for the non-financial losses they suffered as a result of their injury. These losses are often referred to as “pain and suffering” damages. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash, fall, work accident, or another incident, read on to learn about how non-financial damages are calculated in Illinois personal injury cases.
Understanding Economic and Non-Economic Damages in a
Continue Reading How Much Compensation Can I Get for Pain and Suffering?

Our lungs give us life. Exposure to smoke, airborne chemicals, particulates, toxic fumes can severely damage the lungs and reduce a person’s ability to work. Respiratory illnesses and lung disease may be caused by work environments. Unfortunately, many people with respiratory illnesses caused by their jobs struggle to be taken seriously. Their symptoms are often blamed on allergies, pre-existing conditions, or other issues. If you or a loved one have developed lung problems because of your job, work with a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer.
How Work Conditions Can Lead to Lung Disease
Acute or repetitive exposure to mineral dust, gases,
Continue Reading Lung Disease Sufferers May Be Entitled to Financial Compensation

Over 1.3 million violent crimes were reported in the United States in the year 2020. Assault, battery, sexual assault, and other violent crimes can leave victims with physical and psychological injuries that dramatically impact their everyday lives. Sometimes, the perpetrators are brought to justice through the criminal courts. In other cases, perpetrators are able to avoid criminal culpability for their heinous actions. Regardless, criminal consequences like incarceration do not provide restitution to the victims. Many people who are injured in a violent attack are left unable to work and facing steep medical bills. Fortunately, victims of violence in this situation
Continue Reading Victims of Violence May Have the Right to Sue for Damages in Illinois

Every profession involves some risk of injury. However, some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund reports that nearly 300 police officers died in the year 2020 alone. Police face dangers every day on the job in the form of motor vehicle accidents, altercations with suspects, and countless other incidents. Officers who are hurt on the job may be entitled to financial compensation through workers’ compensation or a third-party claim.
Workers’ Compensation for Law Enforcement Officers in Illinois
In Illinois, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance helps cover injury-related
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Trauma to the head sustained in a fall accident, car crash, or other traumatic events can damage the brain. Our brains control everything from physical movement to emotions and cognition. Consequently, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have a profound effect on the sufferers. The physical pain of a brain injury may eventually fade, but many TBI victims are left with cognitive impairment or psychological problems long after the visible injuries have healed. These problems can make it difficult if not impossible to work or carry out everyday tasks. If you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain
Continue Reading Seeking Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury Resulting in Cognitive or Psychological Harm

Although some jobs are more dangerous than others, any profession comes with the risk of injury. An office worker may develop carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a keyboard all day. A factory worker may suffer a deep laceration caused by faulty equipment.

Injured employees in Illinois are usually entitled to workers’ compensation. However, in some cases, an injured worker may be able to bring a personal injury claim against a third party. Third-party claims may be brought in conjunction with a workers’ compensation claim or in lieu of a workers’ compensation claim. Read on to learn more.
When
Continue Reading FAQs About Third-Party Claims for Work Accidents in Illinois

Auto insurance is mandatory in Illinois. Unfortunately, some people ignore the law and drive without insurance. In most car accidents, the at-fault driver’s insurance company pays for vehicle repair and other damages. If you were in a crash with an uninsured driver, you may be worried about what will happen. Will you get compensation for vehicle repair or replacement costs? What about your medical bills resulting from your injuries? Fortunately, individuals in this situation have options.
Accidents Involving Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers
Being in a car crash is already bad enough. Finding out that the person who hit you
Continue Reading What if the Driver Who Hit Me Did Not Have Car Insurance?

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers are extremely valuable members of our society. However, when a medical professional makes a mistake, the consequences can be catastrophic – especially if the victim of the mistake is an infant. Preventable birth injuries can be caused by almost countless factors. Sometimes, a doctor or nurse misinterprets test results. Other times, medical staff fail to recognize signs of maternal or fetal distress. Whatever the reason, birth injuries can lead to years of suffering and additional medical needs.
Infant Injuries that May Be a Result of Medical Mistakes
Every parent hopes for a healthy,
Continue Reading 5 Birth Injuries that May Be Caused by Negligent Medical Care Before, During, or After Birth

When you have a loved one in a nursing home, you may understandably worry about his or her wellbeing. While many nursing homes are staffed with compassionate, knowledgeable workers, some nursing homes fail to meet the high expectations residents and loved ones expect.
When a nursing home fails to maintain a safe facility, property monitor residents, and provide for the residents’ needs, avoidable injuries and deaths can occur. If your loved one died after falling at a nursing home facility, you may be able to seek justice through a nursing home negligence claim.
Preventing Fall Accidents Should Be a
Continue Reading When Is a Nursing Home Legally Responsible for a Resident’s Fall-Related Death?

From a young age, we are taught to “stop, drop, and roll” in the event of a fire. Unfortunately, fire safety education other safety measures do not prevent every fire from occurring.
Fires can cause horrible burns, lung damage from smoke inhalation, and other injuries. Individuals who survive a serious fire are often left with disfiguring scars and long-term health problems. If you or a loved one were hurt in a fire, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and
Continue Reading What Are My Legal Options If I Was Injured in a Fire?