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Car accidents and truck accidents are very dramatic with regard to severity. Some accident victims are able to walk away from the crash relatively unscathed. They may have a few bumps and bruises, but the crash does not have a lasting impact on their quality of life or ability to work. For others, the accident represents one of the most significant life events they ever experience.
Crashes resulting in dismemberment or requiring surgical amputation of a limb are rare. However, they do occur. If you or a loved one suffered an amputation injury as a result of a car accident,
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Many people swear by chiropractic care, believing it can help relieve back pain and other ailments. However, chiropractic treatments can cause serious injuries if not done correctly. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of chiropractic adjustments or other treatments, you may be wondering: Can I sue a chiropractor for an injury?
Chiropractors and the Duty of Care
Like all medical professionals, chiropractors are required to maintain a professional standard of care when providing treatment. This means that they must adhere to certain protocols, such as obtaining a full patient history, following accepted medical practices,
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The men and women who keep our roadways working safely and efficiently perform an essential duty. Unfortunately, these workers are also at risk for a wide variety of job-related injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident while working on a road or highway, you may be able to take legal action and recover monetary damages. Depending on the type of worker and the circumstances of the accident, an injured road worker may be covered by workers’ compensation. However, it may also be possible to recover compensation through a personal injury claim.
Third-Party Liability
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The ability to see is one ability that most people take for granted. Seeing allows us to drive, read, interact easily with computer screens and smartphones, and generally go about our everyday lives. An accident resulting in a loss of vision can leave victims feeling helpless and isolated from the world. Injuries resulting in vision loss or blindness are some of the most devastating injuries a person can experience, and the devastation is compounded when the injury is caused by another party’s negligent actions.
Filing a personal injury claim may be a viable option for individuals in this situation. 
Accidents
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Springfield, Illinois and the surrounding areas are a unique combination of farmland and cities. Because of this, it is common to see farm animals roaming around the area, sometimes near roads. Unfortunately, these animals can cause severe car accidents if they are not contained properly. If you or a loved one were in a car crash caused by a farm animal, you may be able to take legal action and recover financial compensation for your damages.
Accidents Caused by Cows and Other Livestock
Illinois is ranked fourth in the country for auto collisions involving animals. When they are not
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Catastrophic injuries are injuries that lead to significant, long-lasting impairment. When we think about catastrophic injuries, pileup car accidents or explosive industrial accidents may come to mind. However, slip and fall accidents can also cause catastrophic injuries.
Each year, thousands of people suffer from serious injuries due to slips and falls on unsafe premises. Often, these incidents occur in places like grocery stores, office buildings, or restaurants where property owners have neglected to keep the premises free of dangerous conditions. If you or a loved one were severely injured in a slip and fall accident, you might be entitled to
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Working in an office is typically seen as less dangerous than professions requiring physical labor. However, this does not mean that serious injuries cannot occur in an office environment. The most common workers’ compensation claims involving office employees involve injuries caused by repetitive motions or repetitive strain on a specific body part.
Office workers are just as entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation as employees in other lines of work. Unfortunately, however, office workers often have a difficult time getting their claim approved. Because office environments are usually seen as less dangerous, there is a tendency to think that workers
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In personal injury law, the term “catastrophic injuries” refer to injuries that have a profound impact on the victim’s quality of life and ability to function. Severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, amputations, and burn injuries are some examples of catastrophic injuries an individual may suffer in an accident.
Individuals who sustain catastrophic injuries in a car accident, construction site accident, recreational vehicle accident, or because of negligent medical treatment often require extensive medical care and therapy. In some cases, the individual may never be able to work in his or her chosen profession again.
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If your loved one has suffered a fall while in a nursing home, you may be wondering if their injuries were caused by negligence on the part of the nursing home staff. Falls are common among nursing home residents, but many falls are preventable.
When an elderly or sick nursing home resident falls, their risk of falling again rises substantially. Falls can lead to traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, and other painful consequences. If you suspect that your loved one’s fall was caused by nursing home negligence, you may want to consider filing a
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One mistake behind the wheel of a truck can cause jackknife truck accidents on our nation’s highways. Some 107,000 of those accidents in 2020 involved injuries.
You may be a safe and cautious driver, but you share the road with semi-trailer trucks and accidents involving these large trucks can be devastating. If you have been injured in a jackknife truck accident, you may have legal recourse.
What May Cause a Jackknife accident?
Semi-trailer trucks are massive in size and weight and can therefore result in very serious injuries. Smaller vehicles with trailers attached can also trigger jackknife accidents but the
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It has become almost second nature to open an app and catch a ride with Uber or Lyft. You may simply not like driving or you may be going out for cocktails and are being responsible. It is easy and practical. But what if you are involved in a rideshare accident? Who is liable for your injuries?
Rideshare Apps
Ridesharing companies are known as transportation network companies (TNCs) in Illinois. Under the law, a company that uses an app to connect passengers with TNCs, must not own, control, or manage vehicles that are used by its drivers. Rideshare companies
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Chiropractors are known to work wonders for people suffering from chronic pain. They treat more than 35 million Americans every year. Sometimes people seek out a chiropractor to heal after a car accident or a sports injury and attain favorable results. However, there are times when a negligent chiropractor can cause serious injuries and the injured patient sues for medical malpractice.
Chiropractor Mistakes Can Lead to Painful Injuries
There are various techniques that chiropractors use for adjustments. When they are not properly carried out, they can lead to serious injuries that can impact a person’s health. These are just
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Many retailers are especially generous this year, accepting returns through the end of the month. ‘Tis the season for holiday returns and busy retail workers tending to one customer after another. In their dash to get their work done, retail workers often slip and fall. Research shows that slips, trips, and falls are common causes of injuries in retail stores. Each year about 100,000 young workers between the ages of 16 and 24 are injured on the job, and one out of four young workers is injured in a retail job. Fortunately, worker’s compensation will typically cover employees for injuries
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Generally speaking, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) plays an important role in ensuring children are safe and protected. When someone sees a child being abused or neglected, they can make a report to DCFS and can usually trust that DCFS will complete a fair investigation, taking any action necessary to protect the child. 
However, DCFS employees are people who are subject to the same shortcomings as anyone else. In addition to personal biases that may cause them to perceive a situation unfairly or incorrectly, DCFS employees may also fail to follow appropriate procedures when providing care
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People visit emergency rooms in Illinois under dire circumstances. Rarely are patients thinking calmly or carefully – instead, they rely on the nurses, doctors, and intake professionals to make expert judgments about the necessary care so whatever medical emergency is going on can be treated quickly and correctly. While most emergency rooms provide this level of care, not every medical professional or hospital does; sometimes emergency rooms make mistakes, which can lead to serious, even life-threatening consequences. If you went to an emergency room and did not get the care you needed, you may have a case for medical malpractice
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Few people would doubt that young adults are not always wise decision-makers, but sometimes the actions of a minor cross the boundary from unwise to careless or even malicious. When this happens, the consequences for the minor’s peers can be disastrous. When vehicles are involved, this is especially true, since bad driving can have dangerous and even fatal consequences. Road racing, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or reckless joyriding have all resulted in fatalities in Illinois. 
If you lost your child in a car accident because one of your child’s friends was driving dangerously, you may
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