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Dogs are amongst the most beloved pets in our society. There is something about those four-legged furry companions that make our hearts burst with joy whenever we come across them. However, while dogs are domesticated and are largely friendly animals, they can still be prone to biting or becoming aggressive at a moment’s notice. This can create an awkward scenario. What should you do if you pet someone else’s dog and the dog bites you? 
Today, we will talk about some essential considerations if a dog ever bites you. You may be glad to learn that you have options if
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It is not hyperbole to say that police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders are among the heroes of our society. Day after day, night after night, these men and women put their life on the line to help others in their time of greatest need. But unfortunately, such occupations do carry a substantial risk of injury. As a result, police officers, firefighters, and EMTs are eligible for workers’ compensation for injuries they sustain in the line of duty. 
Today, we will talk about what is most important to know regarding workers’ compensation for police officers, firefighters, and
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It is not uncommon in marriage for one spouse to be the primary breadwinner while the other spouse earns less and tends to childcare and matters at home. When spouses get a divorce, it may be difficult for the lower-earning spouse to provide for themselves. As a result, spousal support is often a crucial element of many marital settlement agreements. 
Depending on the situation, a person may rely heavily on spousal support, particularly in the immediate aftermath of the divorce as someone looks to start their new life as a single person. For example, the support may be used
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Most people dread the prospect of the police showing up at their house. The police showing up is bad enough, but what if they arrive with a search warrant? This is likely to make even the calmest, most even-keeled person nervous, and rightfully so. Having your home searched is far from a pleasant experience, regardless of whether you have anything to hide. Because of the highly stressful situation, people whose house is being searched may act out and demonstrate behaviors they would not regularly engage in. 
Unfortunately, acting out rashly while the police search your home will likely result in
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Rollover car accidents are an extreme form of a traffic accident that occurs when a vehicle gets flipped upside down and is propelled into a deadly roll. Rollover accidents are not particularly common, as the ingredients for such accidents usually involve extreme forces acting upon the car. These powerful forces cause the vehicle to flip over and be sent rolling. Unfortunately, most vehicles’ roofs are not strong enough to withstand the force and pressure involved in rollover accidents. As a result, the occupants of vehicles involved in rollover accidents are often subject to extremely severe injuries, like traumatic brain injuries
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To put it plainly, workers’ compensation is there to help injured workers when they need it most. Compensation for a work-related injury is often used for medical expenses, lost wages, and even total disability if the injury was severe to the extent that the injured person became disabled because of the injury. Thankfully, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation act mandates that employers provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. 
However, like many other government programs, the process for obtaining workers’ compensation can be difficult and highly complex. As a result, making a mistake when filing your claim can be easy. To
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There are very few certainties in life aside from death and taxes, but slip-and-fall accidents are certainly among them. Therefore, being involved in a slip-and-fall accident may seem relatively insignificant. However, slip-and-fall cases may not be as cut and dry as they appear, depending on the details of your injury. 
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation if you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident. Firstly, consider consulting with an experienced slip-and-fall attorney who will work with you to ensure you understand your rights and that a favorable outcome is pursued in your
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Being charged with a crime can be an extremely nerve-wracking and stressful experience. The more serious the crime you have been charged with, the more stress you may feel. As with most stressful experiences, you may experience emotions that you are not used to. While it is understandable that you may feel this way, you must think as clearly as possible and act with the utmost caution. 
If you have been charged with a violent crime like domestic violence, it cannot be emphasized enough how carefully you must conduct yourself. It is not an overstatement to say that your
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In the United States, thousands of people are seriously injured or die in truck accidents every year. In Illinois, interstate highways, such as the highways that intersect across the Chicago area, can be extremely deadly, especially if there is a traffic stop causing other traffic to slow down. In addition, other variables, such as construction or even debris on the road, can result in catastrophic accidents. 
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you may be at a loss for what to do. The most important thing you can do if you have been
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People who suffer injuries on the job can be entitled to workers’ compensation, and workers’ compensation benefits are usually paid regardless of fault. When an employer’s own negligence is the cause of a devastating accident, then people may want to pursue additional legal options beyond just workers’ compensation.
When Third Parties Are Liable for Workplace Accidents
If a person is involved in an accident while they are working, such as another person causing a motor vehicle accident while doing something for work, that person can recover workers’ compensation benefits that will help pay bills. The problem is that the
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A crash involving two tractor-trailers last month closed a portion of southbound Interstate 55 (I-55) near the Interstate 80 (I-80) interchange in Will County near Joliet. Closures were expected to last at least three hours because of the truck accident.
The crash led to soybeans and water bottles covering all lanes of I-55, and the accident is a good reminder of the chaotic scene that can unfold following truck accidents. Major commercial trucks are usually hauling a variety of goods, and collisions can lead to various items being strewn across roadways.
Possible Damages in a Truck Accident Case
When
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A 53-year-old Joliet man landed in the Will County Jail after Joliet police said he was pulled over for improper lane usage. The man had a revoked driver’s license for previous DUI arrests. When you are facing possible repeat DUI charges in Illinois, you absolutely must invest in retaining legal counsel as soon as possible.
Prosecutors handling repeat DUI cases are seeking convictions and want to ensure that alleged offenders will be punished accordingly. You will need proven legal help in defending yourself against what are, in many cases, felony charges.
Repeat DUI Penalties in Illinois
The good news is
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Will County is very friendly towards dogs, and the Forest Preserve District of Will County has six dog parks in the county. As much fun as people can have with their dogs, there are cases in which dogs can defy expectations, act aggressively, and bite innocent people.
Dog bites can be incredibly frightening for people to deal with, and it can be very confusing for victims to know how to recover financial compensation for their medical bills and other costs stemming from dog bites. Even if it is difficult, it is important to take certain steps to protect your legal
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Halloween can be an incredibly fun holiday. Parties are happening everywhere, filled with adults and children alike in costumes they have picked out or made themselves. Wearing a costume can allow a person to assume a sort of alter-ego for the evening. It can be said that the holiday itself invites trouble. Unfortunately, some individuals take the fun too far and find themselves in jail. It is generally true that certain crimes become more common than usual in the time period surrounding Halloween. Property crimes and drunk driving tend to spike during this time period.

It is easy for people
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Adult residents of Illinois are now permitted to possess and use cannabis for medical or recreational purposes. THC products are generally regulated similarly to the manner in which alcohol is regulated. These regulations control how people in Illinois can handle and use cannabis. A few important rules include those governing how cannabis may be transported in a vehicle. Most Illinois residents know that they cannot drive with an open beer or glass of wine in their cupholders, as allowing people to do so would make it very easy for drivers to become intoxicated while behind the wheel. 
Similar open-container rules
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Maintaining a vehicle is an important duty of drivers who own their cars. When a vehicle is properly maintained, it is far less likely to experience a critical malfunction in the course of operating it. When a vehicle is improperly maintained, it is far more likely that a mechanical or parts failure will occur in the course of operation. Vehicle malfunctions can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the odds of a collision exponentially.
While accidents stemming from a parts malfunction are sometimes the responsibility of the failed part’s manufacturer, or even the mechanic who installed
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