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If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. However, one important option to consider while seeking compensation is engaging a personal injury attorney. This post will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of hiring a personal injury attorney after a car accident in Chicago.
Following an accident, individuals often wonder, “Do I need a personal injury attorney?” and “How much do they cost?” At Phillips Law Offices, we have dealt with just about every type of personal injury claim you can imagine. We take our time answering all
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If you’ve been in a truck accident in Chicago, and you’re reading this, you already know that the best way to get a fair settlement is to find a lawyer that specializes in truck accidents. Let’s look at some steps you can take to make sure you find the best truck accident attorney in Chicago.
Do I Need to Hire a Truck Accident Attorney in Chicago?
If your accident happened in Chicago, you should hire a truck accident attorney that works in Chicago, because they will be familiar with all the local and state laws and statutes. Having experience in
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On June 14, 2021, manufacturing giant Philips issued a recall on their commonly-used Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP), and Adaptive-Servo Ventilation (ASV) devices, which are used to treat sleep apnea. Millions of the Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices were recalled after the discovery of the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam being linked to an uprise in lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancers, leukemia, liver cancer, thyroid cancer, and many other life-threatening cancers.
In addition to the numerous carcinogenic risks, the CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices have led to a vast array
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A brain injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life. The sexual consequences of traumatic brain injury are typically underestimated.
Many persons, who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, may complain of lower sexual desire or lack of desire after the injury. In other cases, persons may actually experience a spike in interest in sex after a brain injury. That can result in impulsive sexual behavior, promiscuity, and other inappropriate behaviors. These persons may make inappropriate sexual advances, making others uncomfortable.
Patients with a traumatic brain injury also often complain of failure to become sexually aroused, or difficulty attaining
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Taxicabs are a popular and convenient way to get around Chicago, but while they should be a safe way to get to your destinations, accidents can happen. Unfortunately, some taxi drivers choose to focus on making as much in profits as possible, sometimes jeopardizing the safety of passengers and other drivers by speeding or driving recklessly in order to maximize the number of trips done in a single day. Our taxicab accident attorneys explain what you should do if you ever find yourself injured after a taxi accident in Chicago, and who may be financially responsible for it.
What Steps
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A truck accident is always traumatic and can be quite serious. You may be dealing with substantial injuries or even the death of a loved one. It’s not always clear what steps you should take during this difficult time. Here are some of the first things you should do after an accident.
What to do at the Accident Scene
You’re liable to be shaken up from the experience, but try to remember that you need to call the police. It’s important to document any accident, but especially a truck accident, as there may be different parties responsible and different reasons
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It might come as a surprise to learn that defective products are responsible for not hundreds but thousands of injuries each and every year. It could be defective safety measures in a motor vehicle, such as an airbag that doesn’t deploy. But even something as simple as a piece of furniture could be defective and cause injuries, such as in the case of Curren Collas, Camden Ellis and Theodore Mcgee, all infants around two years old that died to injuries from Ikea furniture between 2014-2015.
There are three types of product liability cases which you could bring against a product.
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If you’ve received injuries from a car accident in which you were a passenger, you may be wondering whether you’re eligible to recover damages from the driver. While this hasn’t always been the case in Illinois, our Chicago auto accident attorneys assure that, yes, it is possible to file a claim against one’s own driver.
Before the early 1950s, the law in Illinois didn’t do much to protect passengers. In fact, it specified that injured passengers were not allowed to recover from the driver of their own vehicle. But plaintiff’s lawyers lobbied legislators in the state, explaining that the purpose
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Among the most often disregarded accidents, slip and falls are premises liability accidents that can cause serious injuries that can completely take you out of your life until you recover. Not only that, but some falls can cause injuries that you never fully recover from. In cases like this, it’s important to seek compensation where it is due.
But these injuries can be difficult to determine fault for. In some cases, the fault falls on the individual who slipped in the first place. However, it is often the case that the owner of the premises on which the accident happened
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Riding on a motorcycle is not only fun, but it is also an excellent way to save a few bucks on fuel when running errands or going to work. However, the recklessness of another person on the road can damage the motorcycle and injure the rider or pedestrian.
When motorcycle accidents happen, the costs of recovery are usually high. But the burden can weigh less if Chicago’s personal injury attorneys file a claim against the other motorist or their insurance carrier.
What Makes Motorcycle Accidents So Common?
Most motorcyclists are cautious when they take to the road. However, some circumstances
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When your doctor prescribes medication, you trust that they are safe when you take them. And they should be. You go ahead and use them as instructed. But now, you are suffering side effects – severe side effects because it was a defective drug.
The symptoms of a defective drug vary, but they generally lead to a person suffering injuries or impact the quality of their life. These adverse effects can be life-changing, severe, or even lethal. Unfortunately, hospitals, drug companies, and insurance companies may want to push the blame on you. That’s why you need Chicago personal injury attorneys
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There are very few things that can be as difficult to cope with as the fact that your child has been born with a congenital impairment. What may make this even worse is that this injury may have been caused by the negligence of a medical professional or by a medication you were prescribed during your pregnancy. This is where a Chicago birth injury law firm can help. We know the stress, confusion, and sadness that the parents feel can be overwhelming and could change their entire future as a family.
As troubling as it may be for you as
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Hundreds of thousands of people can emerge with various injuries that they blame on the same product or a single incident. Historically, there have been mass torts for defective automobile ignition switches, medical devices, prescription drugs, asbestos, terrorist attacks, oil spills, train wrecks, and airplane crashes.
Companies have an obligation to make sure that anything they sell is effective and safe. But if you have been harmed by a product or injured in an accident, a personal injury lawyer in Chicago, Illinois, can represent you or your loved one. Mass torts combine the expertise of various professionals and represent
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Before the development of automobiles and airplanes, railroads were used to transport Americans and their goods – and helped connect the Pacific and the Atlantic. Railroad work was considered as dangerous as going to war – and to address the dangers involved, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted.
FELA has evolved since the federal government came up with it in 1908. Notably, it only covers employees that operate interstate, which excludes municipality railroads. Unfortunately, FELA doesn’t cover all injuries, and you may need a Chicago personal injury attorney to help prove that the railroad company was negligent.
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Tips to stay healthy and unharmed on Black Friday Shopping 2020

  • Shop online. With Covid spiking all throughout the country, stores now more than ever are willing to do online sales that are just as good as what you would get on Black Friday 2020.
  • Shop in advance. Supply chains can get very disrupted by Covid—something anyone who shopped for toilet paper recently can attest to. If deals are available now, whether in person or online, take advantage. The last thing you want to do, especially during a pandemic, is to be rifling through a sales bin or having

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Being a victim of burn accidents is not easy, and you may have to deal with life-long emotional distress, permanent cosmetic disfigurement, and severe pain. In most cases, patients will need long-term medical care. For example, skin grafts require multiple surgeries since they don’t expand.
While your burns were unavoidable, the accident might have been avoidable if someone was responsible enough to act right. PI attorneys at Phillips Law Offices can help you establish who the negligent party in your case is and fight for you to receive compensation.
Following your burn injuries, your body needs a lot of rest
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