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Slip and fall accidents can be serious, and these incidents may result in broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or head injuries. Victims of a slip and fall accident easily find themselves overwhelmed by bills and wonder if they are able to hold someone responsible for their injuries. If your slip and fall accident occurred around a property you were invited onto or a guest at, such as a business or hotel, you may be able to hold someone responsible for your injury.
A seasoned Illinois premises liability lawyer can help you understand who is responsible for your slip and fall
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One of the most intimidating situations when driving is having a tractor-trailer pull up alongside you or behind you. The size and weight of these massive vehicles can create a dangerous situation if there is any kind of negligence on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company. This is evident by the number of truck accidents that occur each year. According to statistics from the National Safety Council (NSC), there are now almost 6,000 deaths in truck accidents each year, and more than 150,000 people suffer serious injuries. The following are some of the most common
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Any car accident can be traumatic, but hit-and-run accidents often leave those involved even more shaken up. A hit-and-run accident is one where the driver flees the scene after hitting another vehicle or pedestrian. According to national statistics, almost 3,000 people are killed each year in hit-and-run accidents. An Illinois personal injury lawyer knows there are several common reasons why some drivers flee instead of stopping when they have been involved in a crash, including the following. Call our office for legal assistance if you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident.   
Fear of Consequences
One of the
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Vehicle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor to fatal. Some of these injuries are immediately visible and have immediate symptoms, such as broken bones, lacerations, and bruising. Other injuries can be less apparent; however, they are just as debilitating. These silent injuries can have a significant impact on a person’s physical and emotional well-being and if left untreated, can result in serious disabilities or even death. This is why each Illinois personal injury lawyer at our firm recommends you always seek out medical attention after any type of accident, even if you do not think
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Car accidents can be traumatic events that have far-reaching consequences, both physically and emotionally. Even what may at first appear to be minor injuries can end up leaving a person with permanent nerve damage. Nerve damage, also known as neuropathy, can be a life-altering condition that affects one’s quality of life. Having an Illinois personal injury lawyer who understands the long-term impact of this condition will ensure that your best interests are protected in any type of legal action that may be necessary in your situation.
Types of Nerve Damage
Many injuries are immediately visible, such as broken bones,
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Medical errors are a serious concern in healthcare. According to national statistics, medical errors result in costs of about $20 billion every year. Although medical errors cover a wide range of issues, certain types of medical errors occur more frequently than others. The following is a brief overview of those errors. Contact an Illinois medical malpractice lawyer for more detailed information about your situation.
Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis is thought to be the most prevalent type of medical error that results in medical malpractice lawsuits. When a medical provider fails to diagnose a patient’s medical issue accurately or fails to account for
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Nursing home abuse is a reprehensible issue that affects vulnerable elderly residents who rely on these facilities for care, comfort, and support. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), approximately one in 10 nursing home residents in this country experiences some form of abuse. Unfortunately, various forms of abuse can occur within nursing homes, causing physical, emotional, or psychological harm to the residents.
The following are the most frequent types of abuse. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact an Illinois personal injury lawyer immediately.
Physical Abuse
Physical abuse
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Although most car accidents are caused by driver error, negligence, or recklessness, many people may not realize how many crashes, injuries, and fatalities happen because of a vehicle defect. Anyone who is injured in a crash caused by a vehicle defect can still pursue legal action for the losses their injuries have caused. In most cases, the liable party is usually a party that was involved in producing the vehicle. These car accident claims can be complex, so it is important to speak with an Illinois personal injury attorney to find out what your legal options are.
Defective Vehicle Crashes
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Accidents happen, and sometimes, pedestrians are involved in collisions while jaywalking. If you have been struck by a car while jaywalking in Illinois, you may wonder if you still have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Luckily, jaywalkers in Illinois can indeed pursue compensation. If you have found yourself injured, contact a personal injury attorney to ensure you can seek the compensation you may be entitled to.
Individuals Involved in an Accident Can Share Blame in Illinois
In Illinois, the concept of comparative negligence comes into play when determining liability in personal injury cases. Comparative negligence allows
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