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What to Do After an Automobile Accident

Although you may be a careful driver, accidents happen.  The following is a brief summary of the steps you should take if you become the victim of an automobile accident. Stay Safe. The most important thing to consider after an accident is your immediate safety.  If you are uninjured and it is safe to get […]

New Laws in Illinois Effective in 2017

Patient Rights Senate Bill 1564 Health care personnel, physicians or health care facilities are required to provide patients with more comprehensive information that will allow him or her to make informed medical decisions for his or her personal best interest and health. The information required includes condition, prognosis, treatment options and the risks, and benefits […]

Wrongful Death Claims

When a person dies as a result of an accident due to another’s negligence, misconduct or an intentional act, it is considered a wrongful death. Wrongful death claims allow the estate of a deceased person to file a lawsuit against whoever is responsible for such a death. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows surviving spouses, […]

Worker’s Compensation Basics You Need to Know

About 200,000 employees within the state of Illinois were injured on the job in 2015. Less than 25% of those injuries were claimed as compensable worker’s compensation claims. Lost time at a job means a loss of income for many people. Without sufficient income, it can be hard to pay regular bills, let alone new […]

Preserving Your Legal Rights When You or a Loved One is Injured

Recovery from Personal Injury You have a right to compensation for the pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other harms that can result when you are harmed by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of others or by a defectively manufactured product. If you have been the victim of a crime, involved in […]

You are Involved in a Auto Accident-Is Your Employer Responsible to the Other Driver?

Does an employee’s travel to a work meeting with his boss “after hours” entail conduct that results in the employer being liable for injury to another during the travel process? In Hoy v. Great Lakes Retail Services, Inc., 2016 IL App (1st) 150877 (March 17, 2016) Cook Co., 4th Div., Kurt Woltmann was a carpenter […]

What You Need to Know About Bicycle Safety

With good weather, come bicyclists sharing the road. Even as the summer months come to a close, cycling still provides a sensible alternative for exercise, recreation or travel, but cycling can also bring with it the risk of injury. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cyclists face a higher risk of […]

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