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Who is at Fault in Lane Change Accidents?

In a lane-changing accident, fault is frequently harder to establish than one might think. In lane-changing accidents, speed, blinker use, distance, distraction, or negligence in some other way can come into play when determining liability. 

Statute of Limitations After a Car Accident in Illinois

Statute of Limitations After a Car Accident in Illinois

Auto accidents are often harrowing, life-disrupting events, especially if they cause a person serious personal injuries. If you’ve been in an auto accident that has caused you personal injury and affected your ability to work or live as usual, you might consider filing a lawsuit to recover fair compensation for the damages you’ve incurred. Before … Continue reading “Statute of Limitations After a Car Accident in Illinois”

School Bus Accidents – Who is Liable?

Who Is Liable in a School Bus Accident? Illinois school bus laws.

It’s back-to-school time and children across Illinois are riding school buses to school, on field trips, and for after-school activities.  These buses are transporting our children five days a week, twice a day, frequently in heavy rush-hour traffic.  The risk of collisions, accidents, and injuries to our children is considerable.  It’s scary.

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Summer Swimming Safety

As Spring rolls into Summer, it’s time to reach for your bathing suit, sunscreen, and flip flops and head for the water to cool-off. Swimming is a great activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Backyard swimming pools, pubic pools,

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Can You Sue for PTSD from Vehicle Accidents?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological condition triggered by a trauma that is outside our normal life experiences. While PTSD is frequently associated with returning military veterans, it can develop following a catastrophic accident.

Labor Day Worker’s Compensation Checklist

Labor Day is a celebration of working people in our country.  Unfortunately, for many people, working can be dangerous. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses from private industry employers in 2015. It is happening too often and insurance companies are aware of that. Workers that are injured … Continue reading “Labor Day Worker’s Compensation Checklist”

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Sports Related Brain Injuries

You may have heard about the recent study where CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) was found in 99% of the deceased NFL players who donated their bodies to research. CTE is a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, confusion, depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, and a multitude of other clinical symptoms. Contact sports are some of … Continue reading “Sports Related Brain Injuries”

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Brain Damage Causes and Symptoms in Children

Brain Damage Causes and Symptoms in Children With summer sports in full swing, children are increasing their risk of all kinds of injuries. Finding out that your child has brain damage is not an experience most parents want to have. However, it is important for parents to be cognizant of brain damage and head trauma causes … Continue reading “Brain Damage Causes and Symptoms in Children”

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Illinois Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

Many people who have been injured in the workplace do not know if they should pursue compensation for their injuries through a Workers’ Compensation claim or a Personal Injury lawsuit.

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Springtime Road Sharing with Trucks

You thought Spring would bring sunshine, fresh air through open car windows, and that driving would be a breeze. However, you quickly found out that springtime showers and road construction bring traffic to a crawl that is as bad as the worst days of winter driving.  And trucks seem to be everywhere.  Delivery trucks, 18-Wheelers, rental … Continue reading “Springtime Road Sharing with Trucks”