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How to Prove A Slip And Fall Case in Illinois

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According to Injury Facts, slip and fall accidents were ranked the number 1 nonfatal preventable injury in 2017. Everyone is bound to slip and fall at some point in their lives and it’s important to know your rights. For example, if you go to the grocery store and slip on a wet spot, do you have the right to sue? If you choose to file a claim, your lawyer will need to prove that the property owner was responsible for your injuries. There are many factors that go into proving fault and ultimately winning a slip and fall case. This...

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The Truth About Personal Injury Lawsuits

the truth about personal injury lawsuits

Nobody plans on being injured in an accident. Whether it’s a car accident, slip and fall, motorcycle crash, etc., it will almost always cause unforeseen stress and even financial burden. Many people are hesitant to reach out to a personal injury attorney for many reasons. Maybe you’ve heard stories about people who had to endure long drawn out cases that didn’t result in much, or maybe you just don’t think you have a legitimate case. While these are valid concerns, it is always a good idea to educate yourself on the reality of filing a personal injury case.  In this blog post, we will address some common myths...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Bites

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Dogs can be great companions and add a lot of value to a person’ life. After all, they are man’s best friend. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t require proper training and attention. All dogs are capable of biting and causing serious injury if you’re not careful. According to the American Pet Products Association's 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 60.2 million U.S. households own at least one dog. That’s the highest number of all pet categories. So, it’s clear that majority of America loves dogs and that’s why it’s so important to discuss ways to keep your dog, and the people...

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Car Accidents: Common Causes & Prevention Tips

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It’s no doubt that car accidents can be devastating. You see them happen all the time just driving your normal commute and it can make even the safest drivers wonder about their own safety. Even if you are a good driver and have never been in a car accident before, it’s still important to learn all of the ways to avoid one. According to the National Safety Council, more than 90% of car accidents are caused by human error. This means that they can be prevented majority of the time. Before you get behind the wheel, you need to take basic safety precautions to prevent or decrease...

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The Truth About Whiplash

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Whiplash, sometimes referred to as a neck sprain of strain, is an extremely common injury often resulting from a car accident. Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or even sideways. Each year, more than 2 million Americans report experiencing whiplash. Given that whiplash is very common, it can be easy to brush it under the rug and not take it as seriously as you should. There are also a lot of myths out there that prevent people from seeking medical and legal attention. If you are in any type of accident, you need to be...

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How to Protect Yourself from A Motorcycle Accident

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People often think of motorcycling as a dangerous hobby. Most parents warn their children to never get on the back of one. While it’s true that motorcycles can be dangerous, there are a lot of people who really enjoy being able to drive the scenic routes of Illinois and take in the unobstructed views from the seat of a motorcycle. However, even careful motorcyclists can easily be involved in an accident, often through no fault of their own. You can reduce your chance of being injured in a motorcycle accident by wearing proper safety equipment and practicing safe driving techniques....

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Slip & Fall Accidents: Risk Factors, Causes and Settlements

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Slip and fall accidents can often be portrayed through funny YouTube videos or as the punch line of a joke. In movies, people laugh when someone slips on a wet floor, slips a banana peel, falls off a latter, etc. It’s all fun and games, unless you are the one falling. In fact, about 9.2 million people were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2016.  On any given day, you could slip on a slick spot or catch your heel in a sidewalk crack, falling hard and hurting yourself. Slip and fall accidents are quite common, but especially for those 65 years of age or older. According to...

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What You Need to Know About Illinois Rear-End Collisions

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Anyone who has ever driven through Illinois most likely noticed the difference in roadways and driving conditions throughout the state. Majority of Illinois consists of sprawling farmland and straightaway highways. It is not uncommon for motorists to be going upwards on 80 mph on these roads which can lead to very dangerous rear-end collisions. However, the city of Chicago also presents an opportunity for lower-speed accidents to happen in heavy traffic or crowded intersections. A rear-end collision is one of the most common types of car accidents, and it's almost impossible to avoid when it's happening. Unfortunately, that doesn't make its effects...

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Illinois

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With the advancement of technology, it’s possible to turn your car into an office on wheels and get Wi-Fi almost anywhere. Everything has “gone mobile” and the use of cell phones while driving has sky rocketed. According to the National Safety Council, at least 9 Americans die and 100 are injured each day in distracted driving accidents. Teenage driving and distracted driving are two major causes of motor vehicle accidents. Often the two causes overlap, with younger drivers often being guilty of distracted driving to a greater degree than their parents. Everybody knows that texting and driving is a dangerous...

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Back-to-School Accidents to Avoid

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Even though it may feel like summer is coming to an end, the actual end date isn’t until the end of September, so there is still plenty of summer weather to be enjoyed. However, many kids are going back-to-school and there are precautions that should be taken to avoid injuries during this exciting time of year. Chances are at least one member of your family will have some sort of summer injury. Swimming, sunning, travel and even yard care are popular summer activities that can cause a number of easily avoidable mishaps that can keep you away from the fun...

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