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Everything You Need to Know About Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawsuits

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Asbestos is a toxic mineral commonly used in many consumer products due to its strength and insulation properties. It wasn’t until the late 1980’s that the health concerns of using asbestos in consumer products were brought up. Asbestos can cause great harm to people and often results in mesothelioma, an entirely preventable form of cancer caused by inhaling asbestos. Many companies that produce products using asbestos were aware of the potential dangers and didn’t warm employees or end users. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Even if you aren’t sick it’s a good idea to learn about asbestos...

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Chicago Workers’ Compensation Explained

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If you are an employee in Illinois, you need to know about workers’ compensation. An injury at work can wreak havoc on your health, career, and finances. According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, all employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of number of employees. It is put in place to compensate injured employees and help them get back to work as soon as possible. So, what are the types of benefits and what injuries qualify? The worker’s compensation system can get complicated and there are a lot of things you should know as an employee. Keep reading to learn more about your...

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Everything You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Claims in Chicago

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Studies show that over 250,000 people die each year as a result of medical malpractice. In addition, 1.5 million people suffer medical injuries that could have been prevented. There are a variety of situations that can create grounds for a medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice claim is defined as negligence committed by a medical professional. While many accidents occur in hospitals and in the practice of medicine in general, some of them could have been avoided. Medical malpractice can range from improper diagnosis to life threatening surgical errors. What is a Medical Malpractice Claim? In order to have a legitimate claim, there must be: a breach of duty owed to...

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

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Across the country, all kinds of accidents happen every single day. Whether it’s a car accident, a slip and fall or a wrongful death, unfortunate incidents happen all too often that require the help of a personal injury lawyer. When you have been the victim of an accident, there are many factors to consider when choosing the lawyer that you want to have by your side through it all. You’ll first need to know when to hire an attorney, and then you’ll want to consider where to find one, experience, cost, what questions to ask, etc. Keep reading to learn...

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What to Do After a Hit and Run in Chicago

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A “hit and run” accident can mean a variety of things ranging from hitting a car in the parking lot to running a red light and hitting a pedestrian. Either way, a hit and run accident is when someone causes an incident and then leaves the scene. Committing a hit and run can be a very complicated crime especially if you don’t know who did it, but it is punishable by law. In this blog post, you will learn the definition of a “hit and run” accident, the consequences, and what you should do if you are involved. Hit and Run Defined A hit and run accident is...

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Personal Injury Lawsuit Basics

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A personal injury claim is something that exists to compensate those who have been injured in some way by another person, intentionally or by accident. Unfortunately, you will most likely encounter an unforeseen injury or accident at some point throughout your life that could result in costly medical bills and time away from work. If you find yourself injured in a car accident, slipping on a wet floor at the grocery store, or injured in any other way as a result of someone else’s negligence, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be the next step. However, there are many important aspects to filing and winning a personal injury lawsuit...

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Pedestrian Safety in Illinois

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2016. This means 1 crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours, on average. Additionally, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in the same year, 5,545 people were injured and 136 were killed just in Illinois alone. These accidents can most obviously be caused by pedestrians crossing the street or highway, but they can also happen due to poor vehicle maintenance, sidewalk defects, construction, or other negligible acts. This blog post will go into further detail about who is at risk, common causes, how to prevent a pedestrian-vehicle accident...

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Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Home Abuse in Illinois

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Making the decision to place an older family member into a nursing home is often a difficult task. There are many reasons why families choose to do this, but it is usually because they are no longer able to provide the level of care needed. While nursing homes are expected to create positive environments and put their patient’s best interests first, this isn’t always the case. Unfortunately, some patients are actually physically and/or psychologically harmed by their supposed caregivers. The severity of the nursing home abuse and/or neglect can be present on many levels, but it is usually due to...

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Common Causes of Semi Truck Accidents in Illinois

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Some of the most dangerous accidents on the road today are caused by large commercial trucks. Every year, many people are killed in semi truck accidents and even more are seriously injured. It can be important to know common types of trucking accidents as you share the road with these large vehicles, but it can be just as crucial to know what usually causes these accidents. Whether you are a commercial truck driver, or you drive a typical passenger car, this blog is for you. Federal & Illinois State Law Large truck drivers have an increased responsibility to drive safely just due...

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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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