After an injury, you will likely turn to a personal injury attorney for answers to your questions. While attorneys deal with judges, other attorneys, and various business professionals, what you may not realize is that they also deal with insurance companies. Many individuals are unaware of their legal rights after an accident, especially when it … Continue reading Understanding Health Insurance Rights After an Accident
When exploring your options for a personal injury claim, you may find yourself trying to understand the two categories of damages: compensatory and punitive. While most personal injury claims successfully obtain compensatory damages, not all claims qualify for punitive damages. Punitive damages carry a two-fold purpose: to punish the defendant for their behavior and to … Continue reading Does My Case Qualify for Punitive Damages?
Chicago winters are known for harsh temperatures, ice, and plenty of snow. The number of weather-related accidents always tends to increase this time of year, which is why it is important that all motorists exercise caution while on the road. Whether you are driving to work, taking children to school, or running errands, re-familiarize yourself … Continue reading Safe Winter Driving Tips
Selfies are all the rage these days. They are no longer just about snapping a photograph of yourself, but increasingly about where and with whom or what a selfie is taken. From trying to get a picture of yourself with a famous celebrity to posing in the foreground of well-known landmarks, selfie-takers seem to be … Continue reading The True Dangers of Taking Selfies
Energy drinks claim to give you that much needed boost and even offer things like extra vitamins, minerals, and health benefits. Unfortunately, what they tend to lack is proper warning labels. Energy drinks have recently been in the press more due to injuries and deaths associated with their use – but despite these instances, there … Continue reading How Dangerous are Energy Drinks?
Workers’ compensation offers certain benefits to injured workers when they are hurt or become ill due to the scope of their job. While volunteers are technically “working” for a company, they are not considered employees – therefore, workers’ compensation benefits are not extended to them under Illinois law. Even if a person has a regular … Continue reading Are Volunteers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Medical malpractice takes many forms, one of the riskiest and most disturbing being that of unnecessary surgical procedures. Any surgery carries risks, and that is why patients put their trust in medical professionals and surgeons to recommend surgical procedures only when absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, not all surgeons are honest or even upfront with their patients. … Continue reading The Real Risks of Unnecessary Surgeries
After a car accident, some victims report headaches. In fact, some studies have shown that 50 percent of individuals with headaches after an accident have been discharged from hospitals. Sometimes, even a year after the accident, that same group will complain of recurrent, chronic headache issues. Headaches are often the most common result of a … Continue reading Dealing With Chronic Headaches After an Accident
Immediately after your motor vehicle accident, you may find it difficult to decipher who is really at fault for the incident. The other party’s insurance provider can deny your injury claim if they believe that there is sufficient evidence to prove that you were at fault. In these situations, a third party witness is pivotal … Continue reading Finding Witnesses After a Car Accident
Most people working in construction are more than aware of the risks from above and those that are easily seen, but the latest data now suggests there are more risks than construction workers and site foremen may realize. In fact, it is estimated that a worker is injured once a minute during digs, and digging … Continue reading The Underground Dangers for Construction Workers