Black Friday is all about the deals and, of course, the doorbusters. But, in order to get those deals, you have to be willing to show up to the retail store early and fight your way through the doors. People have proven that they can become vicious in these situations – and sometimes even violent. … Continue reading Can You Sue for Black Friday Injuries?
It happens more often than people may realize. A hard-working employee is concerned about their health and they see their primary physician. The physician does not find anything, leaving the employee to live with the condition or issue longer. A few months later, the employee seeks a second opinion from another physician, the symptoms having … Continue reading Medical Malpractice Claims and Employment Issues
Takata Corporation – a manufacturer of vehicle safety devices, including airbags, seatbelts, and car seats – is now facing multiple fines, lawsuits, and the loss of business due to the revelation that their airbags were manufactured improperly, potentially resulting in fragments of the airbag causing serious injuries upon deployment. Honda Motor Corp. has now defected … Continue reading The Takata Lawsuit Is Now Expanding
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