Owning your very own car means freedom, adventure, and no more hassles of relying on public transportation, friends, and family for getting you to your destination. A car of your own also gives you more options when it comes to financially supporting yourself or your family. Now, you have a vehicle that takes you to … Continue reading Is Your Car Insurance Enough?
After an accident, it is common to have an injury. In fact, per the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), 20 to 50 million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year in the world, with an estimated 2.35 million injured or disabled in the United States alone. Therefore, walking away from an … Continue reading What are the Most Common Delayed Symptoms after an Accident?
If you are involved in an accident and suffer serious injuries, you may file a personal injury claim. As part of your claim, you may qualify for pain and suffering damages. Pain and suffering damages are offered in addition to your general expenses (i.e., your medical bills, lost wages, travel costs, etc.). Often, pain and … Continue reading How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
Drowsy driving takes lives every day in the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 846 lives were lost in 2014 from drowsy driving incidents. Now, NHTSA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Sleep Foundation have teamed up to prevent drowsy driving. Drowsy Driving … Continue reading How Dangerous Is Drowsy Driving?
Nursing home abuse and negligence cases are growing in the United States. One of the most common questions received by our law firm for these victims and their families is what their case is worth. Sadly, we cannot give you an exact number or an average. Instead, it comes down to specific factors. These factors … Continue reading How Much is a Nursing Home Injury Case Worth?
Damages in a personal injury case are the compensation you receive for your injuries. Damages are quite broad and can include multiple expenses, future costs, and emotional damages. The purpose of damages in a personal injury case is to make you, the victim, whole again after your injury. Most of the time, damages replace the … Continue reading What are Future Damages in a Personal Injury Case?
While you could accept the first settlement offer you receive, most likely that settlement is far from what you need. You are not a lawyer, and you do not know the process for settling these types of cases. So it is vitally important that you stop going through the claim process alone and hire an … Continue reading How to Get the Best Settlement in Your Car Accident Case
Every day, someone is injured in the United States because of someone’s negligent or reckless acts. In fact, these incidents are so common that a vast majority never make it on the news, but should. Negligence today is a growing concern – and certainly a public health and safety issue. The number of ways a … Continue reading 14 Ways Negligence Causes Serious Injuries
An intoxicated person that causes an injury or damage to a third party is liable for their actions. However, when a bar or restaurant knowingly serves an intoxicated person, then they too could be liable under dram shop laws. In the state of Illinois, the Dram Shop Act or Liquor Control Act, holds all alcohol-serving … Continue reading A Detailed Look at Dram Shop Laws in Illinois
Businesses, organizations, and even sporting events may require their patrons to sign a liability waiver, which helps them avoid a personal injury lawsuit if an injury were to occur. The language of these waivers can vary. However, a typical waiver will state that the person agrees to waive or forego all rights to pursue legal … Continue reading An In-Depth Look at Liability Waivers