When you think of medical malpractice, you may think about surgical errors being the number one cause for malpractice claims. While surgical errors certainly top the list, there are plenty of other reasons why a person would need to file a claim against their medical provider. Most importantly, you need to realize that being unsatisfied … Continue reading Four Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
No one plans to be in a car accident, but they happen daily here in Chicago. While you may be the safest driver out there, you are sharing the road with other drivers of all skill levels (and even distractions). Never assume that your safe driving practices will keep you from being involved in an … Continue reading Five Tips for Reducing Your Risk for a Rear-End Accident
Whiplash is a widely misunderstood term among accident vocabulary. It is often associated with false claims or thought to be a visible injury. While whiplash is a term that describes an injury, it is actually a range of neck injuries to the soft tissues. It is also more common in rear-end collisions than other types … Continue reading Whiplash Basics: Can You Receive Compensation for Whiplash?
Chicago Job Related Injury Lawyers It is estimated that more than three million workers are injured on the job or suffer from a job-related illness each year in the country. Unfortunately, a large majority of those come from Illinois – especially in the denser, more populated areas where millions of workers are constructing new commercial … Continue reading OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting
Chicago Hospital Lawsuits Lawyer A study recently conducted by Johns Hopkins University made headlines when it concluded that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 250,000 deaths each year occurred because of fatal medical errors. Of those claims brought against hospitals and physicians, the majority … Continue reading Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinois
Chicago Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Attorney Slip and fall injuries are common in retail stores. Whether they are caused by wet flooring, uneven carpeting, cluttered walkways, or even icy sidewalks, they prompt hundreds of claims each year in the state of Illinois. But, if you slip and fall in a store, how do you go about filing … Continue reading Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury
Chicago Injury Attorney Offers Settlement Tips If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, then you may be surprised to find out that a large volume of personal injury claims never go to court. Instead, the vast majority of these claims are settled outside of the courtroom (about 92 percent of the time). During … Continue reading Seven Tips for More Efficient (and Successful) Settlement Talks
Attorney for Teen Drivers in Chicago Research studies have already shown the effectiveness of using graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs – in fact, most other states rely on these for new drivers as a way to reduce teen car accidents and fatalities. While states have adopted GDL laws, the efficiency of these programs and their … Continue reading Will Stronger Laws Reduce the Number of Teen Car Accidents?
Serious injuries from in-flight turbulence are extremely rare – and if you have ever flown, you know that most turbulence instances are relatively minor. However, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there are still an estimated 58 passengers injured due to in-flight turbulence incidents. These individuals suffer from injuries caused by falling objects, slips … Continue reading Could You Sue an Airline for Injuries that Result from Turbulence?
Chicago Injury Claims Lawyer If you have been researching personal injury law or exploring your rights, one term that you may have come across is that of “pain and suffering.” While it is true that this is a compensated damage in a personal injury claim, it comes after medical expenses and lost wages. It is … Continue reading How Do You Make a Claim for Pain and Suffering?