When a negligent truck driver causes an accident, victims can typically seek compensation from the truck driver’s insurance company or his or her employer. But, what happens when the accident isn’t the truck driver’s fault, but is instead the result of an issue with the truck itself? Or, more specifically, when the accident is the … Continue reading Can I Obtain Financial Compensation for a Truck Accident Caused by Failure to Properly Secure Cargo?
Can I Obtain Financial Compensation for a Truck Accident Caused by Failure to Properly Secure Cargo?
Financial exploitation of seniors living in nursing homes is a major problem. According to a study reported by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), “financial mistreatment [is] the most commonly reported form of abuse, followed by potential neglect, emotional mistreatment, physical mistreatment, and last sexual mistreatment.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) calls financial … Continue reading Could Your Aging Loved One Be a Victim of Financial Exploitation?
Slip-and-fall accidents happen suddenly and unexpectedly, and they can change your life in the blink of an eye. People of all ages can suffer severe traumatic injuries in slip-and-fall accidents, and the recovery process can be slow, painful, and extremely expensive. If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Chicago and are wondering about … Continue reading When Can You Seek Financial Compensation for a Slip-and-Fall Accident in Chicago?
Fall is the perfect time to hit the open road on two wheels. The temperatures are crisp, the air clean, and the breeze gentle. You have gorgeous fall colors surrounding you just about everywhere you go in Illinois – even downtown Chicago. The golden hues of leaves, the orange and red colors filling the park, … Continue reading Tips for Safely Riding Your Motorcycle in the Fall
No one gets in his or her car, buckles up, and heads out on the road expecting to be involved in a collision. However, accidents happen daily in the United States, and Chicago is no stranger to car accidents either. The state of Illinois saw 83,392 car crashes alone in 2015, which tells you how … Continue reading What Is It Like to Be Involved in a Car Accident?
After a car accident, you might walk away assuming that you did nothing wrong; therefore, the other guy is at fault. Unfortunately, determining fault is not as simple as your word. Instead, an insurance company and law enforcement assess the accident site and the factors surrounding the case to determine who is at fault. Even … Continue reading When Is It Your Fault or Not Your Fault in a Car Accident?
Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are not an annoyance; they are a severe health and safety risk that are entirely preventable. Bed sores affect those who are confined to the same position for long periods, especially comatose patients who cannot reposition themselves and rely solely on their caretakers for movement. Pressure ulcers can … Continue reading Preventing Bed Sores in Coma Patients – Can It Be Done?
At some point in your life, you are likely to find yourself injured by another person. Not that they planned to harm you, but their negligence caused an accident, which in turn led to your injury. Whether you were in an auto accident on 79th Street or you slipped on the floor of your local … Continue reading Where Do I File a Personal Injury Claim?
Most car accidents happen because of driver error, but there are those rare instances when a defect with the vehicle causes the accident. When defective car parts are on the road, serious (if not fatal) accidents can occur. Worse, if the manufacturer does not issue a recall for those defective products, no one will know … Continue reading When a Manufacturer Causes a Car Accident, What Can You Do?
No one goes through life expecting to be in an accident. So, it is not uncommon for individuals to be under-informed about the process of filing a claim or even their rights. Unfortunately, this paves the way for myths to seep into our brains and make us assume things that are not true – and … Continue reading Common Myths about Car Accidents – and the Real Truth You Need to Know