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Another Texting While Driving Scenario

If you live in Illinois you should know texting while driving was made illegal as of July 2017. We even wrote an e-newsletter all about the topic and the specific language in the law. You should also know that if you caused an accident while texting, you could be liable for damages. However, what about […]

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The month of April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the National Safety Council. The problem of distracted driving is no longer a new issue. Each day, an average of more than nine people are killed and more than 1,060 injured in crashes caused by distracted driving, according to the CDC. You may think […]

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Bounce House Injuries on the Rise

If you have children, chances are you”ve been to a party with bounce houses to occupy the kids (and some adults). Bounce houses are considered safer trampolines since they have walls and are more forgiving. Most bounce houses also have a net door to eliminate the possibility of falling out. Bounce houses are generally constructed […]

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Why Motorcycle Accidents Are Different

All motor vehicle accidents are not the same. And nowhere is this more true than when it comes to those accidents involving motorcycles. Further, the nuances of motorcycle accidents often have a direct impact on the kind of case that may evolve, how it is litigated, and the verdict and results ultimately obtained. Part of […]

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I"ve Been Injured… Why Can"t I Settle This Myself?

Prospective personal injury clients sometimes ask us whether it might make more sense for them to handle a particular matter themselves versus hiring an attorney. This is a valid question, the answer to which is dependent on a number of variables including the complexity of the case, the severity of the injuries, the size of […]

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CDC Report Suggests Helmet Laws Save Lives

A recent report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that injuries and deaths related to motorcycle crashes were significantly reduced by the use of motorcycle helmets. According to the report, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities across the nation in 2010 despite that […]

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Using Experts to Assess Future Damages in a Personal Injury Case

In determining damages in an Illinois personal injury case, juries can factor in possible lost future earnings and potential future expenses in determining a figure that reflects the actual known damages in a case, as well as probable future damages. Also, those future damages can also be used by negotiating attorneys to help determine an […]

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10 Important Things to Do in Case of an Auto Accident

1. Stop immediately! – Illinois law states that if you are driving a vehicle involved in auto accident, you must stop at the scene of the accident. 2. Assist the injured & protect the scene – If anyone is injured, immediately make arrangements for a doctor or an ambulance to come to the scene of […]

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Determining Fault in General Aviation Accidents

Determining fault in airplane accidents involving general aviation disasters is often quite complex, requiring legal representation by attorneys who understand the world of aviation. Part of that complexity lies in the fact that the plaintiff is most often the family member of someone who may have died or been seriously injured in that crash — […]

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