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You’ve Been in a Traffic Accident – How Do You Recover Compensation?

  If you have been involved in a traffic accident and suffered injuries, a number of questions immediately come to mind. Are you entitled to compensation? While your own insurance should cover the cost of your injuries, if you were not at fault in the accident it is possible that…

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Construction Accidents Are a Leading Cause of On-the-Job Injuries and Deaths

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous places. Construction workers are killed and injured on the job almost every day of the year. While employment in the construction industry accounts for only 4 percent of total employment, construction workers constituted 21 percent of workplace fatalities in 2015. Injuries also are more common…

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Broken Bones Can Result in Thousands of Dollars in Losses

All too often, accidents cause broken bones. Serious fractures can end up costing thousands of dollars in treatment and lost work opportunities and should not be dismissed as minor injuries. Broken bones commonly occur in traffic accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Symptoms of a broken bone can include: Severe pain…

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4 Steps to Protecting Your Rights after a Bicycle Accident

Riding a bike is therapeutic for many people. It not only lets you enjoy the weather and scenery in Chicago, but also works your muscles and blood circulation. However, in many situations beyond your control, biking can result in a serious accident or even a fatality. According to the Center…

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Remember to Discuss Pool Safety with Your Children

With Memorial Day bringing the unofficial start of summer, pools will be opening across the Chicagoland area. Whether you visit a public pool, a country club, or have a pool right in your own backyard, you should always remember that with the fun and recreation of swimming also comes a…

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Coming to a Favorable Settlement Requires Tough Negotiation

No two personal injury cases are identical. While some personal injury cases may settle quickly, others take years before the parties reach an acceptable settlement agreement. At the very least, many personal injury cases require several rounds of tough negotiations before arriving at a satisfactory settlement. Many complex factors determine…

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Spinal Cord Injuries Often Lead to a Lifetime of Costs

Motor vehicle accidents – especially high-speed car, truck, and motorcycle accidents – are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is made up of numerous nerves and nerve endings that relay information from the brain and control motor movements throughout the body. When an accident victim’s spinal…

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Four Surprisingly Common Surgical Errors

All medical procedures, including surgeries, have associated risks. Although surgeons and other health care providers are expected to take all of the necessary measures and precautions to avoid surgical mishaps, serious mistakes still sometimes happen. When those errors and omissions cause injuries and damages, the parties responsible can be held…

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An Illinois Medical Marijuana Card Is Not a License to Drive High

Medical marijuana became legal in the State of Illinois on January 1, 2014. However, it is important to note that Illinois law applies strict regulations for using medical marijuana, especially when it comes to driving under the influence. Driving while drugged can significantly alter the driver’s perceptions and reaction times,…