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February 20, 2021

Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

By Dave Abels

  Accidental deaths are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Annually, more than 167,000 people die and another 39.5 million seek medical care because of unintentional injuries. Many of these deaths happen because of another person’s actions, whether deliberate, accidental, or due to negligent behaviors. When a loved one dies unexpectedly, […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

February 8, 2021

Devastating Results of Highway Accidents

By Dave Abels

Millions of people regularly use Illinois’s 16,000 miles of highways to commute to work, run errands, and travel for leisure. For the most part, these state highways are an efficient and reliable way to get from point A to point B. Unfortunately, not all trips end safely. When highway accidents happen, unsuspecting victims can find […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

Estadísticas de Accidentes de Bicicletas

El clima de Arizona hace andando en bicicleta una actividad muy popular, tanto para el placer y para el transporte entre los ciudadanos del estado. Dependiendo en donde usted vive en Arizona, es posible que usted vea los ciclistas en las calles todos los días, mientras disfrutan del paisaje del desierto durante el uso de […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

The Three D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend Insurance is a very profitable business. And it stays that way by taking in much more money than they payout. A single health insurance company can make billions a year in profits. The auto insurance industry as a whole brings in tens of billions of dollars in profits each […]


January 4, 2021

Damages in a Personal Injury Case Explained

By Dave Abels

Learn about the types of damages that you can be compensated for in a personal injury case. If you were injured due to another person’s negligence, you can seek compensation from whoever caused or contributed to your losses. These losses are referred to as “damages” in a personal injury claim. Damages can be divided into […]


What to Do After a Car Accident That Was Not Your Fault

Have You Been Hurt in an Accident by a Negligent Driver? Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence. On average, there are 15,000 car accidents every day in the US. Some of these accidents are minor, but many are catastrophic. In fact, over 100 people die in car accidents daily. The fact is, driving a […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

December 20, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Affected Some Injury Patterns

By Dave Abels

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some unexpected changes in injuries, trauma volumes, and unique injury types, according to reports from hospitals around the country. Most hospitals and healthcare clinics have seen an overall reduction in injuries as a result of work closures and stay-at-home orders. However, some unique patterns have emerged. Some of the changes […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

December 8, 2020

Chicago Accidents Involving Delivery Trucks

By Dave Abels

Delivery trucks have become more and more common on our roads as the rise of online shopping has led to more deliveries. All these new delivery trucks on the roads have led to more accidents and more injuries. Delivery trucks and other large commercial vehicles can cause serious injuries to passenger car occupants when an […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Being injured in a car accident when you are the passenger is often unexpected and incredibly stressful. Not only did you have no control over the situation, but now you have to worry about your rights and options as an injured passenger. After an accident in which you were an injured passenger, you’ll have to […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

Getting into a car accident that causes injuries is always stressful and confusing. For some people, their injuries are minor and require little to no recovery time. For others, they are not so lucky. Some car accidents cause serious injuries, like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and crushing injuries. These injuries can leave victims with […]


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