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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 […]


November 2, 2020

What is a Deposition in a Personal Injury Case?

By Dave Abels

A deposition is often referred to as an “out-of-court testimony” because they are used to question a party to the case, such as a witness, defendant, or plaintiff. A deposition occurs after your lawsuit has been filed but before your lawsuit goes to trial so that lawyers can gather first-hand accounts from those involved about […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

October 12, 2020

When Do I Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

By Dave Abels

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2018 there were 319,146 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois. In the United States, there are approximately 37,000 car accidents deaths that occur each year. These accidents often occur on busy streets such as highways, interstates, and other major roads. They also can occur in parking lots, […]


October 9, 2020

How much is my truck accident case worth?

By Dave Abels

Getting into a truck accident can result in expensive medical bills and a lot of stress. These accidents often result in damages greater than the average car accident case, as these accidents have a tendency to leave people with more severe injuries. A passenger car weighs about 4,000 pounds on average, while the average commercial […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

What Classifies as Personal Injury Personal injury refers to the type of a case in which a person’s body or mind has been injured. This can include injuries because of: Car accidents, Truck accidents, Bicycle accidents, Motorcycle accidents, Slip and fall injuries, Medical malpractice, or any other injury caused by someone else’s negligence or even […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

What Happens if a Truck Driver Leaves the Scene of an Accident?

Leaving the scene of a traffic accident is a crime, especially when a crash causes injuries, fatalities, or significant property damage. Truck accidents commonly cause that level of harm; which means that a truck driver who leaves the scene of a crash faces serious consequences, and that victims of the crash often need skilled legal […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

What Can I Sue for in a Truck Accident?

A tractor trailer truck hauling a load can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. In a crash, all that weight inflicts massive damage on a smaller vehicle, often resulting in catastrophic and fatal injuries to the vehicle’s occupants. Victims of truck crashes have the right to take legal action seeking compensation from individuals, companies, and government […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

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