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What to Expect in Burn Injury Cases in Illinois

 Posted on July 21, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Untitled-56.jpgIf you sustain a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled by Illinois laws to receive compensation. The at-fault party in a burn injury lawsuit is responsible for providing medical coverage and reimbursement for punitive damages. These cases are complex and challenging.  Understanding the variables that impact your case and working with a lawyer can help. This article explores the key factors you must consider during your personal injury lawsuit. 


Common Causes of Burn Injuries 

First and foremost, Illinois court only accepts personal injury claims if someone else’s negligence directly caused you or a family member to sustain severe burn injuries. 

Here are some common scenarios where victims are entitled to seek compensation:

Can You Be Disqualified from Receiving Your Worker’s Compensation?

 Posted on July 18, 2023 in Workers’ Compensation

Untitled-39.jpgWorker’s compensation laws are complex, and the authorities continuously scrutinize your claims. Lawyers can help you complete the paperwork, but you must understand the rules for filing a worker’s compensation claim in Illinois. This article explains the basics, in addition to the administrative board’s reasons for disqualifying someone. 


Worker’s Compensation Requirements 

The core requirements to qualify for a worker’s compensation are as follows:

  • Working for an insured employer with a valid worker’s compensation coverage. 

  • Sustaining an injury at your workplace while performing work-related duties. 

  • Notifying your employer about the incident within the designated deadline. 

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What Should You Know About Recreational Vehicle Accidents

 Posted on July 12, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Untitled-23.jpgAccidents during recreational activities are common. Most victims are unaware that the Illinois court provides assistance to individuals who have been injured in scooter or snowmobile accidents, and that they are eligible for compensation. Family members who lost loved ones after an accident also ask for compensation. An attorney can help you determine whether or not you are eligible to file a recreational vehicle accident lawsuit

Understanding the Basics of a Recreational Vehicle Accident 

In Illinois, the law permits you to seek compensation in an accident involving recreational vehicles if you sustained severe injuries or lost a loved one because of the crash. 

The rule applies to cases involving the following vehicles:

3 Common Problems with Multi-Car Accident Claims in Illinois

 Posted on July 11, 2023 in Car Accidents

Untitled-14.jpgThe confusion caused by a multi-car accident makes it difficult for those involved to determine who is liable to pay the compensation. As an at-fault state, Illinois courts order the person responsible for the crash to pay for the damages sustained during the accident. Determining fault in these incidents can be tricky. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the problems you may face before filing a car accident lawsuit. 

Difficulty in Determining Fault 

Once you file a personal injury lawsuit, the court will thoroughly investigate which driver is at fault. This can be difficult to prove when more than one driver was responsible for the collision. 

For instance, rear-end collisions occur when one car collides with the rear end of another car. The abrupt stop can result in a pileup if the drivers behind them are speeding or do not have time to stop their vehicle, leading to a multi-car crash. 

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What Should You Do After a Truck Accident in Illinois?

 Posted on June 30, 2023 in Truck Accidents

IL injury lawyerWhat you do after a collision can impact the outcome of your truck accident lawsuit. This can mean notifying the police, receiving proper medical treatment, and building your case with hard facts.

A truck accident attorney can help you navigate the complex process by familiarizing you with the legal framework. Their assistance and support can help you prepare to testify before a judge if needed. The following are some of the steps you can take.

Step 1: Call 911 for Assistance

Law enforcement and first responders are there to support you and safeguard your rights to file a truck accident case if needed. The best idea is to contact them right after the collision. Their presence can ensure that the guilty truck driver does not hit and run or share false details when you ask for insurance information.

Plus, getting the police involved means you have an official report to file with your lawsuit according to the state law dictated in “Sec. 11-401 for Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries.”

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Proving a Product is Defective in a Personal Injury Claim

 Posted on June 27, 2023 in Defective Products

IL injury lawyerConsumers who sustain an injury or loss while using a defective product can file a liability claim. You need tangible evidence that identifies which defect caused the injury and proves them during the lawsuit. Our product defect lawyers can help you arrange the official documentation needed to seek compensation for the damages incurred by the faulty product. We discuss this in detail below.

Understanding the Main Types of Defective Product Claims

When filing a personal injury lawsuit, there are three ways to make a viable defective product claim.

They are as follows:

  • Defective product design – You need to prove that the overall product design is not user-friendly and you sustained injuries while using the product.
  • Manufacturing defect – You need to show how a manufacturing error caused the product to malfunction, resulting in an injury.

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A Guide to Filing for Workers' Compensation in Illinois

 Posted on June 23, 2023 in Workers’ Compensation

IL injury lawyerWhether you sustained a work-related injury or developed an illness, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits in Illinois. The state law requires every employer to pay for worker’s compensation insurance. Yet, there may be instances where employers deny claims. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you file your claim and build an evidence-based case for contested cases. The following is a brief overview of the process.

Step 1: Inform Your Employer

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act states that employees must inform employers about a job–related injury or illness as soon as possible. You should submit a written report to your employer with a brief description of the incident, including the date and time.

You may receive coverage in the following situations:

  • Slip and fall accidents on the job site
  • Repetitive stress injury that leads to chronic medical conditions like back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome

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Proving Wrongful Death in a Fatal Bicycle Accident

 Posted on June 21, 2023 in Bicycle Accidents

Waukegan fatal bicycle accident attorneyBicycle accidents are more common than many people realize, and some of these accidents can have fatal consequences. A bicyclist may be struck by a vehicle, or riders may lose their life trying to ride over poorly maintained roads and bicycle paths. If the accident resulted in death, the victim's family may file a wrongful death claim against the alleged offenders. 

Who Is Liable In a Fatal Bicycle Accident In Illinois?

After a fatal bicycle accident, a full investigation can be opened to identify the at-fault party or parties. Representatives of the deceased bicyclist's estate or an immediate relative must prove that someone other than the bicyclist was at fault for the accident and their death. Specifically, a person will need to demonstrate that the other party was negligent by proving the following:

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Your Guide to Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois

 Posted on June 06, 2023 in Pedestrian Accidents

waukegan pedestrian accident lawyerWhen it comes to pedestrian safety, understanding right-of-way laws is crucial for both pedestrians and drivers in Illinois. By knowing who has the right to proceed in specific situations, individuals can prioritize safety and avoid traffic violations.

In Illinois, pedestrian deaths have seen a troubling rise. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there were 4,940 pedestrian-involved crashes in 2017, resulting in 148 pedestrian fatalities. Among these fatalities, 128 occurred on urban roads, while 20 happened on rural roads. 

Rights of Pedestrians 

As a pedestrian in Illinois, drivers have a legal obligation to come to a complete stop and yield under the following circumstances:

Top Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury and How to File a Personal Injury Claim

 Posted on June 02, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

shutterstock_1759785527-min.jpgWhether you are involved in a car accident, truck accident, or slip and fall accident, you may suffer from a serious head injury. Depending on how you hurt your head, the injury can impact your motor functions, emotions, and thoughts. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may not be able to work or live your life as you did before your accident.

Signs of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 

While most head injuries from personal injuries and motor vehicle accidents are considered mild, they are the opposite for the victim. Common signs of a mild traumatic brain include the following:

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Contact a Lake County Vehicle Accident Attorney Who is Ready to Help You

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office. Call 847-662-3303 to set up a free initial consultation at one of our four convenient locations. There is no risk because we only collect fees if you collect compensation. With offices in Libertyville, Waukegan, Richmond, and Chicago, we represent clients in Lake County, Cook County, DuPage County, and McHenry County.

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