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Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Fall Accidents

 Posted on April 20, 2023 in Brain Injuries

Untitled---2023-11-13T145501.033.jpgFalling and hitting your head can lead to severe injuries to the skull and brain. Even if the skull remains intact, the brain may strike the inside of the skull and become damaged. An injury to the brain can lead to severe symptoms that dramatically impact a person's everyday life. Depending on the severity of a brain injury, a person may be left with disabilities that prevent him or her from working or enjoying life to the fullest.

If you or somebody you care about suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall, you might be able to take legal action to recover financial compensation for damages.

Fall Accidents Caused by Unsafe Properties

Illinois law states that property owners and property managers may be liable for injuries that occur on their properties due to hazardous conditions. A property owner cannot completely guarantee that no injuries will ever occur on the property. However, the property owner is expected to maintain reasonably safe premises.

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Tips for Negotiating a Settlement After a Car Crash in Lake County

 Posted on April 17, 2023 in Car Accidents

Untitled---2023-11-13T144430.974.jpgCar crashes can lead to head injuries, neck injuries, internal organ damage, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, burns, and lasting emotional trauma. Victims of car accidents may be entitled to compensation for the damages caused by the accident. Auto insurance is designed to cover accident-related expenses. However, many people who get into a crash soon realize that insurance companies make it very difficult to secure the compensation they need. One of the most challenging parts of securing compensation after a crash is negotiating a settlement with the insurance company.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash in the Waukegan area, consider working with a car crash injury lawyer who can communicate with the insurance company and negotiate a settlement that covers your losses.

Recognize that the Insurance Company is Not Your Friend

Insurance adjusters are employed by the insurance company. They are going to look after the insurance company’s interests before your interests. Just like any other business, insurance companies want to make money. This means that they may use various tactics to try to undervalue your claim.

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5 Parties That May Be Liable for Damages After a Commercial Truck Crash

 Posted on April 12, 2023 in Truck Accidents

Untitled---2023-11-13T143309.055.jpgIf you or someone close to you was recently injured in a commercial truck crash, you might be desperate for answers. Who is to blame for the accident? Will the at-fault party be forced to pay damages? How can I hold the liable party accountable?

Answering these questions is rarely easy. Many different parties can be held accountable for a commercial truck crash, and it is important to investigate all of the possible sources of liability in your case.

The Truck Driver

Many people automatically assume that a commercial truck driver is at fault for a crash. While this is often the case, it is not always the truck driver's fault. The truck driver may be liable for a crash if the driver was driving negligently at the time of the accident. Fatigued driving caused by Hours of Service violations, intoxicated driving, speeding, and inattentiveness are all possible causes of a truck crash.

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Seeking Damages After a Rear-End Collision

 Posted on April 07, 2023 in Car Accidents

Untitled---2023-11-13T142125.649.jpgRear-end collisions in which one vehicle crashes with the back of another vehicle can lead to serious injuries, including whiplash, and spinal cord trauma. Drivers who cause rear-end accidents may be held accountable for the damages caused by their negligence.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a rear end collision, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation. Compensation may be available for your medical bills, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, and more.

Is The At-Fault Party Always the Rear Driver?

In the vast majority of cases, the person in the vehicle that is behind the other vehicle is liable for a rear end collision. Rear end collisions are often caused by drivers who are texting and driving, intoxicated, or simply not paying attention. Drivers are expected to keep their distance from the vehicles in front of them to avoid colliding with the vehicles. However, there may be cases in which the driver in the front is liable.

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Product Liability and Dangerous Children's Products

 Posted on April 03, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Untitled---2023-11-13T141244.978.jpgAs a parent, your child's safety is likely a top concern. Parents worry about stranger danger, school safety, and other external dangers, but there may also be dangers lurking in the products parents buy for their child. In recent years, dangerous children's products have been recalled due to potential risks of injury or even death. Product liability law holds manufacturers accountable for their products by requiring them to pay for damages resulting from accidents caused by unsafe products.

Types of Product Liability Concerns for Children

The most common product liability claims related to children’s products involve toys, clothing, and furniture. Toys may contain small parts that can be choking hazards or other dangerous pieces, while clothing may have loose threads or adornments that can cause strangulation. Furniture such as cribs may lack proper safety features that could prevent tipping or collapsing.

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Seeking Justice After Injuries Suffered in a Fire or Explosion

 Posted on March 29, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Untitled---2023-11-13T114511.880.jpgBeing injured in a fire or explosion is one of the most painful and traumatic things a person can go through. If you or a loved one suffered burns, respiratory injuries, or other injuries in a fire, you may be able to seek justice through a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is a civil claim brought against a party for that party's negligent or wrongful actions. The defendant in a personal injury claim may be a business, product manufacturing company, property owner, trucking company, negligent driver, or a number of other parties.

Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries Caused by Negligence

Modern homes and businesses have smoke detectors, fire escapes, and other fire prevention measures. However, these measures are not always enough to prevent a fire or explosion from occurring. Building code violations, failure to install adequate fire prevention equipment, negligent practices, mistakes, and oversights can lead to fires resulting in severe harm.

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Wrongful Death Damages for Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

 Posted on March 24, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Untitled---2023-11-13T113538.360.jpgA wrongful death claim is a civil legal action taken by the representative of a deceased person. This representative is often a surviving spouse or close family member. If your loved one passed away in a fatal car crash in Illinois, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver or other liable parties.

Damages that may be available in a wrongful death claim for fatal car accidents in Illinois include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can reimburse the deceased person’s family members for financial losses associated with the accident while non-economic damages address the non-financial suffering caused by the death.

Possible Damages in an Illinois Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one is not only shocking and traumatic, but it can also bring significant financial loss. Economic damages recognize this financial suffering by providing compensation through monetary damages.

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Can I Sue a School for My Child’s Injury?

 Posted on March 20, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Untitled---2023-11-10T164548.969.jpgThe last place a child should be seriously injured is at school. Schools should be safe environments, free of dangers that pose a risk of injury or death. However, this is not always the case. If your child was injured at school, you may have questions about your legal rights. Can you hold the school accountable by suing the school district? Can you force the school to pay for your child’s medical expenses?

Like most personal injury matters, the answer to these questions depends on the exact circumstances of the injury.  

Injuries Caused by Willful or Wanton Disregard for Safety

Suing a public school is not the same thing as suing a private organization or company. Public schools are government entities and there are special rules surrounding lawsuits against the government. To successfully sue a public school or school district, you must show that the school or staff acted with “willful or wanton” indifference toward safety. In other words, the school must have acted with extreme negligence.

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E-Scooter Injuries: Exploring Your Legal Options

 Posted on March 14, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Illinois scooter injuryCities throughout Illinois have seen a sharp increase in the number of people using electric scooters to get around. Scooters are small, cost-effective, and ideal for navigating busy urban areas. The popularity of this mode of transportation is only growing – but so are the risks associated with riding an e-scooter.

When used properly, e-scooters can be a fun and convenient way to travel short distances quickly. However, some riders may be unaware of the dangers they face while riding. They can suffer serious injuries due to scooter malfunction, rider error, or a collision with another vehicle or person.

If you have been injured in an e-scooter accident, it is important to understand your legal rights and options. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and help you pursue a successful outcome.

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I Was Hit by a Driver Who Was Speeding. Can a Lawyer Help Me?

 Posted on March 10, 2023 in Car Accidents

Untitled---2023-11-10T162933.819.jpgSpeed limits may seem inconvenient to some, but they exist for a reason. These limitations are put in place for the safety of all drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Unfortunately, not everyone follows the rules of the road, and irresponsible drivers put lives in danger. If you have been hit by a speeding driver and are looking for ways to seek justice, consider hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer for help filing an injury claim.

Insurance Settlements and Personal Injury Claims

The faster a driver is traveling, the greater the force of a collision. Consequently, speeding-related accidents can result in severe, painful injuries including broken bones, spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), organ damage, facial injuries, and more.

A personal injury lawyer will be able to evaluate your case and provide advice on how to proceed. Typically, the first avenue for seeking compensation is a claim with the speeding driver's insurance company. Auto insurers are responsible for providing compensation to victims of car accidents when their policyholders are at fault. However, insurance companies are not always willing to pay out the full amount of a car accident claim. They deny claims, try to get claimants to take lowball settlements, and intentionally draw out the process.

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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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