What Can I Do If My Condition Gets Worse After Reaching A Workers’ Comp Settlement?

Nobody wants to get injured in a workplace incident. However, work injuries happen regularly. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. For most work injuries, victims are compensated for their medical expenses and lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance their…

Why Would A Personal Injury Lawyer Deny Taking A Case?

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you are likely wondering whether you are able to receive compensation for your losses. One way to secure compensation is through a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. Personal injury lawsuits usually require assistance from…

Medical Errors: 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Most people in this country interact with medical professionals regularly. These interactions can be between a person and their doctor or a surgeon. They can also include interactions with pharmacists, optometrists, dentists, physical therapists, and more. Unfortunately, there are times when a medical professional is careless or negligent and causes harm to a patient. According…

Can You Reopen A Personal Injury Case After Reaching A Settlement?

If you or a loved one sustained a Chicago personal injury that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, you might have pursued a personal injury claim. This claim may have been made directly against the at-fault party or it may have been against their insurer. Generally speaking, you cannot reopen a personal…

What Are The Different Types Of Negligence?

In a personal injury case, it is often important to establish liability for the incident that caused the injury. Doing so often requires proving negligence, which can be difficult to understand. What are the 5 levels of negligence? There are five basic levels of negligence in Chicago personal injury cases. 1.     Comparative Negligence This is…

Illinois Window Tint Law

Every state has laws in place regarding how dark a vehicle’s window tint is allowed to be. These laws are all based on the percentage of darkness and the reflection your windows are allowed to have. Most vehicles on the roadway have some level of tint. However, for the sake of public safety, Illinois has…

Fall Fire Safety Tips

As the weather has cooled down and people have begun to heat their homes, now is a good time to review your home fire safety plans. Regardless of the time of year, fires pose a risk to people and property. It is important to remember that in just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening….

Senior Pedestrian Safety

Walking is recommended for people of all ages, especially for senior citizens who want to stay active and healthy. However, senior pedestrian safety has become a major concern, particularly in and around the city. Pedestrian accidents can lead to major injuries, but there are ways you can stay safe when you head out. What Dangers…

Illinois Motorcycle Laws

Since gasoline prices have remained relatively low, the number of motorcycle riders has leveled off in recent years. However, riding is gaining popularity in many places. New riders often have questions about basic legal matters. After all, a motorcycle is not exactly a car, but it is not exactly a bicycle either. Bicyclists and motorcyclists…

Is There Anything I Should Do to Help My Injury Case?