Why do so many fatal car crashes happen at night?

The answer is less obvious than you may think A car accident that ends in death leads families to search for answers as to why it happened. While there is a wide range of causes for crashes, those that occur at night have many of the same contributing factors. These elements make an accident more…

Watch out for these holiday shopping scams

Protect your wallet and your holiday cheer It’s exhilarating to find the most sought-after gift, the best price on a holiday getaway, and give to others to make their holiday brighter. The holidays are one of the most common times that shopping scams become even more targeted, taking advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. Don’t let these…

TBI and weather changes: How seasons affect people with traumatic brain injury

Many individuals are alerted to changing weather by a change in their bodies. Aches, pains, and stiffness can be more reliable indicators of varying weather patterns than a local forecast to determine the Chicago weather. People who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be even more susceptible to weather and changing seasons. Of the…

Free legal help for veterans in Illinois

Taking care of those who have sacrificed so much As a veteran, you risked your life for the rights of people in the U.S. Now, you find yourself fighting for your rights, whether it’s trying to get benefits you’re entitled to, resolving a family legal affair, or getting a criminal record expunged. Many veterans have…

Trial court vs. appellate court: Know the differences

Settling a dispute may require filing a lawsuit and going to court. Understanding the differences between trial vs appellate courts in Chicago will prepare you for this process. Many cases are resolved before they go to court, but settling a dispute requires the case to move through the courts in a specific order. When an…

How to obtain a cash settlement for your insurance claim

Life doesn’t come to a stop after being injured in an accident. If anything, the pressing matters that come daily often seem to build, growing into a mountain of problems that need solving. There are many tasks you are equipped to handle, but taking on the critical responsibility of negotiating with insurance companies while you…

Can you sue after signing a waiver?

When was the last time you went to a trampoline park or rode a jet ski? What about visiting a haunted house or an escape room? You may remember signing a waiver before the fun, but what exactly did it mean? Waivers are meant to provide legal security for those managing risky activities, but these…

Illinois Halloween laws to remember this fall

Halloween is often celebrated as a way to step out of your everyday life and become someone, or something, else. Princesses, movie stars, superheroes, witches, wizards, monsters – the list goes on for how children and adults may wish to dash about their neighborhoods in search of treats. However, our state is famous for some…

What happens when you reject an insurance settlement offer?

An injury can strike in the most unexpected moments at work, on the road, running errands at the grocery store, or any place you go throughout a busy day. Time off from work, daily chores, doctor visits, and medical bills often come together to produce an overwhelming uncertainty about managing a pileup of life’s events….

Common LASIK eye surgery mistakes

LASIK eye surgery has grown in popularity since its development in 1990, and millions of individuals have benefited from this revolutionary treatment for vision problems. However,  there are a number of practitioners performing LASIK who are not fully capable. The result is medical malpractice that leaves patients with a variety of new vision maladies. When…