How are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

Personal injury settlements are crucial for those who have sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual. However, the process of obtaining a settlement after an injury occurs can be fraught with challenges. Individuals in these circumstances often have to use a personal injury attorney because handling these situations alone…

Can Student Loans Take My Personal Injury Settlement?

According to the most recent data available, more than half of college students in this country have to go into debt to pay for their college education. Right now, the average student loan debt is above $37,000 per person. In total, people in this country owe approximately $1.6 trillion in student loans. Student loans are…

Can Child Support Take My Personal Injury Settlement?

In a country where many marriages end in divorce, it is not uncommon for many people to owe child support. There is nothing wrong with this, and child support payments are a crucial part and ensuring the welfare of a child until they reach the age of 18.   However, there are times when people…

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

If you or somebody you care about sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, company, or entity, then you are likely entitled to various types of compensation for your losses. The process of securing compensation in these situations can be challenging, but it can be done. However, many people…

The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Nobody expects that they will sustain an injury when they go about their daily activities. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of individuals, businesses, or entities in Illinois cause significant injuries to others. There are countless ways in which personal injury cases arise in this state. However, we have found that…

Are Personal Injury Settlements Marital Property?

If you or your spouse sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in the state of Illinois, do you know what would happen that settlement money in the event you get divorced? In the state of Illinois, the courts will divide marital assets and debts based on…

Who is At-Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

Vehicle accidents occur in a wide variety of ways throughout the state of Illinois. In many cases, we will discover that crashes happen due to the careless or negligent actions of one or more drivers. Sometimes, accidents occur when one driver is changing lanes. In these cases, determining liability can be challenging. Here, we want…

What is a Truck Driver’s Logbook and how can it Help Your Case?

Accidents with large commercial trucks often result in catastrophic injuries for those involved. When these collisions occur, it is crucial that a thorough investigation be conducted so that any injury victims can secure the compensation they are entitled to. Determining liability in these situations can be challenging, and one of the pieces of evidence that…

Truck Driver Fatigue and how it can Affect Your Case

Operating a vehicle while fatigued is never a good idea. This is true for any driver on the roadway. However, operating while drowsy is a significant problem for drivers of large commercial trucks. When truck drivers are tired behind the wheel, the potential for devastation should an accident occur is tremendous. Here, we want to…

Truck Blind Spots: Who is Liable for an Accident?

Operating around large commercial trucks on the roadway can be a somewhat scary experience. In general, most passenger vehicle drivers try to stay away from larger trucks on the road, but that is not always a possibility. There are times when smaller passenger vehicles get into a truck’s blind spots, and this can lead to…