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…

Illinois Legal Cannabis Rules & Regulations for 2020

As of January 1, 2020, recreational marijuana has been legal in Illinois. You have likely seen the news stories of millions of dollars in sales of marijuana since the new year began. Illinois became the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use. However, it is important that you understand the changes to…

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 is Gross Negligence?

You frequently hear discussion of “ordinary negligence” and “gross negligence” when people are discussing legal matters. They are not the same thing. In fact, understanding the difference between the two could influence cases in which a person is injured. These are two levels of negligence, with gross negligence occurring when another person completely disregards the…

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…

What is a Staged Car Accident?

Vehicle accidents are common in Illinois. According to the latest year of data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, we know that there were 311,679 total accidents across the state. Out of those, there were: 66,889 total injury crashes 998 fatal crashes However, not all of these accidents were actual “accident.” Some car accidents in…

Difference Between Personal Injury and Bodily Injury

In the aftermath of most accident cases, you will likely hear a few terms discussed. Two of those terms are likely to be personal injury and bodily injury. You may hear many people use these terms interchangeably, but they have different meanings when it comes to the law. Understanding the difference between these two terms…

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…

Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act

When you go to work, you should expect your privacy to be protected. However, understanding your right to privacy in the workplace can be complicated. In the U.S., the right to workplace privacy is largely left up to the state, leading to employee privacy protections that vary widely from place to place. As technology continues…

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and families all over the country are getting ready for the holiday. Whether you are staying home and cooking a big meal or hitting the road to visit family, you need to be aware of certain dangers. By following certain safety tips, you can ensure the safety of yourself and your…