What Can A Personal Injury Attorney Do (That You Likely Cant)?

If you are somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you may need to consider seeking legal assistance. Despite what people you know say, personal injury cases can become very complicated. While it may be possible to handle a case on your own, the best…

What Are The Different Statute Of Limitations On Personal Injury Claims In Illinois?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you will likely be able to pursue compensation against the person who caused you harm. However, there are various aspects of these cases that you need to be aware of. There are time frames in…

Is my Injury a ‘Personal Injury’ in Illinois?

If you or somebody you know has been injured, there are a few different terms that you may hear. One term is “personal injury,” and the other is “bodily injury.” Understanding the difference between these two phrases is important. The term “personal injury” is used in civil law to define claims that victims of other…

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 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. Negligence typically means a failure to meet the proper standards of care. Each state has different negligence laws but the most common types of…

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…