Illinois Car Inspection Laws

Every state has unique laws pertaining to vehicle maintenance and inspections, and our Chicago car accident lawyers want all Illinois drivers to ensure they follow their counties’ inspection requirements. Failing to conduct vehicle inspections as required by law could lead to traffic tickets, fines, and possibly harsher penalties. Illinois requires emissions inspections for certain vehicles,…

What Juries Do Not Know – The Truth About Insurance And Trial Lawyers

What Juries Do Not Know 99% of trials in personal injury cases are about insurance.  What juries do not know, is that the true battle is between the injured individual and the insurance carrier who represents an individual or corporation who is being sued.  The jury is led to believe that the Defendant is an individual…

What is a Work Injury in Illinois?

What is an accident? At a fundamental level, an accident is anything that happens without intention or design. This is to say it could be any event that is unanticipated by the person the “accident” happens to. According to Chicago Work Injury attorney, Mark Weissburg, “… in order for an accident to fall under the…

What Are The Changes To The “two Doctor Rule” Under The Workers’ Compensation Act In Illinois?

Changes to the “Two Doctor Rule” under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act Under the “Two Doctor Rule,” if an employer sets up a “Preferred Provider Program,” then the injured worker only has one choice of doctor and the chain of referrals that we spoke about yesterday will stem from this initial doctor. A “Preferred Provider Program”…

What Doctors Can I Go To Under The Workers’ Compensation Act In Illinois?

The Workers’ Compensation Act The Workers’ Compensation Act is a very complex statute that is difficult to understand, and you can be sure that an insurance adjuster will do little or nothing to help you understand it. Under Illinois law, there are some basic rights that you should understand in order to help you better…

If I’m Injured on the Job with No WC Insurance, do I have Rights?

Question: As a laborer, if I’m injured on the job and my employer doesn’t have worker’s compensation insurance, do I have any rights? Attorney, Marc Perper (As published in The Herald News, Ask an Attorney): Absolutely. Last July, legislators passed long-overdue, important changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  For the first time, injured employees…

Illinois Bicycle Accidents: Who Is Responsible?

Who Is Responsible? Bicycles are a health-conscious way to travel – not to mention less expensive and more eco-friendly than motor vehicles. Still, cycling comes with certain risks, such as a potential accident with a motor vehicle. As the total number of cyclists has increased, unfortunately, so has the number of accidents and fatalities involving…

What Should You Do if You have been Involved or Injured in an Automobile Accident?

Question: What should you do if you have been involved or injured in an automobile accident? Answer: It’s that time of year again! Even though the snow is falling and the streets are slippery, that doesn’t seem to stop people from going places. Chicago Automobile Injury Attorneys Attorney, Clifford Horwitz explains, “If you get into…

Why are Expert Witnesses Important in Personal Injury Cases?

Personal Injury Importance of Expert Witnesses Expert witnesses are essential in many personal injury cases.  When an issue or dispute is considered too complex for the ordinary juror to understand without the assistance of an expert, Illinois law requires that an expert witness be called to explain the complexities and provide opinions to the jury….