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The operator of a common carrier like a bus or train can be held liable for injuries or damages caused by negligent operation. Often, common carriers have a greater duty to ensure your safety in comparison to other motor vehicle operators. Common carrier vehicles are often government-owned transit, and the government may be liable if …

Under Illinois law, either party has the right to appeal a judgment or verdict if they are not satisfied with the outcome. The party that filed the appeal, who is then known as the appellant (the person who appeals the verdict), can ask a higher court to reconsider and decide the issue.  A Chicago personal …

Personal injury claims are usually decided on the basis of negligence or intent to cause harm. We have written about how to prove negligence in personal injury cases, but what if the person who injured you displayed neither negligence nor intent to hurt you? While every case is different and it is important to consult …

Distracted driving contributes to thousands of auto accidents and injuries every year, in Illinois and throughout the country, and in recent years the law has changed to punish distracted drivers. Use of a mobile device while driving can also serve as evidence of negligence or recklessness in a personal injury claim. If you are injured …

After an auto accident, your top two priorities should be to get medical attention if necessary and to contact an Illinois personal injury lawyer if you are hurt. As important as it is to do the right things after an auto accident, there are also some things that you should not do following a collision. …

Two things that will have a large effect on the amount of your award or settlement in a personal injury case are the type of the injury you have suffered and the nature of the medical treatment you receive for that injury. In some cases, your pain and suffering from the injury and the treatment …

There are some cases in which you may be able to initiate a claim against a third party in addition to receiving workers’ compensation benefits. While workers’ compensation benefits will cover your medical expenses, a portion of your lost time, and permanent or partial disability benefits, there are cases in which you may seek additional …

It is a common misconception that a severe injury automatically entitles someone to a large sum of money. While the severity of you injury could affect the size of your award or settlement, you must first prove negligence on the part of the individual or entity against which you are pursuing your claim. Proving negligence …

We have written about what to do after a car accident, but we have not discussed some of the most common injuries associated with auto accidents. If you have been in an auto accident in Chicago, finding a Chicago personal injury lawyer with a track record of success should be your top priority. Common Auto …

We have discussed factors that influence how long it might take to settle your personal injury case — but what should you expect from a personal injury deposition? A deposition is an important tool that an attorney uses to gather information from an opposing party. It is essentially a simple question-and-answer period — albeit one …


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