Personal Injury

Five Reasons A Workers’ Compensation Claim May Be Denied

Employees making legitimate workers' comp claims are sometimes denied. There are many reasons why an insurance company may attempt to deny benefits. Sometimes the companies have understandable reasons for denying claims; other times the companies lack any justifiable basis for denying benefits and … [...]

Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car

In the U.S., car accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 18. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many child fatalities caused by car accidents can be prevented with proper child safety restraints. Child Safety Restraints According to the … [...]

Illinois Drivers Are at High Risk for Weather-Related Car Accidents

Winter weather in Illinois brings heavy rain, snow, wind and fog that contributes to thousands of car accidents each year. Drivers involved in weather-related accidents often suffer serious injuries and fatalities that require an Illinois personal injury lawyer to handle legal issues that … [...]

Tort Reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’

Tort reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’ that will simultaneously drop insurance premiums and save healthcare costs. A familiar theme among doctors and insurance companies is that insurance premiums are so high because medical malpractice lawsuits are draining the healthcare system of money. Spurred … [...]

Dog Bites Represent a Third of Homeowners Insurance Claims

Each year, over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, and homeowners insurance companies have taken notice. Nearly 900,000 of these cases require medical attention, so some of these companies are now refusing coverage to those who own certain dog breeds. … [...]

Faulty Test Kits Could Have Serious Consequences

Laboratory kits testing for Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 and Group A Strep have been recalled. These kits may potentially give inaccurate results, which may lead to an improper medical diagnosis. … [...]

Tire Blowouts Increase Car Accidents During the Summer

Extreme summer temperatures cause unexpected tire blowouts that result in accidents, serious injuries and fatalities. Illinois Department of Transportation accident statistics show an increase in car accidents and personal injury claims filed with an Illinois personal injury lawyer during summer … [...]

Concussions: This Often Overlooked Injury Can Lead to Permanent Damage

Concussions are an often overlooked aspect of personal injury incidents. Since the damage is internal, it isn't as easy to spot as other injuries. The fact that some symptoms of a concussion might not show up until days or even weeks after the accident makes it easy to see how concussions can easily … [...]

Unintentional Poisoning is a Major Concern for Young Children

Young children do not have a proper sense of safe or harmful substances. They can be easily drawn to substances that are toxic or poisonous with little regard for their safety. To prevent unintentional poisoning and personal injuries that require an Illinois personal injury lawyer, it is critical … [...]

More Bike Paths May Lead to Fewer Personal Injuries

According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approximately 743 bicyclists received fatal injuries after crashing with motor vehicles in 2013 in the United States. That is just under two deaths each day. In fact, an estimated 29 percent of bicycle injuries are caused by … [...]