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Railroad Negligence and the Federal Employees Liability Act

Every year thousands of passenger and freight trains pass through Central Illinois, as it is a central hub for railroad traffic originating throughout the country, and even internationally from Canada and Mexico. Millions rely on trains every day, including manufacturers shipping goods, hazardous materials, and natural resources. Then, there are the commuter trains, such as [...]

Important Prerequisites to Filing Your Medical Malpractice Case

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare provider, you may deserve compensation. However, under Illinois law, there are certain conditions that must be met before a plaintiff is able to file suit against a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider. If these prerequisites [...]

Injured at an Establishment Where Alcohol Is Served? Explore Your Options for Recovery

Every year thousands of plaintiffs are injured at bars, restaurants, and other establishments where alcohol is served, or by patrons served in those establishments. Whether you are injured in a bar fight, motor vehicle accident with an intoxicated patron of a drinking establishment, or otherwise, it is crucial to understand the options available for recovery. [...]

Underinsured Claim: How to Proceed

About one in eight drivers on the road in 2015 was uninsured, according to the latest data from the Insurance Research Council (IRC). However, unlike getting in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, it takes time to determine whether you have been in a car accident with an underinsured motorist. Bringing a lawsuit against [...]

Uninsured Claim: How to proceed when the other driver has no insurance

About one in eight drivers on the road in 2015 was uninsured, according to the latest data from the Insurance Research Council (IRC). Bringing a lawsuit against an uninsured driver for negligence involves several steps, but sooner than later the safe bet is to bring an uninsured claim against your own auto insurance policy. Let’s [...]

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against the Veterans Administration (VA): A Step-by-Step Guide

You are a veteran of the armed services, and you regularly go to a Veterans Administration (VA) clinic or hospital for your medical treatment. Unfortunately, you may end up leaving the VA in worse shape than when you arrived. If this happens to you, don’t ignore it, as you may have a case of medical [...]

When Can You Sue Your Doctor for a Medical Misdiagnosis in Illinois?

A medical misdiagnosis can have life-altering effects on a patient. In fact, medical errors are the third-leading causing of death in the United States today. Does this mean that medical malpractice is at play here? Absolutely. A misdiagnosis is just as severe as incorrect treatment, as it falls into the category of neglect. Throughout the [...]

Getting Hurt on the Job: 7 Qualities to Look for in Work-Related Injury Lawyers

Every year, millions of Americans suffer work-related injuries. Out of these cases, close to 5,000 are fatal. Although industries such as construction have more work-related injuries, there is still a risk of getting hurt in all sectors. Depending on the severity of your injury, you are entitled to some form of compensation from your employer. [...]

7 Most Common Surgical Errors that Amount to Medical Malpractice in Illinois

We rely on our doctors and surgeons to help us in treating disorders and disease. But unfortunately, surgical errors happen. In fact, they're the third leading cause of death in the United States. On the non-fatal side of things, surgical errors can still cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. In this article, we'll [...]

Wrongful Death Cases: 5 Types and How to Get Compensation

Imagine losing a loved one and knowing that it could have been prevented? Every year, over 250,000 people die as a result of medical malpractice. That's only one cause of wrongful death and doesn't account for the other individuals who die as a result of negligence. When someone dies as a result of misconduct or [...]

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