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New Illinois Law Strengthens Penalty for Texting While Driving

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure that stiffens the penalty for drivers stopped for texting while driving. Beginning in July 2019, drivers will not only get fined $75 for the first offense of texting while driving, but the offense will also count as a moving violation and could lead to a license [...]

Illinois Workers Compensation: The Basics Every Employee Should Know

Getting hurt on the job can put employees in a tough spot physically, emotionally, and financially. So, if you get hurt on the job, you want to know that your employer will help take care of you. Fortunately, about 74% of states require employers to offer their employees workers compensation coverage. As an Illinois employee, [...]

Choosing an Auto Accident Attorney: 4 Qualities You Should Look For

When you're in a car accident, it can feel like your whole world is spiraling out of control. When you finally catch a breather, you'll need to find the best auto accident attorney to handle your case. Here are some of the best qualities you should look for when choosing a lawyer. Although it's important [...]

3 Instances that Warrant the Help of an Illinois Car Accident Attorney

Many people think they'll never be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents are more common than you'd think. Hopefully, you'll never be involved in an accident. But it's important to know what steps to take after being in an accident. So let's take a look at a few important steps to follow and [...]

Car Accidents: Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Each year, thousands of people find themselves involved in personal injury claims after a vehicle accident. In 2014 alone, there were over 30,000 fatal car accidents in the United States. When someone is involved in a vehicle accident, it’s important for them to know whether to hire a personal injury lawyer. Unfortunately, many people have [...]

Safely Sharing the Road with Commercial Trucks

Any driver knows that driving next to a big commercial truck can be intimidating. The trailers sway with wind, they have huge blind spots, and they're so large that any slip-up could prove devastating for one or more passenger cars around them. The worry isn't irrational. Awful news stories about a passenger car and an [...]

What Happens if You Don’t File a Report After an Auto Accident in Illinois?

Car accidents are all too common -- in 2013 alone, there were 3,154 people killed by distracted drivers and about 424,000 people sustained injuries. Hopefully, you'll never be involved in an accident.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Understanding the Process

When you lose a loved one, your entire world can get flipped upside down. And if you lose a loved one due to the negligence or an intentional act of someone else, the loss can be even more difficult to process. This is why it's important to fully understand the process of filing a wrongful [...]

Medical Malpractice: Why You Should Hire a Lawyer

When something goes wrong during a medical procedure, it's important you receive compensation for the negligence you were subjected to. Medical malpractice claims can be made for both inpatient and outpatient incidents. Inpatient incident medical malpractice claims consist of about 34% due to surgery errors while outpatient incident claims consist of about 46% due to [...]

What to Know About 18-Wheeler Accidents

Each year, there are about 5.4 million non-fatal car accidents in the United States. But when you're in a vehicle accident, you can be faced with lasting damages: medical bills, serious injuries, property damage, and lost wages are just a few of the challenges you may face after being involved in a passenger car and [...]