Category Archives: Personal Injury

Illinois injury laawyerOne of the leading causes of vehicle accidents in DuPage County is distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, distracted driving occurs when a driver engages in any activity that takes their attention away from the task of safe driving. Although distracted driving is more common in younger drivers, it is seen in drivers of all ages. The top causes of distracted driving in Illinois include:

Cell Phones

In Illinois, there are laws prohibiting the use of all hand-held devices while driving as well as texting while driving. Unfortunately, some drivers disregard these laws and use their cell phones while driving. When they do so, they take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and put themselves at a high risk of causing an accident because they are talking, texting, or using the internet on their cell phone.

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Illinois accident attorneyLeaving the scene of an accident is against the law in the state of Illinois. However, it is a common practice that drivers engage in because they are driving without insurance, are afraid of getting arrested for impaired driving, or do not have liability insurance coverage. If you are ever the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you should understand that the police play an important role in your case.

Gathering Information for Police

After a hit-and-run accident, you should gather as much information as possible to help the police. Some of this information includes license plate information, the make, color, and model of the car that fled the scene, and the description of the driver. You may not be able to gather all of this information so it’s imperative that you write down anything you can remember.

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Illinois injury attorneySmall Firm, Big Results: Don't go to a factory for your personal injury case!

No doubt you’ve heard all that advertising on TV and radio from big law firms claiming they handle so many cases. Don’t think for a minute that you will receive the attention and personalized service that a small firm like ours will provide to you!  Do you want to be a client of a firm that's going to treat you like you're part of a product on an assembly line and pass you from person to person? Do you think you're going to have a partner in that assembly line law firm actually handle your case and give you answers the minute you call? Think again.

We think outside the box. We purposely keep our firm small so that there’s no “passing the buck.” If you have a question at any time about your case, your phone call will be immediately directed to the attorney who is assigned to your case and who will have the answers for you. Because you deserve prompt answers, all clients are provided with our mobile phone numbers in the event we are out of the office. When we are unavailable to answer the phone immediately, we strive to return all messages within one hour. Rather than waiting for a phone call from someone who really doesn’t have the answers as is typical from one of the factory firms, we believe in providing quick, accurate answers directly from the attorney handling your case.

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Illinois injury lawyerLeaving the scene of an accident is against the law in the state of Illinois. However, it is a common practice that drivers engage in because they are driving without insurance, are afraid of getting arrested for impaired driving, or do not have liability insurance coverage. If you are ever the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you should understand that the police play an important role in your case.

Gathering Information for Police

After a hit-and-run accident, you should gather as much information as possible to help the police. Some of this information includes license plate information, the make, color, and model of the car that fled the scene, and the description of the driver. You may not be able to gather all of this information so it’s imperative that you write down anything you can remember.

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Illinois accident attorneyThe loss of a loved one can be a devastating blow to spouses, parents, children, and other family members, especially when the death could have been prevented. In addition to coping with their grief, families must address funeral and burial arrangements, the inheritance of property and assets, and other legal issues surrounding their loved one’s death. During this difficult time, finances can be strained, and families often struggle to make ends meet.

In cases of wrongful death, Illinois law allows a deceased person’s survivors to bring a lawsuit against the person responsible and recover damages. In these cases, it is important to understand the law surrounding wrongful death claims.

Defining Wrongful Death

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