Category Archives: Personal Injury

b2ap3_thumbnail_Work-Comp-saw.jpgSuffering an injury while on the job can be a scary prospect and one that many workers face on a daily basis—especially those who work in construction or with heavy duty machinery. An occupational injury is defined as a wound or damage to the body resulting from an event in the work environment. In 2013, just over three million nonfatal occupational or workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers. The chances of suffering an injury—either due to operator error, a defective tool, or a lack in appropriate safety measures—can be high.

The other daunting prospect is the possibility of dealing with an employer and their insurance company. Often, employers may try to offer a quick settlement to make the issue quietly go away. Such settlements are frequently insufficient to cover the full extent and nature of the employee’s injuries. Thus, workers need to be sure their legal rights are protected in their best interests and are not short-changed on the road to recovery.

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umbrella insurance, DuPage personal injury attorneyConsider the following scenarios: Your garage door (which you knew was creaky) crushed your friend’s foot and ankle; your chimney fell onto your neighbor; or your daughter’s friend fell into your empty pool.

The common problem: The possibility of a lawsuit seeking damages that exceed your homeowner’s policy limits. The solution: An Umbrella Insurance Policy. Simply stated, an umbrella insurance policy is extra insurance. It provides coverage over and above what your home and auto policies offer.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_defective-product.jpgEvery day, thousands of people in the United States, many of them children, are injured by dangerous or defective consumer products. Examples can be found on news reports or in headlines with alarming regularity. Vehicle airbags prone to explosion, medical devices that few people can properly pronounce, and defective office chairs have all been the subject of recent reports linking them to risks of serious injury or illness, and, in several cases, even fatalities.

Those who have been injured by a defective or dangerous product generally have standing to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries. Such legal action is often based on the negligence of the defendant, and claims for product liability look to prove one of three types of product defects.

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injury treatment physician lien, DuPage personal injury lawyerWhen you have been hurt in any type of accident, physical recovery from your injuries should be among your top concerns. The process must often begin immediately as delaying medical care and treatment can have long-term negative effects. In addition, your injuries may also make life extremely difficult, and prompt medical attention is entirely appropriate. However, you may be concerned about seeking medical care without a pre-established means of paying for such care, as action may still be pending regarding liability and compensation for your claim. For this reason, Illinois law permits medical providers to provide services under what known as a health care services lien, or a physician’s lien.

Injured accident victims have enough problems even without having to worry about the availability of medical care due to their current ability or inability to pay. Many, however, are looking forward to future compensation in the form of a verdict, judgment, award, or settlement. The Health Care Services Lien Act allows a medical provider to place a lien against any recovered compensation to cover the provider’s reasonable charges for care provided.

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semi truck accidentsColliding with a large vehicle, such as a semi truck, can be devastating for the driver and passengers of a smaller vehicle. Keep the following tips in mind when you’re on the road.

Remember the Law of Inertia

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