Category Archives: Personal Injury

b2ap3_thumbnail_insurance-medical-bills.jpgBy Mark Imielski and John Martoccio

Everyone knows that if you get hurt in an accident and it is someone else's fault you can sue them in order to compensate you for your injuries. However, if you reach a settlement or go to trial and are awarded money damages by a jury, you will not be the only one receiving a check.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_jury-box.jpgFor criminal defendants, the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees “the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.” The historical precedent for a jury trial, though, dates back centuries and was addressed in the Magna Carta in the early 13th Century. Beyond its application in the criminal justice system, it is also a major component of civil court proceedings as well, as most civil claimants have the right to demand that their matter be heard by a jury. This generally applies to personal injury lawsuits as well, including auto accidents, product liability, and medical malpractice.

Why a Jury Trial?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_money.jpgIn the wake of more than 20 separate safety recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, including a million and a half Jeeps linked with deadly fires, federal regulators have fined international automaker Fiat Chrysler a record $105 million. The fine was levied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) against the Italian-American multinational vehicle manufacturer as the result of delayed and inefficient handling of nearly two dozen recalls.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the world’s seventh largest automaker and is the parent company for a number of globally-recognized brands. In addition to several familiar on American roads, including Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, FCA also maintains brands such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati. By the company’s own estimates, FCA is engaged in industrial activities in 40 countries, serving customers in about 150 nations.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_injured-worker.jpgIf you have been injured in the course of doing your job, filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits may seem like your only option for covering your injuries. In many cases, this may be true and employers are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage in the event of a workplace injury. However, there may be situations in which workers’ compensation is not available, and others in which the payable benefits are insufficient to meet your needs. Such cases may require you to file a third-party workplace injury claim against any potentially liable party.

Off-Site Injuries and Other Reasons for Third-Party Claims

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b2ap3_thumbnail_car-accident_20150728-140959_1.jpgIn many personal injury cases, one party is very clearly responsible for the actions or negligence that caused the claimant’s injuries. For example, a claimant may have been driving his car under the speed limit in the right lane of a highway when a speeding truck, driven by operator in violation of mandatory rest protocols, swerves into the car’s lane and forces it off the road. The truck driver, and possibly the carrier company, would likely be held fully liable for any injuries caused as a result of the accident. What if, however, the car driver was also speeding and was texting in the moments before the crash? Could the driver of the car still be compensated for his injuries? According to the Illinois laws regarding contributory fault, the answer may still be yes.

What is Contributory Fault?

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