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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

An Illinois workers' compensation trial could mean years of waiting for compensation you are due. Here's why.
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Categories: Work Injuries

When Are Bikes Allowed on the Road with Cars?

Bikes are allowed on the road with cars in Illinois — and they are treated the same as other vehicles for the most part.
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Categories: Bicycle Accidents

What Happens if a Pharmacy's Mistake Makes You Sick?

I have had at least half a dozen clients contact me with a similar scenario.  They took their prescription to their pharmacist, the pharmacy filled it, they began taking the medication, and then noticed that they were becoming ill, their symptoms were getting worse, or that they were behaving oddly…
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Categories: Medical Malpractice

When Your Own Insurance Company is Your Enemy

Allstate says "You're in good hands." But are there times when your own insurance company is your enemy? Short answer: yes.
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Categories: General

Wisdom of Solomon a/k/a a Pretrial

Our last several blogs featured arbitration and mediation.  In that spirit, this blog will discuss pretrials and one particular case we recently resolved utilizing one. What is a Pretrial? (And How Does it Help Settle Cases) There is no “standard” answer to that question.  In a nutshell, a pre…
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Categories: General

Winter Driving Tool Kit

Winter driving can be treacherous and dangerous, it can slow travel times, and it can be more of a chore than a pleasure, but if you are prepared for it, you will have a much easier time navigating the cold, snowy, and slushy part of the calendar. Drive Safely and Defensively Be smart.  Expect dela…
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Categories: General

Mediation Explained (Mediation vs. Arbitration)

Our last blog featured a discussion of arbitration and its many forms.  Here, we will discuss mediation, a concept often conflated with arbitration. The Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration (and what about “Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)”?) In arbitration, an arbitrator or panel o…
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Categories: General

Arbitration Explained (What an Arbitration Clause Means for You)

Arbitration Explained The term “arbitration clause” seems to be used a lot lately, but how many of us actually understand what this means or how it impacts our own life? What is an Arbitration Clause? Arbitration clauses in contracts or other agreements force you to give up your right to file a…
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Categories: General

Lien on Me? Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Lien in Job Injury Cases

If you bring a lawsuit after being injured at work, you might be surprised to learn that part of your settlement will be given to your employer’s workers’ compensation company. This is because of the workers’ compensation lien. Why does this happen? First, you need to know that it is possible…
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Categories: Work Injuries

Learn to Reach for Safety - The Dutch Reach Saves Lives

Bereiken mean reach in Dutch. What does that have to do with safety in America?  Plenty. The Dutch are taught from early years to be alert and aware of cyclists.  The Netherlands is an almost pancake flat country with many cyclists present, even in the major cities.  Cyclists are ubiquitous, as a…
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Categories: General

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