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Accidents in Rental Vehicles — Will You Be Insured?

Accidents in rental vehicles are not always covered by insurance. Some food for thought before you sign that rental agreement.
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Categories: Auto Accidents

Product Liability — What Is It and How Does It Work?

Most of us do not really understand products liability or know what really happened in that McDonald's hot coffee case.
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Categories: Product Liability

Medical Errors — What is Medical Malpractice and How Does It Work?

Not every bad result from a medical procedure is medical malpractice. And not every case of malpractice is worth a lawsuit.
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Categories: Medical Malpractice

I Tripped (or Slipped) and Fell – Can I Sue?

That is the million-dollar question. Premises liability — or “slip and fall” — cases, are among the most difficult to prove in Illinois.
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Categories: Premises Liability

How Much Can You Win in an Injury Lawsuit?

We have all seen stories of lawsuits filed seeking tens of millions of dollars. Does that mean the plaintiff gets that amount if they win?
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Categories: Auto Accidents, General

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

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