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Work-Related Injuries--What Are Your Rights?

Everyone should know his or her rights. One thing I am constantly struck by is how few people actually know what their rights are if they are hurt at work. Anyone who is injured “arising out of” or “in the course of” his or her employment is entitled to compensation under the…
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Pedestrians (and Drivers) Beware!

As pointed out in an editorial in today’s Chicago Tribune, as well as in a recent study showing that 80% of all accidents happen in or near the crosswalk, PEDESTRIANS MUST BEWARE OF DANGEROUS SITUATIONS! Now, this is not to say the the fault of this dangerous situation is all to be placed firm…
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You Do it, You Know You Do, Don't You?

An article in today’s Chicago Tribune highlights how distracted driving, even that deemed legal under current law, can lead to dangerous, injurious, and possibly deadly consequences. Many of us, let’s be honest, have probably done exactly what the woman in the article admitted to doing.…
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Why You NEED an attorney

One of our friends and colleagues, Ken Levinson, who concentrates his practice in the area of chid safety, makes a convincing case in his recent blog post of The Safest Line for why you should not try the go it alone approach in attempting to navigate the insurance claims process. I think I have too…
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Can The Dead Testify? Perhaps Not.

While some wags would argue that the dead should be able to testify in Illinois, since they certainly vote in Chicago, the Illinois Appellate Court came down against “Drew’s Law.” This story was covered in both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. Drew Peterson, the infam…
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Insured Municipalities--Why It Matters to You

Today, a front page article in the Chicago Tribune highlights why insurance coverage law, while arcane, often boring, and seemingly not effecting our daily lives, actually can have a very direct effect on our bottom lines. The specific situation is that of Jerry Hobbs, who was imprisoned for five ye…
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Governor Appoints Workers' Compensation Advisory Board

This recent press release from the Governor’s Office–indicates just how ridiculous it is to call anything “reform” without looking a bit closer. The Workers’ Compensation law recently signed by Governor Quinn as Public Act 97-18 on June 28, 2011 certainly could have bee…
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Casey Anthony Social Media Strategy

This story highlights how Casey Anthony’s lawyers used a consultant to review more than 40,000 strong opinions on social media forums to craft their trial strategy. In other words, just in case you didn’t realize it, EVERYONE WATCHES WHAT YOU DO ON FACEBOOK AND THAT IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD…
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Car Accident--What Next?

One thing that many of us never want to consider is what to do if we do actually get involved in a traffic collision. Especially in the Season of the Summer Driving Vacation, many of us would much rather think about the trip itself or, better yet, the destination, than worry about the “inconve…
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Hot Coffee-McDonald's Documentary

The HBO-documentary, Hot Coffee, explores the misconceptions, corporate-funded lies, and other manipulation behind the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee” case. This is shown on HBO or On Demand. If you do not have HBO, I suggest viewing the following links I have included here: the trailer fo…
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