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Don’t Lean On Bills Being Paid

Most people assume that when they are involved in a car crash or slip and fall personal injury case, their medical bills will be paid by the other party at fault. Actually, that’s not at all how it works. Our system is terribly unfair to injured parties. Let’s explore how it is unfair, why the s…
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Okay, Fine—Prove It!

The general public often gathers a skewed view of how injury cases are resolved. The cases that make the news always involve the extreme verdict or settlement; the famous (and wrongly reported as “excessive”) McDonald’s hot coffee case, and a multitude of criminal cases where seemingly overwhe…
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Pipe Dreams

A guy walks into a garage and conks himself out cold on a lead pipe hanging from the ceiling. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? But it isn’t a joke. It actually happened to my client and he was injured seriously as a result. In fact, when J had this happen in March of 2017, I knew from t…
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The Long Road to Yes (Part 2)

If you read my last blog post, you remember the story of my client A, who suffered injury from having his car rear-ended and then problems from a botched surgery. Unfortunately, as his physical injuries were getting under control, his insurer continued to resist paying his claim. UM, Why Does Your O…
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Should You IOLTA Trust Your Lawyer?

Trust comes up a lot in any professional relationship, but especially in lawyer-client relationships. For good reason, clients place enormous trust in their lawyers, often during very trying and traumatic times. I would argue that if you don’t trust your lawyer, you need to find one you do trust.…
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Unsafe at Any Speed

It has been 55 years since Ralph Nader’s seminal book about auto safety, Unsafe at Any Speed, was published. Yes, it was about the car industry. Writ large, it was more of an indictment of the entire auto industry and the government agencies that were supposed to regulate it. The facts were that c…
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As the Rotator Cuff Turns

Recently, I was able to resolve one of the older cases in my office. My client, M, a labor and delivery nurse at a south suburban hospital in her 50s, injured her dominant, right shoulder, when a patient’s leg inadvertently pushed her arm during delivery. This injury, way back in March of 2016, to…
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Slipping on an Apple

Most people think of the banana as the fruit most likely to cause someone to slip. Perhaps banana peels really do cause falls due to their slickness. But what if you fall while working for Apple? That happened to my client, C, when she was working at a suburban Apple store. In addition to her job as…
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Notice Anything?

To notice or to be aware of a dangerous situation or condition is often a key element in many personal injury cases. Don’t wait another day; contact Stephen now.
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Does This Interest You?

Becoming effective July 1, 2021, a 6% prejudgment interest will accrue on certain injury claims. See when it applies and how it works.
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