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What to Look For in a Great Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In Illinois, that compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, as well as non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. Since so much is at stake, it’s important to choose the right personal injury attorney. [...]


Understanding Temporary Total Disability (TTD) In Workers’ Compensation Cases

If you sustain an injury that prevents you from performing your job, your employer’s insurance company likely has to pay you workers’ compensation benefits. Before the company will disperse your first check, however, you must undergo an examination by an employer-provided medical professional who will determine the nature and extent of your injuries. They will [...]


Does Insurance Cover Passenger Injuries?

When a car crash occurs, it is not uncommon for more than just the driver to sustain injuries. If passengers are in the vehicles at the time of the incident, there is a good chance they too will endure injuries. But who is financially liable for passengers’ medical bills, lost wages, and other damages? Does [...]


Understanding the Illinois Premises Liability Act

Business and property owners have a duty to keep their properties reasonably safe, so as to prevent harm from befalling their guests. If a property owner fails to take reasonable care, the state of Illinois may hold them accountable for damages that arise. However, “reasonable care” looks different in every situation. To help deciding parties [...]