Disfigurement changes lives, but it’s possible to start again

Category: Personal Injury

Disfigurement changes lives, but it’s possible to start again
Disfigurement changes lives, but it’s possible to start again

Living with a disfigurement is not easy, especially when it's your face. When you were involved in a car crash, your airbags didn't deploy. You...

September 13, 2018
Burn injuries: What to expect
Burn injuries: What to expect

As a victim of a burn injury, it's important that you know what's coming next. Your health and safety in the future requires that you...

August 24, 2018
Knee injuries: What you can do to recover
Knee injuries: What you can do to recover

You were in your car when you were struck by a large semi. After the impact, you were pleased to feel fine. At first, you...

May 01, 2018
Bruises: What to expect after an injury
Bruises: What to expect after an injury

Everyone has suffered from a bruise at one time or another. It's an easy injury to get, and usually, it's one that won't lead to...

March 30, 2018
Woman sues for $2 million after eating tainted chicken
Woman sues for $2 million after eating tainted chicken

Imagine stopping by your favorite supermarket to pick up your groceries for the week. You grab a few things to cook, some other essentials, and...

August 15, 2017
Federal recall of hoverboard brand follows 2 child deaths
Federal recall of hoverboard brand follows 2 child deaths

Almost everyone who was growing up in the 1980s and 1990s dreamed of one day cruising around the hoverboards from Back to the Future II....

April 19, 2017
Illinois’ Deadliest And Least Deadly Driving Counties
Illinois’ Deadliest And Least Deadly Driving Counties

When it comes to driving, what are the most dangerous counties in Illinois? What are the safest? The answers to these questions may surprise you....

January 18, 2017
Recent Illinois Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act
Recent Illinois Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act

On December 1, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Pamela Murphy-Hylton v. Lieberman Management Services, Inc., et al., 2016...

January 06, 2017
Electronic Logging Devices Look To Become Mandatory
Electronic Logging Devices Look To Become Mandatory

In an important decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago (covering Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin) upheld a federal mandate that requires truckers to...

November 01, 2016
30-year target: Zero highway fatalities
30-year target: Zero highway fatalities

The Department of Transportation last week laid down a challenge to the nation: In 30 years, we will reduce the number of annual highway fatalities...

October 12, 2016
Pedestrians: Learn How To Avoid Being Hit By A Car
Pedestrians: Learn How To Avoid Being Hit By A Car

Negligent drivers injure and kill hundreds of pedestrians every year. As a pedestrian, you can take some proactive measures to minimize, if not avoid, the...

September 29, 2016
New Computer Tools Aid In Diagnosing Concussions
New Computer Tools Aid In Diagnosing Concussions

How can you tell if a person has suffered a concussion after a fall or blow to the head? It's not always easy. A doctor...

August 23, 2016
Illinois’s Public Duty Rule Abolished by Supreme Court
Illinois’s Public Duty Rule Abolished by Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court (the highest court in the State) voted to abolish the common-law "public duty rule." Illinois's long-standing public duty rule provided local...

February 29, 2016
Don’t Wait to Seek Treatment
Don’t Wait to Seek Treatment

For the average individual involved in an automobile accident, there are undoubtedly a million things rapidly spinning through your mind immediately following the collision. The...

February 07, 2016
How does bankruptcy effect worker’s compensation and/or personal injury claims?
How does bankruptcy effect worker’s compensation and/or personal injury claims?

I am often asked about how a client's worker's compensation or personal injury claim will be affected if they decide to file bankruptcy. When asked...

December 07, 2015
Injured boat worker awarded record settlement
Injured boat worker awarded record settlement

An injured boat worker was recently awarded a record-setting $7.5 million settlement in a Jones Act lawsuit that had been filed on his behalf. The...

December 02, 2014
Dog Bite Laws in Illinois
Dog Bite Laws in Illinois

At common law in Illinois, if a person was bitten by a dog and suffered an injury, he could only recover for his damages if...

October 12, 2014
Premises Liability and Tort Immunity
Premises Liability and Tort Immunity

When suing a local public entity including a municipality or its employees we need to refer to the Tort Immunity Act. 745 ILCS Section 10/3-102...

October 08, 2014
The Tort Immunity Act and The Common Carrier
The Tort Immunity Act and The Common Carrier

The Tort Immunity Act was created in an effort to protect government entities from payment for claims resulting from negligent acts or omissions of their...

September 22, 2014
Mold Exposure and Injury
Mold Exposure and Injury

Multiple inquiries have been made recently regarding compensation in tort for exposure to toxic mold. Many people are exposed to toxic mold in their homes...

September 16, 2014