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10 Ways to Lose Your Personal Injury Case

People often come into personal injury litigation with serious misconceptions about how the legal process works.  This ultimately can lead to claims being lost or settled on unfavorable terms.   Personal injury claims are almost never as simple as presenting a statement of what happened and making a demand for your damages.  Actually obtaining full and fair compensation from the responsible party can be tricky.  Insurance companies may be reluctant to offer you a fair deal and the pathway to recovery is full of potential pitfalls.  Here are a few mistakes …
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Collecting Compensation After an Accident With an Uninsured Driver

Uninsured motorist accidents are extremely common in Illinois, which places many drivers at risk for injury. Unfortunately, if and when an accident does happen, many do not really know how – or even if – they may receive compensation. Rest assured that even in an uninsured driver accident, you can (and should) seek compensation for your losses. Our attorneys can help you know how and where to start. Your Rights and the Uninsured Driver Most people will tell you not to even bother suing the uninsured motorist because, if they …
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Determining Fault in a Multiple-Vehicle Accident

Traffic accidents that cause injury often involve several vehicles. There may be only one driver who caused the accident, or the actions of multiple drivers could contribute to a crash. In fact, in some cases, several drivers may be found to have partial liability, and in other cases, only one or two drivers will be considered at fault. If you have been in a car accident involving several other vehicles, you may be wondering how can you determine who was at fault for the crash and whether you can still …
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What to Do If You Are Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian

The weather is getting warmer in Illinois, and because of this, more and more people are spending time outside. Whether it is though jogging, walking your dog, sightseeing, or simply walking for exercise, it can be fun and rewarding to walk the streets of the greater Chicago area. However, with the increased frequency of pedestrians, there is also an increase in car-pedestrian accidents. Data shows that pedestrian fatalities in Chicago have been rising for the last five years and sadly, 46 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents during 2017. If …
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