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How to Handle Other Drivers’ Refusal of Insurance

After a vehicle accident, you are more than likely to be shaken up and stressed about the bills coming your way. To make matters worse, the other driver may approach you and refuse to settle the accident through insurance. Many of these individuals promise to pay you...

Court Statistics Reveal Civil Lawsuit Filings are Dropping

Public disinformation campaigns concocted by front groups for insurance companies and powerful corporations are designed to stoke prejudice and fear, and warp public understanding of how our civil justice system works. By manufacturing a mythical “lawsuit crisis,”...

What You Need to Know if You Slip and Fall at a Store

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, injuries sustained from slips and falls account for more than 1 million emergency room visits a year in the United States. A case for personal injury compensation may arise if an individual slips or trips, falls and...

Eight Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riding in Heavy Traffic

When traffic is congested it can be especially dangerous for motorcyclists. Oftentimes other motorists have a more difficult time seeing them. But there are some motorcycle safety tips that could make riding through heavy traffic safer and could help prevent a...

Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Claim

In order to file a personal injury claim, there must be evidence of two things. One is that someone else acted negligently and is liable for damages and the second is that damages were suffered. The type of proof necessary will depend on the kind of case being...

Common Parties Holding Accident Liability in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury claims arise out of accidents or incidents where someone is seriously injured as a result of another person’s negligence. Accident liability will depend on the type of case being pursued. Evidence collection and presentation is usually necessary to...

Construction Accidents with Multiple Companies on a Jobsite

When a construction accident occurs and someone is injured or killed, a determination needs to be made as to who is responsible, as construction sites oftentimes have multiple companies working at one time. A workers’ compensation claim may be filed in most work...

Dog Attacks Due to Broken Gates/Fences & Owner Liability

If a dog causes serious or fatal injuries in a dog attack in Illinois, the dog's owner is liable for damages. But if certain circumstances exist that may indicate another party could hold some responsibility for the incident, such as failure to maintain a gate or...