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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,”...

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...

When the Claims Adjuster Calls For Recorded Statement

Shortly after an automobile crash, the defendant’s insurance company claims adjuster usually contacts the victim of the car crash to obtain a recorded statement. The insurance companies take great pains and spend a lot of money to extensively train their adjusters on...

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

With the popularity of sport bikes, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and custom Choppers, there has been an increase in the number of people hitting the open road. Unfortunately accidents that involve motorcycles often result in serious life altering injuries, to even...