Why Gaps in Treatment Can Harm your Case

After a serious accident, like most people, you have skyrocketing medical bills. Any gaps in medical treatment, whether it’s one month or one year, will allow the other side to argue that your injury is not as serious as it is claimed to be. Here are the ways to handle gaps in treatment in a…

What to Do If You’re Injured at Work

Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured while at work. While a workplace injury can be a difficult time for an individual, companies are required to provide workers compensation if you were injured on your job. The following guide provides simple tips on what to do if you’re injured at work.…

What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident

Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured in a car accident. While a car accident can be one of the most challenging experiences, it’s often possible to recover, both physically and financially. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on what to do after a car accident. After a car…

How to Deal With Medical Providers Who File Liens Instead of Submitting Bills to Insurance

Many Illinois hospitals are adamant on filing a lien instead of submitting medical bills to the patient’s health insurance provider when that patient has experienced a car accident injury. Many Illinois hospitals are resolute on filing a lien instead of submitting medical bills to the patient’s health insurance provider when that patient has experienced a car…

Why Requests to Preserve Evidence of an Accident Should Be Made Immediately

One reason a personal injury victim should get in touch with an Illinois lawyer right away is to aid in identifying and securing substantial evidence. This can include general evidence that might have a deadline in certain cases. Getting in touch with witnesses (who may change phone numbers or move), acquiring red light or speed cameras (that might…

Does the Driver You Got into an Accident With Not Have Enough Insurance?

How an Uninsured/Underinsured Policy Can Help You might have gotten into a car accident with a driver who either has some insurance, but not enough to cover the full accident or no insurance at all. Rather than shelling out the extra cash from your own pocketbook, you can make use of uninsured/underinsured coverage through your own…

Justice for Aggravated Pre-Existing Conditions Like Asymptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease

The current conversation over health care reform includes whether someone who has a “pre-existing condition” ought to be barred from acquiring health insurance. In the context of personal injuries, certain states (including Illinois) approach “aggravations” of a pre-existing condition like asymptomatic degenerative disc disease the same way as a fresh injury. That’s why it’s crucial to…

Recovering Damages From an At-Fault Driver After Medical Malpractice

Medical treatment is necessary a lot of the time after a motor accident to treat any injuries endured. What if one of the doctors handling the injuries makes a mistake that worsens the patient’s physical condition — adding to or producing life-altering damages? When it comes time for the car accident case’s litigation, the defense may try…

Can I Still Receive Full Damages Recoverable Even if I Wasn’t Wearing a Seatbelt or Helmet (for Motorcyclists)?

When you suffer from a car accident caused by someone else, filing an injury-related insurance lawsuit or claim is always an option. The question we’re going to answer is whether you can expect full damages recoverable even if you weren’t wearing a seat belt or motorcycle helmet. The answer to this depends on what the…

Teen Admits to Texting Behind the Wheel: Here’s the $120,000 Verdict

The increase in cell phone usage in the Chicagoland Area means distracted driving is leading to more and more severe accidents. The National Safety Council (NSC) states that roughly 24% of every traffic accident (around 1.2 million) each year is correlated to drivers talking or texting on their phones behind the wheel. The NSC also…