No Insurance? Consider a ‘Provide Care Now, Pay Later’ Arrangement

Contact providers to see if they will agree to be paid out of the resolution of the case when there is no other insurance money immediately available. No Insurance? Consider a ‘Provide Care Now, Pay Later’ Arrangement. If you’re one of nearly 3 million Americans who experiences a non-fatal on-the-job injury each year in the…

Court approval to pay medical and hold money for minors until 18

Handling a Minor Child’s Money in Personal Injury Cases When a minor child under the age 18 is involved in a personal injury case, the resulting claims are often divided into two parts. The first part involves payment for medical expenses related to the injuries sustained. The second part is for damages specific to the…

Homeowners or renters insurance available for most dog bites

Does Homeowners or Renters Insurance Cover Dog Bites? According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, there are nearly 5 million dog bites that occur in the United States each year. More than 500,000 of them require medical care. Stats like this show that dog bites are a fairly common type of…

Don’t Talk to the Opposing Insurance Company or Post About Your Injuries Online

Whether you are filing a workers comp claim or attempting to seek a reasonable settlement after experiencing a personal injury, there are some things you’ll want to keep in mind if you don’t want to find yourself dealing with unexpected legal or insurance headaches. First, avoid talking to the opposing insurance company. Second, don’t post…

Following doctors and therapists orders are vital to maximize recovery

The Importance of Following Doctor/Therapist Orders to Maximize Your Recovery When a personal injury or workplace injury that’s serious enough to file a workers compensation claim occurs, the most important step is to seek medical attention and do your best to recover. It’s just as critical that you follow orders or recommendations provided by your…

Head Injuries: How a CT Scan Can Provide Evidence of a Latent Aneurysm

Importance of getting a CT scan of the head when there is a head injury to check for latent brain aneurysm One of the leading causes of workplace injuries in the United States is being struck by an object or piece of equipment. If you are struck on the head or if you fall and…

The importance of getting witness contact information at the scene of the accident

Why Collecting Witness Contact Info at the Scene of an Accident Is Important There are roughly 6 million car accidents in the United States each year, and about 3 million people are injured in vehicle-related collisions annually. The good news is that Illinois ranks 40th on a list of the states with the most car…

Understanding your Insurance Company Subrogation Rights When You’re in an Accident

Insurance Company Subrogation Rights When You’re In an Accident Unless you actually work in the insurance industry, you’re probably among the many people in Illinois not familiar with the term “subrogation.” If you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, however, it’s a term you’ll want to know and understand since it applies to…

Why Under-Insured and Uninsured Coverage Matters When an Accident Occurs

When a car accident occurs in Illinois, drivers have no control over who’s involved with the incident or what kind of insurance they have. If you are involved in a vehicle-related accident, you may find that the responsible party has little or no insurance. Fortunately, there is a way you can protect yourself against situations…

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…