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Will a Drunk Driver’s Conviction Help Your Car Accident Case in Chicago?

Drunk-driving car accidents are often extremely chaotic. These accidents tend to be more devastating and usually involve criminal prosecution. After being injured by a drunk driver, you will understandably want to recover compensation but might now know how the driver’s conviction fits in. A drunk driver’s conviction in criminal court can usually tell you how […]

What to Do After Getting Hit by a CTA Bus in Chicago

Many buses in Chicago are operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and are part of the city’s public transportation network. Unfortunately, taking legal action after a CTA bus accident is tricky because a municipal entity is involved. Immediately after an accident with a CTA bus, you should call for emergency help. If possible, you […]

How to Recover Lost Wages After a Car Accident in Illinois

A significant aspect of your damages after an accident is the income you lose because you cannot return to work. This lost income can be compensated through a lawsuit, and an attorney can help you establish the value of this grievous loss. Recovering lost wages can be challenging, but it is not impossible. One method […]

What’s the Average Settlement for Knee Injuries in Chicago?

The knee is a major joint that we rely on for mobility. A knee injury might leave you painfully disabled, sometimes permanently. An attorney can help you get a good settlement for a knee injury. The average settlement for a knee injury in or around Chicago is tough to figure. Settlements tend to be subjective […]

Should You Accept a Lump Sum or Structured Settlement for Injury in Chicago?

If you decide to forgo a trial in favor of a settlement, you might have a couple of options for how you receive payment. Lump sums and structured settlements can be helpful, but they also have certain drawbacks. Whether or not it is a good idea to accept a lump sum versus a structured settlement […]

What’s a Good Settlement for Cervical Spine Injury in Chicago?

It is common for civil lawsuits to end in a settlement rather than a full trial, and a good settlement can be difficult to obtain. An attorney can help you get the best settlement possible for a cervical spine injury. Getting a good settlement is difficult to describe, as the negotiation process can be subjective […]

What Do You Say at the Hospital After a Car Accident in Chicago?

The aftermath of a car accident is often very hectic, and it can be easy to panic. Although it might be difficult, you must remain focused and be careful about what you say at the hospital. When you get to the hospital, you should be sure to tell your doctors the basic facts about how […]

How to Gather Evidence to Support Your Car Accident Claim in Illinois

Fortunately, evidence to support your car accident claim might be found almost anywhere and look like anything, depending on your situation. Unfortunately, evidence can be fickle, and finding it is often easier said than done. You can find evidence of your car accident in various places, including the crash scene, witnesses, the hospital where you […]

How to Recover Medical Expenses After a Car Accident in Illinois

Medical expenses after a car accident can be huge, and many injured victims cannot afford their medical bills alone. The person who caused the crash should be made to pay for your medical bills and other damages. Typically, most injured drivers file insurance claims as a first course of action. Claims with supplemental or optional […]

Are Police Reports Admissible in Injury Cases in Chicago?

The admissibility of police reports in injury cases in Chicago is a complicated subject. To learn how a police report can help strengthen your compensation claim, reach out to our attorneys after an accident. Depending on the circumstances of your accident in Chicago, the police report may be inadmissible in your injury claim. For example, […]

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