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November 2014 Archives

Thanksgiving weekend one of year's deadliest on the road

Across the country, millions of Americans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, the increase in drivers also means an increase in car accidents. If you are injured by another driver in a car accident, contact a car accident personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your claim.

What should I bring to my first meeting with a workers' comp attorney?

Your first consultation with a workers' compensation attorney is a critical step in the process to ensure your rights are protected. In order to receive the maximum benefit from your first meeting with an attorney, there is important information you should bring and be prepared to discuss.

Being involved in sudden accidents in Illinois

Every day, people in Illinois drive hundreds of thousands of cumulative miles in cars and trucks, and not a day goes by when there is not an accident between two of these vehicles. One of the most frightening things about these car accidents is that they happen so suddenly; they can change your life forever, and they can happen any day, any time you are behind the wheel.

Drunk Driver Injures Self, At Least Two Others In Wrong-Way Crash

A drunk driver caused a head-on collision while traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue on November 16, 2014. Authorities say that the crash happened at 3:50 am Sunday morning. The wrong-way driver was reported to be a male operating a Toyota Camry, and was charged with driving under the influence.

Critical Information to Keep After Being Injured in a Car Accident- Top Ten

After you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to get and keep certain documentation and information in the event there is an insurance claim. If possible, have someone help you get and keep the following things. This will protect you and allow me to quickly evaluate your case and maximize your recovery:

Wrongful death lawsuits come from many sources

When looking at wrongful death lawsuits, one of the first things that you'll notice is that they can come from many different sources, and they can be tied to many different types of incidents. It is important to know what some of the main ones are so that you will know that it is time to take legal action if you find yourself in this situation after a loved one is killed.

Troy, Illinois, is the site of a 3-car crash

On a Sunday night in early November, there was a three-car wreck in Troy, Illinois. At least one women who was involved suffered from serious injuries as a result. The police have been investigating the crash, but the official report has not yet been provided. The crash happened on Highway 40, close to Triad Road.

What happens when I settle my workers' compensation claim?

A settlement contract is a negotiated agreement between you and your employer where you agree to end legal proceedings in exchange for money. In Illinois, your Lump Sum Settlement Contract must be approved by the Arbitrator handling your case.

I was in a car accident. Should I sign forms from the insurance company?

If you were injured in a car accident, do NOT sign anything sent to you from the at-fault driver's insurance company. Instead, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case and all of your available options.

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