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What Happens after a Deposition in a Personal Injury Case?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault in Illinois, you could seek compensation from the at-fault party through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. One of the early steps in personal injury litigation is a deposition. Understanding what a deposition is and what happens after it is done can help… Read More

When You Should Hire a Lawyer After an Accident

You should hire a personal injury attorney if you get hurt in an accident. Someone else might be at fault and financially responsible for your medical bills and other expenses. Although seeking legal representation isn’t required, an experienced attorney can advise you of your rights and represent you during your personal injury case. Below are… Read More

What Are Truck Driver Training Requirements?

Commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, are challenging to maneuver around other vehicles, turns, and narrow roads. Driving a commercial truck safely requires adequate training and knowledge of safe operations. Prospective truck drivers must successfully complete driving and skills tests and obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Federal Requirements for Truck Driver Applicants Anyone applying to… Read More

Five Tips for Talking to Your Doctor After an Accident

An unexpected accident can cause an injury that disrupts your usual routine. You must take time off from your job to attend doctor’s appointments and recover at home. The consequences of healing after an accident can be far-reaching and affect your entire life. Medical expenses can lead to financial strain. Many people can’t afford their… Read More

How to Request an Accident Report

Being injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault can have a devastating effect on your life. In addition to the immediate ongoing pain and suffering, you may have to deal with expensive medical bills, forced time off work, and numerous other financial consequences that can make every day feel more stressful than the… Read More

Do I have a case if my child was injured playing sports?

In March 2019, ABC News reported that recent research suggested that four in ten emergency room visits for children between 5 and 14 years of age are for sports-related injuries. STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries, an organization initiated by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), reported that over 3.5 million… Read More

Severe Staffing Shortages in Nursing Homes are Endangering Residents

It has been reported that a majority of nursing homes in the U.S. are currently facing staffing shortages. These shortages often result in unsafe conditions for the residents. The report by the American Health Care Association was released earlier this month and found that 98% of nursing home operators are having trouble hiring with 73%… Read More

East Central Illinois Nursing Homes Fined for Violations

The State of Illinois has issued fines to four local nursing homes for resident safety violations. The facilities receiving fines are ClarkLindsey, University Rehabilitation Center of Champaign-Urbana, Gardenview Manor, and Arcadia. All of the violations issued were classified as Type A violations meaning there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical… Read More

How to Read a Car Accident Report

If you were injured in a vehicle accident in Illinois that wasn’t your fault, it is necessary for you to know how to read and understand your Illinois Crash Report. Knowing how to read your Crash Report will tell you how the responding officer perceived your accident, including who was at fault. If you disagree… Read More

Safe Boating Week 2022

May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week! During this week, individuals are called to promote boating and lifejacket safety to boaters everywhere. In Illinois, summer is approaching, meaning that lakes throughout our state will be crowded with boats and people. Even though boating is a great activity to partake in with family and friends, it… Read More