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September 2018 Archives

How long do I have to file a lawsuit for injuries after a crash?

Time is of the essence when it comes to filing a personal injury case against a negligent driver who has caused someone physical injuries and property damage in a car accident, as discussed in last week's post. Not only is this because witness recollections can get murky and tire tracks fade away, it is also because the legal statute of limitations runs out, preventing someone from exercising their legal right.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit for injuries after a crash?

Accident victims have a lot on their plate after they have been involved in a crash. The emotional toll is heavy enough, not to add the financial one. While one is trying to come to terms with their experience and trauma, they are also likely to be dealing with medical bills and might even be losing out on wages due to time off from work because of the injury. Holding the negligent driver accountable for their role in causing the car accident is probably the last thing on an Illinois accident victim's mind, but it should be at the forefront because not acting in a timely manner can extinguish the legal right to sue.

Can a medical device implantation lead to injuries?

Though it is unfortunate, it not uncommon for an Illinois resident to go to a doctor get better and walk away with a worsened condition. Five such people were profiled for a Netflix documentary that sheds lights on medical mistakes that have led to serious personal injury. Titled 'The Bleeding Edge', the documentary highlights the unregulated world of medical device implants.

Taking a walk shouldn't land you in a hospital

If you are traveling from point A to point B and you are not inside some type of vehicle, then you are a pedestrian. Even if you're on a bicycle, you're still a pedestrian, not a motorist, at the time. Sadly, since 2016, there's been a significant increase in collisions involving pedestrians. If you and your family enjoying walking in your community, you'll want to update yourselves on current data, including ideas for improving pedestrian safety.

Proposed changes to Illinois workers' comp bill vetoed

Workers' compensation insurance exists to facilitate work accident victims by providing them with financial assistance to cover their medical bills and lost wages without having to prove fault. In theory, it should be a straightforward concept -- a worker becomes injured, informs their employer and begins the workers' compensation claim procedure and receives medical attention while compensation begins to come in. While this may be the case sometimes, the reality is that benefits often get delayed and injured workers suffer in the intervening period.

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