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If you’ve ever sat in traffic in or around Chicago, you understand that congestion, delays, and accidents are all part of the routine. Whether you’re headed north on I-90 or south on the Dan Ryan, you’ve most likely experienced sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic and rolling a few feet forward every 5 minutes. You’ve also probably witnessed or passed accidents.
Chicago is a city of more than 2.7 million people spread out across more than 77 communities, containing numerous neighborhoods. From Rogers Park to Chinatown, from Humboldt Park to the Loop, Chicago is constantly moving. The roads are filled with cars, bikes, and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses; the sidewalks are full of pedestrians; and the many CTA “L” lines run overhead.
Not long ago, a Chicago driver became distracted and because he was not paying attention to his surroundings, the driver ran a red light and was T-boned by another vehicle. A passenger in the distracted driver’s car was unfortunately injured and transported by ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Chicago has a large and avid running culture. Unfortunately, runners often have a difficult time safely navigating the congested sidewalks, paths, and roads. Heavy traffic and careless drivers can turn a healthy pastime into a nightmare in a split second. There are a number of intersections in Chicago that are considered extremely dangerous for runners and other pedestrians.
Under Illinois’ workers’ compensation law, employers must pay for vocational rehabilitation when it is necessary. As an Illinois worker, you are entitled to rehabilitation services when you sustain an injury that causes lost earning capacity and when there is evidence that rehabilitation will increase your earning potential.
After a work-related accident, you must go through the workers’ compensation system to have your medical bills paid and receive wage benefits. By partnering with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, you can file a claim with your employer, prove your injuries are from an accident that occurred while you were working, and then receive the benefits you deserve under the law.
When you have suffered an injury that led you to file a personal injury claim, you and your attorney are faced with the challenge of calculating your financial losses and the monetary equivalents of your physical and mental suffering. Determining all of your damages and how much each of these elements are worth is crucial to seeking an appropriate sum from an insurer or at-fault party.
Police brutality has been a particular focus for the public, legislators, and human rights groups in recent years, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) repot on police violence in Chicago is not good news. After a 13-month-long investigation into the Chicago Police Department, the DOJ found a sustained pattern of abuse, a blatant disregard for civil rights, and unnecessary fatalities.
Chicago is a precise, yet often confusing, network of interstates. From the Eisenhower Expressway on I-290 to the Stevenson and I-90, which goes by four different names depending on location, commuters learn a maze of 10 different interstates that take them from the city to the suburbs and vice versa.
We help injured people throughout the State of Illinois and are based in the Metropolitan Area of Chicago. We serve the Chicagoland area, including Cook County, Will County, Kane County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kendall County, and all other cities and counties in Illinois. Find your city here. If you’ve been injured, we are available 24/7 ...
It is illegal to drive anywhere in Illinois without car insurance. Sadly, thousands of people operate vehicles every day in the state without any insurance at all or without sufficient insurance that meets the state’s minimum coverage requirements. These people are uninsured/underinsured motorists (UIM/UM). According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), 13.
In the state of Illinois, every driver must have car insurance to protect themselves in car accidents. The minimum coverage required in Illinois is $25,000 for the injury or death of one individual, $50,000 for the injury or death of more than one individual, and $20,000 for property damage. Although these are the minimum amounts ordered by Illinois law, it’s usually a smart d ...
Car accidents can be overwhelming, especially if they involve multiple cars. That’s why secondary crashes can be particularly scary. A secondary crash occurs when an initial accident causes another one. If you get into a secondary car accident and believe you deserve compensation for your injuries, you may be facing a complex claims process that involves multiple parties, insur ...
The Staver Law Group PC is happy to announce Juliana Ruggieri on being selected as the 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship award recipient. Juliana currently works as an environmental health and safety specialist and is a member of the recently formed National Safety Council Women’s Caucus. She plans to further her career in safety management by earning a Master of Scien ...
People across the country enjoy the variety of winter sports available in the colder regions of the country, and Illinois is no different. It is unsurprising that are also large numbers of winter sports accidents that cause people injuries every year. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that in 2014 alone, almost 59,000 people suffered injuries due to winter sport ...
Driving a vehicle is both costly and time-consuming. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), every year Americans spend 12 complete days or 17,600 minutes in their cars and an average of $8,558 on car ownership and operation. Spending so much time in a car greatly increases the chances of having a car accident in Chicago.
Medical evidence is widely used in car accident claims to help prove the extent of injuries to insurance companies. Doctor’s notes, hospital records, assessments, CAT scans, MRIs, x-rays, and other imaging tests can all be used to build a strong case and ensure that you receive a fair settlement for any injuries you may have faced as a result of someone else’s negligence.
When you’ve been involved in a car accident and decide to file a claim for your injuries, you might have to prove how the accident took place and what ultimately caused it in court. If your claim goes to trial, you might need an expert to analyze the available evidence, which is when an accident reconstructionist may be useful.
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