Personal Injury

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?

12 Apr 2021

Signing a waiver may not impact medical malpractice cases in Illinois, such as if a person was uninformed or when a health care provider was negligent. Prior to a medical procedure, a patient signs a waiver to verify that he or she is aware of the risks that come with the treatment and is providing informed […]

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?
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Personal Injury

Is Negligence an Intentional Tort?

April 25, 2022

When filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, many victims ask our accident lawyers, “Is negligence an intentional tort?” Although both types of actions can result in the victim recovering compensation for his or her losses, negligence and intentional torts fall into two legally different categories. A tort refers to a wrongful act that violates […]

Is Negligence an Intentional Tort?
Medical Malpractice

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?

April 11, 2022

How long do you have to sue for medical malpractice in Illinois? In most cases in Illinois, patients have a two-year deadline to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. The clock starts ticking the day the patient discovers or could have discovered the medical negligence. In some cases, exceptions to the medical malpractice statutes of limitations […]

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?

March 21, 2022

Every case has its own unique set of facts, and your chances of winning a medical malpractice claim will depend on what occurred in your situation, and whether the correct steps are taken to preserve evidence and prove what happened. Medical malpractice lawsuits are legally and factually difficult cases to successfully prosecute. Insurance companies spend enormous amounts […]

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?
Personal Injury

Premises Liability for Rental Properties

March 10, 2022

Landlords cannot be responsible for every injury on their property, but in many circumstances, they are liable based on their conduct. Illinois law outlines specific situations where the landowner can be held liable. In Chicago, landlords are further obligated by the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RTLO) to “maintain the property in compliance with all applicable provisions of […]

Premises Liability for Rental Properties
Birth Injury

How Do You Prove That a Birth Injury Caused Cerebral Palsy?

February 21, 2022

To prove that medical negligence resulted in cerebral palsy, one has to show that the cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider. This involves proving that a healthcare provider failed to comply with the applicable standard of care and that this violation caused harm to the child, such as cerebral palsy. […]

How Do You Prove That a Birth Injury Caused Cerebral Palsy?
Birth Injury

When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?

January 21, 2022

A birth injury is considered due to medical malpractice when the negligence or carelessness of a doctor, nurse, midwife, other medical professionals, or hospital results in a baby being injured before, during, or immediately after delivery.  In certain situations, the mother could be injured. The injuries that the infant or mother suffer could have been prevented if […]

When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?
Personal Injury

What Types of Cases Do Accident Lawyers Handle?

December 27, 2021

Accident lawyers handle a variety of personal injury cases, including cases involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and assault. They help accident and injury victims pursue the maximum compensation possible in these cases. Damages victims typically recover in injury cases include costs for medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, […]

What Types of Cases Do Accident Lawyers Handle?
Medical Malpractice

What Are the Four Ds of Medical Negligence?

December 20, 2021

Duty, Deviation, Damages, and Direct Cause are the four Ds of medical negligence. These are the legal requirements that a person has to prove to bring a medical malpractice claim successfully. Getting a better understanding of the four Ds helps a person learn how they impact his or her case and establish whether his or her […]

What Are the Four Ds of Medical Negligence?
Personal Injury

When to Hire an Injury Lawyer in Chicago

December 13, 2021

Although there are no set guidelines that define when a person should hire an injury lawyer in Chicago, retaining an attorney soon after an accident is generally recommended. A personal injury lawyer can help injured victims obtain proper medical treatment, gather evidence and investigate the case, make sure victims’ rights are protected, and negotiate with […]

When to Hire an Injury Lawyer in Chicago
Personal Injury

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer to File an Injury Claim?

December 06, 2021

Although it is not legally required for injured victims to hire a car accident lawyer when filing a personal injury claim, hiring an attorney can significantly increase the chances of a successful outcome. Insurance companies implant the misconception that they are on the victim’s side. They often insist that protecting the claimant’s bottom line is […]

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer to File an Injury Claim?