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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?
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
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?
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?
Personal Injury

Restaurants May Be Liable for These Common Injuries

November 12, 2021

Slip and fall injuries, foodborne illnesses, injuries caused by dram shop law violations, and burn injuries from hot food and drinks are common injuries sustained by restaurant customers. People who have been injured because of negligent restaurants have a right to pursue compensation. Slip and Falls Slip and falls at restaurants cause a considerable number of […]

Restaurants May Be Liable for These Common Injuries
Personal Injury

Multiple Parties May Be Liable in Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Guns

October 27, 2021

When a loved one is fatally injured in a gun-related incident, one can seek compensation from all parties whose negligence contributed to the victim’s injuries. That could include the shooter, gun owner, seller, property owner, and any other parties that may have contributed to the loved one’s death. Potential Liable Parties in Gun-Related Wrongful Death […]

Multiple Parties May Be Liable in Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Guns
Personal Injury

What Makes Tanker Truck Accidents So Dangerous?

October 13, 2021

Tanker truck crashes are among the most dangerous accidents because of the hazardous materials the trucks usually transport and the weight and size of the trucks. Gasoline, ethanol, diesel fuel, radioactive materials, industrial chemicals, and agricultural pesticides are some of the toxic substances that most tanker trucks carry. The weight and size of these trucks […]

What Makes Tanker Truck Accidents So Dangerous?
Personal Injury

How to Have a Safe Road Trip this Thanksgiving

October 06, 2021

Getting the vehicle serviced, preparing for emergencies, and packing safely before leaving home are crucial steps to take to ensure a safe Thanksgiving road trip. During the trip, drivers should avoid distractions and take breaks. Thanksgiving is a popular holiday for traveling, and the influx of holiday travelers on the road can increase the risk […]

How to Have a Safe Road Trip this Thanksgiving
Personal Injury

How Speed Impacts the Outcome of a Crash

September 13, 2021

The higher the speed in a crash, the more severe the consequences typically are with regard to material damage and occupant injury. Multiple studies have shown a relationship between speed and crash risk, injury severity, and material damage. Although vehicles are safer now more than ever, the effectiveness of their built-in occupant protection equipment reduces […]

How Speed Impacts the Outcome of a Crash