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In this country, over 60 car accidents take place per minute. Last year the State of Illinois reported almost 1000 fatalities from car accidents on public roadways. Car accidents happen even when we least expect them. Most of us will be involved in an accident at some time or another in our life. Despite the frequency of these accidents, many people are not aware of their rights and the compensation they can get for their injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident, take the following steps:
• Record the names of witnesses
• Visit your doctor or go to the emergency room at a hospital or clinic the same day of the accident
• Do not make any statements admitting fault
• Report the accident to the police
• Take a photo of the site of the accident and the vehicles involved
• Call us immediately
When you are injured in a car accident you are entitled to the following benefits:
• Medical treatment
• Compensation for days not worked per doctor’s orders
• Compensation for permanent physical harm, including pain and suffering •Compensation for loss of normal life
• Repair of damage to your vehicle
Many accidents are caused by defective equipment, inadequate safety regulations, poor management or supervision and the negligence of either the employer or another entity. But their negligence does not matter. So long as the injury was caused by an accident in a work-related activity you are covered by the Illinois Workers Compensation Act and you are eligible to receive compensation.
You are entitled to the following benefits:
• Medical treatment with the doctors of your choice
• Temporary benefits if you are disabled by a doctor’s order
• Compensation for your injuries once you finish medical treatment
Even if you are receiving compensation from your employer for an accident, you can and should file a claim for compensation for your damages with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Your claim may include other companies that directly or indirectly contributed to the accident.
Each year, thousands of lives are devastated nationwide by medical errors. This type of malpractice occurs when a hospital or doctor does not follow the standard of care that all other doctors and hospitals follow when providing medical care to a patient and the patient suffers serious and permanent injuries.
Victims of medical malpractices are often confronted with the harsh reality of disability and loss of financial support due to their inability to work especially if the damages are catastrophic, as it is usually the case in birth injury cases and other victims of medical malpractice.
General signs of medical malpractice:
• Complications that are not part of the medical treatment or procedure
• Wrong diagnosis
• Delay in diagnosis and medical treatment
• Lack of medical treatment required for your condition
• The procedures for treating your symptoms or condition were not followed
• The wrong medication was prescribed
• Delivery complications
Slip and Fall
Every year thousands of people suffer personal injuries caused by slips, falls, and other accidents.
If you have been injured from a slip or fall due to the conditions at a property, store or apartment caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Depending on your injuries, you may receive compensation for your pain, suffering, disfigurement, lost wages, loss of normal life, and other damages.
Each year thousands of people suffer injuries caused by unprovoked dog bites.
If you have been injured from a dog bite at a property, store, apartment or public area caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Depending on your injuries, you may receive compensation for your pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages, medical expenses, loss of normal life, and other damages.
Under Illinois State law, it is the duty of the owner of a property to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. The failure to do so, may entitle a person who suffers injury as a result of the owner’s carelessness, to hold the owner responsible for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Each year, the Chicagoland area is the site of numerous accidents caused by the negligence of property managers and owners.
Each year, thousands of people are injured by defective products. The law provides the responsibilities or standards that manufacturers of consumer products must meet in order to make safe products. Persons who are injured by unreasonably unsafe products can obtain compensation for their injuries. There are different ways of establishing a defect in a product:
• Defective design
• Defects at the time the product was made
• Defective or no warning labels
Bicycling is more popular than ever, thanks to our desire to seek fitness-related activities and the cities’ expansion of bicycle trails and bicycle paths on city streets in Chicago. As the popularity of the sport continues to grow, bicycle riders need to remember that their safety is not guaranteed as long as they share the road with cars and trucks. Despite the fact that more laws and considerations are given to protecting bicyclists on the road, they are still extremely susceptible to injury compared to the drivers of motor vehicles on the road.