Personal Injury Blog
- Why do I need an Attorney? Can’t I just represent myself? (6/27/2014) - From time to time, I will have potential clients ask me why they need me, an attorney, to represent them in their personal injury or car accident case. “Can’t I just handle it myself?” is a popular question. And “What can you do that I can’t do for myself?” is another one. Here is the.
- What am I supposed to do with the Illinois Motorist Report? (6/27/2014) - If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision or car accident and the police showed up, more likely than not you were provided with a document called “an Illinois Motorist Report.” Drivers that are involved in a motor vehicle crash in the state of Illinois must report the crash to the Illinois Dept.
- “How to get an Attorney to Accept your Small Personal Injury Case” in Kane County, Illinois (5/8/2014) - Recently, I read an article in the Kane County Chronicle written by an attorney on “How to get an Attorney to Accept your Small Personal Injury Case.” In the article, the attorney stated that soft tissue injury cases (i.e. whiplash cases) were frequently “rejected” by Kane County personal injury attorneys because they were “too small”.
- I was involved in an auto accident. Do I need to release my entire medical history to the other driver’s insurance company? (5/5/2014) - QUESTION: I was involved in an auto accident. Do I need to release my entire medical history to the other driver’s insurance company? The other driver was determined to be at fault, and received a citation. Her insurance company and I were able to settle on an amount on my vehicle because it was considered.
- Do Inmates have the Right to Recover for Personal Injuries against a Prison? (5/5/2014) - The short answer is “yes” although these cases are difficult to prove. When incarcerated, prisoners lose many of their civil rights. However, prisoners do maintain certain rights regardless of their incarceration status. Generally, prisoners maintain constitutional rights while incarcerated such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to be free from cruel.
- How Much is My Case Worth? (4/21/2014) - “How much is my case worth?” is probably the most popular question I get from new clients evaluating the worth of their personal injury claim: An Illinois personal injury claim is valued using a variety of factors – all of which when considered collectively – help personal injury attorneys to “value” their clients’ claims. First,.
- Q: Can I Sue my Doctor for failing to Diagnose me with Chlmydia? (4/11/2014) - Recently, I was asked whether a person can bring a claim against their doctor for failing to diagnose them with chlamydia for four years. Here is my response: When an experienced healthcare malpractice attorney evaluates a claim (such as the one described above), the evaluation is twofold. First, the attorney must consider whether the failure.
- Can I recover for an Injury my Daughter Received at School? (4/1/2014) - The short answer is “yes.” The longer answer is more complicated. Certain public entities, such as schools, are protected in Illinois by something called the “Tort Immunity Act.” Under this law, it is not enough to show that the gym program or teacher at the school was “negligent” in causing your daughter’s injury – you.