Legal Guide

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How Long Does a Car Accident Case Take in Illinois?

With car accidents, the conclusion of lawsuits only makes sense on paper. In reality, the period a suit takes is highly dependent on a variety of factors that build up depending on the ultimate direction a case takes. However, this is not to discourage you from seeking justice, provided you keep in mind the two years statutory time limit for filing lawsuits in Illinois. What is the first thing... ❯❯❯

Legal Ramifications For Parents When In An Auto Accident With Their Family

For many parents, there are few thoughts more terrifying than being involved in a car accident with their children. But when around six million crashes happen on American roads every year, it is important to be prepared. Having a plan can help keep you calm in a stressful situation, and more importantly, can help you reassure your kids and keep them calm as well. Here is a short guide of what to... ❯❯❯

What You Should (But Don't) Know About Mental Injury vs. Mental Illness

You’ve never been the same after your car accident. To this day, you’re scared to drive when it’s raining too hard out and will avoid it if you can. You haven’t gotten a diagnosis yet but you’re pretty sure you have some form of PTSD. Would PTSD count as a mental illness or a mental injury? If you’re planning to try to get the help you need to overcome your... ❯❯❯

Injured at Work? 3 Simple Steps

Suffering an injury at work is never easy. Not only does it usually mean an unplanned trip to the hospital, but it can often leave you feeling confused and alone. However, with the Bureau of Labour statistics reporting 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses in their latest audit, it is clear that workplace accidents are more common than many believe. In fact, according to the National Safety... ❯❯❯

Can You Claim Compensation After a Bike Accident?

Cycling can be a great form of exercise, as well as an efficient way to get around. If you live in an urban area, traveling around by bike enables you to beat the traffic and encourages you to be more active. Conversely, off-road biking gives you a chance to explore rural areas and enjoy the scenery. Royalty-free image Despite its benefits, there is one drawback when it comes to cycling: the... ❯❯❯

3 Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident

Although everyone tries to avoid them, most people will be involved in a road traffic accident at some point or another. With more than 6 million car crashes occurring in the U.S. every year, a considerable number of people are affected by accidents on the road. Royalty-free image No matter how minor the incident is, being involved in any type of collision can be scary and overwhelming.... ❯❯❯

A Quick Glossary of Personal Injury Law Jargon

If you find yourself involved in a personal injury or civil case, you’ll encounter many terms or expressions you might not be familiar with. The legal system is full of jargon and complex words and phrases that can sometimes be difficult to understand to a layperson.  Even some of the more common terms have more to them than you might expect. We’ve compiled some of the most common... ❯❯❯

3 Reasons for Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or wrongful acts of someone, you can file a wrongful death claim. This is a claim that allows the relatives of the deceased to receive compensation to help cater for medical expenses, funeral expenses and property damage. Wrongful death compensation can also extend to pain and suffering of the survivors and punitive damages. If you have lost a... ❯❯❯

Have You Been Injured at Work?

Have you been injured at work recently and aren’t sure what to do about it? Depending on your employer and how they responded to the incident, it’s possible that you feel they’re partly blaming you. However, if that seems unjust to you, then it can be causing emotional distress along with the shock and pain from the injury itself. Royalty-free image Here are some relevant... ❯❯❯

4 Common White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crime is a type that is conducted by people of means who often think that the law doesn’t apply to them. Indeed, they don’t usually think that they’ve done anything wrong or they overlook it. Out of the range of white-collar offenses that prosecutors see, here are 4 of the most common ones. Royalty-free image 1.      Mortgage Fraud ... ❯❯❯