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  • How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

    How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

    Most of us know or have heard of someone who is “on disability.” This means that the person in question is collecting benefits from the federal and state governments to help them pay bills and meet their monthly expenses after suffering an injury, illness or other condition that renders them unable to hold down a regular job. Often, people wonder what makes one able to collect these benefits. Learn who is eligible for social security/disability benefits through SSI and SSDI, and what circumstances allow you [...]

  • Drunk Driving Accidents Involving Pedestrians

    Drunk Driving Accidents Involving Pedestrians

    Drunk driving accidents are nothing short of an epidemic on our roadways. Well over a million people are arrested on U.S. roadways every year due to driving while under the influence, and nearly a third of all automobile-related fatalities involve alcohol or another controlled substance. People who are the victims of drunk drivers deserve to be compensated for the suffering these accidents cause, which is far more catastrophic when the victim is a pedestrian. Learn about the severe consequences of [...]

  • How Pedestrians Can Avoid Accidents During Chicago Festivals

    How Pedestrians Can Avoid Accidents During Chicago Festivals

    When you go to a festival, whether it’s to enjoy great food, local art and culture, or music and entertainment, you’re looking to get out on the town and have some good fun. Festivals can help you blow off steam while discovering new interests and indulging your favorite pastimes. However, they are also ripe for danger, and many people get hurt in accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles at festivals every year. Learn how you can avoid getting hit by a car [...]

How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

Most of us know or have heard of someone who is “on disability.” This means that the person in question is collecting benefits from the federal and state governments to help them pay bills and meet their monthly expenses after suffering an injury, illness or other condition that renders them unable to hold down a regular job. Often, people wonder what makes one [...]

Why You Should Get a Police Report After an Accident

For those involved in major car accidents, a usual course of action to pay for damages to their vehicle and their medical bills is filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, like most legal matters, a personal injury lawsuit requires a large amount of evidence, and if you’ve never had to gather evidence before, you may not know where you should [...]

Food Poisoning: Can You Sue the Restaurant?

The idea of getting food poisoning is something that we all dread. It conjures ideas not just of discomfort, but horror stories of suffering and death. In truth, the vast majority of cases of foodborne illness are relatively mild and clear up within a few days at most. Some people wonder if it’s possible to sue a restaurant when you [...]

Disability Back Pay: How Far Does It Go?

Applying for disability can take quite some time, depending on your circumstances, whether or not you have to appeal a denial and the mandatory waiting period. Since your bills continue to pile up during that time, many people wonder if they have to go for all these months without any payment. In truth, you can collect back pay from SSDI, [...]

The Product Liability Claims Process Explained

A product liability claim is something that most people are vaguely aware of, on the fringes of their experience. They know that if you’re using a cell phone and it explodes in their hand, they might be able to sue the manufacturer to recover damages, but that’s about the extent of it. The truth is, these cases can get pretty [...]

I Slipped and Fell on the Sidewalk, What Are My Options?

Filing a personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident can be difficult. Such an accident usually falls under either general personal injury law or premises liability claims. However, determining who holds responsibility, and pursuing a lawsuit for compensation can get very complicated when it comes to a public area. Learn how to determine liability when you slip and fall [...]

Underinsured Motorist Accidents: What You Need to Know

A car accident is one of the most stressing, injurious events that a person can experience. While most people know how damaging a car accident can be physically, fewer people understand how financially devastating it can be, especially if you’re involved in an accident with a driver that doesn’t have car insurance. Being hit by an uninsured driver may leave [...]

What Expert Witnesses Do in a Railroad Worker Injury Case

Working on the railroad is one of the most intense jobs that there is, and it’s very common for railroad workers to suffer serious injuries over the course of their career. If you’re a railway worker who has been the victim of an on the job injury, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit to pay for your [...]

What You Should Know About Medical Liens

After you’ve won a personal injury settlement following a serious accident, it can feel like you’ve reached the end of a long journey. However, if you’ve never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit, then you might be caught by surprise when a lien is placed against your injury settlement. If you received any medical care after your accident that [...]

Learn Your Rights Under Debt Collection Law

Being in debt is an extremely stressful situation, especially when you’re being hounded by debt collectors. Many people assume that they are at the mercy of debt collectors and must endure constant calls as long as they are still in debt. However, although you may not realize, you actually have many rights under debt collection law, and once you learn [...]

Why You Should Take Whiplash Seriously

There are a wide range of injuries that a person can suffer in a car accident, but one of the most serious is whiplash. While the majority of whiplash injuries will heal on their own with no advanced medical treatment, others can be much more damaging, leaving effects that last for months and may result in expensive medical bills and [...]

Getting Medical Treatment After an Accident With No Insurance

If you don’t have health insurance coverage, then the possibility of being in a serious accident weighs heavily on your mind. When you’re in an accident and don’t have health insurance, you’ll likely struggle to gain access to the medical treatment that you need, which can lead to long-lasting injuries that affect your ability to work and live your life [...]