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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

What Are a Nursing Home Resident’s Rights?

The Nursing Home Reform Act is a federal law that was passed in 1987 and established a set of minimum standards of care for nursing homes that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. It requires states to enforce these standards through regular inspections and monitoring.

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Personal Injury

What to Do When Your Insurance Company Won’t Pay a Claim

In Illinois, insurance companies have a grace period to contest or affirm a claim. The law grants these companies at least 45 working days to process and settle the client’s claims. The insurer expects the claims to get filed within 15 days after the incident, be it an auto accident, hospitalization, or home fire.  

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Personal Injury

What Is Comparative Negligence?

Comparative negligence is a partial legal defense that reduces the amount of damages that a plaintiff can recover in a negligence-based claim. It reduces damages based upon the degree to which the plaintiff’s own negligence contributed to the injury. A comparative negligence defense can be raised in any injury claim if the defendant feels like the injury victim (plaintiff) was partly responsible for causing his or her own harm.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

How to Determine Liability in a Car Accident

Fault is usually determined by finding out who was negligent. All drivers owe a duty to the other drivers and passengers on the road to act in the same way a reasonable driver would act in a similar situation. If a driver breaches that duty and his or her breach causes damages or injuries to other drivers, the driver is responsible for paying those damages. 

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Motor Vehicle Accident

How Does Uber Accident Insurance Work?

Rideshare auto insurance activates the moment a driver turns on the app and is ready to accept a ride request from a customer. This coverage extends throughout the ride until the client gets dropped off at his or her destination. The driver needs to own a personal policy and commercial auto insurance plan that accepts rideshare liability to be eligible for compensation.  

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Was My Fault?

Remember, you might still be eligible for compensation even if you partially contributed to the accident. Knowing what to do if you think you caused a car accident can make the difference between a successful and a failed car accident claim. The following after-accident steps will help you protect your rights to compensation: 

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Personal Injury

How Many People Die in Hospitals in Chicago?

A 2016 study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers found that medical malpractice caused over 250,000 hospital deaths in the United States. This figure represents around 9.5% of total annual deaths in the nation. The figure is also higher than fatalities caused by respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s, stroke, or accidents.

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Slip and Fall

Can You Sue if You Slip and Fall in a Parking Lot?

Identifying the liable party for your slip and fall in a parking lot is sometimes a challenging task. Your attorney will have to assess the specific details of the alleged fall incident to establish liability.

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Personal Injury

Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The wrongful death settlement in Illinois is not distributed equally to each person who is eligible to receive compensation under the law. The court will decide how the settlement monies will be split up at a separate hearing. For each person who is eligible to receive compensation in wrongful death litigation, the court will attempt to estimate their reliance on the deceased and will then attempt to split the settlement funds proportionately.

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