Category: Personal Injury

Check on Your Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

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Many of us have loved ones who live in nursing homes, and Illinois has about 1,200 facilities that assist over 100,000 residents who need specialized care. While these facilities are expected to abide by state regulations and provide a safe atmosphere for residents, many residents suffer preventable injuries due to nursing home neglect or abuse. While advocates know that…

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How Chicago Traffic Can Lead to Car Accidents

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Chicago is routinely cited as one of the worst cities for traffic. If you own a car in the city and drive on a regular basis, you likely have sat in heavy traffic for hours on end. Slow traffic and careless drivers not only cause frustration, but they also can regularly result in car accidents. An accident can delay…

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident Insurance Claim?

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The aftermath of a car accident can be stressful, as medical bills pile up and you lose income from missing work. You might know that you should file a car accident insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, though you may wonder whether you need to talk to an attorney first. Insurance claims should be straightforward, so you…

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Can a Special Needs Trust Disrupt Government Benefits for Your Disabled Loved One?

A special needs trust can allow a disabled loved one to receive supplemental care while maintaining their Medicaid and/or SSI benefits. Drafting and administering the trust must happen with a clear understanding of how the SNT works in conjunction with government benefits. If the trustee, or their special needs trust attorney, does not follow the process correctly, the beneficiary…

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ABLE Accounts For Better Special Needs Planning

ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accountsare available for any Illinois resident who developed a qualifying disability prior to their 26th birthday. Any person can contribute to that individual’s ABLE account as long as the total contributed funds are not more than $14,000 per year. ABLE accounts with less than $100,000 do not count toward the disabled individual’s personal…

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How the Modified Comparative Negligence Rule Could Affect Your Case

Until just a few short decades ago, victims of personal injury were barred from collecting monetary damages in most states if they were even slightly at fault, even if the injuries were mostly due to another party’s actions or negligence. Fortunately, the state of Illinois has adopted what is commonly referred to as the Modified Comparative Negligence Rule to…

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