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What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Provide?

 Posted on November 24, 2023 in Workers' Compensation

IL injury lawyerWorkers’ compensation provides employees financial assistance for work-related illnesses and injuries. Workers’ compensation protects employers from being sued by their employees.

Most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees. If you have been recently injured on the job, speak with a Joliet workers’ compensation attorney to learn if you qualify for workers’ compensation.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that covers the cost of medical treatments and replaces lost wages. Workers’ compensation provides benefits for any injuries or illnesses that are partly or entirely related to an employee’s work.

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DUI Arrests Increase During the Holidays

 Posted on November 16, 2023 in DUI

IL DUI lawyerAs the holidays approach, people have more time off to spend with family and friends. With more time for socializing, people often increase their consumption of alcohol. While you may feel like you can still drive responsibly, many people have made that same assumption with tragic outcomes.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need the experience of a Joliet DUI defense lawyer to represent you.

Holiday DUI Statistics

Drunk driving is an increasing concern during the holiday season. While you may think that you will never drive impaired, it is easy to lose track of your alcohol consumption during the holidays.

Nationwide statistics show the following:

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Common Driver Distractions That Lead to Injuries

 Posted on November 09, 2023 in Car Accidents

IL injury lawyerThe next time you are driving and you reach for your cell phone, rethink this decision. In 2021, 3,522 lives were taken due to distracted driving, many due to cell phone use. 

Distracted driving accidents are 100% preventable, but drivers must eliminate these risky behaviors to keep America’s roads safe or be held accountable for the harm they cause. 

If you have been in an accident caused by a distracted driver, our Joliet car accident lawyers are here to help.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving involves anything that takes your attention away from the road. Distracted driving comes in three forms:

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What to Do and What Not to Do After a Car Accident

 Posted on October 30, 2023 in Car Accidents

IL accidet laywerA car accident happens in a split second. In the chaos of the moment, you probably won’t know what steps should be taken. 

Your actions following a car accident can support or hurt your chances of having a successful claim. If you have been involved in a car accident, regardless of fault, you need the experience of a Will County car accident lawyer.  

What to Do

Fear can motivate us to flee when we sense danger. Here is a list of what to do and what not 

to do following a car crash:

Report the accident

If a car accident causes bodily injury, death, or more than $1,500 in property damage, then you are legally required to call the police. If either driver does not have car insurance, then you are required to report an accident when there is at least $500 worth of damage. 

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Penalties for Multiple DUI Offenses in Illinois

 Posted on October 26, 2023 in DUI

IL defense lawyerBeing charged with a DUI in the state of Illinois carries harsh penalties. While a driver’s age, blood alcohol content (BAC), and transporting minors will play a major part in determining punishment, prior convictions will result in more severe penalties. 

Our Joliet DUi defense attorneys are here to offer representation for individuals who have been convicted of a felony charge or aggravated DUI.

Revocation of Driving Privileges 

There are different penalties for those who test above the legal limit to drive (meaning your BAC is 0.08 grams per deciliter or higher) and for those who refuse chemical testing. As a licensed driver in Illinois, you automatically consent to a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine to evaluate your blood alcohol level. 

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Common Examples of Truck Driver Negligence

 Posted on October 13, 2023 in Car Accidents

IL truck accident lawyerLike all motorists, truck drivers have a duty to keep other road users safe. In too many instances, a truck driver’s negligence is the primary cause of an accident.

The numbers don’t lie. In a recent year, 5,700 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, an increase of 49% in the past decade. 

If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you need dependable and accomplished counsel. Look no further than our Joliet truck accident attorney.

Establishing Liability

To hold a truck driver liable, the law requires you to prove the following to establish their negligence on the road:

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Workers’ Compensation Claims for Hospital Workers

 Posted on October 05, 2023 in Workers' Compensation

IL injury lawyerHospital workers play a vital role in healthcare but face various occupational hazards that can result in injuries. Like any industry, on-the-job injuries and illnesses can happen and disrupt a healthcare worker’s job and life in general. 

Illinois requires employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage to provide benefits to injured workers, and the healthcare industry is no different. However, large hospitals and their insurers can make it challenging to receive the benefits you deserve. Never hesitate to seek help from a Joliet, workers’ compensation lawyer if you need to pursue a claim. 

Common Injuries to Hospital Staff on the Job

Some common work-related injuries to hospital workers include:

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Can Motorcycle Injuries Result in High-Dollar Settlements?

 Posted on September 27, 2023 in Personal Injury

Joliet Injury LawyerWhile riding a motorcycle can be a fun activity for many, accidents remain an all too common reality for so many motorcycle riders. Sadly, because of the lack of protection provided by motorcycles, injuries involving these machines can be devastating and even result in death. Since motorcycle accidents so often feature catastrophic injuries or death, settlements involving motorcycle injuries can be especially high. While there is no guarantee when it comes to pursuing compensation, you will not know how much compensation may be obtained until you move forward with an injury claim. Contact a lawyer to begin this consequential process. 

Injuries Involved in Motorcycle Injury Claims

Motorcycle accidents more frequently result in severe injuries than other types of accidents. The lack of structural protection and the vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road makes them more susceptible to serious injuries. Serious and catastrophic injuries may involve:

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Is Child Endangerment a Criminal Offense in Illinois?

 Posted on September 19, 2023 in Criminal Defense

Joliet Criminal LawyerProtecting the well-being of children is of utmost importance. In Illinois, child endangerment is considered a criminal offense. As such, those charged with child endangerment will be aggressively prosecuted, as law enforcement and society do not take cases of alleged child endangerment lightly. If you are facing criminal charges related to child endangerment, contact a lawyer right away to ensure the process of building a robust defense can begin immediately. 

Defining and Understanding Child Endangerment

According to Illinois law, child endangerment is defined as knowingly causing or permitting a child to be placed in circumstances that endanger their life and health. The Illinois criminal code outlines several acts that can constitute child endangerment, including physical abuse, neglect, exposure to illegal substances, and failure to provide necessary medical care or supervision. The law recognizes that child endangerment can result from intentional or reckless actions or omissions.

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Is it Possible for a Seat Belt to Malfunction During an Accident?

 Posted on September 14, 2023 in Personal Injury

Joliet Car Crash LawyerSeat belts play a critical role in protecting occupants during car accidents, reducing the risk of severe injuries or fatalities. However, there have been instances where seat belts have malfunctioned during a crash, leading to serious injuries for those whose seat belts failed to work correctly. If you were injured in a car accident and believe a seat belt malfunction led to your injury, contact a lawyer to ensure your rights are protected as you seek compensation related to your injury. Do not wait to contact a lawyer and file your claim, as Illinois has a strict two-year statute of limitations in such cases. 

Seat Belt Design and Manufacturing Defects

While seat belts are designed to withstand the forces of a collision, like any other mechanical device, they are not immune to defects. Manufacturing flaws can compromise the effectiveness of a seat belt during an accident. These defects may include faulty latches and more. A defect in the seat belt’s design or manufacturing process could result in the seat belt failing to properly restrain the passenger during a crash.

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