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How Long Does It Take to Settle a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

When a loved one dies due to the wrongdoings or negligence of someone else, it is not uncommon to feel a deep sense of sadness and yearn for some form of justice. This is why the State of Illinois makes it possible to sue for wrongful death in an effort to obtain...

How to Prove Negligence in Illinois

How to Prove Negligence in Illinois

Negligence is a legal term that means failure to use reasonable care resulting in damage or injury to another. In a car crash, for instance, if a driver fails to keep a proper lookout (because they are adjusting the radio or checking their cell phone), they would be...

Lewis Law Firm Wins Major Appellate Court Decision

On September 30, 2021, the 1st District Appellate Court issued its ruling in favor of a young woman who was hit by a car and suffered life-altering brain injuries. In affirming the trial court’s decision to keep the case in Cook County where it was originally...

Types of Accident You Can Sue For and When to Sue

Types of Accident You Can Sue For and When to Sue

Being a victim of somebody else's negligence can take great tolls emotionally, physically, and financially. But depending on the situation at hand, you may be entitled to significant monetary compensation. This will allow you, at the very least, to pay your medical...

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Illinois and Why?

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Illinois and Why?

What is Lane Splitting? Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives between two occupied lanes, typically during heavy traffic. It also has a couple of other nicknames: whitelining and stripe-riding, since the bike rides on the white stripes that divide lanes. People...

Everything You Should Know About Wrongful Death in Illinois

Everything You Should Know About Wrongful Death in Illinois

Wrongful death claims are among the most serious civil litigation matters in Illinois.  Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence, whether due to medical malpractice or preventable accidents, is heartbreaking and emotional. Victims and their families have...

What Are the Illinois Rules of Evidence and Why Do They Matter?

What Are the Illinois Rules of Evidence and Why Do They Matter?

Evidence is one of the most important aspects of any court case. During a trial, it paints as accurate a picture as possible of the events that brought people to the courtroom that day. Types of evidence can include physical objects, witness testimony, or video and...

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

Being in a car crash is almost always a jolting experience that often has one asking questions: what happened? Is everyone okay? What do I do now? A car crash can happen to anyone at any time, so it is important to know your options when it comes to being compensated...

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