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Arvest Bank

Creditors like Arvest Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arvest Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arvest Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a dim......

Arrowhead Credit Union

Creditors like Arrowhead Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arrowhead Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arrowhead Credit Union will pay our fees and co......

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Army Avia......

Armed Forces Bank

Creditors like Armed Forces Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Armed Forces Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Armed Forces Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won&rs......

Arkansas Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Arkansas Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arkansas Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arkansas Federal Credit Union wil......

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Arizona Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arizona Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arizona Federal Credit Union will p......

Arizona Central Credit Union

Creditors like Arizona Central Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arizona Central Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arizona Central Credit Union will p......

Arbor Financial Credit Union

Creditors like Arbor Financial Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arbor Financial Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arbor Financial Credit Union will p......

Rural Roadway Safety

Typically, spring and autumn are the busiest seasons for the transportation of farm equipment on open roads, and rural roads can be especially dangerous due to their curves, potential wildlife, narrow-lanes, two-way traffic, and occasional slow-moving farming vehicles. It's important for all farm workers to understand driving safety when transporting farm......

Farmer Health

Farmers constantly engage in the decision-making process regarding purchasing and maintaining equipment, selling grain, and hiring applicators for manure and/or chemicals. For farmers who also employ workers, it is especially important to have a thorough health and safety program in place for these employees in order to reduce risks and protect the busine......

Forklift accident

Forklifts are commonly used in certain workplace settings, such as a warehouse, but using any type of heavy machinery is risky and poses its risks to its users. If you or a loved one has been in a forklift accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Chicago L train accident

The Chicago L train is a form of CTA transportation that runs on eight different “lines” which have their own routes in various areas all throughout Chicago, but focused on the Loop. according to the CTA, on an average weekday, about 1.6 million people use their public transportation. With so many people, there is an inevitable chance for acci......

Jet ski accident

A jet ski is a great choice to have fun on any body of water. While they can be a lot of fun, they can also pose some risks when used improperly. If you or a loved one has been injured in a jet ski accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

WaveRunner accident

A WaveRunner is a type of jet ski used for recreation on any body of water. They are great watercraft for a day out on the lake on a hot summer day, they can cause injury to any people as well. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Wave Runner accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Boat accident

Boats can be of great use when you are trying to have fun on a nice summer day out on a lake. Although they are used for pleasure, they still pose great risks and can cause some serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Tram accident

A tram is a type of vehicle that works on a railway that runs through public roads. Though they are not the most popular type of transportation, accidents that result in serious injury can still occur with trams. If you or a loved one has been in a tram accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Train accident

Train accidents can be catastrophic to the people involved since there can be hundreds that suffer from it. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. What kinds of accid......

Police car accident

Although some may think that a police car would be immune in a vehicle accident, police cars face the same amount of liability as anyone else would in certain cases. If you or a loved one was injured in a police car accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Ambulance accident

Ambulances are meant to provide a safe means of transporting an injured person from one place to a medical facility. They can be life-saving in many instances. But there are also times that they not only fail to help the injured but add to their pain in an accident. If you or a loved one has been in an ambulance accident, contact us for a free consultatio......

Medical transportation accident

Medical transportation vehicles have the job of taking those with disabilities or special medical accommodations from place to place. When accidents occur involving these vehicles, there can be grave consequences. If you or a loved one has been in a medical transportation accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compen......

Multi vehicle accident

Multi-vehicle accidents occur when a singular accident causes a sort of chain reaction where multiple vehicles behind it also get caught in accidents. These inevitably cause lots of damage and can cause some serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a multi-vehicle accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to com......

Multi vehicle accident

Multi-vehicle accidents occur when a singular accident causes a sort of chain reaction where multiple vehicles behind it also get caught in accidents. These inevitably cause lots of damage and can cause some serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a multi-vehicle accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensati......

ATV accident

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a type of vehicle that is often used for recreation on vacation or for farmers to maintain their land. Though they can be used properly and for fun, sometimes ATV accidents occur and victims can be seriously injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you ......

ATV accident

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a type of vehicle that is often used for recreation on vacation or for farmers to maintain their land. Though they can be used properly and for fun, sometimes ATV accidents occur and victims can be seriously injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be ......

CTA accident

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is a form of public transportation in the Chicagoland area that consists of buses and trains, helping millions of people get to their destinations on a daily basis. The CTA must stay diligent in maintaining and running so many different vehicles as so many people depend on it for their commutes. If you or a loved one has been ......

SUV Rollover accidents

Although driving an SUV may give some the feeling of comfort and safety since it is a larger car, there is still a large risk of damage and injury in the event of an accident. This is because an SUV is more likely to rollover than a smaller car is. If you or a loved one has been in an SUV rollover accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you......

Snowmobile accidents

During the winter, one popular recreational activity is taking a ride on a snowmobile. Some places, such as parks, are only accessible via snowmobile. While they can be lots of fun on a day with heavy snow on the ground, they also pose a risk of serious injury to its users. If you or a loved one has been in a snowmobile accident, contact us for a free con......

What Are Child Injury Laws in Illinois?

Child injury laws are a series of statutes that Congress and each state has passed to criminalize the mistreatment of children and allows those children who have been victims of abuse and/or mistreatment to receive compensation in civil court.  Child injury laws are complex and involve bot......

Toy Recalls

Parents purchase toys every day for their children and assume that these toys will be safe. Unfortunately, just like any other product on the market, toys can be defective and dangerous and put children at risk for serious injuries that were preventable if the toys had been designed and manufactured properly.  ...

School District Negligence

Parents entrust the care and safety of their children to school districts every day. They believe that not only will their children receive a good education, but that they will be kept safe from harm while they are under the care and supervision of the school and its employees. Unfortunately, there are times when children are injured while at school, either due ......

School District Negligence

Parents entrust the care and safety of their children to school districts every day. They believe that not only will their children receive a good education, but that they will be kept safe from harm while they are under the care and supervision of the school and its employees. Unfortunately, there are times when children are injured while at school, either due ......

Safety Code Violations

Safety codes are in place to keep children safe, especially when they are under the supervision of their school or daycare and the business's employees. Schools are supposed to be safe havens, a place where they are not subjected to injuries or abuse. When teachers or other employees do not abide by these safety codes or safety codes are not even in place, child......

Recalled Baby Products

Each year, thousands of dangerous or potentially dangerous products are recalled, with many of these items geared towards babies and infants. The reasons for these recalls will vary from product to product, but a large portion of these recalls are because of faulty product design, lead paint hazards, and products that are improperly labeled. ...

Prescription Medication Injury

Parents have an expectation that when their child needs a medication for an illness or an ongoing condition that they will receive the correct medicine at the correct dosage. However, this isn’t always the case. Doctors, pharmacies, and medical facilities can make mistakes with these medications which can cause serious, and sometimes deadly, consequences. ...

Poison/Chemical Injuries

Children are naturally curious and while this curiosity helps them to learn about their world, it can also lead to dangerous situations, such as poison or chemical injuries. Children cannot always read and understand the warning signs on bottles and may not always comprehend how these chemicals and poisons can be dangerous. Anyone supervising children should be ......

Poison/Chemical Injuries

Children are naturally curious and while this curiosity helps them to learn about their world, it can also lead to dangerous situations, such as poison or chemical injuries. Children cannot always read and understand the warning signs on bottles and may not always comprehend how these chemicals and poisons can be dangerous. Anyone supervising children should be ......

Pet Door Accident

Pet doors are a convenient method of giving a pet the freedom to come and go as needed on an owner’s property. Unfortunately, pet doors are also a risk to young children who are also small enough to fit through, allowing them to gain access to outside dangers that can put them at risk for serious and sometimes deadly injuries. ...

Paralysis

Paralysis is one of the most devastating and life-altering injuries a child can suffer. Injuries to the spinal cord can cause partial or full paralysis and can be due to a birth injury, a congenital disorder, an infection, sports injury, or an accident. Regardless of the cause, paralysis often has ongoing medical care that can reach into the millions. ...

Neglect/Lack of Supervision

Neglect/lack of supervision is defined as the failure to provide adequate supervision, food, or shelter and can be committed by a parent, family member, foster family, teacher, daycare worker, or anyone else who has been entrusted with the care of a child. While cases of child abuse receive more publicity, neglect is actually just as dangerous and a more common ......

Lack of Protective Sports Gear

Coaches of children’s sports teams are responsible for their players and ensuring that they have access to adequate protective sports gear and understand the risks they face by participating in whatever sport they have chosen to play. When a coach does not provide this important protective sports gear or information, they may be found negligent in their behavior......

Hospital Medication Errors

Medication errors are more prevalent in hospitals than most people would think, especially for children. Children are among the most vulnerable and most common victims of medical malpractice and unfortunately, when a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff member prescribes or distributes an incorrect medication, or administers a medication at the incorrect dosage......

Hospital Medication Errors

Medication errors are more prevalent in hospitals than most people would think, especially for children. Children are among the most vulnerable and most common victims of medical malpractice and unfortunately, when a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff member prescribes or distributes an incorrect medication, or administers a medication at the incorrect dosage......

Firearm Injuries

Firearm accidents and injuries are frequently tragic events. Each year, over 33,000 deaths occur due to firearm accidents, with a significant number of these deaths occurring in children under the age of 18. Many times, firearm accidents occur because guns are left loaded and within reach of a curious child. It only takes seconds for a child to pull the trigger,......

Firearm Injuries

Firearm accidents and injuries are frequently tragic events. Each year, over 33,000 deaths occur due to firearm accidents, with a significant number of these deaths occurring in children under the age of 18. Many times, firearm accidents occur because guns are left loaded and within reach of a curious child. It only takes seconds for a child to pull the trigger,......

Confined Space Accidents

Many types of construction projects require workers to spend time in confined spaces. Unfortunately, confined space accidents are common, exposing construction workers, and their rescuers, at risk for serious injuries and death.  If you have been injured in a confined space accident......

Building Collapse

Unfortunately, building collapses are all too common in the world of construction. Whether it be due to relaxed code enforcements, ignoring safety standards, or any number of safety hazards, the fact remains that building collapse is not only dangerous, it can be deadly. If you have been......

Bridge Collapse

We often take for granted the bridges we use every day. It is easy to overlook the amount of work that goes into the construction, maintenance, repairs, and inspection of the bridges that we travel over on a day-to-day basis. However, Illinois residents should be concerned about the bridges that are used, as a recent study done by Transportation for Ameri......

Airport Construction Accidents

If you spend any time traveling, you know that airports are areas of frequent construction. Because of the sheer amount of people who pass through the gates of local airports on a daily basis, expansions and improvements are not only needed, but are often a requirement for new safety standards. ...

Arapahoe Credit Union

Creditors like Arapahoe Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arapahoe Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arapahoe Credit Union will pay our fees and costs......

Aqua Finance

Creditors like Aqua Finance cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Aqua Finance violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Aqua Finance will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a ......

Applied Bank

Creditors like Applied Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Applied Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Applied Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a ......

Apple Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Apple Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Apple Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Apple Federal Credit Union will pay our......

APCO Employees Credit Union

Creditors like APCO Employees Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If APCO Employees Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and APCO Employees Credit Union will pay ......

Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union

Creditors like Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Anheuser-Busch Em......

Andrews Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Andrews Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Andrews Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Andrews Federal Credit Union will p......

Andigo Credit Union

Creditors like Andigo Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Andigo Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Andigo Credit Union will pay our fees and costs. You ......

Injuries and Damages in Dram Shop Cases

When someone is injured by an intoxicated person who has unlawfully been served excessive alcohol by an establishment, the injuries can be quite severe depending on the circumstances of the accident. For example, if the intoxicated person causes an auto accident, we all know the resulting injuries can range from minor to extremely severe, even death. Other scena......

Does Dram Shop Liability Insurance Protect the Seller of Alcohol?

Many establishments which serve alcohol are legally required to have “dram shop liability insurance” (more commonly known as “liquor liability insurance”) and many more have this insurance even if it’s not legally required. It commonly covers physical/psychological damages, assault & battery, property damage, and legal defense costs. ...

Can you Sue a Bar for Overserving?

Yes; the basis of a dram shop case is that the defendant - typically the alcohol-serving establishment - supplied excessive alcohol to an alleged intoxicated person (AIP), who then caused injuries and damages to the plaintiff. For a more detailed outline of dram shop claims, consult the Illinois Dramshop Act Practice handbook issued by the Illinois Institute for......

Can you Sue a Bar for Overserving?

Yes; the basis of a dram shop case is that the defendant - typically the alcohol-serving establishment - supplied excessive alcohol to an alleged intoxicated person (AIP), who then caused injuries and damages to the plaintiff. For a more detailed outline of dram shop claims, consult the Illinois Dramshop Act Practice handbook issued by the Illinois Institute for......

Do Dram Shop Laws Protect You from a Lawsuit?

Many establishments which serve alcohol are legally required to have “dram shop liability insurance” (more commonly known as “liquor liability insurance”) and many more have this insurance even if it’s not legally required. It commonly covers physical/psychological damages, assault & battery, property damage, and legal defense costs. But while dram shop liab......

Do Dram Shop Laws Protect You from a Lawsuit?

Many establishments which serve alcohol are legally required to have “dram shop liability insurance” (more commonly known as “liquor liability insurance”) and many more have this insurance even if it’s not legally required. It commonly covers physical/psychological damages, assault & battery, property damage, and legal defense costs. But while dram shop liab......

What is Dram Shop Insurance?

Many establishments which serve alcohol are legally required to have “dram shop liability insurance” (more commonly known as “liquor liability insurance”) and many more have this insurance even if it’s not legally required. It commonly covers physical/psychological damages, assault & battery, property damage, and legal defense costs. ...

What is Dram Shop Insurance?

Many establishments which serve alcohol are legally required to have “dram shop liability insurance” (more commonly known as “liquor liability insurance”) and many more have this insurance even if it’s not legally required. It commonly covers physical/psychological damages, assault & battery, property damage, and legal defense costs. ...

Proving Liability Under the Dram Shop Law

There are five essential elements needed to establish liability under dram shop law in Illinois. According to Chapter 5, Section G. [5.34] of the Illinois Dramshop Practice Act handbook issued by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE): “[In this lawsuit] [In Count ,] plainti......

Does Illinois's Dram Shop Law Contain any Special Provisions?

The only “special provision” in Illinois’s dram shop law concerns the potential to enforce our state’s law across state lines, provided that the second state in question also enforces a dram shop law. According to Chapter 1, Section D [1.27] of the Illinois Dramshop Act Practice handbook issued by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE):...

Damages and Time Limits in Dram Shop Cases

While Illinois’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two (2) years, the statute for claims pursuant to the Dramshop Act is one (1) year. For more information, see Chapter 3, Section I [3.1] of the Illinois Dramshop Practice Act handbook issued by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE). ...

Pediatric Surgical Errors

Surgeries require extensive training, skill, and careful technique, especially when it involves children. All pediatric surgeries come with some degree of risk, but when a medical professional is negligent in their actions, the result can be devastating, and even deadly. If your child has been injured due......

Fetal Death

Losing a child can be devastating, especially when this tragic loss occurs during childbirth. While fetal death can occur for a variety reasons, medical negligence, accidents, or defective products may also lead to a miscarriage or stillbirth.  If you lost your child to fetal death and you suspect th......

Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Dogs and children are a natural match. Not only do dogs provide a family with love and companionship for many years, they also teach children responsibility and how to care for another living being. Unfortunately, not all dogs are well-behaved, well-trained, or safe and children, especially under the age of nine (9), are often the victims of dog bites or other a......

Diagnostic Errors

Children are vulnerable to disease and injuries, but parents hope that when an issue arises, their physicians and medical team will be there to provide a correct diagnosis and the treatment that their child requires. Unfortunately, physicians can make mistakes and a diagnostic error can lead to incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment at all. Thes......

Road construction zone accident

According to the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, in Illinois, there were 21 fatal accidents in road construction zones. This is not an insignificant number. With the large amount of people that pass through road construction zones and the obstacles that it may pose to each driver, it can be a hotspot for danger and accidents. If you or a lov......

Road construction zone accident

According to the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, in Illinois, there were 21 fatal accidents in road construction zones. This is not an insignificant number. With the large amount of people that pass through road construction zones and the obstacles that it may pose to each driver, it can be a hotspot for danger and accidents. If you or a lov......

Public transportation accident

Public transportation is useful for all walks of life as it can get them from point A to point B on a clearly set out schedule. However, this schedule may be put on hold at times, as there have been countless incidents of public transportation accidents in the past that can cause serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a public tr......

Public transportation accident

Public transportation is useful for all walks of life as it can get them from point A to point B on a clearly set out schedule. However, this schedule may be put on hold at times, as there have been countless incidents of public transportation accidents in the past that can cause serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a public tr......