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Pain and Suffering Damages

Unfortunately, too many people experience pain and suffering due to the actions of others. To gain some recourse, these people have the option of pursuing pain and suffering damages. By learning about how insurance companies calculate these damages and keeping careful records, you can increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.  ...

Seniors and Credit Card Debt

It “started with back surgery,” explained one senior citizen who eventually declared bankruptcy. “I had several medical tests that my insurance did not cover. … The next thing I knew, the bills began piling up.” This senior citizen, whose story was told anonymously ...

Disputing an Error on Your Credit Report

Jerry Powell of Castle Rock, Colorado knows just how devastating an error on your credit report can be. At first, he couldn’t understand why he’d been turned down for the loan he needed to help him launch his new company, Takeaway Tables. It turns out the credit reporting agencies had ...

Safety Tips Before Getting in Your Next Uber or Lyft

At about 2 a.m. on March 29, Samantha Josephson, age 21, was wa......

Legislators Propose Tougher Penalties for Understaffed Illinois Nursing Homes

An investigation has found that around 6,000 patients in nursing homes in Illinois are being hospitalized every year after contracting sepsis. About one-fifth die as a result of their infections. The cause? Low staffing levels in nursing homes, which fall far below federal recommendations, may play a significant role.  ...

How to Check Your Credit Report

When was the last time you checked your credit report? If you’re afraid to do so, you’re not alone. According to a 2017 survey by WalletHub, about 14 percent of Americans are too scared to take a peek. Although we all know we should keep on top of our credit reports, most people aren’t aware of how easy it is to do so. Many people report that they don’t check ......

Know Your Rights When Dealing with a Debt Collector

It may have happened to you—a debt collector calls late at night or early in the morning, demanding payment on a debt they claim you owe. Maybe they also called your parents to talk about your debt. Perhaps they even threatened to have you arrested if you didn’t pay. Dealing with debt is stressful at the best of times. But dealing with debt when you’re behind on pay......

Punitive Damages in Premises Liability Cases

After a premises liability lawsuit, you are able to recover various types of damages to help you handle the aftermath. One of these damages is called “punitive damages”. This is a category of damages that is not necessarily to compensate you for anything in particular, but it is awarded in cases of extreme recklessness or the defendant’s evil intentions. General......

Emotional Distress in Premises Liability Cases

A premises liability lawsuit allows you make claims for the damages that you have suffered. Within the category of non-economic damages, you can make a claim for “emotional distress”. This type of damage refers to the mental, emotional, and/or psychological damages that you may have suffered in the aftermath of this accident. This includes, but is not limited to......

Wrongful Death in Premises Liability Cases

A premises liability claim often ends in injury to the plaintiff. In the most tragic of cases, the victim’s close family members must file a premises liability lawsuit since it resulted in the wrongful death of their loved one. This can act as its own whole lawsuit, and under a successful wrongful death claim, you can be awarded for the funeral and burial expens......

Disfigurement in Premises Liability Cases

A premises liability accident can be damaging and traumatic for a handful of reasons. To some, one of the most impactful damages can be a disfigurement injury. Disfigurement is something on which you can make a claim to recover damages. It is essentially when the accident that you experienced caused such a traumatic injury that some aspect of your physical body ......

Disability in Premises Liability Cases

Some premises liability accidents end in much more severe and lifelong injuries than others. In these cases, the plaintiff may be left disabled. Luckily, these types of lawsuits allow you to recover any expenses that have been associated with assessing and treating your disability. This is an aspect of medical expense damages, however it can make up a large aspe......

Loss of Consortium in Premises Liability Cases

After a premises liability accident, the injury can be severe to the point where the victim’s relationships with others are damaged. They may need time, money, and headspace to recover, which can affect their relationships with the people that they love. “Loss of consortium” damages are meant to take care of these types of scenarios. Loss of consortium is for th......

Loss of Enjoyment of Normal Life in Premises Liability Cases

One of the damages that a plaintiff can recover in a premises liability case is “loss of enjoyment of normal life”. This type of damage can be a component of pain and suffering damages, or it can stand on its own. It is meant to compensate the plaintiff from the loss of enjoyment of living that a person formerly enjoyed but is no longer able to due to their resu......

Pain and Suffering

After a premises liability accident, you may face some struggles and pain in life that you didn’t before. In these cases, you can make a claim for one of your damages to cover your “pain and suffering”. Essentially, pain and suffering accounts for the mental, emotional, and/or physical pain that you have endured after your accident. The amount is determined by y......

Lost Wages

If you file a premises liability lawsuit against a property owner for negligence and you are successful by the end, you can recover damages based on what you experienced. After an accident, there are many instances where the victim must be hospitalized or treated for a certain period of time. This time to recover detracts from their usual time spent at work, mea......

Medical Bills

After a successful premises liability lawsuit, the plaintiff can recover the cost of the damages that he or she endured. One of these damages is for medical expenses, a type of compensatory damages. A premises liability accident, such as a deck collapse or slip and fall, can result in some severe injuries. For instance, a defective balcony that you fall off from......

Controversial Background Check Startup, Checkr, Worth $2.2 Billion

As the gig economy has grown, startup background check company, Checkr, who is most notably responsible for background checks on Uber and Lyft drivers, has exploded as well. And while ridesharing helped the San Francisco-based Checkr to get established, companies like Adecco, Thumbtack, Hot Topic, DoorDash, and Warby Parker are now processing background checks through Checkr, which has compl......

Your Car Insurance Agent Told You to Increase Your Coverage. Here's An Attorney to Tell You to Listen to Your Insurance Agent

In 2018, Cory Garcia was driving his Ford Fusion in Bellville, Illinois, when he was hit by a blue Buick. While waiting for the police to arrive, it ......

Ridesharing Industry Baffles The Legal System With Its New Range of Exposure

In 2016, Uber driver Jason Dalton allegedly went on a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, killing six people before he was apprehended by ......

Sears Card

Creditors like Sears Card 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 Sears Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Sears Card will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a dime f......

Ross-Simons Credit Card

Creditors like Ross-Simons Credit Card 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 Ross-Simons Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Ross-Simons Credit Card will pay our fees and......

Quick Lane Card

Creditors like Quick Lane Card 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 Quick Lane Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Quick Lane Card will pay our fees and costs. You won’t ......

Pacific Sales Credit Card

Creditors like Pacific Sales Credit Card 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 Pacific Sales Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Pacific Sales Credit Card will pay our fe......

Office Depot Personal Credit Account

Creditors like Office Depot Personal Credit Account 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 Office Depot Personal Credit Account violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Office Depot Person......

My Best Buy Visa

Creditors like My Best Buy Visa 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 My Best Buy Visa violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and My Best Buy Visa will pay our fees and costs. You won&rsquo......

My Best Buy Credit Card

Creditors like My Best Buy Credit Card 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 My Best Buy Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and My Best Buy Credit Card will pay our fees and......

Lincoln Owner Card

Creditors like Lincoln Owner Card 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 Lincoln Owner Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Lincoln Owner Card will pay our fees and costs. You won......

L.L. Bean Mastercard

Creditors like L.L. Bean Mastercard 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 L.L. Bean Mastercard violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and L.L. Bean Mastercard will pay our fees and costs. Y......

Kawasaki Credit Card

Creditors like Kawasaki Credit Card 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 Kawasaki Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Kawasaki Credit Card will pay our fees and costs. Y......

Jewelers Reserve Card

Creditors like Jewelers Reserve Card 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 Jewelers Reserve Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Jewelers Reserve Card will pay our fees and costs......

Lack of Playground Supervision

Children love spending time on playgrounds and while most playgrounds are designed with the safety of children in mind, equipment can still be dangerous, especially for young children that are left unsupervised or unattended. When you place your child under the care of another person, such as a school or ......

Hoverboard Fire Injury

Hoverboards are two-wheeled, electric, portable devices similar to a skateboard that is moved via the sensors on the board that react to the movements and pressure of your body. Not only can these products, which are marketed towards children, cause injuries due to falls, but they can also cause dangerous fires when their lithium batteries leak. ...

Drowning Accidents

Residents of Illinois enjoy spending time in and on the water. From swimming and boating on the lakes and rivers, to splashing around in a backyard swimming pool, water activities are a great way to keep cool, have time together as a family, and relax on the hottest summer days. However, a day spent on the water does not come without risks and drowning accidents......

Property Damage

In a premises liability lawsuit, the property owner is held liable for any damages that the plaintiff experienced while on his or her property. One of these damages is for property damage, which is a type of compensatory damages that you can recover after an accident. Whatever the accident may be, whether it was a slip and fall or an elevator accident, some of y......

Bounce House Accidents

Bounce houses are generally regarded as a fun add-on to a child’s birthday party or some type of event. Kids can spend a whole day playing in these structures without ever getting bored. While this may be true, it is possible that the bounce house can malfunction and hurt those that are using it. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bounce house accident,......

Slip and Fall at a Gas Station

Gas stations generally have heavy foot traffic entering and exiting the premises throughout any given day. So, gas station owners should take the proper precautions in order to ensure that the premises are safe for all who step foot on the property. If they fail to do so, they are breaching a duty of care owed to their consumers and could possibly sue for neglig......

Unsecured Rugs or Carpets Accidents

Property owners owe their entrants a duty of care to ensure their safety on the premises. One aspect to this is making sure that there is no potential for a trip and fall or slip and fall accident. This includes unsecured rug or carpet accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an unsecured rug or carpet accident, then you may consider speaking to one ......

Loose or Broken Floors, Sidewalks, Steps, or Stairs Accidents

It is the responsibility of a property owner to make sure that their property is safe and any potential hazardous risks are mitigated, by whatever means necessary. Loose or broken floors, sidewalks, steps, or stair accidents can be one of these hazardous risks. One trip from these can leave a person severely injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ......

Hidden Extension Cord Accidents

There are a variety of accidents that can cause slip-and-fall injuries to occur. One of them is from hidden extension cords, which can cause serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hidden extension cord accident, consider contacting one of our attorneys to discuss a case for premises liability. ...

Honda Powersports Credit Card

Creditors like Honda Powersports Credit Card 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 Honda Powersports Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Honda Powersports Credit Card wil......

Honda Power Equipment Card

Creditors like Honda Power Equipment Card 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 Honda Power Equipment Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Honda Power Equipment Card will pay our......

Home Furnishings Credit Card

Creditors like Home Furnishings 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 Home Furnishings violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Home Furnishings will pay our fees and costs. You won&rsquo......

Ford Service Card

Creditors like Ford Service Card 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 Ford Service Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Ford Service Card will pay our fees and costs. You won&rs......

Exmark Credit Card

Creditors like Exmark Credit Card 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 Exmark Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Exmark Credit Card will pay our fees and costs. You won......

Electronics & Appliances Card

Creditors like Electronics & Appliances Card 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 Electronics & Appliances Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Electronics & Applian......

Drive Card

Creditors like Drive Card 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 Drive Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Drive Card will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a dime f......

Costco Member Credit

Creditors like Costco Member Credit Card 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 Costco Member Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Costco Member Credit Card will pay our fe......

Cat Consumer Card

Creditors like Cat Consumer Card 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 Cat Consumer Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Cat Consumer Card will pay our fees and costs. You won&rs......

BrandSource Credit Card

Creditors like BrandSource Credit Card 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 BrandSource Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and BrandSource Credit Card will pay our fees and......

Big O Tires

Creditors like Big O Tires 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 Big O Tires violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Big O Tires will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a dim......

National Credit Systems

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), enacted on September 20, 1977 is a consumer protection amendment that does not allow debt collectors to harass, oppress, or abuse anyone that they contact in the event they are attempting to collect a debt. The act also f......

Hospital Collections

Nearly everyone has had to visit a hospital at some point in their lives, whether it be for an emergency, a surgery, or routine testing. When you, or your child, are in pain or you’re facing an uncertain health issue, the last thing you are thinking about is if you’ll be sued for your medical bills. Unfortunately, for many......

New Illinois Law Caps Interest Rates on Consumer Debt

Beginning January 1, 2020, the one in three Illinois residents that are behind in payments of loans and other consumer debtsthat have progressed to collectionswill be granted some relief in the never-ending debt cycle. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Consumer Protection Act (HB 88) into law in July 2019 which will lower the current interest rate from 9%, which is one of the highest......

VRBO Accidents

VRBO is a website for travelers to contact a host and request to rent out their home while they are taking a vacation. These can save a large sum of money in comparison to a hotel or resort sometimes, so many travelers turn to this option when searching for where to stay. However, putting your trust in someone and their home to provide a calm and safe experience......

Attractive Nuisance Accidents

Premises liability laws allow various types of entrants the right to sue the property owner if they are injured on their property. The types of entrants typically protected under this are invitees, who have the highest degree of protection, and licensees, who have the next highest degree. Typically, trespassers are not protected by premises liability laws. The e......

Balcony Accidents

Some apartments and businesses have balconies to step outside as a pleasant break and breath of fresh air. These balconies can pose a risk to its users, though, especially those that are many stories high up. If you or a loved one was injured in a balcony accident, consider contacting one of our attorneys to file a premises liability lawsuit. ...

Playground Accidents

Playgrounds are used as an area to have fun and let loose as a child. They can be in their own park or in your backyard. However, many kids playing on their own in one area can result in injuries from accidents. If one of your children was injured in a playground accident, contact us to see if you have a case for premises liability. ...

Trampoline Park Injuries

Trampoline parks can be a fun activity for just about any age. They are large indoor spaces with individual trampolines built and connected over hundreds of feet with padding in between and on the walls. These parks can make for a children’s paradise. But, they inherently come with some risks as it is a fast-paced physical activity for mostly young children to m......

Expedia Rewards Voyager Card from Citi

Creditors like Expedia Rewards Voyager Card from Citi 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 Expedia Rewards Voyager Card from Citi violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Expedia Rewards......

Expedia Rewards Card from Citi

Creditors like Expedia Rewards Card from Citi 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 Expedia Rewards Card from Citi violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Expedia Rewards Card from Citi ......

Citi Rewards Student Card

Creditors like Citi Rewards Student Card 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 Citi Rewards Student Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Rewards Student Card will pay our fe......

Citi Rewards Card

Creditors like Citi Rewards Card 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 Citi Rewards Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Rewards Card will pay our fees and costs. You won&rs......

Citi Prestige Card

Creditors like Citi Prestige Card 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 Citi Prestige Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Prestige Card will pay our fees and costs. You won......

Citi Premier Card

Creditors like Citi Premier Card 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 Citi Premier Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Premier Card will pay our fees and costs. You won&rs......

Citi Double Cash Card

Creditors like Citi Double Cash Card 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 Citi Double Cash Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Double Cash Card will pay our fees and costs......

Citi Simplicity Card

Creditors like Citi Simplicity Card 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 Citi Simplicity Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Simplicity Card will pay our fees and costs. Y......

Citi Secured Mastercard

Creditors like Citi Secured Mastercard 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 Citi Secured Mastercard violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Secured Mastercard will pay our fees and......

Citi Diamond Preferred Card

Creditors like Citi Diamond Preferred Card 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 Citi Diamond Preferred Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Citi Diamond Preferred Card will pay ......

Chicago Child Injuries and Accidents

Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States and the most populated city in Illinois and the Midwest. Chicago is an international hub for industry, technology, commerce, transportation, and finance and is the second-most visited city in the U.S. after New York City. With its economic and cultural diversity, large arts scene, 100 neighborhoods, an......

Decatur Child Injuries and Accidents

Known as the Soybean Capital of the World and the first home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, Decatur is the largest city in Macon County in central Illinois and is situated long the Decatur and Sangamon Rivers. Home to Millikin University and Richland Community College, Decatur is a college town where students, parents, and children alike are cycling the many bi......

Movie Theater Accidents

The movie theater is known to be a nice family spot, a relaxing date, or a fun place to watch a movie premiere. However, there is the possibility of injury in such a dark environment where people are constantly going in and out of the theaters. If you or a loved one has been injured in a movie theater accident, contact one of our attorneys to discuss a premises ......

Amusement Park Accidents

People typically go to amusement parks on a fun date or a family outing looking for a good time spent on roller coasters, indulging in some concession stand food or seeing shows at the park. Thousands of people pass through the park on a daily basis looking for some adrenaline and fun. With all of these people, the parks have many safety and security precautions......

Airbnb Accidents

The website Airbnb is meant for travelers looking for a more casual way of vacationing or traveling - in someone else’s home or vacation home. These can save a large sum of money in comparison to a hotel or resort sometimes, so many travelers turn to this option when searching for where to stay. However, putting your trust in someone and their home to provide a ......

Airbnb Accidents

The website Airbnb is meant for travelers looking for a more casual way of vacationing or traveling - in someone else’s home or vacation home. These can save a large sum of money in comparison to a hotel or resort sometimes, so many travelers turn to this option when searching for where to stay. However, putting your trust in someone and their home to provide a ......