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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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When Defective Vehicles Cause Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Unfortunately, the products we use on a daily basis can sometimes stop working as intended. Defects can even happen to the cars we drive. A defective part can cause a vehicle to engage in unexpected actions, such as not steer properly, fail to brake properly or suddenly accelerate. These issues can cause a car… Read More »

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

We rely on semi trucks to deliver food and goods to stores and other locations. However, these trucks are huge and can cause serious accidents. These trucks can weigh 10-20 times more than passenger vehicles, so a collision can be catastrophic and even deadly. Like car crashes, truck accidents can be caused by a… Read More »

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DUI in Illinois

By Harvey L. Walner |

Although all motorists know not to drink and drive, many still do. They leave a bar or party after drinking too much and instead of getting a ride home from Uber, Lyft, a friend or family member, they take the chance and drive home. Driving under the influence is defined as operating a motor… Read More »

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Cook County to Approve $3 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person dies due to the negligence of a doctor, their surviving family members have the right to receive compensation for their loss. A woman died after undergoing surgery at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in November 2015. Mistakes were made during the surgery, which was determined that the 74-year-old woman did not… Read More »

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When Emotional Stress Becomes an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Harvey L. Walner |

Injuries or illnesses sustained while on the job are covered by workers’ compensation. To be sure, both physical and emotional trauma are eligible for benefits. It is more common for emotional stressors to be caused by physical injuries. With this in mind, what happens when your standalone injuries are purely mental and emotional? Your… Read More »

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3 Types of Non-Economic Damages of an Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Harvey L. Walner |

St. Clair County jurors recently awarded George Buchanan $7.15 million on May 9, 2019. Mr. Buchanan was significantly injured and disfigured after a head-on collision with a school bus that crossed the double-yellow line in the road. Of the amount he received, his Illinois personal injury lawyers won $6 million dollars for non-financial reasons… Read More »

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Differences Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action Damages

By Harvey L. Walner |

One of the biggest issues in a wrongful death lawsuit is related specifically to the types of compensation to the decedent’s estate or beneficiaries. The “legalese” term for monetary awards in a lawsuit are known as damages. Damages awarded in a wrongful death action are directly related to the death of your loved one…. Read More »

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Proving Your Food Poisoning Lawsuit in Illinois

By Harvey L. Walner |

Spending the night out at a restaurant is a great way to unwind with loved ones and friends. However, the night can quickly change if you have been served contaminated food. Symptoms of food poisoning appear within 24 hours. They can become so severe that it can lead to a point of debilitation. After… Read More »

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