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Jul 20

Modified Comparative Negligence In Illinois Car Accidents

Illinois is a fault-based state, so car accident victims typically hold at-fault parties accountable for their negligence. However, the state has also adopted comparative negligence ...

Jul 11

Navigating Liability In a Multi-Vehicle Crash

We’ve discussed how determining liability is crucial when pursuing compensation. However, how can you determine fault and hold someone accountable when multiple vehicles are involved ...

Jul 08

10 Things You Should Know Before Filing a Car Accident Claim

At Walner Law®, we know how challenging it can be to experience a severe accident that results in you or someone you love suffering harm. ...

Jan 04

How Do Latent Injuries Impact a Claim?

Traumatic events that cause a person to suffer injuries may not always be what they seem. In many situations, the impacts of the injury are ...

Dec 28

How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

Whenever you suffer a significant injury in a car accident, it’s easy to wonder just how much you can recover for your injuries. Recognizing your ...

Aug 07

Should I Settle?

The time after an injury resulting from negligence can be challenging to say the least. Not only are you dealing with the emotional trauma and ...

Dec 09

Bicycle Accident Stats You Should Know

Bicycle accidents. We’ve covered just how dangerous they are and the severe injuries bicyclists can sustain because of negligence. The numbers don’t lie; far too ...

Dec 08

Dooring & Bicycle Accidents

Have you ever heard the term “getting doored?” It describes a situation that is far more common than you may think. Unfortunately for bicyclists, it’s ...

Nov 01

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

When you suffer injuries in a bicycle accident, you want to ensure you seek compensation from the responsible party. However, when filing a claim, proving ...

Oct 26

Where Do Most Bicycle Accidents Happen?

For all bicyclists, staying safe on the road is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, some bicycle accidents occur more often in specific places than they ...

Oct 14

Bicycle Riding Safety Tips

Many people love the freedom of riding a bicycle, especially when they are commuting, and can save significant amounts of money on gas. However, bicycle ...

Sep 27

Is It Safer to Ride In Groups?

For many bicyclists, riding solo is typical for commuters. However, it often means less visibility and an increased risk of a severe crash. As a ...

Jun 09

How Can I Prove a Birth Injury?

Proving a birth injury is vital to pursue compensation when your baby suffers harm because of a medical professional’s negligence. However, there are a few ...

Jun 01

Are Birth Injuries Permanent?

Birth injuries are some of the most devastating that people can sustain. Worst of all, they happen to young children. One of the most common ...

May 13

When Is the Right Time for an Emergency C-Section?

While most mothers would hope to have a perfectly healthy delivery, it’s not always possible. You may require an emergency cesarean section to help prevent ...

Apr 27

Signs of Preeclampsia and the Importance of Monitoring

Preeclampsia is a medical condition that expectant mothers may experience during their pregnancy. Without proper treatment, preeclampsia can have life-threatening implications on a mother and ...

Apr 11

How Does Negligence Cause Cerebral Palsy?

We know how dangerous cerebral palsy is and how it impacts several babies. However, what many people don’t recognize is how negligence can cause cerebral ...

Mar 28

Recognizing Signs of Cerebral Palsy

One potential birth injury your baby may sustain is cerebral palsy. This is actually a collection of disorders that can significantly impact your child’s motor ...

Jan 14

How Can a Brain Injury Impact My Life?

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most difficult to experience. They can significantly impact your entire life, leaving you dealing with the physical and ...

Nov 14

Brain Injury: Symptoms And Treatment

A brain injury is something that can happen at any time and affect a person’s life in a dramatic way. Most brain injuries occur during ...

Apr 10

Causes Of Brain Injuries

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, our Chicago personal injury lawyers understand the nature of brain injuries. We know how serious they are and we understand ...

Oct 30

The Long-Term Costs Of Brain Injury

Studies have shown that the lifetime costs for a single traumatic brain injury can range well over $1 million. These expenses can strain even the finances of ...

May 20

The Effect Of Education On TBI

Reviewing the records of 769 patients who suffered brain injury severe enough to require both hospitalization and rehabilitation, researchers at Johns Hopkins stumbled upon something remarkable – ...

Feb 23

How Bad Are Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can occur in numerous situations. For some, a burn may result from a car accident, while others may suffer severe burns because of ...

Dec 18

Burn Wound Classification And Negligence

When a person is injured in an accident, you may think of broken bones, lacerations, or maybe even head trauma. Not many people think about ...

Oct 28

School Bus Crashes: What To Know

For nine months out of the year, your child rides the school bus twice a day, five days a week. Safety for children not only ...

Mar 07

Walner Law® Secures $222,000 Jury Verdict For Victim Of A Chicago Rear-End Bus Accident

In the case against the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago attorneys at Walner Law® achieved a $222,000 jury verdict for a client who suffered serious ...

Oct 22

What to do After a Car Accident in Chicago

Car accidents are a common occurrence on Chicago streets. While most car accidents are minor fender-benders, some accidents result in serious injury or fatalities. The ...

Jun 04

Why It’s Important to Have a Lawyer Speak with Insurance Adjusters

Dealing with insurance adjusters can be a problem if you are not careful. Unfortunately, several obstacles can arise and make it challenging to obtain the ...

May 21

3 Things You Should Avoid When Filing a Car Crash Claim

The time after a car accident can be confusing, difficult to endure, and troublesome when you’re dealing with physical, emotional, and financial hardships. The more ...

May 05

How Can I Maximize the Value of My Claim?

After a car accident, you need compensation to cover many of the expenses associated with your damages. Unfortunately, insurance companies who look out for their ...

Apr 22

Can an Insurance Adjuster Delay a Claim?

Insurance adjusters must investigate claims to determine how much compensation they should pay out after an accident. There are other steps they must take to ...

Apr 13

Do Insurance Adjusters Value Losses Correctly?

When you need compensation, you unfortunately have to go through insurance adjusters who are trained professionals. They look out for insurance companies and their profits. ...

Mar 11

Are Severe Fractures Considered Catastrophic?

When someone breaks a bone, it can be difficult to endure. There’s often severe pain and ongoing care that is required to get through the ...

Feb 04

The 4 Types of Paralysis

When someone suffers from paralysis, it significantly reduces their quality of life. Any type of paralysis means function loss in a specific part of a ...

Jan 21

Spine Injuries By Location

Spine injuries are some of the most devastating to overcome because they can significantly impact someone’s life. Unfortunately, they occur in many different situations, including ...

Jan 04

Catastrophic Injuries to Know About

Far too often, negligent actions result in people suffering severe injuries. Some of these injuries can have lifelong effects on a person. In many cases, ...

Nov 21

Conagra Sued Over Defective Cans Of Cooking Spray

Chances are, you have used PAM and other cooking sprays as you prepare meals for yourself and your family. While these products may seem harmless, ...

Feb 10

Defective Product Attorney Chicago

All companies, whether they are designers, manufacturers, or distributors, are expected to do their part in providing consumers with safe and reliable products. If they ...

Jun 22

Product Defect: What You Need To Know About Product Liability

As consumers, we make a lot of purchases. By the time a product hits the shelves and makes its way into your life, it has ...

Apr 13

Hoverboard Dangers And Product Liability Cases

Hoverboards are the tech toy everyone’s clamoring over right now. From talk shows to YouTube, young and old, everyone is jumping on the not-so-hovering technology. Now, one ...

Feb 10

Product Liability: The Roadmap To Understanding The Auto Recall Process

Vehicle recalls have increasingly become a common drawback within the automobile industry, however, many auto owners are not fully aware of the risks and effects ...

Jan 28

Purchase A Dangerous & Defective Product? You May Need An Attorney

There are so many products on the market today that it can be difficult to choose which ones will be right for you, or give ...

Sep 25

When Defective Vehicles Cause Accidents

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 ...

Apr 18

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

It’s April, which means it is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month! This annual and nationwide safety campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...

Aug 06

Types of Distracted Driving

One of the main causes of car accidents nowadays is distracted driving. Distracted driving refers to any activity that takes your eyes off the road. ...

Jun 26

The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

We’ve all been there. Sitting at a red light and looking to your left to find the person in the car next to you on ...

Nov 25

The Dangers Of Urban Driving In Chicago

Chicago is one of the world’s great cities. Millions of tourists flock here every year. But while we’re all proud of Chicago’s status as a ...

Feb 24

Distracted Driving: Understanding The Illinois Cell Phone Laws

It is important to know and understand how the relatively new Illinois law on banning cell phones applies to you. According to the Illinois Department of ...

Apr 03

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a joint effort between the National Safety Council and FocusDriven.org – a nonprofit advocating cell phone-free driving. The ...

Oct 24

Dog Bite Law In Chicago – What You Need To Know

Dog bites are a serious problem in the United States. Each year, more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs; more than 800,000 of ...

Nov 15

Dog Bite Incidents On The Rise In Illinois

Many people consider their dog to be man’s best friend, but not everyone feels that way. While many dogs are friendly and loving, some are ...

Jun 30

Animal Bites, Attacks And The Law

We never think it could happen to us. But sometimes, a freak accident can occur and you may find yourself the victim of a dog ...

Sep 18

DUI In Illinois

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 ...

Jan 27

Elder Abuse: Negligent Supervision

The best way to protect your family and loved ones from negligent supervision is to stay informed on the subject and have the confidence to ...

Jan 18

People Turn Cruel With Elderlies! Here’s Why And What To Do To Stop?

The heart wrenching pain of elderlies cannot be imagined by any of us when it comes to even think about being abandoned by their own ...

Jun 18

Sadness, Suicide And Elder Abuse

Aging brings upon many changes. The elderly population may experience changing health, body, mobility, daily schedules, abilities, living situations, and loss of friends, peers, and/or ...

Oct 23

Abandonment Of Elderly

Abandonment of the elderly by a caretaker is a form of nursing home abuse and neglect. Not only is this act deplorable, it is also incredibly ...

Jul 23

Is It Worth Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer After a Crash?

You, like most people, have probably never imagined yourself having the need to hire an attorney. However, with millions of car accidents happening across the ...

Jul 21

What is a Fair Settlement After a Car Accident?

A serious car accident can leave you badly injured and in financial distress. You will understandably want to put the entire thing behind you as ...

Aug 24

Man Killed In Hit-And-Run In West Humboldt Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 42-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run early Thursday, apparently while riding a bike in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police said ...

Jun 15

What Is Citigation?

If you’re a lawyer or follow litigation news, you may have noticed a trend cropping up lately of municipalities teaming up with lawyers to file ...

Apr 27

Helping Someone In Distress Under The Illinois Good Samaritan Law

Sometimes, individuals are in need of urgent medical attention. And there necessarily aren’t trained professionals around to always help. Ordinary citizens who see someone in ...

Sep 22

Good Samaritan Laws: What You Need To Know

If you’re in an accident and a medical professional happens to be at the scene and gives medical assistance, can he or she be sued ...

Mar 23

How Are Rear-End Collision Settlement Amounts Determined In Illinois

The rear-end collision is the most common type of car accident, and in Illinois, there is a legal presumption that the driver of the vehicle ...

Mar 12

The Most Dangerous Jobs In Illinois

A recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has found that logging is the most dangerous job in America. While logging is ...

Feb 23

What are the Risks that the FDA Has Identified for Bed Rails

Bedrail entrapment is one of the lesser-known, but most serious forms of nursing home abuse and neglect. One of the many ways that nursing homes ...

Dec 21

2 Injured After Semitrailer, 2 Vehicles Collide On Southbound Dan Ryan

A three-vehicle crash on Sunday morning involving a semitrailer on the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway left two women injured. The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. ...

Nov 15

Sterigenics Parent Company Sotera Health – Angry Willowbrook Residents Pack Meeting On Carcinogenic Gas

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (WLS) — Residents were angry and demanded answers Wednesday night after the release of a federal report showed a company may be releasing cancer-causing chemicals ...

Nov 06

CPD: Car Accident Leaves One Child Dead, Seven Injured

Chicago police said a five-year-old died and seven others were injured in a car accident near the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sunday. It ...

Aug 31

Airplanes Collide On The Ground At O’Hare Airport

Two planes recently collided on the ground at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, and the incident is being investigated by the FAA. Reports from the FAA say ...

Jul 17

Five Injured And Two People Dead At Illinois Fireworks Show

Five people suffered injuries and two people died when a tree branch from a 100-year-old tree came crashing to the ground at an Illinois firework ...

Aug 24

Walner Law in Chicago Welcomes Law Clerk Noah Nagar

Walner Law® in Chicago is one of Illinois’s most trusted personal injury and complex litigation law firms. We have built our reputation for greatness across ...

Aug 10

Walner Law Has Been BBB Accredited for 10 Years

Walner Law has been a staple in the Chicago area for years by acting as a reliable and compassionate personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers’ ...

Nov 10

Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. is Now Walner Law

Introducing Walner Law, formerly Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. in Chicago. Although we are still in the Windy City, we have changed our name ...

Mar 30

Jon Walner And Dr. Willie Wilson

Attorney Jon Walner and Dr. Willie Wilson during Dr. Wilson’s official announcement to run for Mayor of Chicago in 2019 ...

May 19

Necessary Intolerance: Litigation Benefits Healthcare

Who is to blame for the outrageous costs of medical malpractice in the United States? Attorneys often take the fall and are labeled by insurance ...

Oct 23

The Financial Burden Of Paralysis And How An Attorney Can Help

The spinal cord is an integral part of the human body, transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. When this system ...

Sep 14

Talk to Your Doctor About COVID-19 Safety

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to be a concern across the globe as the highly transmissible delta variant spreads. At Walner Law in Chicago, we ...

Oct 09

How Is Cancer Diagnosed?

Cancer is a serious and common medical condition. In 2018, more than 1.7 million Americans were diagnosed with some form of cancer. More than 600,000 ...

Oct 08

Medical Malpractice In Emergency Rooms: What You Need To Know

In an emergency, every second is critical. You may rush your loved one to the emergency room and hope for the best. Emergency situations are ...

Oct 02

University of Chicago Loses Medical Malpractice Case, Forced to Pay $2.6 Million

When a person goes to the doctor because they are experiencing symptoms, they hope to figure out what is wrong with them. They rely on ...

Sep 17

Cook County To Approve $3 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

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 ...

Jun 18

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer In Chicago

Statistics reveal that motorcycle drivers and passengers suffer serious injury in four out of five motorcycle accidents. Despite the stereotype, a majority of motorcycle crashes ...

Oct 04

Man Dies In NW Chicago Motorcycle Accident

A man riding his motorcycle Tuesday night was sideswiped by an SUV in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the city’s Northwest side. The gentleman riding ...

Oct 23

The Financial Burden Of Paralysis And How An Attorney Can Help

The spinal cord is an integral part of the human body, transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. When this system ...

Dec 13

Attorney, Family Of Kenneka Jenkins On Suing Hotel Over Freezer Death

The 19-year-old was found dead on September 9, 2017. Her body was in a freezer that was in an unused kitchen. Her family is now ...

Jul 29

Chicago-Area Mcdonalds Linked To Foodborne Illness Outbreak

Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health are investigating several food poisoning cases that may be linked to McDonald’s salads. About 90 cases of ...

Apr 20

Are Educators Liable For Student Injury?

Teachers are responsible for children’s education. But are they legally liable when a child is injured at school on their watch? Well, it depends on ...

Nov 26

Dangers Of Nursing Homes

People are often hesitant to put their loved ones in nursing homes, and for good reason. While we expect that our loved ones would get ...

Nov 25

Know Your Rights In A Nursing Home

If your loved one is in a nursing home, you may be concerned about their care. Maybe you feel as though they are being neglected. ...

Nov 22

Illinois Nursing Home Sued For Taunting Patient With Dementia

We expect that when we make the tough decision of putting our beloved family member in a nursing home, they will be treated with respect ...

May 12

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Chicago

As we get older, we need more attention from our family, whether it is to give us a helping hand around the house or to ...

Jun 08

How To Tell If You Have A Nursing Abuse Case

Putting a loved one in a nursing home can be a very difficult and trying decision. Obviously, you are putting your trust into the care ...

Mar 23

Different Types Of Nursing Home Abuse

It can be very difficult when a loved one age to know how best to continue to care for him or her. Many people struggle ...

Jul 13

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

Helping a loved one move into a nursing home or long term care facility can be nerve racking for anyone. There are always concerns about ...

Oct 05

Choosing A Nursing Home

At Walner Law® & Associates, we handle far too many elder abuse cases. Elderly men and women are often preyed upon for their money or abused ...

Aug 07

Finding A Nursing Home That Cares

The Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Walner Law are pleased to offer the following quick reference guide for choosing the best care facility for ...

Apr 29

Location And Costs For Nursing Home Care

When planning long-term care for you or a loved one be sure to factor in where you would like to reside. Location plays a significant role in ...

Mar 23

5 Star Nursing Homes In Chicago

There are 85 five-star nursing homes in the Chicago Metro area. This is not our evaluation. The ranking comes from The 2014 U.S. News & ...

Mar 23

The Corporatization Of Nursing Homes: What Does It Mean For Patient Care Trends

Private investors are purchasing nursing homes. The result? A declining care for the elderly patients, particularly in nursing homes owned by multi-state chains. Chicago nursing ...

Oct 13

Nursing Homes: How To Ensure Good Patient Care

Once you’ve done the research on a nursing home facility, made a commitment, and settled your loved one into the environment…your job isn’t over. You ...

Apr 23

Are Skilled Nursing Facilities Failing Elderly Patients?

Over a one-month period of time in 2011, there were 1,538 elderly patient deaths within skilled nursing home facilities. This is but one heart-wrenching statistic ...

Mar 23

What Determines Quality of Care in Nursing Homes?

The American Medical Association describes quality of care as “care that consistently contributes to the improvement or maintenance of quality and/or duration of life.” Let ...

Mar 23

How Do Nursing Homes Protect Elderly Residents From Dangerous Falls

For the elderly, gone are the days where they can respond to a serious spill by dusting their knees and walking it off. Falls pose ...

Feb 23

Why is Nursing Home Neglect a Common Cause of Dehydration?

Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is a cause of dehydration. In order for everything in the body to function properly, there needs to be enough hydration. ...

Feb 23

Who Is Responsible For Pressure Sore Injuries In Nursing Homes?

A safety and health tactic that is commonly used in nursing homes to prevent pain and injuries is regular posture turning and monitoring of wounds. ...