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Electric Scooters Coming to Chicago – What You Need to Know About Accident Liability

By Harvey L. Walner |

With three weeks left in his term, the mayor of Chicago has announced a pilot program for dockless, motorized scooters on the west side of the city. The purpose of the program is to test the viability of the motorized scooter as a means of transportation around Chicago, with companies like Uber, Lyft, Lime,… Read More »

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Doctors and Experts Warn of the Dangers of Trampoline Parks

By Harvey L. Walner |

Trampoline parks are becoming one of the most popular destinations for children, but these places come at a serious risk of injury for kids. Journalists are reporting serious injuries occurring inside local trampoline parks after reviewing hundreds of 911 calls around the Chicago area. The data collected shows an increase in the number of… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Injury Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

No one likes getting injured, especially if it wasn’t your fault. Everything from slip and fall at a store or work to dangerous motor vehicle accidents — it’s a life-changing experience that could leave you with a lot of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.You’re left dealing with physical, emotional, and financial… Read More »

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The Importance Of Firework Safety In The Summer

By Harvey L. Walner |

With summer here, it’s a given that there will be fireworks- and lots of them. While being in awe of the dazzling lights in the sky can be memorizing, it can be easy to forget how dangerous fireworks actually are. They are, after all, explosives. Many personal injuries result from the use of fireworks… Read More »

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3 Tips For Getting The Best Personal Injury Claim Settlement

By Harvey L. Walner |

You’ve filed an injury claim with an insurance company. Now what? The most important thing to know is that the insurer wants to get all of the necessary facts before it agrees to settle your claim, and it wants to resolve your case in the cheapest way possible. That is how insurance carriers make… Read More »

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Dealing With Insurance Companies In A Personal Injury Claim

By Harvey L. Walner |

From medical malpractice to automobile accidents, you have the right to seek full justice and maximum compensation for your injuries caused by another party’s negligence. If you find yourself in a position where you will be filing a personal injury claim, there is a very good chance you are going to be dealing with… Read More »

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What Is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Most people have heard the term “pain and suffering,” but they may not necessarily know what it means from a legal perspective. Pain and suffering is a key component of a personal injury lawsuit intended to compensate the plaintiff for losses associated with physical pain and/or emotional trauma as a result of an injury…. Read More »

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Illinois Personal Injury & Statutory Laws

By Harvey L. Walner |

The fact that mishaps are fairly commonplace does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to take steps toward protecting your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a number of general questions… Read More »

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Important Questions to ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

By Harvey L. Walner |

If you were injured or otherwise harmed in an accident or event attributed to negligent behavior, it is time to find the right attorney to help you obtain justice. In many cases, justice comes in the form of monetary compensation. The amount of compensation you receive and what constitutes fairness can vary greatly, due… Read More »

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Initial Consultation: What to Expect

By Harvey L. Walner |

After scheduling your initial consultation with one of our lawyers from Harvey Walner & Associates, you will meet face-to-face with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to go over what happened and get specific details of your case. The benefits of an initial consultation are to not only get an idea if your… Read More »

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What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Illinois?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Suffering a personal injury is painful and difficult, but it pays to bring a lawsuit against the negligent party as quickly as possible. That’s because the state of Illinois has statutes that limit the amount of time during which you may sue. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of… Read More »

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How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

By Harvey L. Walner |

The question that serves as the title of this blog post is one we field quite often. And it’s a legitimate question. Our Chicago personal injury lawyer understands that the financial costs of an accident are quite significant, so it’s fair for you to be concerned about handling expenses. The reality is that it… Read More »

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How do I know if I have a Personal Injury Claim?

By Harvey L. Walner |

An injury sustained because of someone else’s carelessness is the basis of a personal injury claim. In legal terms, the carelessness that caused your injury is called “negligence.” Someone’s act of negligence can be devastating to the life of you and your family. Elements that must be present in a personal injury claim include:… Read More »

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Why you should Choose our Personal Injury Attorneys

By Harvey L. Walner |

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., our personal injury attorneys have the experience, dedication, talent and resources necessary to pursue compensation for your injury and support your full recovery. A few of the reasons you should choose our firm include: Experienced, talented personal injury attorneys. Personalized, attentive legal service. Dedication to helping you… Read More »

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Types of Personal Injury

By Harvey L. Walner |

Personal injuries can range from broken bones to the most devastating and life-changing of injuries. Common types of personal injury include: Brain injury Spinal cord injury Head injury Neck injury Back injury Paralysis Amputation Blindness Burns In addition to these physical injuries, personal injury cases sometimes include emotional or mental harm. When you are… Read More »

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Attorney fees for personal injury

By Harvey L. Walner |

The typical attorney fee for personal injury cases in Illinois is 1/3 of the total settlement, or 33%. If the case goes to trial, the fee then goes to 40%.

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