Why You Should Avoid Making Statements to the Opposing Insurance Company

If you’ve ever sustained a personal injury or been injured on the job, you’ll likely reach a point where you’ll have to deal with an opposing insurance company at some point. They may also ask you to make statements about your situation. This may seem like a reasonable request, but it’s something we advise against…

Duties of Stores to Clean Up Liquids and Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents account for more than a million emergency room visits each year. One of the possible ways this type of personal injury can occur is by slipping on spilled liquids not properly cleaned up in a publicly accessible store. Today, we’re going to discuss what responsibilities or duties a store has when…

Why Your Own Insurance Company Should Handle a Claim

Damage to property or injury has the potential to be more than just an annoyance. It can also be costly, which is why it’s a good idea to promptly file a claim. However, if you are entitled to have the individual who caused the damage pay through their insurance company because of an at-fault situation,…

The Wrongful Tree Cutting Act

I initially wrote in 2011 about my experience with the Act and a few cases have come through since that help understand the legal rights in a tree cutting situation. Replacing the Trees In Bulson v. Helmold, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140471 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 11, 2016) a federal court decided that the method of…

Liability Coverage for Infections Acquired During Injury Treatment

Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury law often talked about in hushed tones, at least among healthcare professionals. After all, no doctor, specialist, hospital, or clinic wants to deal with potential legal problems of this nature. On the other side of things, it’s safe to assume anyone seeking medical treatment for an injury,…

Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Due to COVID-19?

Many times an employer, medical facility, or other public place has the ability to stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking precautions. If they fail to take those actions and someone died or has serious complications from the coronavirus, the company may be liable to you under workers’ compensation or common law negligence laws. Workers’…

Medical Malpractice During Injury Treatment is Required to be Covered by the Liability Carrier

Does Your Doctor Have Sufficient Malpractice Coverage from a Reputable Carrier? This may not be a question commonly asked when seeking treatment for a personal injury or one that took place at work. Still, it’s important to know what the answer is. If a medical professional treating you for an injury does not have appropriate…

Making a Work Comp Claim for Covid Death

Making a Workers’ Comp Claim for a Covid-Related Death Workers compensation rules for coronavirus (COVID-19) aren’t exactly clear since this global health crisis still has a lot of unknowns attached to it. That said, it may be possible to make a workers’ comp claim in the event of a Covid death to receive death benefits.…

Powers of Attorney: The Basics

You’ve probably heard the term “power of attorney” (POA) at one time or another. But just what is a POA and what kind of “power” does it actually grant? These are just some of the questions it can help to have answered if you are considering this type of legal document for yourself or a…

Why Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

Why It’s Best to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney Estate preparation or planning isn’t just something you should do when older. Being proactive about this type of legal and personal planning is something that makes sense at any stage of life. However, it’s not always a DIY process. In fact, it’s often best to hire…