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How Car Insurance Can Help Cyclists in Times of Crisis

  June 22, 2017     By Levinson and Stefani
Your coverage isn’t limited to auto crashes alone.

Five Things You Should Know about Truck Accident Cases

  June 22, 2017     By Levinson and Stefani
Some things are obvious. Other things are not. Like the fact that commercial truck drivers are bound by stricter laws and regulations. And in...

Why People Are Hesitant to File Medical Malpractice Claims and Why They Shouldn’t Be

  June 20, 2017     By Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP
People often feel subject to things that are completely beyond their control and understanding. This is true not only of bigger forces in life,...

The Most Common Forms of Medical Errors

  May 30, 2017     By Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP
We take many things for granted in our daily lives. This is especially true when we place our trust in professionals and rely on their expertise...

Permatemping: New Bill HB690 Seeks Temp Workers' Rights in Illinois

  April 21, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
The right for temp workers to be treated the same as the full-time staff they work beside was finally brought into the spotlight with the recent...

Chicago's Public Hospitals Paid Out More than $160 Million for Medical Malpractice Cases

  April 14, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Two of Chicago’s public hospitals have shelled out more than $160 million in the last several years, indicating that medical malpractice is a...

Superfluous Surgical Procedures Undermine Patient Safety

  April 12, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Unnecessary surgical procedures unduly cost patients time, money, and discomfort. In some cases, the surgical procedure may even put their...

Will Smiling at the Police Get You Arrested?

When a Plano, TX, police officer pulled over a group of teenagers last year, he was not amused by their attitudes. The teens seemed to be taking...

Rolling Over Vehicle Rollover Risks

Rollovers are the deadliest type of automobile accident. In 2015, 7,210 people died in rollover crashes. 28% of these were single vehicle...

Illegal Search and Seizures in Illinois Police Misconduct Cases

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution grants every citizen the right to protection from unlawful searches and seizures at the...

Uber and Honda Face Lawsuit after Crash Leaves Rider Paralyzed

Today, many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois turn to Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies instead of calling for taxis....

Who's Liable When Medical Students Make Mistakes?

When medical students make mistakes in hospitals, they may be held liable for damages if patients are harmed by their negligence, but it is...

How To Handle a Motorcycle Accident Case in Chicago

The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.

The Process a Person Faces After Being Arrested for Domestic Violence

The process which a person may expect after being arrested for Domestic Violence. Once you are charged then you will appear in court and a full...

What You Should Expect If You Are Arrested For Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges can stem from family relationships or relationships with dating or sexual partners. Any offensive or harmful touching...

Dealing with Injuries Stemming from Distracted Driving

Many see distracted driving as acceptable in today’s society. The rise of cell phones means that people regularly drive while talking, texting,...

What Drivers Need to Know About Rear Cross Traffic Alert Systems

Traffic alert systems are on the rise. The benefits and shortcomings of these technologies are being further explored as time goes on.

Further Illinois Workers' Compensation “Reform” Is Unnecessary and Would Harm Injured Workers

The insurance industry wants cuts in benefits to injured workers, and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner intends to make them. They say that the...

Changing Illinois Medicaid Laws Affect Personal Injury Settlements

Changes are coming to personal injury settlements in 2016. These laws will affect those with Medicare and Medicaid. Here is how you can stay...

What is Your Pain Worth?

Before settling your claim, it is important that you investigate a fair and accurate value for your damages.

Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Cook County by a widow who claims that negligence on the part of a nursing home caused her husband's...

Tort Reform Has a Human Cost

Governor Bruce Rauner and Republicans in the state legislature say that Illinois is not friendly enough to businesses. They claim that...

New Bill Aims to Protect Nurses from Injury

Nurses and medical institutions will both benefit from the new laws being passed, which will help ensure safety regulations and accountability...

New Illinois Law Protects Nursing Home Residents

A new Illinois law went into effect on January 1, 2016, allowing nursing home residents and their loved ones to place a video camera in the...

Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars After Hackers Show They Can Take Control of Jeeps

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles that may be vulnerable to hacking, after security researchers...

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident in Illinois?

When determining whether to hire an attorney after a car accident has occurred, these considerations are important to keep in mind.

2016 Sees New Laws for Illinois Drivers

Driving in Illinois is changing in 2016. Make sure you are up to date on the new laws and how they affect your commute.

Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Red Light Cameras, But Not in Chicago

On April 22, the Illinois House passed a measure that would eliminate red light cameras in about 35 communities, but not in Chicago.

Common & Deadly Forms of Medical Malpractice

Medical errors are the third most common cause of death for Americans. Each year, nearly 400,000 people die as a result of errors made by...

How to Prepare for a First Meeting with an Attorney

Choosing an attorney can be a mind-numbing experience. That first meeting can be scary, but simple preparation will make the experience better....

What to Consider When Considering An Estate Planning Attorney?

The list of reasons supporting the consideration of consulting with an "Estate Planning Attorney" is long and an important consideration by...

The Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement

We live in a culture where marriages are not always “till death do us part.” Although most engaged couples imagine that their marriage will be a...

New Illinois Concussion Law Goes Into Effect

As the end of the summer draws near, tens of thousands of Illinois students and their parents are actively preparing for the upcoming school...

Decriminalization, Legalization, and Marijuana Use in Illinois

With many states jumping on the marijuana legalizationn bandwagon, whether it be for medical or recreational use, “legalization” and...

When is Mediation Necessary?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, that is, a mechanism for resolving matters outside of the courtroom. Mediation is...

Tort Reform Is Not Only Useless, It's Harmful

The insurance industry and corporate interests have worked for decades to sell the story of “tort reform,” the idea that “frivolous lawsuits”...

Common Drug Crime Questions for a Narcotic Case

Anyone arrested for a drug case is always concerned about possible consequences and how the case may be defended.

Basics of the Illinois Sex Offenders Registration Act – 730 ILCS 150

Which criminal offenses require registration as a sex offender?

Aggravated Speeding - Illinois' newest criminal offense

“Aggravated speeding” is a relatively new criminal offense in Illinois. It is classified as a class B misdemeanor if the speed is between 26 –...

Three Injuries that Regularly Occur in Warehouse Environments

Over 145,000 laborers across the U.S. work in warehouses, as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports. Sadly, about one in 20...

Committing Offenses on the Internet – Internet Crime

When a crime is allegedly committed using the internet the first question is always, “Where should this case be handled?” Should it be in the...

When Can the Police Stop me on the Street? What are my Rights?

Police will often use a person’s presence in a high-crime area, coupled with unprovoked flight as sufficient to justify an officer’s brief,...

What can the Police Require me To Do once I'm Arrested?

Once you are arrested what you say and do in the presence of the police becomes that much more important to protecting your freedom. Because...

Confessions to Police

I always advise my clients not to speak with the police or any law enforcement authority without an attorney present. This is common sense to an...

Establishing Paternity in Illinois

Paternity is the legal term for the relationship between a father and his child. While maternity is always apparent, sometimes there may be...

The Importance of Paying Illinois Child Support

If you are one of the millions of Americans that have gone or are going through a divorce with children, you are probably very familiar with the...

Illinois to Introduce Safe Phone Zones

Like it or not, cell phone use is a part of life in the 21st century. People use their phones for everything regardless of rules against their...

Tips for Handling an Illinois Traffic Stop

We’ve all been there: felt the panic rise over us when we see flashing lights in our rearview mirror; felt the anxiety of getting pulled over...

Victims of Personal Injury Accidents Are at Risk for these 3 Mental Health Illnesses

The victims of personal injuries often live with many harmful long-term consequences. These individuals may suffer from ongoing health...

Waiting for Deportation? Do Not Be Afraid

Facing deportation can be scary. If you are facing the possibility of being deported from the United States, you need to contact an experienced...



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