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Insurance Company Subrogation Rights When You’re In an Accident Unless you actually work in the insurance industry, you’re probably among the many people in Illinois not familiar with the term “subrogation.” If you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, however, it’s a term you’ll want to know and understand since it applies to…

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When a car accident occurs in Illinois, drivers have no control over who’s involved with the incident or what kind of insurance they have. If you are involved in a vehicle-related accident, you may find that the responsible party has little or no insurance. Fortunately, there is a way you can protect yourself against situations…

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After a serious accident, like most people, you have skyrocketing medical bills. Any gaps in medical treatment, whether it’s one month or one year, will allow the other side to argue that your injury is not as serious as it is claimed to be. Here are the ways to handle gaps in treatment in a…

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Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured while at work. While a workplace injury can be a difficult time for an individual, companies are required to provide workers compensation if you were injured on your job. The following guide provides simple tips on what to do if you’re injured at work.…

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Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured in a car accident. While a car accident can be one of the most challenging experiences, it’s often possible to recover, both physically and financially. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on what to do after a car accident. After a car […]

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Many Illinois hospitals are adamant on filing a lien instead of submitting medical bills to the patient’s health insurance provider when that patient has experienced a car accident injury. Many Illinois hospitals are resolute on filing a lien instead of submitting medical bills to the patient’s health insurance provider when that patient has experienced a car […]

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One reason a personal injury victim should get in touch with an Illinois lawyer right away is to aid in identifying and securing substantial evidence. This can include general evidence that might have a deadline in certain cases. Getting in touch with witnesses (who may change phone numbers or move), acquiring red light or speed cameras (that might […]

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How an Uninsured/Underinsured Policy Can Help You might have gotten into a car accident with a driver who either has some insurance, but not enough to cover the full accident or no insurance at all. Rather than shelling out the extra cash from your own pocketbook, you can make use of uninsured/underinsured coverage through your own […]

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The current conversation over health care reform includes whether someone who has a “pre-existing condition” ought to be barred from acquiring health insurance. In the context of personal injuries, certain states (including Illinois) approach “aggravations” of a pre-existing condition like asymptomatic degenerative disc disease the same way as a fresh injury. That’s why it’s crucial to […]

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Medical treatment is necessary a lot of the time after a motor accident to treat any injuries endured. What if one of the doctors handling the injuries makes a mistake that worsens the patient’s physical condition — adding to or producing life-altering damages? When it comes time for the car accident case’s litigation, the defense may try […]

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