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What Happens if I’m Injured at Work and My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

The short answer is that an injured employee working for a deadbeat employer is entitled to the same benefits as any other injured worker. Ironically, the compensation available to a worker whose employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance can even be greater than what is available to a covered employee. How can this be? The answer is simple. Illinois’ state legislature has seen fit to punishContinue reading

Did You Know Your Vehicle Has a Black Box? It Does, and It Can Help You Win Your Case!

By: Mario Palermo of Palermo Law Group The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is on the verge of mandating that all vehicles be equipped with an “event data recorder,” the automobile equivalent of an airplane’s black box. An automobile’s black box is designed to preserve certain data for several seconds prior to an airbag deployment, or in some cases, a near deployment. Today’s event data recordersContinue reading

Five Things You Need to Know When Driving Around Trucks

1. Tired Truck Drivers = Dangerous Truck Drivers The driver of the truck you pass on the road may be fatigued. There are federal regulations that govern the amount of time truckers can work. For example, a trucker cannot drive more than eleven hours in a 24-hour period. A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study done in the year 2000 showed that the risk ofContinue reading

Important Things To Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer- Don’t Live With Regrets

When you’ve been injured in an accident, or as the result of someone else’s negligence, it is a good idea to seek out the advice of an experienced attorney. While there are currently 1.2 million lawyers practicing in the United States, they bring to the table varying skill levels, experience, commitment to their clients, and willingness to zealously litigate a personal injury case. Keep in mindContinue reading

What to Expect at Trial

There is a reason why they call it a “trial.”  Part of the anxiety and stress litigants feel when their trial date is approaching is due to the fact that they are unfamiliar with what to expect.  Hopefully, this will shed some light on what to expect at trial. As your trial date approaches, it is imperative that you are properly prepared.  In many instances,Continue reading

When a Fall is More than an Embarrassing Slip Up – When Should You Seek Advice From an Accident Lawyer?

There you are. You’ve done it again, but this time it feels different. You can’t move, and your embarrassment comes in at a distant second to your searing pain. You’re scared and you’re wondering what to do next. Slip and Fall Accidents are no joke and are among the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. Approximately 8.9 million people visit emergency rooms everyContinue reading

Why Hiring A Seasoned Auto Accident Lawyer is an Important Step in Healing After a Crash

You’ve just been involved in a car accident and you’re in shock. You didn’t see it coming, and you’re not sure what to do.  Perhaps you’ve been rushed to the hospital and it’s all very confusing and you’re in pain. You are feeling overwhelmed,  and while you may be on your way to beginning the physical healing process, your head is swirling. “How am IContinue reading