older man on crutches injured in accident but also collecting ssdi

Will a Personal Injury Settlement Affect SSDI?

Car accidents, slipping and falling, and medical malpractice can cause serious injuries. When it’s someone else’s fault, the injured party deserves compensation. But some victims might skip seeking a settlement, thinking it will jeopardize their disability income. This can be a costly mistake: They might miss out on collecting money that can help pay their…

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Where Do the Most Car Accidents Happen in Belleville?

Every time you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you’re taking on some risks. But no matter where you live, there are places where most drivers know to be extra cautious. Belleville and the surrounding communities are no different. There are well known “danger zones” where car accidents happen again and again. If you’re…

Can a Personal Injury Be Mental? And Can You Be Compensated?

Can a Personal Injury Be Mental? And Can You Be Compensated?

When someone is hurt due to the actions of another, they have the right to compensation for the harm done to them. Personal injury claims often follow a car accident, a slip-and-fall incident, or a medical mishap. Broken bones, lacerations, and other physical injuries are easy to attribute to a specific incident. But can a…

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Will I Get My Deductible Back? Car Damage and Illinois Law

Photo: Car insurance policy with pen and dollar banknote by Marco Verch under Creative Commons 2.0 Not everyone has extra money lying around that they can use to pay the deductible after an accident. And while minor repairs could be postponed, a more serious wreck might make the car undrivable, leaving you without a way…

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Will a Pre-Existing Condition Ruin My Car Accident Claim?

If you’re hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s standard procedure to seek compensation for any property damage and, possibly, medical bills. If you had an injury or medical condition before the accident, the claim gets a bit more complicated. Many people think it’s impossible to collect damages if you have a…