Vaping Lawsuits on the Rise: The Cases, and How We Got Here

It’s been hard to miss the recent news stories about illnesses associated with electronic cigarettes. As of October 1, 2019, the CDC reported 1,080 lung injury cases across 48 states and one U.S. territory where the common thread was e-cigarette products and vaping. At the latest count, there have been 18 deaths, one of which…

Can a Car Accident Cause Sciatica? What to Look For

If you’ve been in a car accident and experience pain along with muscle weakness or numbness in your lower back, and possibly in one of your legs, sciatica could be the culprit. The Mayo Clinic defines sciatica as “pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through…

Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable in Illinois?

You’re finally getting a settlement for your car accident. It’s a relief to know your medical bills and damage to your car will be taken care of. But are there some hidden costs you hadn’t thought of? For example, are car accident settlements taxable? For the most part, car accident settlements are not taxable. However,…

5 Things to Do Now If You Are In a Car Accident While Pregnant

Having a car accident while pregnant can be terrifying, even if it’s only a fender bender. You’re probably already anxious about keeping baby safe and having a healthy delivery. Now you’re worried about the dangers to your baby because of the crash. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to tell if an unborn baby has been…

How Car Accident Claims Work in Missouri and Illinois

Getting into a car accident is bad enough; not being fully compensated for your injuries and damage to your car is even worse. It’s best to get the advice of a professional who knows the law and how car accident claims work.  Even though Missouri and Illinois are just a bridge-length apart, there are distinct…