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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…

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More than Property Damage: Getting Compensation for Accident Injuries that Don’t Show Up Right Away

When people come to us after an accident, their main concern is often their damaged vehicle and the compensation they can get for their property damage. We understand why that is such a priority: When your car is in the shop or totaled, it can take away your ability to make a living, care for…

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Who’s Liable in a Self-Driving Car Accident?

Are you a journalist, technology writer, or ethicist working on a piece about self-driving cars, or so-called "driverless" cars? We’d be happy to talk to you about this topic, from a legal perspective. Call our office at (618)-312-1515.   Whether it’s obvious who is to blame for a crash, or weather that must be proven,…

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Slip and Fall at Schnucks? What You Need to Know

A slip and fall at Schnucks or another retail chain can be embarrassing, but it can also lead to serious physical injury. Falling down after slipping or tripping can result in a number of physical and financial setbacks: On top of medical expenses, personal injuries can disrupt a person’s quality of life and ability to…