When to File a Lawsuit Against Employer

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There are a lot of factors that go into a determination as to whether or not a case actually needs to be fought. All cases, whether they’re going to be settled or not, actually have to be filed at some point.

Important Points of a Personal Injury Case

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Waiting too long or seeking treatment too late can result in the insurer not agreeing to pay medical bills. Delaying treatment can result in making the plaintiff less believable as it relates to their pain or their injury complaints.

DUI: When You’re Pulled Over

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After being pulled over, an officer should only investigate whether or not someone is driving under the influence after he believes there is reasonable suspicion that the person being stopped has been drinking or might otherwise be driving while under the influence.

What Affects a DUI Charge

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There are several aggravators and those come from the Illinois DUI statute. Having a blood alcohol level above 0.16% will aggravate a DUI charge as the fines will be more expensive.

Relevant Illinois DUI Statutes

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As can be seen from the Illinois DUI statute below, penalties increase for each subsequent DUI. Penalties also increase in cases when someone has a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit, .16 or higher.

First 72 Hours After an Arrest

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Being arrested for a crime, regardless of whether or not you truly committed it, is a serious life event that can be overwhelming, discouraging, and terrifying.

Calculating a Settlement

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Work Comp settlements are not taxable. As far as how they are calculated, it depends on the body part involved. The Workers’ Compensation Act has a schedule for different body parts.

First 72 Hours After an Accident

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If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may feel disoriented and overwhelmed in the days that follow. The steps you take in the first 72 hours after an accident can greatly affect the outcome of your case.

What to Do If Workers’ Compensation Denies Your Claim

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Illinois workers’ compensation laws allow injured employees to seek benefits, including medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits, through a claim. However, not all workers’ comp claims are approved. In the event that your claim is denied, benefits suspended or terminated, you may be eligible to file an appeal.