The Chicago Personal Injury Law Blog

March 2013 Archives

7 Tips to Get a Favorable Settlement

Many individuals associate lawsuits with drama-filled courtroom scenes. However, the reality is that very few lawsuits actually end up in court. Instead, the vast majority are settled long before a trial date is even set.

Knowing that your lawsuit is likely going to be settled, you should know some tips for negotiating a favorable settlement.

As with any negotiation, the better-prepared party typically ends up with the better end of the deal. Here are some suggestions to help you get there:

7 Things to Know About Filing an Auto Insurance Claim

If you've been involved in a car accident in Illinois, you'll want to know certain things about bringing an auto insurance claim.

Typically, you'll have the option of filing a claim with either your own insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver, according to the Illinois Department of Insurance. Insurance laws differ for bringing a claim against your own insurance company and that of another.

Here are seven things you should know about filing an insurance claim against your own insurer:

5 Rights All Nursing Home Residents Should Know

Nursing home residents can feel vulnerable. They may be dependent on nursing home staff for everything from medical care to being properly fed.

As a result, there are strict laws that apply to nursing homes which spell out residents' rights. These laws are contained in both state statutes and federal Medicare laws.

Here are five rights that every nursing home patient should know:

Auto Repair Act Protects Consumers in Illinois

Getting your car fixed should not be an unhappy experience. Too many consumers expect to be fleeced when they bring their cars in for repairs. However, the Illinois Auto Repair Act provides some protections to consumers.

Generally, the Illinois Auto Repair Act requires that auto shops make certain disclosures and prohibits certain unlawful practices, according to the Illinois Attorney General.