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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage - What You Should Know

Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) applies when a driver causing an accident does not have liability insurance, despite state law requiring all drivers to have this, or runs away following an accident and cannot be found.
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Slip and Fall Injury at Chicago Lollapalooza Festival Subject to Open and Obvious Doctrine

In this case an attendee of Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival slipped and fell on a rainy afternoon while exiting the concert, sustaining serious injuries. The plaintiff alleged that the festival sponsor negligently failed to abide by its responsibilities in many ways: failure to have sufficient lighting around exits, failure to place mats over slippery areas, failure to manage the crowd, failure to provide safe means of exiting the Park, and/or failure to cancel the festival. Let's examine this:
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Non Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Several different and separate categories of damages are available in personal injury cases, assuming proof is forthcoming for each category.

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When a Work Accident is also a Personal Injury Case

People are generally familiar with the idea that an accident which occurs while working may constitute a workers compensation case, while an accident that occurs outside of work may constitute a personal injury case. There are times, however, when a single accident invokes BOTH a workers compensation AND a personal injury case.
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Settlement or Trial in Accident Injury Case?

One of the weightiest decisions a person injured in an accident will need to make is whether to settle or take his case to trial.  The decision is unique to the facts of the case and his financial and personal circumstances.  One size does not fit all.  Starting with our very fi

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Mitchell Lipkin Addresses Illinois Workers Comp Legislation

Did you know? Illinois legislators are working on revamping the current workers comp laws. Learn more from our very own Chicago-based attorney, Mitchell Lipkin!
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