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Don't forget about mental health in your personal injury claim

Injuries do more than hurt you physically. They cause a mental strain, too. Though you're focused on getting better, the reality is that the stress of such a sudden change in your life can have real mental health-related consequences.

What are the most common personal injury lawsuits?

It is not common but sometimes necessary to sue a person, business or government organization to pay for the results of an injury. If someone is hurt because someone else acted or failed to act in a way that endangered them, the victim has the right to seek financial damages to help with recovery.

Braving winter weather: 3 safety tips

In winter months, people can't afford to be lazy with safety. You have to drive to work school and other activities, and it's hard enough without dangerous drivers on the road. Slick roadways, snow and sleet might make it hard to get where you're going, and the addition of drivers in a rush can quickly lead to crashes.

3 injured when police chase ends in collision

If the police attempt to pull a motorist over who refuses to stop, a police chase could result. While the police often stop these chases before they enter populated areas, it's impossible to know exactly what the driver will do, even when they're in relatively open areas.

Former college football player sues over repeated head injuries

From car accidents to work accidents, there are many common causes of serious injuries in Illinois. One of the most pernicious types of trauma affects the brain because it is difficult to diagnose and treat the body's most complex organ.

New Illinois law serves to protect children in cars

When someone is hurt, there is always the desire to blame someone. Some accidents cannot be attributed to a person's legal responsibility, or in some cases, the blame would rest with the victim of the injury. But some laws exist simply to show guidelines for behavior that would not make a person liable.

Man attacks hospital staff, troopers after crash

After a crash, the person who is responsible for hurting or killing others is held liable through their insurance. Not all of these types of incidents will have criminal charges filed. Even if there is not a criminal case, it's still possible to file a civil lawsuit against the other party.

Illinois introduces laws restricting access to firearms

From the streets of Chicago to the agricultural heartland in the Mississippi River Valley, there are plenty of ways for a resident of Illinois to get inadvertently hurt. Most injuries in the state are accidents with the main concern of recovery, but occasionally someone may be hurt by someone else's actions or negligence.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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