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Personal injury lawsuit in Springfield may involve economic loss

Personal injury lawsuits are a possibility for people who have suffered a serious injury at the hands of a negligent or legally liable person or entity. This can be a relief when someone is looking at a long and potentially expensive period of recovery after an unexpected accident.

How dangerous is grilling in the Illinois summertime?

Nothing beats a grill for the taste of the great outdoors. Charcoal and gas grills have gone from a weekend treat to a part of the modern kitchen in the last few decades, and now seven out of every 10 American adults have a grill or smoker. Between the heat and the smoke, there are some health hazards of which users should be aware.

Distracted driving gets more attention in Illinois

The most common victims of motor vehicle accidents are people on the road who are also driving. But in Illinois, where many streets and roads bring cars and trucks near bicyclists and pedestrians, that is certainly no guarantee. Motor vehicles are only as safe as the people driving them, and the safest drivers are the focused ones.

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.

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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