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Joliet man files suit over slip and fall in local store

We've all taken a tumble, and we can usually shake it off like a kid tripping on the playground. But some trip-ups can be more serious both in the moment of an accident and for years to come. Injuries can be caused by others' carelessness so easily that Illinois law accounts for owners' and managers' responsibilities to guests.

It is costly to live with a disabling personal injury

It might surprise you to know that many victims of personal injury in Illinois do not want to impose hardship on the person responsible for their injuries. This is just as true of motor vehicle accident victims as it is of premises liability victims. Unfortunately, this way of thinking can leave those suffering disabling personal injuries with few or no resources to live a relatively independent life.

Personal injury lawyers wear many hats for Illinois residents

When you have suffered an injury due to negligence, you may feel as if no one understands what you are going through. In many ways, this is true because each person is different and each injury is unique. However, you are not as alone as you may feel.

Stump rips passenger out of car in fatal crash

A serious accident in Illinois ripped a car into pieces when it slammed into a stump. Not only were car parts strewn across the road, but the passenger was torn out of the vehicle. Tragically, he passed away in the crash. The driver did survive, but he suffered from significant injuries.

How eating while driving is like texting and driving

Most people understand that texting while driving is dangerous even if they still choose to do it. However, many people would not hesitate to stop by a drive-thru and grab some food for the road. The drive-thru system appears to be built specifically to make doing that easier -- leading people to think that it is safe.

SUV crashes into Dairy Queen at 3:30 a.m.

A recent car accident in Illinois put two people in the hospital when the SUV they were in slammed into the side of a Dairy Queen. The Dairy Queen was closed at the time, as it was 3:30 in the morning, but the two people in the car suffered injuries and needed medical treatment.

4th of July motorcycle crash claims 1 life

The 4th of July is often cited as one of the most dangerous days to drive, and motorcycles carry an even higher degree of risk -- no matter what day it is -- than passenger cars. This year, both of those statistics came together in Illinois, as a motorcycle accident on the holiday took one life.

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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