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WHO SHOULD PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS?

WHO SHOULD PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS? | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Who should pay my medical bills? The person that hit my car? It is not as simple as that.
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A common question clients ask me is who should be paying my medical bills after a car accident? 

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AURORA LAW FIRM GIVEN PRESTIGIOUS FOP BLUE & GOLD AWARD

AURORA LAW FIRM GIVEN PRESTIGIOUS FOP BLUE & GOLD AWARD | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
“Woodruff Johnson & [Evans] have steadfastly supported and advocated for our members,” said FOP State Lodge President Chris Southwood
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Abogado Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson, Woodruff Johnson & Palermo Buefete de Abogadoes de Accidentes
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Steven Sandler - Attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, Chicago Illinois

Steven Sandler - Attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, Chicago Illinois | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Steven Sandler represents the victims of transportation accidents, defective products, and medical malpractice at Woodruff Johnson & Evans in Chicago.
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Damages for medical bills and more.

Damages for medical bills and more. | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
At Woodruff Johnson & Palermo our attorneys know what costs for damages are recoverable if you obtain a judgment for your injuries.
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Jon Walker Attorney - Woodruff Johnson & Evans, Law Offices, Chicago Illinois

Jon Walker Attorney - Woodruff Johnson & Evans, Law Offices, Chicago Illinois | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Jon Walker represents injured individuals in Illinois in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. Call 312-980-3424 to speak with Jon.
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Appellate Court Severely Limits the Discovery Rule's Use in Medical Malpractice Actions

Appellate Court Severely Limits the Discovery Rule's Use in Medical Malpractice Actions | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it

"In Illinois, a plaintiff alleging he or she was injured or killed by the negligence of a doctor and/or hospital typically has 2 years to file a lawsuit with the court.  See 735 ILCS 5/13-212(a).  Included within this statute of limitations is the discovery rule which has been interpreted to state that a lawsuit must be filed within 2 years of the date the plaintiff knew or should have known that malpractice occurred.  The statute further states that in no event can a cause of action be brought more than 4 years after the date of the alleged malpractice.  The time limitations can be longer based upon whether the plaintiff is a minor or disabled.  See 735 ILCS 5/13-212(b).

 

Over the last 30 years or so, the Illinois Appellate Courts have consistently applied this discovery rule to persons who have died as a result of the alleged malpractice.  This includes the First, Second, and Fifth District Appellate Courts of Illinois.  Those courts’ analysis of the discovery rule as it pertains to wrongful death medical malpractice actions is that the person bringing the lawsuit on behalf of the deceased plaintiff’s estate had 2 years from the date on which they knew or should have known of the alleged malpractice that killed the deceased plaintiff."

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Think Helmets Are Uncool? Keep Yours On! - YouTube

While not as big as cars, SUVs, trucks, or vans, motorcycles can play just as big a role in causing accidents and taking lives, including that of the operato...
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Negligent Nursing Home Care

Negligent Nursing Home Care | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it

"Nursing homes are institutions that people have to place a lot of trust in. People rely on them to safeguard their aging parents when they can no longer live on their own. Yet, all too often nursing home staff and owners provide negligent care in order to cut costs and keep profits high. This sort of nursing home neglect can have serious consequences in the form of medication errors, poor supervision, and nursing home falls. Nursing home falls in particular can be a serious problem that arises from a lack of adequate supervision. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1,800 seniors die every year as a result of injuries sustained during falls in nursing homes."

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Nursing home neglect can cause serious injuries and be emotionally difficult, but victims and their families can find help. If you believe that your parent or loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect, contact a Wheaton nursing home attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today to learn about your rights.

 

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Truck Accidents: Overloaded Trucks and Trailers

Truck Accidents: Overloaded Trucks and Trailers | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Large commercial trucks are a necessary part of the modern economy, but their existence still poses a danger to other drivers on the road. Trucks are larger than almost anything else motorists encounter on the road, and that means that truck accidents are generally more dangerous than ordinary accidents. For instance, these sorts of trucks only represent 4 percent of all vehicles on roads, but they account for 8 percent of all fatal crashes, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is particularly troubling because of the way the trucks’ size distributes those fatalities; 83 percent of people killed in trucking crashes were people in other vehicles or bystanders. One particular form of truck accident that can lead to danger is an overloaded trailer accident.
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If you were recently involved in a truck accident resulting from overloading or some other cause, contact a Chicago personal injury attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today to learn more about the options available to you. We are prepared to help you in any way that we can.

 

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Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois

Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it

"Slipping and falling sounds to many people like a minor accident. After all, people slip and fall all the time in their daily lives. However, many falls can be much more serious, leading to severe injuries or even death. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that falls are the second leading cause of accidental death across the globe. 424,000 people die each year as result of a serious fall, and there are over 37 million falls each year that are serious enough to warrant medical attention."

 

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Slip and falls in stores and other public places can lead to serious injuries. If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today to learn about your rights.

 

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Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Pedestrian Traffic Accidents | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Pedestrians struck by a car can experience a variety of serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries are soft tissue injuries, which include injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, such as strains and sprains. Pedestrian accident victims can also suffer broken bones as a result of an accident, which can be painful and may take months to heal. Particularly serious accidents may also result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
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Pedestrian traffic accidents can be especially serious and expensive. If you have recently been involved in a pedestrian traffic accident, contact the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today.

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The Independent Medical Examination Report is in…Now what?

The Independent Medical Examination Report is in…Now what? | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
IME FAQ - What do the doctor’s conclusions in the Independent Medical Examination Report mean for your workers’ compensation case?
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What to Do If Your Company Car Is Involved in an Accident - Business Opportunities

What to Do If Your Company Car Is Involved in an Accident - Business Opportunities | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Get to know how courts determine fault in car accidents on this article.
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Simple Bumps to the Head Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Simple Bumps to the Head Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
One of the most serious forms of personal injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can be a severely debilitating and even life-threatening injury.  
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Workers' Compensation Unemployment Benefits FAQ 2

Attorney Lynn Taylor Answers Common Questions Regarding Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Benefit
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Spreading Workers’ Compensation Settlement to Increase Disability Benefits

Spreading Workers’ Compensation Settlement to Increase Disability Benefits | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Workers' Compensation Settlement attorney with knowledge of Social Security Disability Laws “Spread Language” to spread and prorate your settlement
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PEDA for Injured Police Officers

PEDA for Injured Police Officers | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Public Employees Disability Act (PEDA) If you are a first responder and have suffered serious work-related injury, know your rights.
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Walker and Sandler Join Woodruff Johnson & Evans Chicago Office

Walker and Sandler Join Woodruff Johnson & Evans Chicago Office | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Firm is Proud to Welcome Attorneys Jon Walker and Steven Sandler to Our Chicago Office
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The Problem of Nursing Home Falls

The Problem of Nursing Home Falls | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it

"The process of choosing a nursing home is a delicate one. People need to be sure that they can find a home that they can trust to care for elderly family members. Yet, nursing home abuse and neglect are serious problems in the industry today. Many nursing homes are profit-driven enterprises, which can encourage corner cutting.

 

One of the biggest problems that this corner cutting can cause is nursing home falls.   According to the CDC, about 1800 elderly adults living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries.  Fortunately, the law gives nursing home residents and their family members the right to pursue legal action against a nursing home when staff negligence causes a fall.  It is important for family members to be aware of the common causes of nursing home falls and the precautionary measures that nursing home should be taking to prevent falls from occurring."

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Victims of nursing home falls should be aware of their legal rights. If you or a loved one has been injured by nursing home neglect, contact an Aurora personal injury attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today.

 

Contact our firm for a free consultation:
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4234 Meridian Parkway, Suite 134
Aurora, IL 60504
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Side Impact Collisions in Illinois

Side Impact Collisions in Illinois | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it

"One of the most dangerous types of car accidents are side impact collisions, commonly referred to as “T-bone” collisions.  Unlike passengers of front and rear impact collisions, passengers of side impact collisions do not have the protection of bumpers, an engine block, and crumple zones, which absorb some of the energy from the impact.  The only thing protecting passengers in a side-impact collision is a layer of steel, glass and in some cases side curtain airbags.  While more car manufacturers are providing side-curtain airbags as standard safety equipment, there is very little structure protecting the passengers from the force of impact of an oncoming vehicle.  Consequently, there are unique injury risks with respect to side impact collisions."

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a side impact collision, contact an Aurora personal injury attorney today. The attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo are here to help you get the full, fair compensation that you deserve.

 

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Red Light Collisions in Illinois

Red Light Collisions in Illinois | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it

"Drivers on the road should exercise care at all times, but statistically speaking, intersections are some of the most dangerous places for motorists throughout the country. In fact, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency reports that 40 percent of all collisions occur at intersections, often at traffic lights. These type of intersection collisions have also come under more scrutiny by the Illinois media recently as a result of the proliferation of red light cameras. A recent study by the Chicago Tribune reported that red light cameras increase the number of accidents, and shift the types of collisions that occur at red lights."

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a red light collision, contact an Elgin personal injury attorney today. The attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo are here to help you get the full, fair compensation that you deserve.

 

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School Bus Accidents in Illinois

School Bus Accidents in Illinois | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it
School bus accidents are tragic occurrences that often pose unique legal issues for families attempting to recover for the injuries that their children have suffered. By their nature, school bus accidents will usually involve large numbers of injured children, as well as several separate defendants. This can make the cases procedurally complicated since many different people may end up bearing responsibility for the accident. Beyond that complication, school bus accidents may involve unique causes that would not ordinarily appear in car accident cases. Additionally, school bus accident cases may involve a shortened statute of limitations that victims’ families should be aware of.
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If your child has been injured in such an accident, contact our lawyers at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today to learn more about your rights.


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Pets or Threats: Illinois Law Regarding Dog Attacks

Pets or Threats: Illinois Law Regarding Dog Attacks | PERSONAL INJURY | Scoop.it

"Animal companionship and domestication is a human tradition stretching back thousands of years, and it is still going strong today. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 56 percent of American households own pets. However, this sort of ownership comes with serious responsibilities. As people have begun living in closer proximity to others, the need for owners to control their pets has grown considerably, since dog bites and other pet attacks can cause serious injuries. In order to encourage this responsible control over pets, Illinois has enacted the Animal Control Act, section 16 of which deals with liability for animal attacks."

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Dog bites and other pet attacks can cause severe injuries. If you have been harmed by a violent animal, contact an Aurora personal injury attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today to discuss your case - 866-891-9211 | www.woodrufflawyers.com

 

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