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Out of everyone on the roads, motorcyclists are those who are most at risk for serious injury. A motorcycle offers less protection to its driver than a car or truck, and it may go unnoticed by less attentive motorists. High speed crashes can result in very severe injuries or death, and in many cases, these accidents are not the motorcyclist’s fault.

Because of the severity of these types of accidents, injured motorcyclists will have a more difficult time recovering damages. This makes an attorney absolutely vital to receiving adequate compensation.

Severity of Injuries

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An accident can quickly turn your life around, and generally not in good ways. Pain, suffering, medical expenses, and more are all hard to deal with. Fortunately, a bit of preparation can make the process easier to handle.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can be prepared for various types of accidents.

Car Accidents

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When it comes to personal injury cases, there is often a high level of ambiguity. Accidents don’t occur in a void, so there are frequently additional factors that need to be considered. Another incident could interrupt the chain of events between one person’s negligence and another’s injury, potentially removing their liability.

Superseding cause is when an independent event occurred during an accident that keeps the negligent party (the defendant) safe from liability.

Intervening Cause and Superseding Cause

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If you have been injured in an accident, it’s important to seek justice as promptly as possible. Most jurisdictions, including Illinois, have statutes of limitations on personal injury claims that limit the period of time in which you can press charges. Once that time is up, you are no longer able to file a lawsuit.

For personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is two years, though there are other factors that may lengthen or shorten that time.

Purposes Behind the Statute of Limitations

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In the event of an automobile accident, there are various ways in which to receive compensation for your injuries. In many cases, this will be through a personal injury lawsuit, but there may be other options as well. For instance, certain insurance policies provide personal injury protection (PIP) to drivers. This will work a little differently from a lawsuit, and the compensation you receive for damages will be somewhat limited, but this can still be a good option in certain cases.

PIP Coverage

Personal injury protection is intended to cover medical expenses and lost wages due to an accident. You make PIP claims against your own insurer, not against the other driver. As such, it may or may not affect your premiums.

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Challenges of Carpal Tunnel Claims in Illinois

Carpal tunnel syndrome often develops from typing, operating equipment, and other workplace activities that involve repetitive movement of the hands. It can severely impact your ability to work and diminish your quality of life, so if you are suffering from its effects, you are entitled to workers’ compensation under Illinois law.

However, there are a number of factors that could complicate your claim. Insurance companies may try to minimize the amount of compensation you’ll receive, so it’s important to know how to overcome those complications. Here, we’ll go over a number of those factors.

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When you purchase any product, whether it’s something as simple as a child’s toy or as expensive as a car, you expect it to function properly. You certainly don’t anticipate it becoming a danger or leading to an injury. Some products may lack needed warning labels or simply have not been tested as thoroughly as they should have been, leading to harmful defects that could lead to serious injury.

Many personal injury claims in Illinois involve defective products. These claims center around the fact that designers, manufacturers, and marketers owe their customers a duty of care when it comes to creating and selling their products, which means they can be held liable for injuries they cause through negligence. However, there is a certain level of complexity when it comes to pursuing a product liability claim.

Types of Product Defects

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In the event of personal injury, you are entitled to damages covering pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, diminished quality of life, and medical expenses. Whether you win a court case or (more likely) settle out of court, the way your medical expenses are handled will have an impact on where the rewarded amount goes.

Healthcare providers, insurers, and other parties will likely seek reimbursement for the costs they incurred treating you for your injuries. These claims are referred to as liens. Any lien made against your settlement must be paid, though their amounts may be negotiable.

Hospital and Healthcare Provider Liens

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Violent movements of the head, percussive blows, or other types of trauma can cause brain damage, and the impact this type of injury has on one’s life can be devastating. If you have suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wanton misconduct, you may be able to recover personal injury damages.

Effects of Brain Injury

There are many effects of brain trauma, and they might not always show up right away. In terms of physical symptoms, any of the following may occur:

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When most people think of personal injury cases, visions of court hearings with witnesses, a judge, and a jury come to mind. However, this is the exception rather than the rule. In the vast majority of cases, personal injury claims are settled out of court. This is mainly due to the time and expense involved in court hearings as well as the fact that the defendant typically doesn’t want the public exposure that comes with those scenarios. More often than not, they are willing to settle, and it can save time for the plaintiff to do so.

Nevertheless, it’s important to pursue the course of action that best fits your situation. Here, we’ll go over the costs associated with both court cases and settlement.

Costs of a Trial in Illinois

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