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Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

February 5, 2021
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Studies suggest that somewhere between 250,000 and 500,000 people die as a result of medical malpractice each year in the United States. In fact, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. Statistics of how many incidents of medical malpractice occur each year are impossible…

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How to Determine Liability in a Commercial Truck Accident

January 20, 2021
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Nearly 500,000 accidents occur in the United States each year involving semi-trucks (also known as tractor trailers, big rigs or 18-wheelers). Semi-truck accidents tend to result in more severe injuries than automobile accidents as a result of the size, speed and weight of semi-trucks. Common causes of trucking accidents include speeding, distraction, driver fatigue, failure…

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Falls on Ice and the Natural Accumulation Rule

December 30, 2020
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Millions of Americans fall on ice each year, many sustaining severe injuries as a result of the fall.  In many cases, the falls could have been prevented with proper maintenance of a walkway or walking surface.  However, accident claims involving falls on ice are extremely difficult to pursue due to a legal rule known as…

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Common Construction Site Accidents

December 3, 2020
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The Chicagoland area, like most metropolitan areas in the United States, utilizes highly skilled and trained construction workers to build, repair and maintain its buildings, utilities, roads and other infrastructure. Unfortunately, even highly skilled and trained workers cannot escape thereality that construction projects will inevitably lead to workplace injuries – some deadly. According to the…

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Key “Anti-Motorcycle Bias” Evidence in Motorcycle Accidents

November 21, 2020
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According to the most recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 90,000 motorcycle accidents occur annually. More than 75% of these accidents occur with another vehicle, usually a passenger automobile. In those accidents, the vast majority arecaused by a motorists’ failure to identify motorcycles in traffic. Many of these accidents will involve…

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Fault Following a Dog Bite Injury

November 2, 2020
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The CDC estimates that more than 4.5 million dog bite injuries occur each year with approximately 20% of those bites resulting in an infection or other serious injury.  Dog bite injuries are estimated to cost Americans almost $2 billion annually and result in almost $1 billion dollars in insurance claims.  The average medical bill following…

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Recovery Outside of Workers Compensation for Construction Accidents

October 22, 2020
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As reported, there are more than 200,000 construction site injuries each year in the U.S.A. The most common types of reported injuries to workers on construction projects are falls and dangerous contact with equipment. Many of these accidents will prove fatal at the rate of 9.5 deaths per 100,000 workers. However, even non-fatal accidents on…

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What is Med Pay insurance?

October 7, 2020
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Following a car accident, injury victims are often left with considerable amounts of medical bills.  In some instances, injury victims do not have health insurance or the insurance they do have refuses to cover medical bills caused by an accident.  Whatever the situation might be, the injury victim should be able to take advantage of…

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Can a guilty plea to a traffic ticket help prove fault in an injury case?

September 21, 2020
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Injury claims resulting from traffic accidents can present challenges in establishing fault and liability on the part of drivers that seemingly cause the accident.  In many accidents, traffic citations are issued after the police officer’s on-scene investigation.  When a motorist receives such a citation and pleads guilty to the citation, the guilty plea may be…

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What is “concierge” level representation?

September 7, 2020
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All attorneys learn how to identify an injury claim.  Many attorneys even have a general understanding of how to pursue compensation for an injured client.  A few attorneys are good at it.  However, very few attorneys commit to providing what Feagans Law Group calls “concierge”-level representation to injury victims.  Concierge-level representation signifies the comprehensive service…

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