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The Importance of an Autopsy in Wrongful Death Claims

April 12, 2021
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In an autopsy, a trained forensic pathologist conducts a detailed medical examination of a decedent’s body to not only determine the cause of death, but to identify diseases, medical conditions and injuries, as well as test blood and conduct a variety of other diagnostic tests. Autopsies can be performed by a county coroner’s office, but…

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First Steps After a Bicycle Accident

March 24, 2021
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Nearly 50,000 bicyclists are injured or killed as a result of roadway accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians and other hazards on the roadway.  The attorneys at Feagans Law Group P.C. are experienced in fighting for your rights, should you be injured in a bicycle accident.  After any bicycle accident, injury victims should take the following…

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What is the Collateral Source Rule?

March 9, 2021
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Illinois law allows injury victims to recover the full amount of all reasonable and necessary medical bills caused by an accident.  However, when health insurance is involved, the amount of a medical bill is often drastically different than the amount health insurance pays to its providers.  For instance, an MRI might cost $3,000, but health…

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Paying for Medical Bills After an Accident – Understanding Insurance and Liens

February 26, 2021
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Following an accident in Illinois, the three most common ways to pay for medical bills incurred as a result of treating your injuries caused by the accident are health insurance, healthcare liens and Medical Payments coverage (Med Pay).   Med Pay pays for the treatment of injuries for automobile accidents only.  It applies only to…

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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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Feagans experienced slip and fall lawyers will help you navigate 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.  Our experienced slip and fall lawyers at Feagans Law Group will help you navigate the natural accumulation rule. In many cases, the falls could have been prevented with proper maintenance of a walkway or walking surface.  However,…

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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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You need experienced personal injury lawyers in St Charles for dog bite claims

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. If you have gotten bitten, our personal injury lawyers in St Charles, Illinois will ensure you are compensated for your injuries. Dog bite injuries are estimated to cost…

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