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Is It Worth It to Get a Personal Injury Attorney?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Dec 24, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Following an injury, victims who believe that negligence caused the injury may wish to file a claim, which may benefit from the help of an attorney in some cases. However, individuals may also be able to handle cases on their own, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the nature of their injuries. Before […]

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What Should I Do in the Days Following a Motorcycle Accident?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Dec 17, 2021   |  Motorcycle Accident

Following a motorcycle accident, victims should take certain steps in the days afterward, including seeking treatment for serious injuries, remaining calm at the scene of the accident, and gathering evidence to help support a potential claim. The following are some details about what to do after getting involved in a motorcycle accident. What to Do […]

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How Long Do Claims Take with an Injury Lawyer?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Dec 10, 2021   |  Personal Injury

The personal injury claims process can take as long as weeks or years, depending on the complexity of the case and the nature of the incident and damages behind it. The claims process goes through several stages before reaching a settlement, with many potential factors influencing the length of the case. How the Personal Injury […]

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Report Reveals Poor Resident Care in Illinois Nursing Homes

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 24, 2021   |  Personal Injury

An outside review of nursing home oversight commissioned by the state found major shortcomings in the care residents receive. Due to substandard treatment at the hands of those entrusted with their care, some of society’s most vulnerable suffer injuries, worsened health conditions, or death. Review of Nursing Home Oversight Highlights Flaws Conducted at the state’s […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Safe Driving

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 17, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Discussing safe driving with teens may help parents protect them from some risks facing young drivers. People often want their kids to enjoy the new freedom that driving themselves brings. However, many parents also still worry about sending teen drivers out on the road by themselves. Educating Young Drivers About the Risks Talking about the […]

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Top Causes of Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 10, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Spinal cord and brain injuries often occur due to accidents, activities, and risky behaviors. Approximately 17,900 people suffer SCIs, and 2.8 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year in Illinois and across the U.S. Such injuries may cause serious symptoms, which may drastically impact people’s quality of life. Common Factors in Spinal Cord and […]

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Who Can Be Held Liable for Boating Accidents in Illinois?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 26, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Liability for boating accidents generally falls to those responsible for causing wrecks. In 2020, there were more than 200,000 boats registered in Illinois. A day spent enjoying the area’s waterways may quickly turn tragic for boaters when watercraft collide, causing serious injuries or death. Responsibility Assessments for Boat Wrecks Boat owners and operators, as well […]

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How Does Accident Reconstruction Work?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 19, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Accident reconstruction uses science to shed light on the circumstances of motor vehicle collisions. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported 312,988 crashes occurred across the state in 2019. Even in the most seemingly straightforward of these, the fault is not always readily apparent and the statements of those involved are not always accurate. Recreating Auto […]

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Your Social Media Post Could Ruin Your Car Accident Claim

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 12, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Posting to social media accounts following motor vehicle accidents may cost accident victims tthe compensation they deserve and need to pay for medical bills and lost wages. Since the inception of social media and throughout the 2000s, social media usage has grown exponentially. According to the Pew Research Center, seven out of ten people in […]

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Ultrasound Gel Recall: Bacterial Contamination Could Cause Sepsis or Death

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 24, 2021   |  Personal Injury

All ultrasound gels and lotions made by an Ontario-based pharmaceutical company called Etobicoke could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause sepsis or even death. That’s the conclusion of a recent investigation conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On August 18, 2021, the oversight agency issued an announcement urging medical practitioners to […]

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