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Chicago Legal Blog

What Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Case?

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

Personal injury victims may be able to receive economic, non-economic, and punitive damages in a personal injury case. Damages are the term for the compensation that a person is entitled to from the entity that is legally responsible for his or her injuries. Economic Damages Economic damages are quantifiable monetary amounts that compensate people for […]

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Who Is Liable for Injuries When a Rental Car Crashes?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 12, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Depending on circumstances, the driver or the rental car company can be held liable for injuries when a rental vehicle is involved in an accident. Coverage for the accident may be from the driver’s personal insurance, the company’s coverage, or the credit card that paid for the rental vehicle.  When Is a Rental Car Company […]

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The Dangers of Driving High

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 05, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Studies have shown marijuana to impair the cognitive skills required for safe driving, including motor coordination, attention, tracking, and visual function. The risk of being involved in an accident significantly increases after marijuana use. Impaired Driving Skills People become impaired when they are high. Like drunk drivers, they start taking more risks. Studies have linked […]

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Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jan 22, 2021   |  Motorcycle Accident

Regardless of the precautions that motorcyclists take, reckless drivers, speeding drivers, distracted drivers, and drunk drivers put motorcyclists at an increased risk for crashing. Motorcyclists can prepare for the dangerous situations they face while riding by knowing the common accident causes. Speeding Speeding accounts for a large percentage of crashes. Drivers in passenger vehicles are often looking […]

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The Financial Impact of a Serious Injury

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jan 15, 2021   |  Personal Injury

From climbing medical bills to lost wages and future earning capacity, serious injuries can have a significant financial impact. Understanding these costs helps victims know the burden they have to shoulder presently and in the future. Injury lawyers help uncover the calculations that should be included in compensation claims. Time off From Work Serious injuries […]

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Improving Driving Safety for Seniors

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jan 08, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Physical changes linked to aging can interfere with a person’s driving ability. Nevertheless, seniors can learn how their driving abilities may change and take several steps to stay safe on the road. Here are some useful safety tips for senior drivers. Daylight Driving Older adults can have vision problems at night. Glare from oncoming vehicle […]

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Your Furnace Could Be Making You Sick

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Dec 21, 2020   |  Personal Injury

With temperatures dropping as winter approaches, many Americans are turning on furnaces as a way to warm up the home. While a warm house creates a cozy holiday atmosphere, there are many ways a furnace may be the hidden cause of illness within the home. In addition, gas furnaces present consumers with the risk of personal injury.   Gas […]

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What to Know About a Child Injury Lawsuit

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Dec 11, 2020   |  Personal Injury

When a child sustains a serious injury it is typically due to the negligence of others. Caregivers and parents have a duty of care to ensure a child’s safety. If an accident occurs, a child may face a life-altering disability. When filing a lawsuit to recover damages on behalf of a child, properly assessed negligence and damages, and the statute […]

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Were You Injured in a Hit and Run?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Dec 07, 2020   |  Personal Injury

Victims can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against offenders to recover compensation for injuries sustained in a hit and run accident, but these claims are often more complicated since the at-fault party has left the scene. In many cases, victims must file a claim against their own uninsured motorist insurance to recover compensation. […]

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How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Helmet

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 29, 2020   |  Motorcycle Accident

Head injuries and fatalities are two of the most pressing risks for motorcyclists while on the road. A helmet provides riders with the proper level of protection to reduce the risk of death or injury. Though all helmet manufacturers have strict safety standards to meet, there are characteristics that make some helmets safer than others. […]

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