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Guide to Understanding Your Loved One’s Traumatic Brain Injuries

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jul 20, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Understanding what TBIs are and what they mean for their loved one’s futures may help people support family members with traumatic brain injuries. Whether suffered due to a fall, in a motor vehicle accident, or in some other incident, the effects of TBIs may impact how people function every day. Consequently, such injuries may affect […]

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Cracking Down to Keep Online Shoppers Safe

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jul 13, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Courts in Illinois and throughout the U.S. have started holding third-party sellers liable for dangerous or defective products purchased online. More people are opting to shop online instead of going to traditional brick-and-mortar stores. When accidents occur involving products purchased online through E-commerce platforms such as Amazon, however, consumers may not know who to hold […]

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Getting Ready to Grill? Read this First

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jun 23, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Backyard grilling accidents occur all too often, and they may result in serious injuries or death. Research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association found that on average between 2014 and 2018, fire departments across the country responded to 10,600 grill-related fires. Barbecues offer a fun way for people to get together with family, friends, […]

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What’s in Store for Illinois BIPA Claims?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jun 16, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Challenges to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act may significantly impact the outcomes of future claims. Biometrics, or people’s unique biological traits, may include the data contained in retinal scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, and facial geometry. Using technological advancements, businesses and employers may put biometrics to work to aid in areas such as time management, security […]

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Illinois Bill Would Impose 9% Prejudgment Interest in Injury Claims

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  May 21, 2021   |  Personal Injury

In January, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 3360 that sought to impose a prejudgment interest of 9% per year on wrongful death and personal injury claims. Governor J.B. Pritzker vetoed the bill for several reasons, leading to a few significant changes made to the initial bill. On May 28, the governor signed the […]

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Injured in a Boating Accident?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 20, 2021   |  Personal Injury

A person involved in a boating accident caused by a boat defect or negligence can pursue compensation. Boat manufacturers, dealers, operators, and owners should exercise the utmost care to minimize the risk of an accident. If failure to do so results in someone suffering serious injuries in a boating crash, the victim can file a […]

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Recovering Compensation After Single-Car Accidents

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 13, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Drivers and passengers involved in single-vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of others may be able to recover compensation from responsible third parties. In many single-car accidents, the car driver is not at fault. Several factors come into play in single-vehicle accidents that can make other parties responsible for the accidents. Vehicle Defects Manufacturers can […]

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What Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Case? [infographic]

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. (Article continues below infographic) Economic Damages Economic damages are quantifiable monetary amounts […]

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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 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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