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Lawyers oversee legal matters on behalf of their clients. When looking for one, you need to know the legal services you need. In the case of a car accident claim, a lawyer will oversee all communications and negotiations between you and the insurance company. The lawyer will also help you file court-mandated documents within the statute of limitations (time limits) for filing those documents. 
An insurance claim is a request for benefits or compensation for damages that result from a motor vehicle accident. The claim is typically made with the insurance company representing the driver who is at fault.  Both drivers will need to report the accident to their insurance companies, however, in accordance to the requirements of their individual policies. Many car insurance claims are made each day around the nation, and the process has become relatively standardized. That doesn’t mean the insurance company won’t push back if they believe they shouldn’t recognize their liability, but the process will be similar to most other accidents of the same type.
Chicago car accident attorneys are likely going to attempt to reach a settlement with the insurance company before going to court. The majority of car accident lawsuits are settled out of court. However, if the insurance company refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, or if they have decided to argue fault for the accident, you could find yourself going to court.  
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Chicago, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Cicero, or a nearby community, call the injury attorneys at Lloyd Miller Law for a free consultation.

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Athletes, Coaches, Parents-New Tool in the War Against Traumatic Brain Injury

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Athletes, Coaches, Parents-New Tool in the War Against Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury can result in a degenerative brain disease known as  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). We have written extensively on this site about the state of research and law aimed at the prevention, treatment and advocacy for victims of this debilitating condition.(see myaccidentlaw.com/blog keyword, brain injury, concussions, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy).

Most victims of serious brain injuries are sustained upon impact or collision (as in a motor vehicle accident, especially motorcycle accidents or bicycle accidents) a fall from a bed (nursing home accidents) or as an athlete in a sport where tackling, checking or blocking are involved (think football or hockey).

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented a new website designed to keep athletes and the public safe from concussions. The new website is beneficial to everyone but parents and coaches should pay special attention to the free online course designed to aid in the recognition and response to potential head injuries. The course offers a cerificate at course completion as proof of the individuals readiness to recognize the situations where brain concusions are likely to occur and the symptoms of any potential brain injuries.

Grazian and Volpe cautions all clients and the general public that a concussion cannot be diagnosed without medical testing and that it may be hours or days after the injury before victims may experience or report symptoms. Knowledge and prompt attention are key to minimizing the medical impact of brain injury. Please share this site with any and all persons you know so that we can all help safeguard our families and loved ones: www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html

Visit our blog for more tips and information on injury prevention and law. The accident lawyers at Grazian and Volpe love to talk law and telephone calls are always free.

About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.

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