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Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by Joseph Shea

The effects of a traumatic brain injury are likely life-altering. Unfortunately, the number of people who suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year is stunningly high. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.5 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year, 50,000 people die every […]

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Choose Our Chicago Injury Lawyers

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 by Joseph Shea

If you’ve sustained serious injuries from an accident in Chicago, you may be facing huge medical bills or left unable to work. If you believe the accident was a result of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Why Do You Need an Injury Lawyer? Having a severe accident can be frightening, especially […]

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How the Law Affects You If You Were in A Car Accident in Illinois

Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Joseph Shea

If you were involved in a car accident in Illinois, it’s best you have an understanding of the laws that apply to ensure that you receive proper compensation and justice. The Statute of limitations: Illinois is no different than any other state; there is a limit on the timeframe in which you can engage with […]

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Illinois Workers’ Compensation

Posted on February 19th, 2018 by Joseph Shea

It doesn’t matter where you work; perhaps you’re a steel-erection rigger or maybe you stock supermarket shelves. Simply put, there’s risk of injury while you’re on the job. Fortunately, for anyone employed in Illinois, it is mandatory that employers carry insurance against work-related injuries or occupational diseases regardless of who is at fault. The law […]

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Winter Car Accidents & How to Avoid Them

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by Joseph Shea

As car-accident lawyers in Chicago, we’ve seen it all. Getting behind the wheel when the temperatures drop is a completely different experience than driving in warm weather. On top of that, Chicago is one of the biggest and busiest cities in the country, making dealing with bumper-to-bumper traffic a daily occurrence. In 2016 alone, Illinois […]

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Don’t Get A Dog Bite

Posted on January 28th, 2018 by Joseph Shea

No matter how cute or fluffy, a dog is still an animal and still has the capacity to hurt you. Dog bites affect nearly 5 million people in America every year. The common fallacy is that dog bites come from stray or strange dogs, but the truth of the matter is that most dog bites […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits In Illinois

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Joseph Shea

Although there are differences, every state, including Illinois, has specific laws that govern wrongful death lawsuits. If a person died because of a careless act on the part of another person or entity, the person that caused the death can be sued for causing a wrongful death. The spouse or next-of-kin of the deceased can […]

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Personal Injury Laws And Rules In Illinois

Posted on January 18th, 2018 by Joseph Shea

The state of Illinois has several laws on the books that relate to personal injury cases. The statutory rules apply when a lawsuit is filed and may have an impact on the settlement that is arrived at with the named defendant in the case and his or her insurance company. The Statute of limitations: Illinois […]

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Personal Injury Dictionary: Sprains, Strains and Tears – What’s the Difference?

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

If you’ve ever sprained your ankle, you know what pain is. But maybe the sprain was really a strain. Or was it a tear? The pain level for all is about the same, so how do you tell the difference? The personal injury lawyers at the Shea Law Group have seen plenty of both over […]

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Personal Injury Dictionary: Contusions

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by Joseph Shea

What is a contusion? A simple answer is that a contusion is a bruise caused when tiny blood vessels (capillaries) are damaged or broken as a result of blunt force trauma that crushes the underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin. Because a contusion is technically a bruise, the tendency of many […]

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