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Should I file a personal injury claim or worker compensation claim?
The personal injury lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to compensation case is fault. A personal injury case is based on fault, whereas a workers’ compensation case legal options. Personal Injury Case 1.Fault: In order to recover damages for being injured on someone Personal Injury Blog you deserve. The most significant difference between a personal injury claim and a worker’s chicago personal injury attorney is not. Below we have identified some of the differences between personal injury cases and workers Should I file a personal injury claim or worker compensation claim?
Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case
you are looking for a personal injury and accident attorney, I invite you to contact me directly on1-877-936-7200 or via twhiting@wlglaw.net. Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case Personal Injury Blog When making the decision to pursue justice against an individual or company who has harmed you, choosing the right lawyers for your personal injury case can be a daunting task. Hiring the right attorney is not be taken lightly or made without full knowledge of the important aspects of hiring the right personal injury and accident attorney for your case. In the paragraphs below, I suggest five key items to consider to help make the right choice in hiring a personal injury and accident. When Hiring An Attorney, Make Sure That ... 1. The attorney you hire concentrates his or her practice on injury cases. There are many areas of law – real estate, business, contracts, employment, personal injury and more – so you need to find an attorney who is knowledgable and experienced in personal injury law. At Whiting Law Group, we focus on a select few areas of personal injury law so that we can offer the right expertise and experience to handle your injury or accident case. 2. The attorney has real trial experience in personal injury cases. To secure justice for you, an attorney must be prepared to take the fight to the defendant. That can mean going all the way to trial. You want to know that your attorney has a track record of winning jury and bench trials. Our trial attorneys at Whiting Law Group have winning records in both jury and bench trials in multiple jurisdictions including Illinois, Wisconsin and California. 3. The attorney has experience in handling similar cases to yours or that of your loved one. Even within personal injury law, there are different areas of focus: medical malpractice, auto accidents, truck accidents and more. You want an area who has a success record of handling cases with similar circumstances to your own. In limiting our practice to personal injury law, Whiting Law Group has developed deep and extensive experience and knowledge with many of the types of personal injury cases. 4. The attorney makes a commitment to clear, timely and open communication. Your case really is about you. How it is handled, how it progresses and developments that will definitely affect you and your case. You need a lawyer who communicates regularly, openly and clearly with you to ensure that you know how your case is progressing and that you're involved with the case to assure a winning result. At Whiting Law Group, we are deeply committed to excellent client care and communication. We pride ourselves on the way that we look after our clients in their time of need. 5. You feel comfortable with and like the personal injury attorney that you hire. Most personal injury cases take 12-36 months to resolve, so you will be spending a lot of time communicating with your lawyer about your case. You must like the attorney or the entire fight for commitment, and I invite you to get in touch with me directly to discuss your personal injury case. If
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The Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
TOP 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The personal injury attorneys at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. based in top 10 FAQ attorney- top 10 faq personal injury Personal Injury Blog injury cases can be resolved prior to filing a lawsuit or going to court. 5. Who pays for my The Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit the firm incurred are waived. 4. Do I have to go to court? Not necessarily. Many personal
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Whiting Law Group welcomes Attorney Sara M. Davis to the firm of Personal Injury Lawyers
associate. In joining our team of leading personal injury attorneys, Ms. Davis brings a proven experience, her knowledge of personal injury law and her deep commitment to her clients will prove hugely Whiting Law Group is very pleased to welcome personal injury lawyer Sara M. Davis to the firm as an arrival at Whiting Law Group, Sara practiced personal injury law with the firm of Ryan, Ryan & Landa Whiting Law Group welcomes Attorney Sara M. Davis to the firm of Personal Injury Lawyers
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What can I do if my loved one died in a construction accident?
/personal The construction accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand that the loss of a loved one in a construction accident can be devastating, and we want to represent your best interests as you move forward with a survivor action and/or wrongful death action.   When a construction worker dies in a construction accident, there are two potential personal injury claims: Wrongful death action. Survivor action. Survivor Actions In most construction accident cases where a construction worker has died, the family of the deceased worker will likely file a wrongful death action and a survivor action. The point of a survivor action is that the deceased person’s right to sue for their injuries should not die along with that individual. Essentially, in a survivor action, when a person is injured or harmed, that person has a right to sue for those injuries. When a survivor claim is filed, the family will likely make the following arguments: The defendant’s negligence caused the worker’s death; The negligence caused the worker pain and suffering before the worker died; The worker would have been able to sue the defendant had the worker survived; The defendant should not be able to escape liability for pain and suffering simply because the worker died; and the Defendant should have to pay the damages for pain and suffering to the deceased worker’s estate. Wrongful Death Actions In a wrongful death action, the family of the deceased worker will likely argue the following: The worker died because of the defendant’s negligence; The worker had very close family members; The family members suffered losses (detailed below) as a result of the death; and Therefore, the defendant responsible for the death should compensate the close family members for their losses. The wrongful death action is a statutorily created action. The law controls what family members can recover. Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then Mr.Whiting and his team of accident and injury trial lawyers personally invite you to contact them for a free consultation toll free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at twhiting@wlglaw.net. There is no fee unless we win your case. Sources: [1]http://www.alllaw.com/resources/personal-injury/construction-accidents [2]http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/workers-compensation [3]http://www.alllaw.com -injury/filing-wrongful-death-lawsuit-construction-accident.html -injury/survival
Timothy Whiting Named Top 100 Lawyers by American Trial Lawyers Association
protecting his clients’ rights in personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice actions.
Whiting Law Group Welcomes Torrie N. Poplin as an Associate Personal Injury and Accident Attorney
personal injury and accident attorneys in May 2013. In welcoming Ms. Poplin to the firm, the Founder Whiting Law Group Welcomes Torrie N. Poplin as an Associate Personal Injury and Accident Attorney litigation involving serious personal injury matters. She is experienced in the detailed inspection firm. A graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, Ms. Poplin joined our team of personal injury and accident attorneys in May 2013.
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in the area of trucking crashes and personal injury. It is my belief that my firm's commitment to delivering presentations about the relevant areas of trucking accident and personal injury law. We are  trucking accident and personal injury lawyer for almost 20 years now, I really appreciate the value of
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Who Can Be at Fault for my Construction Accident?
/personal -injury/work http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/damages.html   The construction accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to identify the right legal action if you are injured in a construction accident and unclear about what to do next. Common Mistakes Construction safety should always come first. Below is a list of some common mistakes that can be made on a construction site. Being aware of actions that may cause injuries may reduce the frequency of the events. Improper Use of Tools: Construction workers use dangerous tools that can cause injury, particularly if the tools are not properly used. If a construction injury is caused by one’s own misuse of a tool, the injured worker can file a worker’s compensation suit. If a worker is injured by another improper use of a tool a worker’s compensation and third party action may be available. Failure to Follow Safety Regulations: All construction workers are required to follow government safety regulations while on the job, and if the investigation into a construction injury reveals the injured party failed to follow the rules then they may share in the legal responsibility. Machinery Misuse: Large machines, such as cranes and forklifts, have specific capacities or limitations that, and, if those limitations are ignored, serious injury can occur. Inadequate Training: Many pieces of construction machinery and tools require significant training and government certification in order to operate. If the injured party was not trained or certified and used the machinery anyway, then they share responsibility for the accident. Ignoring Warning Signs: Pedestrians and other non-construction employees can also become responsible for injuries they suffer when walking or driving near a construction site if they ignore posted warning signs or fail to pay attention to construction workers guiding them around the site. Consult an attorney Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then Mr.Whiting and his team of accident and injury trial lawyers personally invite you to contact them for a free consultation toll free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at twhiting@wlglaw.net. There is no fee unless we win your case. Sources http://wlglaw.net/practice-areas/construction-accidents/ http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/workers-compensation/liability-construction-worker-injured-fall.html   http://injury.findlaw.com/workers-compensation/construction-injuries-faq.html http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/liability-construction-site-injuries-caused-falling-objects.html http
Who is Responsible for Keeping a Construction Site Safe?
The construction accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to identify the right legal action if you are injured in a construction accident and unclear what to do next.   Construction Site Safety When it comes to construction site safety, someone is responsible for the safety of a construction site. However, the question of who is responsible is often confusing and contentious. It is critical to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney. Below are some of the issues that can make it challenging to determine liability. Contracts: Determining who is responsible for keeping a construction site safe may depend on the language of the contracts that were signed by the parties. For instance, a general contractor, several subcontractors and an owner may all accuse one another of having ultimate responsibility for safety at the site. Therefore, the issue is usually a matter of contract law and the answer will depend on the language of the contracts that were signed amongst the parties. What “safe” means: Another issue that arises is, “what constitutes a ‘safe’ construction site?” Essentially, there is a duty to keep the construction site in a reasonably safe condition, based on the level of safety that other reasonable construction companies would exhibit. Any failure by a construction company to keep a construction site reasonably safe is a violation of their duty and may entitle an injured party to damages. Consult an attorney Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then Mr.Whiting and his team of accident and injury trial lawyers personally invite you to contact them for a free consultation toll free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at twhiting@wlglaw.net. There is no fee unless we win your case. Sources http://wlglaw.net/practice-areas/construction-accidents/ http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/workers-compensation/liability-construction-worker-injured-fall.html http://injury.findlaw.com/workers-compensation/construction-injuries-faq.html http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/liability-construction-site-injuries-caused-falling-objects.html   http://www.alllaw.com/resources/personal-injury/work-related-injuries http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/damages.html
Four Common Causes of Fall Injuries at Construction Sites
The personal injury lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to identify the right legal action when you are injured on the job. Let us help you receive the compensation you deserve. While injuries resulting from falls can vary in severity, here are four of the most common hazards that cause fall injuries at construction sites: Ladder Misuse: To avoid injuries resulting from ladder misuse, ladders should be placed on sturdy supports and extend at least three feet above the landing. Prior to using a ladder, it should be inspected in case there are cracked, loose, or broken parts. Poor scaffold construction: Guardrails should be used at all times where there are open sides and ends of platforms. Furthermore, it is critical that scaffolds are constructed according to the manufacturer’s directions to make sure that they are safe and stable for workers to use. Unprotected sides, wall openings, and floor holes: While some of these hazards are unavoidable during construction, employers should use protective devices such as guardrails and safety nets to ensure worker safety. Openings should be clearly marked. Unguarded protruding steel rebar: Guards should be selected carefully and used at all times to ensure that workers are adequately protected. In the event that you encounter any of these hazards while working on a construction site and are injured, consulting with an experienced construction accident attorney can help you determine the benefits you are entitled to and the best way to get them. Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then please contact Mr. Whiting directly for a free consultation toll-free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at twhiting@wlglaw.net. There is no fee unless we win your case. Sources 1. http://wlglaw.net/practice-areas/construction-accidents/ 2. http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/workers-compensation/liability-construction-worker-injured-fall.html 3. http://www.alllaw.com/resources/personal-injury/work-related-injuries 4. http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/damages.html
$725,000 for a 20-year old woman injured as a result of medical malpractice
firm’s Chicago personal injury lawyers aggressively pursued the case to obtain a just settlement of $725,000.00 for the Plaintiff. Committed to fighting for the rights of its clients, Whiting Law Group successfully secured a significant medical malpractice settlement for a young woman injured during the surgical removal of her gall bladder. The firm’s Chicago personal injury lawyers pursued the case for almost five years in order to obtain a just settlement of $725,000.00 for the Plaintiff. In July 2008, Ms. Kimmara Smith, the Plaintiff, was a 20-year old student. At that time, the Plaintiff underwent a laprascopic cholecystectomy at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The surgery was performed by the defendant surgeon, Dr. Manuel Perez. Shortly thereafter – yet while still in the hospital – it was discovered that the Plaintiff suffered a common bile duct injury during the surgery by the Defendant, Dr. Perez. The Plaintiff was then transferred to University of Illinois (Chicago) Hospital for further diagnosis and treatment. On July 22, 2008 Dr. Piercristoforo Giulianotti performed a roux-en-Y intrahepatic hepaticojejunostomy. The Plaintiff suffered minor complications following that procedure. She underwent several outpatient procedures to repair biliary strictures that developed as a result of the procedures on July 22. Fortunately, Ms. Smith did not suffer liver damage and has not required further medical treatment for the common bile duct injury. In securing the six-figure settlement for medical malpractice, Timothy M. Whiting, reflected on the case: “This case was particularly contentious given that although the nature of Kimmara’s injury was a common risk with gall bladder surgery, the cause of her injury was not a common or accepted risk. It took the firm a number of years to build the case and to convince the Defendant that he had committed medical malpractice and, therefore, to offer Kimmara a fair settlement for the pain and suffering inflicted upon her. This case represented Whiting Law Group’s relentless pursuit of justice — how we never give up fighting for our clients.” Whiting Law Group is a firm with extensive experience in medical malpractice law. Over more than a decade of fighting for the rights of clients in personal injury lawsuits, the firm has won millions of dollars in personal injury damages. If you or one of your loved ones were injured in a medical procedure, “Whiting Law Group:http://wlglaw.net invites you to contact Tim Whiting and his colleagues for a free consultation. Tim can be reached on 877-936-7200, via email at twhiting@wlglaw.net or through the firm’s FREE CASE REVIEW form.
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Personal Injury Victims Should Consider their Social Media Use
Personal Injury Victims Should Consider their Social Media Use Personal Injury Blog chicago personal injury attorney The immense and explosive popularity of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have encouraged a culture in which people can share nearly every aspect of their lives on the Internet. Even a cursory glance at the average Facebook feed will likely involve pictures of meals, workouts, pets, children, and other aspects of daily life. Photos and statuses may be used as evidence While many people likely post pictures and status updates without a second thought, individuals who have recently been involved in accidents should think twice before posting that picture of their casual walk in the park. In most personal injury [1] cases, liability is conceded by one of the parties, meaning that the only issue that remains to be negotiated is the amount of compensation one party (or his or her insurance) will pay to the other. The amount of compensation paid generally depends on the severity of a victim’s injuries and is calculated by determining issues such as medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. While determining a person’s medical expenses and lost income is a fairly straightforward issue, noneconomic damages [2] often require a victim to establish how “much” pain and suffering they have experienced or in what ways an injury has limited their ability to enjoy life. For this reason, social media posts can very easily have an impact on the amount a victim is able to recover. The kinds of posts that may be detrimental to a person’s case include the following: Photos of the victims exercising or engaging in other physical activities Posts indicating improvement Statuses discussing  daily activities Information regarding diagnosis or treatment Statuses discussing the settlement or award you expect to receive, and what you plan to do with the money Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free consultation Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then Mr.Whiting and his team of accident and injury trial lawyers personally invite you to contact them for a free consultation toll free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at twhiting@wlglaw.net. There is no fee unless we win your case. [1] http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/injury.html [2] https://centerjd.org/content/fact-sheet-understanding-non-economic-damages
Social Media in the Courts
understand how social media content is working its way into courts and personal injury cases. Personal Injury Blog This post was written by Sara M. Davis, a Partner at Whiting Law Group. As social media has weaved its way into our modern society over the last ten years, the Courts in Illinois, Wisconsin and across the country are responding with decisions and rulings that effect their use and admissibility in personal injury litigation. In today’s day and age, we share all sorts of information with our friends, family and the world about our daily activities, our health, our work and our private lives. As a personal injury lawyer, I have seen many instances where clients didn’t really understand with whom they were sharing their personal information – or that it really could be accessed by just about anyone in the world. How Opposing Counsel Obtains Access to Your Social Media Content There are a number of ways that attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants are working to obtain social media posts for the parties they are fighting in court. Open to the Public: Many people do not restrict access to their Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media accounts. Whatever those people post can be seen by anyone with an account on the same service. Subpoenas: According to its general counsel, Facebook is actively and strongly fighting turning over content that is posted in the private accounts of its users. Discovery: With increasing frequency, attorneys are submitting formal, legal requests for information on posts, photos and messages – even in private accounts. To date, the Courts have been inconsistent on the rulings on this topic. Most court decisions have allowed posts and photos relevant to the issues in the lawsuit. Don’t Delete Those Social Media Posts! While the temptation to delete embarrassing or personal information may be intense, it is important not to delete it once formal litigation has begun. Deleting social media posts can be considered destruction of evidence. Unfortunately, embarrassing as it may be, the best legal approach is to leave the social media content. How Social Media Posts Are Being Used in Personal Injury Cases Lawyers on both sides of the negotiation table are using social media discovery either to bolster their own cases or to attack the case of the other side. Below are just a couple of key ways that social media is being used in personal injury and accident cases. Disproving severity of injuries: Defense counsel has used social media content in an attempt to demonstrate that the plaintiff is not injured as is alleged. For example, I’ve dealt with defense lawyers taking photos from social media and using them out of context. A picture of my client at a
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