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What Should I do if I Get Into a Car Accident? A Quick Step by Step Guide To Protect Your Rights

Getting involved in a car accident can be a frightening experience. Not knowing the proper steps to protect your rights can be just as intimidating. The attorneys at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff would like to help alleviate that worry with some quick simple steps to take to ensure that your […]

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What Injuries Are Covered Under the Workers’ Compensation Law?

Generally, the law covers injuries that are caused by the employee’s work. A worker injured by the repetitive use of a part of the body is covered, as is a person who experiences a stroke, heart attack, or other physical problem caused by work. A worker who had a pre-existing […]

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Illinois Dram Shop Act: Bars can be liable too!

We’ve all heard the saying, “When you drink and drive, you lose.” In Illinois, however, it may not just be the driver and the individual he or she collides with who has something to lose. The very bar or tavern owner that served the driver alcoholic beverages can also be […]

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New Netflix Documentary “Bleeding Edge” Highlights Safety Concerns About Your Medical Devices

The streaming content service Netflix recently unveiled a new documentary dealing with the potential dangers of increasingly complex medical devices that doctors prescribe to their patients. Some of these devices, the documentary highlights, can pass United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval with less scrutiny than other new products. […]

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The Requirements of Section 2-622 Should Be Liberally Construed

The First District Appellate Court in Lee v. Birkshire Nursing & Rehab Center, LLC, et. al., reversed the trial court’s decision to dismiss certain parties with prejudice due to Plaintiff’s failure to file the requisite attorney affidavit and physician’s report pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-622(a)(2) within 90 days of the commencement […]

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Do I have a Workers’ Compensation Claim or a Civil Claim? The Appellate Court Weighs In

In Peng v. Nardi, 2018 IL App (1st) 170155, the first district appellate court addressed the question whether an employee who is injured when commuting to and/or from work has a civil claim or a workers’ compensation claim. The answer depends on the facts.  This decision provides an excellent summary […]

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Personal Injury Geofencing – Is it Ethical?

Here at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff, we not only advocate for the rights of injured individuals, we also like to stay up-to-date on the modern ways in which injured individuals can obtain legal representation. Geofencing is but one of the most recent technological ways in which some personal injury law […]

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Illinois Appellate Court Reverses: Hotel Could Be Held Liable For Alleged Rape Of Guest By Hotel Employee

In Gress v. Lakhani Hospitality, Inc., 2018 IL App (1st) 170380, the First District Appellate Court found that the plaintiff alleged sufficient facts to establish a special relationship between a hotel guest and the hotel itself so that plaintiff could move forward in a premises liability action against the hotel for the […]

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Reporting a Work Injury to Employer – Workers’ Compensation

Notice of the accident must be given to the employer promptly. The law generally requires the employee to notify the employer of the date and place of the accident within 45 days of the accident. Any delay in the notice to the employer can delay the payment of benefits. Any […]

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What if your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance?

Knowing your rights is important. If you find out that your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you still may have a case. An employer that negligently fails to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for each day without coverage, punishable by up […]