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  • Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
    watching-chicago-cubs-gameOn Friday, May 19, 2017, we closed the office to play hooky and go to a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field. They were playing Division Rivals the Milwaukee Brewers.  The weather the week running up to that Friday was beautiful; temperatures were in the 70’s with no rain in sight. Naturally,...
  • Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
    car-insurance-calculatorObviously, your car insurance policy covers you for claims made against you or any other family member with whom you reside. But how much is enough?  The easy answer is to get as much as you can afford.  It may be cheaper to do so than you think! Medical costs have risen faster than any other costs in...
  • Friday, April 7th, 2017
    deployed-air-bagAn issue that comes up from time to time is whether someone can file a lawsuit against their car manufacturer if they are in a collision and their airbags don’t deploy.   The short answer is maybe. Frontal airbags are designed to deploy in moderate to severe frontal or near frontal impacts. So if you’re hit from...
  • Friday, February 17th, 2017
    insurance-formsTwenty five year old “Frank” (not his real name) was a client of ours whose case just settled. In October of 2015, Frank was riding his motorcycle when a car pulled from a stop sign on a side street directly in front of him.  Frank had no choice but to hit the car.  The driver of the car said she couldn’t see Frank...
  • Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
    Unfortunately, we cannot help every person who contacts our office. Our firm has made it our goal to help injury victims.  This means we handle cases which we believe we can successfully resolve favorably for our clients.  This also means we must decline representation at times. In order to proceed on a personal injury case you must prove the following: liability, proximate cause and damages. If we do not prove all three of these items we lose at trial.  Attorneys invest time and money into...
  • Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
    scared-insurance-adjusterWe’ve all seen the commercials on Television; the hyper aggressive injury lawyer’s ad that shows the “insurance adjusters” sitting around a table talking to an injury victim. When they find out the victim has been hired by “that lawyer,” the “adjusters” get visibly scared and want to settle...
  • Monday, December 19th, 2016
    multimillion-dollar-advocate-fullPersonal injury attorneys Kim MacCloskey and Phil Kesler have been members of the prestigious Multi -Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2012.   In order to be named to this forum, Kim and Phil were required to show that they acted as Principle Counsel in one or more cases that resulted...
  • Monday, November 14th, 2016
    what-rocks-winners-logoMacCloskeyKesler and Associates was just voted Best Law Firm in the Rock River Valley in the “What Rocks Rockford” poll conducted by the Rockford Register Star newspaper.   Attorney Kim MacCloskey was voted Best Personal Injury Attorney in the same poll. Every year, the Register Star conducts...
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
    Close-Up Of A Doctor Wearing A Mask during surgery The Bair Hugger is a single use blanket manufactured by 3M designed to keep patients warm during surgery.   It forces warm air through tubing into a blanket that covers the patient before surgery to promote healing and lower rates of infection.  It has been used in...
  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016
    accident-reportThere are those who have a perception in a rear end collision that because the other driver is clearly at fault, her insurance company is going to have to pay out a large settlement. That is not necessarily true. Certainly, if you are rear ended and your car is so severely damaged that they must cut you out of it,...
  • Thursday, September 15th, 2016
    Tattoo on Girls FootTattoos and body piercings are very popular modes of expression these days.    But you should be very careful when choosing someone to give you a tattoo or piercing because there are things that can go seriously wrong. Recently, we had a situation arise in Rockford where upwards of two dozen people were...
  • Friday, August 12th, 2016
    No Soliciting from AttorneysBelieve it or not, lawyers are held to a strict set of ethical rules that they must follow or they could be sanctioned.   Sanctions, if issued,  can be anything from a written warning to a revocation of a lawyer’s license. In Illinois, it is unethical for a lawyer to contact you personally about...
  • Monday, July 18th, 2016
    Fair Compensation Justice StatueMany people have asked what we mean when we say that you are entitled to compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident or other injury.  In Illinois, an injured plaintiff is entitled to full and fair compensation for the nature and extent of her injuries. This means that the severity...
  • Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
    Illinois Law Book & GavelAll lawyers say they are experienced, but what does that really mean?    In a personal injury setting, it should mean that your lawyer has encountered cases just like yours many times before. The practice of law is just that, practice.   When someone graduates from law school and passes the bar...
  • Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
    Semi Truck riding too close could cause an accident Accidents involving eighteen wheelers are a serious problem.  These accidents routinely cause catastrophic injuries and deaths.    When those big rigs get moving, they carry thousands of pounds of force and deliver a huge impact even at lower speeds.   If you have...
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
    Boat AccidentRecreational boating is a favorite pastime of many, including members of our firm.  A lifetime of memories can be made on the lake.  Unfortunately, many boaters are not experienced at the operation of their watercraft.  Boating is a fun time to...
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
    ATV AccidentATV, UTV, motor cross, quads, dirt bikes, three wheelers, four wheelers, ROV, side by side, Gators and other off road vehicles can provide countless hours of fun.  However, accidents and injuries can occur and often are very serious. ...
  • Thursday, February 18th, 2016
    Uninsured or Under Insured Motorist,When buying car insurance, it is important to remember that your car insurance policy doesn’t just cover you for claims made against you.  It also covers you and anyone riding in your car if you are injured by someone else.   In order to adequately protect you and your family, you...
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