Blog

  • 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...
  • Thursday, January 7th, 2016
    Danger: Asbestos may cause Cancer Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was used in over 3000 different commercial applications between 1940 and the late 1970s.  Exposure to asbestos may cause cancer including mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer.  Mesothelioma is specific...
  • Thursday, January 7th, 2016
    No Attorney SolicitorsPersonal injury lawyers are sometimes called “ambulance chasers.”  The Illinois Supreme Court forbids all lawyers from soliciting clients in person or via real time contact.  Lawyers may not circumvent this rule by using a third...
  • Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
    When you are in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else’s negligence, the insurance company for that other driver will routinely tell you that they will pay all of your medical bills, and to just have your doctors send them the bills.  But what they don’t tell you is that they won’t pay any bills until your case settles. The truth is that they will only pay for the bills that are “reasonable in amount” for treatment “necessary” as a result of the injuries sustained.  ...
  • Monday, October 5th, 2015
    There are lots of lawyers out there who claim to be Personal Injury lawyers. Many lawyers have experience in this area of law and are very good lawyers.   However, there are some so called Personal Injury lawyers who, on their own time, are involved in activities designed to change laws that protect consumers’ and workers’ rights, and support groups whose stated goal is to eliminate peoples’ right to seek damages for injuries altogether. Kim MacCloskey has been a strong advocate for the...
  • Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
    We recently were hired by a family whose 8 year old daughter was attacked and mauled by a dog.  She was at a party with her family at a friend’s house, and was merely petting that family’s dog.  Out of nowhere, without any provocation whatsoever, the dog lunged at the little girl’s face, severely mauling her.   The dog bit her several times on the face, above her right eye, between her right eye and nose (biting all the way into her sinuses), through her left cheek, and actually bit off...
  • Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
    What qualifications should you look for in a lawyer to represent you if you are injured in an accident?  How do you know if the lawyer you are considering is the right one for you? All lawyers say they are experienced, and they’ve represented many clients before in similar accidents with similar injuries.  All lawyers will tell you they know the law, and know what evidence they need to prove your case.   Many will tell you they’ve handled cases against a particular insurance company or corporation,...
  • Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
    Car, Truck & Motorcycle AccidentWhen you are injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident and want the advantage you can gain by hiring a lawyer, the question becomes “who should I hire?” Your first step should be to hire someone who has experience in the exact type of accident in which you were involved.   This is too important...
  • Thursday, April 16th, 2015
    Beware of Dog AttacksBased on our experience, dog attacks and dog bites appear to be on the rise.   Since Kim MacCloskey started practicing law, the number of cases involving dog bites and attacks has risen dramatically.   Additionally, the severity of the bites has increased.  Gone are the days when your neighbor’s Collie...
  • Thursday, August 21st, 2014
    Just because an attorney rides a motorcycle doesn’t mean he or she knows motorcycle law better than any other lawyers who concentrate their practice in personal injury law.   Motorcycles are subject to the same rules of the road as every other motor vehicle in Illinois.   So if a lawyer knows the rules of the road, he or she knows the law as it applies to all motorized vehicles, including motorcycles. The safest way to ensure you get the best representation possible when you are injured on...
  • Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
    When you need an injury lawyer, you want to be represented by the best, most experienced lawyer you can find.   It is not a good strategy to hire someone who will learn this area of the law at your expense.   It is best to hire a lawyer for your personal injury case who has successfully handled hundreds if not thousands of similar cases.  A personal injury claim can be one of the most valuable assets you may ever have.  Don’t trust it to someone who hasn’t been down that road many times...
Page 2 of 212