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SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer? How can one help me?

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My Child Was Petting A Dog And Got Bit – Do They Have A Claim?

My child was petting a dog and got bit. Do they have a claim? The answer to that question is probably yes, there is a reasonable standard that we have to look at and investigate it and determine if that dog bit your friend, your client, your son because he was doing something wrong. That’s a question that really requires more investigation. We can help you with that investigation, but you need to contact us first. You can learn more HERE.

My Wrist Is Hurting – Is This Carpal Tunnel – Do I Have A Worker’s Compensation Claim?

The answer is it depends. Most of the time carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by typing, but you need to speak to your doctor and help him or her determine if there is a claim.

What Should I Do If My Baby Is Hurt During Child Birth?

The wrongful death or injury to a newborn baby is devastating. A family can be left with grief, loss and many questions. Who is responsible? Why did this happen? How did this happen? During this very difficult and unexpected time the support of an attorney can help guide you and your loved ones to make important decisions about the future.

Can The Hospital Be Sued For Malpractice?

The only way a hospital can act is through its employees. The doctors and other medical professionals work for the hospitals. These are complicated and difficult cases that shouldn’t handle on your own.

Is It Christian To Sue?

The answer to that question is deeply personal.

Can I Get Compensation For The Aggravation Of Pre Existing Injuries At Work?

Can I Get Money If I Fall At Someone Else’s House?

The answer is that it depends – so for example if the house was miss constructed or there was a problem with the staircase you may be entitled to compensation.

Can I See Any Doctor For My Work Injury?

The answer is generally yes – you get up to three doctors of your own choosing in Illinois to help you through the process.

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Minor Car Accident?

This is a tricky question because what might seem like a minor car accident might turn out to be something major down the road.

How Are Damages Calculated In Nursing Home Cases In Illinois?

In Illinois there a couple of ways that this is done. There are special laws that apply only to nursing homes within the nursing home care act.

How Can I Tell If My Loved One Was Abused In A Nursing Home?

These are tragic situations and often very difficult because you are trusting the nursing home and they are supposed to protect your loved one from harm. Look for obvious signs like bruises, cuts, but also things that are less obvious like unexplained falls or where your loved one is wandering around without being attended to.

How Do I Get My Car Out Of The Tow Yard After A Crash?

You have been involved in a serious crash, you had to go to the hospital and a towing company that you don’t even know about has taken your car and towed it to the yard. Now you are trying to get your car out and you can’t get it out – what do you do? This can be tricky.

How Do I Get My Medical Records?

In Illinois it is not particularly difficult, but it can be difficult getting people to comply with those requests. You simply have to contact that provider and say I would like a copy of my medical records. Those requests typically have to be in writing, and often times the provider will have their own forms.

How Do I Get The Medical Records For My Mom or Dad In A Nursing Home?

Often times people in nursing home do not have the ability to request their own records. However, if a lawyer needs to evaluate a case then we need to get them. There are several ways that this can be done. You can open an estate and get someone appointed to represent your Mom or Dad. A lawyer can help you!

If My Uber or Lyft Driver Crashes – Who Is Responsible?

If there is a crash involving Uber or Lyft almost always the driver is at fault, but there are circumstances in which the company itself is responsible. Those companies do sometimes try to avoid this responsible. We at Dixon Law Office will investigate your claim and try and hold those people responsible, and if they have done something wrong we will help you get the compensation you deserve.

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