What Are the Steps of a Personal Injury Claim in Illinois?

April 23, 2024


You may have suffered a horrific injury that’s changed your life, requiring you to adapt to a new routine or lifestyle. In addition to physical pain, you may feel distraught and hopeless, trying to remember what your pre-injury life was like. You may suspect you have a personal injury claim but want to know more about it. […]

Beware of These Hazards in the Workplace

February 29, 2024


Every workplace exposes its employees to potential hazards and injuries, just some more than others. Employers are legally required to make a workplace safe and free from accidents. In Illinois, there could even be consequences if an employer or company fails to uphold these standards. Almost everyone has had a job at one point of […]

What Are the Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in Illinois?

February 15, 2024


In Illinois, the personal injury statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of the injury to file most personal injury lawsuits. If you wait too long to file a personal injury lawsuit and miss this two-year deadline, you could lose your right to sue. However, there are several exceptions to this rule […]

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

January 31, 2024


Long-term care facilities like nursing homes are becoming an increasingly common option with our aging population. The National Institutes of Health states that 4.5% of older adults live in nursing homes. While these facilities are supposed to provide care, the reality is that nursing home abuse and neglect are a serious issue that affects thousands […]

What Are the “Damages” in a Personal Injury Claim?

January 16, 2024


In personal injury cases, the term “damages” refers to the compensation awarded to an individual who has suffered harm due to the wrongful actions of another party. This concept is a fundamental part of personal injury law. When someone gets hurt because of another party’s negligence or intentional act, the courts aim to “make them […]

Do You Need an Attorney After a Rear-End Accident?

October 6, 2023

Auto Accidents

Car Accidents

Those sudden collisions from behind can be jarring and immensely stressful. They form around 29 percent of crashesoccurring every year in the US. Often, victims find themselves in a situation where there’s no way to anticipate or avoid such accidents. There is usually substantial vehicle damage and severe injuries.  After such an incident, you need an […]

The Most Common Dangerous Driving Practices

September 12, 2023

Auto Accidents

Car Accidents

You take on an immense responsibility when you get behind the wheel – and you also face considerable risk. While car accidents come in many different forms and can cause immense damage, you may be surprised to learn that most are the result of common dangerous driving practices that fall into several basic categories. If […]

Workers’ Compensation | Protect Your Rights

June 27, 2023

Workers' Compensation

Whether your serious workplace injury occurred in a construction accident or a repetitive stress injury sustained in a warehouse or office setting, the dedicated lawyers of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles work hard to protect your rights to receive the workers’ compensation benefits you need to recover and get back to work. At […]

Big cars a big threat to cyclists, pedestrians

May 18, 2023

Auto-pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle And Motor Vehicle Collisions

As the weather gets warmer, the number of cyclists and pedestrians traveling Illinois’ roadways increases, and research shows that the number of Americans traveling in large trucks or SUVs is increasing, too. Yet, the larger a vehicle is, the more of a threat it is to cyclists and pedestrians. While the number of large cars […]

3 common repetitive stress injuries in the construction industry

February 26, 2023

Workers' Compensation

Working in construction can take its toll on your body. Sudden and catastrophic accidents can lead to severe injury when you work around heavy machinery, but repetitive stress injuries are just as much of a reality and potentially just as life-altering. Reducing the odds of repetitive stress injuries is often a matter of using tools […]