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5 Reasons To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

Do you need a lawyer if you’ve been hurt in a car accident?

If your accident was more than a bump and you want full recovery, the answer is most certainly yes – you need a car accident lawyer.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Truck Accident Lawyer

If you were in a truck crash, you are probably facing serious injuries, expensive medical bills, and an extended period of time away from work. A lawyer can help you get compensation for those losses so you can get back on your feet.

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5 Causes of Back Pain from Car Accident Injuries

Have you been recently injured in a car accident? Here are 5 symptoms of back pain from car accident injuries and what you should do about it now.

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Nursing Home Negligence Statistics Show Abuse on the Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be 65 years or older. About half of these Americans are likely to spend some time in a nursing home.

Meanwhile, nursing home abuse is on the rise. The Illinois Department on Aging received 14,858 reports of elder abuse in 2015. That’s an increase of almost 4,000 reported cases since 2011.

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Judge Affirms $500,000 Verdict for Alvarez Law Office Client

Alvarez Law Office recently won a default judgment of a half million dollars — one of the largest default judgments in Lake County’s history — on behalf of an injured shopper when Menard, Inc. failed to defend against this shopper’s tort claim. The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of default judgment in favor of Reba Lane, who was injured by a malfunctioning shopping cart while shopping at a Menards store in Gary.

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Injured Moped Driver Wins $100,274 on Appeal

Alvarez Law Office recently won a jury verdict of $100,274.14 for an injured moped driver. The case required an appeal of an earlier decision, which unfairly left out important evidence. Initially the insurance company would not offer any money for the injuries sustained. Walter and Steven Alvarez of Alvarez Law Office fought for this injury victim for years. Ultimately, the jury awarded the victim over $100,000 in compensation for his injuries.
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Workers Compensation or Injury Lawsuit?

In many cases, it is possible to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a third-party. The benefit of filing a lawsuit is that the injured or ill worker often receives more money. The disability payments provided by workers’ comp insurance are capped by the state, meaning the maximum amount of money an injured worker can receive in Indiana is $780 per week.
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Wrongful Death FAQs

Do you have questions about Wrongful Death law? Our team of attorneys answer some common questions about Wrongful Death.

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Car Accidents

Know your Rights and the Benefits of Seeking Legal Representation

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Construction Site Accident Attorneys

Alvarez Law Office specializes in helping clients who have been injured in a construction accident. Construction sites are dangerous places to work. In 2015, 21.4% of all workplace fatalities occurred on a construction site. However, just because there is an element of danger at any constructions site, that doesn’t excuse your employer

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What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?

Suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence can throw your life into disarray. In addition to the pain caused by your injuries, victims are often forced to miss time at work. Medical bills add up and can feel overwhelming. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence; on the road, as a result of health care services, at your workplace or in other facets of your everyday life, you may qualify for compensation.

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Semi-truck Accident Attorneys

In 2014 there were 589 recorded trucking accidents in the state of Illinois, 16 of which resulted in fatalities. If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident involving a semi-truck, it’s important for you to know your options.

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Trucking Accident Attorneys

If you are the victim of a trucking accident, there are various ways to prove liability. If another driver has been negligent or unlawful you have the right to compensation.

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East Chicago Lead Contamination

Alvarez Law Office currently represents 175 children that have been contaminated by lead poising at the time of this writing. Walter J. Alvarez considers this case one of the greatest injustices he’s fought for in his career.

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After an Accident

What to do after an accident

1. Always call the police. Even damage that appears minimal may cost more than you would want to pay out of pocket. And some injuries may not be apparent immediately.
2. If you think you are injured, tell the police to call for an EMS or go to the nearest ER.

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Griffith Teen Bullied

The office of Walter J. Alvarez represented a Griffith, Indiana teenager who had been bullied by students at Griffith Middle School.

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Alvarez Law Office in the News

Lake County woman wins $1.5M in motor vehicle crash

 Woman claims phlebotomist posted confidential info on Facebook

C.P. woman awarded $1.3M in son’s crash death

Indiana Supreme Court could echo Idaho ruling in RailCats foul ball lawsuit