In Illinois, a person gets a criminal record when arrested. This is true even if the person is not charged with a crime or convicted. Any arrest, whether a criminal charge or conviction, goes on a person’s criminal record, which the public can view. Being arrested, charged, or convicted can leave a stain on your permanent record, which can adversely impact you for the rest of your life – personally and professional. Fortunately, it is possible to expunge or seal criminal records in Illinois.

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When you’ve been injured in an accident, figuring out who’s at fault and how much you’re owed can be both confusing and frustrating. In the State of Illinois, it’s important to understand how the state’s modified comparative negligence law, sometimes called the contributory fault law, can contribute to the outcome of your claim and your final settlement amount. To learn more about your rights and how to best protect your ability to recover your full settlement amount, call the Law Office of Glenn & West, LLC directly today. We offer free consultations.

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At the Law Office of Glenn & West, LLC, we know that being involved in a car accident can be an upsetting experience. When you’re in a car accident, the shock can leave you feeling paralyzed about what to do next. Knowing what first steps to take after a car accident in Illinois can be a comfort, help you to check off everything that needs to get done, and may expedite the claims process. Here’s a list of steps to take after a car accident. For more help navigating your car accident claim and getting the settlement you deserve, call our law firm directly today.

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Being involved in a catastrophic accident is an overwhelming experience. Not only may the accident initially be shocking, painful, and upsetting, but it could also leave you or a loved one with serious long-term disability and harm. At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, our catastrophic injury attorneys will work with you to help you understand your right to damages and to recover a fair settlement or verdict that fully compensates you for all of your economic and noneconomic losses. If you or a loved one has been involved in a catastrophic accident or incident, our law firm can help. Call us today to learn more about your options and the settlement process.

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In a moment’s notice, a car accident can occur. In a matter of seconds, a severe crash that leaves you with injuries and damages may happen. A crash like this can be shocking, upsetting, and cause anxiety about the future. Most people who are involved in accidents that are caused by the fault or negligence of another party wonder what their rights are and whether they have grounds to bring forth a lawsuit for damages.

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All drivers in Illinois have a responsibility to drive safely and follow the rules of the road. Statistics have shown that nearly every motorist in the country will be pulled over by a police officer for a traffic violation at least once in their lifetime.

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After an accident or incident wherein you or a loved one are injured, a civil insurance claim or civil lawsuit can be filed against the person or business that are at fault for that happening, which is known as the negligent party. If you are successful with your insurance claim or lawsuit, you can collect financial compensation, known as damages, to recover for medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, lost wages, emotional distress, etc. The damages available in a certain case will depend on the facts of a case and the nature and severity of the injury. There are several types of personal injury damages that could be available in your case.

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