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How to Hire the Right Lawyer for Your Case

lady-justice-2388500_1920.jpgChoosing a lawyer when you or your business have been injured by another individual or company can feel like driving a car in a new city without GPS. You don't know where to turn or what to look for. It can feel almost impossible, especially if you don't know any lawyers. Many people ask friends or business acquaintances for recommendations, which can be a good start. Others turn to the internet to begin a confusing and daunting search. Either way, the consequences of choosing the wrong lawyer can be catastrophic. So, what do you need to know? What qualifications are you looking for? How do you know who to trust? How do you know the lawyers are good at their job? Here are some important things you need to consider when looking for the right lawyer to represent you.

How to Select a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

elderly-1461424_1920.jpgAs the population in the United States continues to age, it is estimated that there will be 19 million Americans over the age of 85 by the year 2050. Currently 1 in 8 Americans resides in a long-term care facility or nursing home. This doesn't even factor in the number of people who need short-term stays in nursing homes for rehabilitation or following medical procedures or injuries.

Synthetic Marijuana Responsible for Killing Three, Sickening Many More in Illinois

Thumbnail image for smoke-298243_1920.jpgIt's been mere months since an Aurora shop owner, a distributor and an Iowa manufacturer were sentenced to jail for furnishing the synthetic marijuana which killed a young man, but "fake" marijuana is back in the news again, this time responsible for killing three people and sickening more than 107 others in Illinois.

Critical Things To Do After a Car Crash

Thumbnail image for car-831928_1920.jpgCar crashes happen thousands of times a year and can have devastating impacts on families throughout Illinois. In fact, the past few years have been some of the deadliest years for drivers in American history. If you get in an accident, there are a few things you need to do to ensure that you are making the best of a bad situation and protecting yourself. I deal with these issues in my practice every day. Here are some helpful tips in the event that you are in an accident.

Kratom Supplements Which Contain Opioids are Recalled by the FDA after Salmonella Outbreak


It sometimes seems these days as if taking an herbal supplement is akin to gambling...you never know what you are going to get.

EPA's Scott Pruitt: Just Another Creature in the Swamp

We keep hearing about big spender, Scott Pruitt, taking first class flights around the globe on the taxpayer's dime. In fact, Politico reported in February that Pruitt spent over $90,000 last June on first class flights instead of coach, as required by federal regulation, because angry individuals were confronting him in airports and occasionally yelling profanities at him.

Want to Pollute in Illinois? Go Ahead, Governor Rauner Won't Stop You

Want to Pollute in Illinois? Go Ahead, Governor Rauner Won't Stop YouApparently unconcerned that Illinois is one of the top 10 states for industrial air and water pollution in the country, Governor Rauner's administration is failing to police and penalize industrial polluters. Put more bluntly, Rauner and his EPA are giving polluters a pass.

Your Smart Watch is Distracting You Behind the Wheel

smart-watch-821559_1920 (1).jpgOver the last 10 years, cell phones have gone from large handheld phones we could use to make calls, to mini computers containing our mobile offices that we run our entire lives and businesses from. They are now essential tools in our everyday lives, but they are also incredibly dangerous when used while driving.

More Press Coverage for Family's Lawsuit Against Chaddock

Local press coverage of our most recent lawsuit. In this case, The Collins Law Firm is representing the family of a developmentally disabled teenage girl who was sexually assaulted after being led away from Chaddock, a supposedly secure facility in Quincy, IL. The family is suing Chaddock for emotional distress and negligent supervision.

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