Motor Vehicle Accidents

Monday, April 10, 2017


The Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter has confirmed that the $602,000.00 combined award obtained by attorney Michael Viglione last week in Lake County Circuit Court is a record verdict.

Viglione obtained a $552,000.00 verdict on behalf of a female client who had a prior L3-L5 fusion and L3-S1 decompression laminectomy 75 days prior to her October 18, 2014 automobile accident.  The plaintiffs claimed that the accident aggravated the female's pre-existing back issues.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017


A Lake County jury has awarded a 74 year old woman and her husband a combined $602,000.00 for injuries sustained in a 3 car collision on October 18, 2014.

At the time of the accident, the female Plaintiff was in recovery from a prior L3-L5 fusion and L3-S1 decompression laminectomy performed 75 days prior.  Plaintiffs alleged that the collisions caused development of chronic pain below the fusion leading to implantation of a spinal cord stimulator.  Plaintiffs claimed that the injuries derailed her recovery from surgery and severely impacted her quality of life.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Don't Just Assume Your Damages Case!

You are injured in a Lake County motor vehicle accident.  You experience immediate pain in your lower back.  You have never had a back problem a day in your life.  You have never seen a therapist, chiropractor, or doctor for back pain.

Before you know it, you go from the Emergency Room, to your primary care physician, to a therapist, and eventually to an orthopedic surgeon.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition

I had neck surgery four years ago from which I fully recovered.  I was recently rear-ended and now my neck is killing me again.  Can I still recover in a personal injury case?

Yes.  Illinois law allows for recovery in the event that you have a pre-existing condition that is worsened by a motor vehicle (or other liability) accident.  The key to obtaining recovery in this situation is your ability to prove the degree to which your condition was aggravated by the collision.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hit and Run Accident Compensation

I sustained severe injuries in a hit and run accident.  The at-fault driver fled the scene and was never identified. Is there any way to get my medical expenses compensated?

Answer: almost certainly yes.  

Most motor vehicle drivers in the state of Illinois carry uninsured motorist coverage on their automobile insurance policies.  This coverage protects drivers in the event that they are injured by motorists with no insurance.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Ryan, Ryan & Landa is please to announce free case evaluations for all Lake County Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Our staff of attorneys will analyze the facts of your accident, the liability of all respective drivers, determine all possible sources of insurance recovery, give guidance on obtaining immediate insurance benefits for past due medical expenses, and provide a roadmap to resolution of and recovery on your case.

Our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience in litigating Lake County auto collisions involving fact patterns ranging from rear-end collisions, to side-swipe accidents, to vehicles impacting one another head on, etc.  We are well-versed in immediate preservation of vital evidence, documenting your serious personal injuries, cutting off all communications from insurance companies and debt collectors, and providing you with a sense of security in your time of need. 

We have a track record involving multiple seven figure recoveries in Lake County Motor Vehicle Collisions within the past several years alone.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Ryan, Ryan & Landa attorney Michael Viglione recently obtained a $300,000.00 personal injury award for a Lake County pedestrian that was struck by an automobile.  The award, which was reduced to $225,000.00 based upon the pedestrian's comparative fault in causing the incident, was made by a three person Underinsured Motorist arbitration panel.

The pedestrian suffered injuries to the left side of his body, including his shoulder, knee, and back/neck.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017


I was just involved in an auto accident, what can I do right now to protect my rights?

(1) Turn your phone off:  Ok, you don't literally need to switch your phone off, but immediately stop taking calls from any numbers you don't recognize.  Insurance companies will immediately begin calling you in an effort to obtain a recorded statement concerning your collision, have you sign medical authorization forms, and ask you for a whole host of information.  Understand, these companies do not want to help you!  Their motivation is to limit your recovery in any way possible.  Do not take their calls.  It will not help your case.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Uninsured (UM) / Underinsured (UIM) Coverage Explained

My insurance agent says that I can lower my auto policy premiums by excluding and/or taking low level UM/UIM coverage, should I do it?

Answer:  No!  Uninsured motorist coverage operates as protection should you or a loved one get seriously injured by a driver who has no insurance, a drunk driver that flees an accident scene and cannot be identified, a driver whose insurer pulls coverage for the loss, etc.  

It is of great importance that you carry as much UM coverage as you can afford to protect you and your family in the event that a motor vehicle accident, trucking collision, motorcycle collision, or pedestrian accident occurs, and the at-fault driver simply does not have insurance coverage.  

UM coverage operates as a source of recovery for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, and disfigurement.  UM compensation can be obtained through filing a claim against your own insurer and demanding formal arbitration.  The insurer must be notified and a claim must be filed (both within time periods dictated by your insurance policy) in order to obtain benefits.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Do you or a loved one suffer from chronic neck and/or back pain due to a motor vehicle or trucking accident? If so, contact the spine injury attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa to discuss your case today.

Motor vehicle and trucking accidents involve tens of thousands of pounds of force being displaced onto the human body.  These forces can wreak havoc upon the spinal cord and its surrounding structures.  Neck and back injuries sustained in Cook and Lake County accidents may involve fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, loss of the spine's natural curvature, and permanent pain. 

These conditions can lead to costly medical bills for diagnostic imaging, pain relief injections, surgeries, and even implanting of pain pumps.
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Friday, January 20, 2017


We routinely represent Waukegan and Lake County citizens that are injured by criminals attempting to evade arrest.  Know your rights.  Contact us today to discuss your motor vehicle, spine injury, and traumatic brain injury cases.  Just because an uninsured motorist trying to avoid the police hit you does not mean you cannot recover! 

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