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Serving our country. Serving our community. Chris Doscotch has done it all – first as a volunteer in the Army and now as a respected and experienced lawyer in central Illinois. For over 20 years, the Law Offices of Chris Doscotch has been faithfully serving its clients in cases ranging from workers’ comp and personal injury to wrongful deaths and auto accidents. See the difference our experience can make in your case.

You get hit. The driver’s insurance doesn’t pay all your bills. How do you make up the difference?

Sure, state law requires drivers to have auto insurance. But many drivers have just the bare minimum in coverage. So what happens when you get hit by an underinsured driver and your bills exceed their coverage? You need to make sure that you have sufficient coverage to make up the difference in case the at-fault driver’s insurance can’t cover everything. That’s because any additional costs will most likely come out of your own pocket – and that’s something you want to avoid.

Watch Chris explain the importance of uninsured / underinsured insurance coverage.

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Scott's Law "Move Over Law" saves lives. Watch Chris talk about what this law means to you.

When you’re in an auto accident, calling the police is just the beginning.

Did you know that after an auto accident there are 10 things you need to do to make sure your rights are protected? From documenting the scene to talking to the other driver, don’t make a mistake that could come back to haunt you when the insurance companies (or courts) make their decisions.

When you have an auto accident, you need to talk to an experienced attorney right away. That’s why you should contact the Law Offices of Chris Doscotch. We have the knowledge, expertise and savvy to make sure your rights are protected.

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If you get hurt at work does it qualify as a Worker’s Comp case or a Personal Injury case? Knowing the difference is critical when it comes to proving liability and rewarding for damages.

Watch Chris as he explains the difference.

The first thing a trucking company does is preserve evidence - and so should you!

After an accident involving a truck, you need to immediately get the help of an experienced lawyer. That’s because while you’re taking care of your health, the trucking company’s lawyers are taking care of their interests. They will have lawyers on the scene of an accident quite often the same day it occurred. And while you’re trying to recover from the trauma and take care of your health, they’re building a case against you and looking out for their client’s best interests.

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There are a couple factors that determine what type of award will be granted in Workers' Comp cases. Things like age, occupation, future earning capacity. This video details answers to those questions among others.

What’s the 1 thing that is required in every repetitive trauma claim? It’s the testimony of a physician on your behalf.

Not all workers’ compensation are caused by a single, isolated event. In Illinois, repetitive trauma falls into the category of workers’ compensation, but sadly there’s been an erosion in workers’ rights in the state of Illinois with many cases being denied.

When reporting a repetitive trauma claim, you need to be very specific and detailed about your case – like the type of body movements required, the physical mechanics involved and the number of repetitions per day. And you need to see a physician immediately as well as their testimony will be critical to your case.

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Attorney Chris Doscotch discusses law changes with Workers Compensation and Premises Liability.

Know your rights when you’re on a bike.

If you are injured on a motorcycle you have the exact same rights as anyone injured in a vehicle. And yet there seems to be confusion by many people as to the rights of motorcyclists. Today, there are two major challenges facing motorcyclists today – and Chris Doscotch identifies them and tells you how to overcome them.

When you do have a motorcycle accident, it always helps to have a lawyer on your side. That’s why you should contact the Law Offices of Chris Doscotch. We have the knowledge, expertise and savvy to make sure your rights are protected.

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Attorney Chris Doscotch discusses the dangers of summer driving, motorcycles and construction zones. Learn what you should know if you're in an accident.

Here are the 10 Things You Need To Do after an auto accident

While an auto accident can be traumatic and stressful, there are certain steps you need to take immediately after one to make sure your best interests are protected. Whether a minor fender bender or a major car accident, Chris Doscotch has created a list of 10 important things you need to do no matter the size or scope of the incident. Watch the video and get the whole list.

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On this segment of Ask the Attorney Chris Doscotch explains workers compensation and what you need to know when filing a claim.

At the Law Office of Chris Doscotch, you will find an attorney dedicated to getting results for clients all across central Illinois. With 15 years of legal experience, Chris is a passionate advocate for protecting the rights of the injured and their families. From workers' compensation and personal injury to accidents and wrongful death to premises liability and dog bites, the Law Office of Chris Doscotch will give you the response you expect and the results you deserve. Contact us today!

Illinois has lower average medical payments and higher premiums being paid. What are the effects on the worker?

Attorney Chris Doscotch discusses the future lifetime benefits of a workers' compensation claim.

On this episode of Ask the Attorney, Chris Doscotch of the Law Office of Chris Doscotch, explains as laws make it tougher for a worker to be awarded a claim, there are five things you should do to help your Workman's Compensation Claim.

Pre-Existing Conditions

In many instances, insurance companies use pre-existing conditions as a reason to deny a personal injury claim. However, in the state of Illinois, this practice is against the law. In Illinois, your right to damages cannot be limited by a pre-existing condition. In fact, you are entitled to compensation for damages for the aggravation or worsening of pre-existing injuries. Your right to recovery for any injury or acceleration or aggravation of the condition is the same as the cause of the injury in the first place.

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Attorney Chris Doscotch offers some simple guidelines for what to do if you're in an automobile accident.

On this episode of Ask the Attorney, Chris Doscotch, of the Law Office of Chris Doscotch, explains the importance of having the right insurance coverage.

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