Injured in a Head-On Crash?

Icon of a head-on crash of two cars

Head-on accidents occurring in Illinois may cause serious injuries, which require extensive medical treatment and time off work to recover. According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 3,400 head-on crashes occurred across the U.S. in 2017. Over 10% of such accidents resulted in deaths, while many others caused serious injuries. Common Causes of Head-On… Continue reading Injured in a Head-On Crash?

Liability in Car vs Restaurant Collisions

Drive-in restaurant with many cars parked

When vehicles crash into restaurants, unsuspecting diners may suffer serious injuries for which they deserve financial compensation. The Storefront Safety Council reports that vehicle-into-building accidents occur 60 times per day across the U.S., resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. Depending on the circumstances, those injured or who lose loved ones… Continue reading Liability in Car vs Restaurant Collisions

How Bad Are Chicago Drivers?

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In its annual America’s Best Drivers report for 2019, Allstate ranked Chicago drivers among the nation’s most dangerous. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, motor vehicle crashes in Chicago caused 533 deaths and injuries to 10,370 people between 2012 and 2016 alone. From winter weather conditions and other motorists with poor driving habits to… Continue reading How Bad Are Chicago Drivers?

Get Help Celebrating the Holidays After a Crash

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A crash doesn’t’ have to put a chill on holiday celebrations. When money is tight, there are quite a few organizations in Chicago that are able to lend a hand. All injured victims generally need to do is reach out and the following humble Santas will spring into action to help with everything from food and… Continue reading Get Help Celebrating the Holidays After a Crash

What Is Loss of Consortium?

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Loss of consortium is the legal term used to describe the loss of love, intimacy, companionship, affection, care, protection and assistance between spouses as a result of a personal injury. The spouses of people who suffer injury or death due to another’s negligent actions in Illinois may be entitled to recover damages for loss of… Continue reading What Is Loss of Consortium?

Should You Stay in Your Vehicle After a Crash?

Aftermath of the car accident, a man looks worried

Safety experts and emergency responders are urging car accident victims to stay in their vehicles after a crash except in extenuating circumstances. Since drivers near a car accident are likley to be distracted by the scene, and traffic congestion can make swerving to miss disabled vehicles or people in the road difficult, the risk of… Continue reading Should You Stay in Your Vehicle After a Crash?

E-Scooters Invade Illinois: National Crash Data Released

As the number of e-scooters available for rent in Illinois rises, a recent investigation by Consumer Reports indicated the risk to the public is rising as well. The companies, including Lime and Bird, that provide these devices are profiting from putting the health and safety of residents in danger. E-scooters pose considerable health risks that… Continue reading E-Scooters Invade Illinois: National Crash Data Released

Choosing the “Best” Libertyville Car Accident Lawyer

Attorney ratings don’t provide the “best” picture of the skills and qualifications of a car accident lawyer in Illinois. Most client and peer ratings are based on limited criteria. This creates a skewed perspective on the attorney’s ability to effectively represent clients in legal matters. Instead of relying solely on ratings and reviews, there are better ways to… Continue reading Choosing the “Best” Libertyville Car Accident Lawyer

Lyft Express Drive Program: Who’s Liable for Damages Now?

Aftermath of the car accident, a man looks worried

The new Lyft Express Drive Program makes it easy for drivers to rent a car and use it to pick up “lyfts;” however, this new system creates considerable complexity when it comes to determining liability. Under this new scheme, liability may fall to Lyft’s insurance, the driver’s personal insurance, Hertz’s insurance, or the injured party’s own UIM/PIP… Continue reading Lyft Express Drive Program: Who’s Liable for Damages Now?