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Driver Negligence in Trucking Accidents

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Truck drivers are vital to the economy of this nation. Most of these drivers are highly skilled and consistently drive in a safe manner. In fact, most truck accidents are caused by the other motorist. However, some truck drivers do engage in dangerous driving behaviors on a regular basis, putting other motorists in grave danger. When you are involved in an accident that involves a large truck, you are likely to be injured, sometimes severely. The size and power of these vehicles make them deadly in the hands of a reckless driver. When you are on the road, you need to be aware of these behaviors and take steps...

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How the Statute of Limitations in Illinois Affects Your Legal Options

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If you are a fan of legal dramas, you've heard the term "statute of limitations," referring to the period of time you have to take legal action after a crime or an accident. It's possible for the offender to escape their legal responsibility simply because they are not charged promptly. In many instances, the clock truly is ticking when it comes to your opportunity for justice. Of course, no one should lose out due to missing a legal deadline. The law in these matters is not simple, especially because the statute of limitations varies a great deal. These time limits depend on your particular legal issue and the state...

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The Dangers of Driving in Chicago

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Chicago offers so many wonderful things to do for both residents and tourists. Baseball season is about to open for the Cubs and White Sox; the Chicago music scene is always going strong and the shopping experience rivals any other city in the US. Sadly, the traffic issues rival those in other cities as well. "I can't wait to drive in Chicago" was said by no one, ever. In a recent poll ranking US cities from best to worst in drivability, Chicago ranked 91st, just one click above Los Angeles. It was 99th in traffic and infrastructure and 41st in safety....

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Construction Accidents on the Job

Construction accidents on the job

Chicago area construction workers are skilled and hard working. You are the reason that this area continues to grow and thrive. But you work a dangerous job and injuries are frequent. You undoubtedly have suffered more than a few injuries over the years. Your employer should have insurance that covers your injuries, but not all construction firms purchase the best coverage. And if you are working for a subcontractor, things can get even trickier when it comes to insurance. Construction workers frequently suffer from falls, cuts, fractures and head injuries while on the job. These injuries cause you to lose work...

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Commercial Construction Insurance: What You Need to Know

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Nothing is more exciting than planning a new house, remodel or addition. Nothing is more frustrating than running into problems with your contractors. Before you commit to any construction project, you need to protect yourself by doing your due diligence. When you are looking for a contractor to remodel your home or build a new structure, you need to hire one who is completely licensed and insured. In fact, legitimate contractors are required by law to carry insurance. Hiring anyone who doesn't meet state and federal standards leaves you with limited recourse if the work is substandard or someone is...

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How Trucking Accidents Differ from Auto Accidents

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Many roads lead to Chicago, and most of them are dangerous. You can easily find yourself a party in an accident. Of course, not all vehicle collisions are the same. If your vehicle is struck by a car, even a larger sedan, you are less likely to suffer serious injury than if you are hit by a commercial truck. Commercial truck drivers and their passengers are sometimes gravely injured and even killed - they numbered 683 in 2017. However, many more people in passenger vehicles die as a result of these collisions. In 2017, that number hit 2797. Navigating the aftermath...

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Gloria Allred on the Marine nude photo scandal, Trump fires all U.S. attorneys, Trump Hotel lawsuit, Neil Gorsuch

Legal Face-Off WGN Podcast from March 20, 2017 Noted women’s rights advocate and bestselling author Gloria Allred join Jason and Rich to cover her representation of one of the Marines involved in the nude photo scandal. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney...

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