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Auto Accidents

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Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist Claims

uninsured motorist claims in Illinois

While all Illinois drivers are required to carry liability insurance (coverage meant to pay damages to other drivers) a number do not. Research shows that around 13.7% of Illinois drivers are uninsured, which is slightly higher than the national average. Of course, many more are underinsured, which means their coverage may not be enough to cover your medical costs and property damage if they collide with you. In Illinois, like many other states, motorists are required to carry a minimum level of uninsured motorist insurance coverage. This law offers you some protection when you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, although the minimum limits are only $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. Accidents...

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Do I Have a Case? When to File an Automobile Accident Lawsuit

do you have a case after a car accident?

Car accidents are common in any state, and Illinois offers unique challenges to drivers due to crumbling infrastructure and Chicago area traffic congestion. IDOT reports that in 2016, 324,473 motor vehicle crashes occurred in Illinois, causing 66,703 injuries and 1,000 fatalities. If you are a driver in Illinois, you need to drive defensively at all times. Even then, you may well be involved in an accident. If you become the victim of a crash, you will benefit from the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. Consulting with an experienced lawyer will help you decide what action to take when you've been in an accident. Your legal advocate will advise you if...

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The Dangers of Driving in Chicago

dangers of driving in chicago illinois

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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