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Auto Accidents

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What You Need to Know About Illinois Rear-End Collisions

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Anyone who has ever driven through Illinois most likely noticed the difference in roadways and driving conditions throughout the state. Majority of Illinois consists of sprawling farmland and straightaway highways. It is not uncommon for motorists to be going upwards on 80 mph on these roads which can lead to very dangerous rear-end collisions. However, the city of Chicago also presents an opportunity for lower-speed accidents to happen in heavy traffic or crowded intersections. A rear-end collision is one of the most common types of car accidents, and it's almost impossible to avoid when it's happening. Unfortunately, that doesn't make its effects...

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Illinois

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With the advancement of technology, it’s possible to turn your car into an office on wheels and get Wi-Fi almost anywhere. Everything has “gone mobile” and the use of cell phones while driving has sky rocketed. According to the National Safety Council, at least 9 Americans die and 100 are injured each day in distracted driving accidents. Teenage driving and distracted driving are two major causes of motor vehicle accidents. Often the two causes overlap, with younger drivers often being guilty of distracted driving to a greater degree than their parents. Everybody knows that texting and driving is a dangerous...

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How Much Is A Car Accident Lawsuit Worth?

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The annual cost of car accidents in the United States is $230.6 billion, which comes to $820 for each person. Even a minor accident can cost you thousands in medical bills, depending on who is at fault and the coverage provided by insurance policies. Unfortunately, medical bills will not be the only expense you'll face after a collision. When you are injured in an accident, your first concern is for the people involved. You have to consider your injuries as well as those of passengers in your car and those in the other vehicle. When you are able, you will begin to worry about the cost. Even those of...

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Types of Auto Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Automobile accidents are a daily occurrence throughout the nation and particularly in the Chicago area. Even the most cautious drivers can be involved in a collision, and in truth, many motorists are not as careful as they should be. Each year, around 6,000,000 car accidents occur in the United States leading to approximately 3,000,000 injuries. Each day sees over 90 people die as a result of these accidents. Chances are high that you will be involved in a crash at some point in your life. As someone who travels the country's roads, it's important that you understand the types of accidents you could be involved in and how to...

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Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist Claims

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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

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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

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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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