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Wrongful Death Caused By An Auto Accident

According to the World Health Organization, across the globe, every 24 seconds someone dies on the road. In the United States, nearly 38,000 people lose their lives in an auto accident every year. This high death rate results in auto accidents being the number 1 cause of death in the United States for people between the ages of 1 and 54. If you reside in the Illinois area, and a loved one has died an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact Whiteside & Goldberg, Ltd. today. We will provide you with the help you need to get...

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How Will a Car Accident Affect My Insurance Rate?

In most cases a car accident will negatively affect your car insurance rate. Generally, the safer you are deemed as a driver, the lower your insurance rates will be. However, the amount of increase really depends on the severity of the accident, the state you reside in, and your driving history. In the majority of states, if an accident was not your fault, you will not see an increase in your rate. However, in no-fault states, both parties involved are required to file a claim with their provider, which can often result in increased rates regardless of who was at fault....

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Auto Accidents Involving Pedestrians

While driving, it is not only important to keep your eye out for other vehicles around you, but also for pedestrians near the road or crossing streets. According to the CDC, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed and 137,000 injured in auto accidents in in 2017 in the United States. In Illinois alone there were a total of 4,940 pedestrian accidents in 2017. DETERMINING FAULT When determining who is at fault in an accident involving a pedestrian it is important to take into consideration many different factors. The main determining factor to establish who is at fault, is in regard to negligence. Negligence, according...

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