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What to Do After a Hit and Run in Chicago

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A “hit and run” accident can mean a variety of things ranging from hitting a car in the parking lot to running a red light and hitting a pedestrian. Either way, a hit and run accident is when someone causes an incident and then leaves the scene. Committing a hit and run can be a very complicated crime especially if you don’t know who did it, but it is punishable by law. In this blog post, you will learn the definition of a “hit and run” accident, the consequences, and what you should do if you are involved. Hit and Run Defined A hit and run accident is...

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Most Common Bicycle Accidents & Prevention Techniques

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Bicycling is an increasingly popular form of transportation and exercise, especially in a big city like Chicago. Many people ride their bikes for fun or to relieve stress, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the safest option. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2018. As you can imagine, when a bicyclist collides with a moving vehicle, it is almost always the bicyclist that is in the most danger. Whether you are the one driving the vehicle or riding the bike, it’s important to know your rights and ways to prevent accidents before they happen. Keep reading...

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How to Prevent Construction Site Injuries

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Chicago is one of many cities that relies heavily on skilled construction workers to expand its infrastructure. Working in the construction industry in Illinois means that workplace injuries are a real concern every day you go to work. According to OSHA, “Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.” Being injured on the job at least once, no matter the severity, throughout your constructor career is usually inevitable. But what do you do when you slip and fall or get injured by heavy machinery...

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First Steps After A Car Accident

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Car accidents can range from fender benders to life changing incidents. Depending on the severity of the injuries, it can be difficult to get your life back to normal. If you are involved in a car accident, you are likely not thinking about everything you will need to do to build your personal injury case, until it is too late. This blog post will give you a high-level overview of all the tips and best practices that can be applied after a car accident including seeking medical attention, filing police reports, collecting evidence, finding a lawyer, and more. Learning some simple steps now will make you more able...

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What to Do After an Uber Car Accident in Chicago

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Taxis and city buses are becoming transportation methods of the past as rideshare companies continue to grow. Uber is the most popular rideshare company of choice in Chicago, followed by Lyft. Uber provides a convenient alternative to traditional methods of transportation by allowing individuals to request a ride via the free Uber mobile app to take them virtually anywhere in a matter of minutes. Uber will automatically connect users to the closest driver that will take them from point A to point B at a predetermined price. Often, Uber fares are cheaper than those of taxi cabs while offering nicer vehicles and more flexibility. It’s no wonder why...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Bites

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Dogs can be great companions and add a lot of value to a person’ life. After all, they are man’s best friend. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t require proper training and attention. All dogs are capable of biting and causing serious injury if you’re not careful. According to the American Pet Products Association's 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 60.2 million U.S. households own at least one dog. That’s the highest number of all pet categories. So, it’s clear that majority of America loves dogs and that’s why it’s so important to discuss ways to keep your dog, and the people...

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Car Accidents: Common Causes & Prevention Tips

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It’s no doubt that car accidents can be devastating. You see them happen all the time just driving your normal commute and it can make even the safest drivers wonder about their own safety. Even if you are a good driver and have never been in a car accident before, it’s still important to learn all of the ways to avoid one. According to the National Safety Council, more than 90% of car accidents are caused by human error. This means that they can be prevented majority of the time. Before you get behind the wheel, you need to take basic safety precautions to prevent or decrease...

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How to Protect Yourself from A Motorcycle Accident

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People often think of motorcycling as a dangerous hobby. Most parents warn their children to never get on the back of one. While it’s true that motorcycles can be dangerous, there are a lot of people who really enjoy being able to drive the scenic routes of Illinois and take in the unobstructed views from the seat of a motorcycle. However, even careful motorcyclists can easily be involved in an accident, often through no fault of their own. You can reduce your chance of being injured in a motorcycle accident by wearing proper safety equipment and practicing safe driving techniques....

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