Liability and Driverless Cars: Who is Responsible?

Driverless cars introduce new questions regarding liability, fault, and responsibility for car accidents with no easy solutions. Driverless are filled with promise, if the future peddled by... Read More

When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a lawyer who understands and knows the most effective way to apply Illinois law when bringing a car accident claim to court. The Importance of Hiring the...
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Common Causes of Workers’ Compensation Denials

Despite meritorious claims, workers are denied benefits through workers' compensation every day. Employers and their insurance carriers have a vested interest in denying as many claims as possible to avoid having to pay large payouts. Some reasons employers may deny workers' compensation claims include: Injury Was Not Reported Soon Enough One of the most common reasons a...
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The Spectrum of Impaired Driving: Prescription Drugs to Alcohol

Driving under the influence is intimately connected in popular consciousness with drinking and driving. However, impaired driving runs the gamut from legitimate prescriptions and insufficient sleep to illegal narcotics and alcohol. Many people are involved in an impaired driving accident because they did not appreciate the nature of their impairment and how it could influence...
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Fatal Flaws That Cause Automobile Accidents

Whether it is a tire that is worn and causes a vehicle to spin out of control, or a safety belt that fails to secure a passenger, faulty automotive parts can cause accidents and cost lives. Nationwide it is estimated that mechanical failures are a factor in 13% of all automobile accidents. Depending on the cause of the defect, the vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturer,...
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Fatal Crashes Down Compared to 2016

Fatal car crashes are down this year compared to 2016 data, though it's impossible to predict whether the trend will continue. 2016 saw an increase in traffic fatalities, with over 1,000 deaths in Illinois. Drivers should be attentive and cautious on area roadways. A Chicago auto accident attorney can answer questions after a crash occurs. Why were there more fatalities in...
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Do Electric Vehicles Pose Additional Hazards in a Crash?

Electric vehicles can pose dangers of fire and electric shock in motor vehicle accidents due to high voltage electricity. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that all persons involved in electric vehicle accidents follow safety tips to prevent serious injuries often seen by a Chicago accident lawyer in electric vehicle crashes. Are Electric Vehicles Safe to Drive? In...
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Involved in a Taxi Accident? Taxi Color May Be Important to a Case

Choosing a yellow taxicab could mean avoiding a car accident. A newly released study demonstrates that yellow taxicabs experience 9% fewer accidents than blue ones because yellow is more visible to other drivers. Distracted drivers particularly benefit from brightly colored taxis because this improved visibility gives more reaction time to avoid a crash. Chicago licenses...
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Chicago Begins Planning for Driverless Car Future

Chicago is beginning to prepare for a future in which driverless cars share the road with human-driven cars, even as it debates the efficacy and safety of this new technology. Most automakers and experts believe that self-driven cars will begin operating commercially between 2018 and 2020, depending on the numerous hurdles that remain. (Article continues below...
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How Damages Are Calculated in Accident Cases

Calculating damages in injury accidents is complex, involving considerations such as disfigurement, the loss of quality of life, ongoing medical costs, losses of earning capacity, pain and suffering, increased risks of future harm caused by the injury, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and others. A Chicago accident attorney may use experts for help with valuing his or...
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