Who’s Liable for Accidents Caused by Medical Emergencies Behind the Wheel?

When a car accident occurs because of an unforeseen medical emergency behind the wheel, a driver can assert a “sudden medical emergency defense.” This defense relieves a driver of negligent... Read More

Safe Spherical Tires of the Future: Levitation, Sensors and Biomimicry

The old saying goes “don't reinvent the wheel,” but Goodyear has done just that. The 118-year-old company has created a spherical, levitation-mounted, sensor-monitored, biomimicry-designed concept tire that, in theory, could someday play a significant role in reducing car accidents. The company wants to improve on the wheel because it knows the profound effect tires have...
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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 technologists, governments, and companies are realized. Proponents of the driverless cars tote them as a solution for traffic, carbon emissions, and car accidents. However, there is a long...
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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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Driverless Vehicles: Automotive, Technology, Ride-hailing Guild to Share $77B

Automotive manufacturing giants are partnering with, investing in and acquiring key technology companies as ride-hailing and car-sharing companies are joining them, creating three-fold power-guilds in the autonomous vehicle industry. Separately, they cannot garner the lion's share of an autonomous vehicle market projected to reach $77 billion by 2035. Together, they are poised...
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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. (Article continues below...
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