Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Determining how much a car accident lawyer costs usually depends on how the lawyer charges for legal services, if the case goes to court, and the timeline of the case. Car accidents involving injuries and property damages need a car accident lawyer who can navigate the complexities of these cases, especially if there are multiple

When a car accident happens, an accident lawyer can help with a variety of issues such as obtaining the necessary evidence to prove liability, interviewing witnesses, getting police reports, gathering medical records, talking to insurance companies, recovering damages, and negotiating settlement offers. Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer? When a car accident occurs, contacting

The driver who was backing up may be at fault for the accident; however, this is not always the case. If the other driver engages in reckless driving or fails to use evasive driving tactics to prevent the accident, then both drivers may share fault for the accident. In some cases, the other driver –

Did You Know?
  • If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
  • A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
  • Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

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 Infographic) Are

Work-related motor vehicle accidents can happen just as any other accident can happen on the roadway. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident that occurred during the course of your employment, you may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim in addition to a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver involved. Helping Maximize Your Recovery

Accidents caused by cell phone use while driving continue to happen – even despite the fact that Illinois recently prohibited the use of hand-held cell phones while driving in a school zone or highway construction zone and several other cities, including Chicago, Evanston and Winnetka, have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving

Motor vehicle accident statistics for 2007 in greater Chicago were at 120,982. (According to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety Statistics.) Injuries were reported in nearly 15% of these accidents. These included minor, moderate and catastrophic injuries as well as 191 fatalities. While these statistics are now several years old, Chicago’s population has only

Each year, thousands of people die in work-related accidents – the majority of which are traffic fatalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2003 and 2010, an average of 1,275 workers die each year from motor vehicle accidents, and as we recently reported, 1,153 people died in fatal work-related roadway incidents in 2012.

Accidents with emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, police cars and fire trucks, can result in serious injury or even death. Accidents between emergency vehicles and motor vehicles can occur for a number of reasons – driver error, road hazards, poor weather conditions or failure to yield to emergency vehicles that are traveling at high speeds.