Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Single car accidents can, and frequently do, occur. A single car accident can be caused by any number of reasons – inattentive driving, poor weather conditions, hazardous road conditions or a defective motor vehicle. Depending on the cause of the accident, you may be able to recover for the injuries or damages sustained in the

Speeding is one of the most common traffic offenses, but it can frequently lead to accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding was a contributing factor in 31% of all fatal crashes in 2008 and 11,764 lives were lost in 2008 due to speeding-related crashes. When a motor vehicle accident occurs

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.

Texting and driving takes the lives of thousands of people each year. In fact, in 2011, there were 3,360 distracted driving fatalities, and in 2012, there were 3,328 distracted driving fatalities. Another 421,000 people were injured in 2012 in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver, which represented a nine percent increase from the estimated

It is often said that there are two seasons in Chicago: winter and the road construction season. With several road construction projects underway in and around Chicago, it is important to be aware of various road construction safety hazards such as: Narrower lanes Reduced number of lanes Reduced visibility Cones, barriers, and other obstructions Presence

Trucking accidents can have devastating consequences given the sheer size of the vehicle involved. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 9,319 tractor-trailer crashes in 2009 alone, with 67 of those crashes resulting in fatalities and 1,673 resulting in serious injuries. Tractor-trailer crashes accounted for only 3.2% of the total traffic crashes in 2009,

While it is a fact of life for most Chicago residents, driving on Illinois roads can be perilous. Crumbling roads and bridges cause damage to vehicles and can lead to serious accidents. When it comes to damaged roads, Illinois currently rates the highest in the nation. Both its roads and bridges are deemed dangerous by

Last weekend much of the United States, “sprang forward” as we moved our clocks ahead one hour. While daylight savings time has long been considered a modern rite of passage for the changing seasons, some experts point out that the time change puts our health at risk and increases the risk of accidents and injuries

If a company offers incentives to employees who provide rideshare services, the employer can be held liable for car accidents and/or negligent actions by the carpool driver. Is Company Carpooling Worth the Risks? Ridesharing has become an economical way for employees to get to work. As a result, many companies are offering company carpool incentive