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Motorcyclists Are Back On The Road!

It’s coming into the time of year where we must share the road with motorcyclists.  Motorists often fail to give motorcyclists a fair shake on the road.  It is a longstanding problem that still cries for improvement.  The consequences of motorcycle accident are usually severe and often fatal. Recently there has been a spike in fatal crashes involving motorcyclists.    Sometimes the motorists who causes these accidents are impaired by drugs or alcohol.  Other times, motorists are distracted by cell phones, radios or passengers in the car.  Many bikers feel the motorists don’t respect motorcycle riders and sharing the road with...

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Injured in a Chicago Construction Zone?

Coping with the inconvenience of year-round road construction has developed into a way of life in the Chicagoland area. This doesn't mean that you in addition to the annoyance of the construction.. that you should have to cope with hazardous road conditions in & around the area of the construction zone. There are particular requirements set up regarding how a building site should be set up. Motorcycle riders who have been wounded in road construction zones should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group can take the time...

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What You Need to Know About Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been seriously hurt, you will need an experienced injury lawyer to hammer out a reasonable settlement, or even file a suit for you. But where do you find a lawyer you can rely on? Just How much will it cost? What questions do you ask to be sure you get the best lawyer for your type of case. Obviously, an excellent personal injury lawyer brings a lot to the table: understanding of legal procedure, support staff to process paperwork, bargaining expertise, and much more. However they will also take a substantial quantity of any compensation awarded in your case....

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What are the Best Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

What is your contingency fee? Most personal injury fee agreements are based upon the contingency fee agreement. This means that there is no legal fee unless there is a monetary recovery. If there is merit to your personal injury case, rest assured you will find an attorney to take your case on a contingency fee Agreement. Contingency fee agreements are negotiable and typically range between 25 and 40%. The stronger the case and more severe the damages, the more negotiable the fee agreement will be. Will I be responsible for any advanced case costs at all if we lose? In addition to the...

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Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Actually help you in a Car Accident Case?

The answer is YES!   Most of the time, car accidents involving serious or even long-term injuries require an attorney to get the most desirable outcome. A car or automobile accident ends up questioning a number of concerns. Who may be to blame? Who pays for damage to my car? Am I eligible to lease a car? Who will pay for my health-related monthly bills? Should I request the insurance company to reimburse me for lost wages? A highly skilled Chicago injury attorney can be quite useful when you are discussing the often chaotic and complicated realm of insurance promises and settlements....

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Seat Belt Injuries as a result of auto accidents

Seat belts are designed to protect the driver and other passengers in accidents and statistically they do just that.  In some occasions, however, seat belts can cause injury.  The injuries suffered are generally minor but some serious injuries may occur in collisions due to seat belts.  A seat belt is meant to restrain a driver or passenger when a vehicle comes to a sudden stop.  The likelihood of injury depends on the severity of the accident, a seat belt malfunction, manufacturer defect, or wearing the seat belt improperly.  Chest and abdominal abrasions can occur where the seat belt comes in...

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Failure to Yield Accidents

Failure to yield accidents occur when the driver of an automobile does not yield at a traffic light or stop sign. Drivers yield when they do not have the right of way at an intersection and should be prepared to stop or let other drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians cross. The right of way is defined as a priority given to one driver, cyclist, or pedestrian over another. Vehicles must always yield at an intersection as a safety measure. It is common for drivers to roll through a stop sign or try to beat traffic when turning left at a light. ...

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Motorcycles vs. Cars

There is a debate about which automobile is safer to drive, a car or a motorcycle.  Cars have seat belts, a crumple zone, and air bags.  A car, however, can provide a sense of complacency which can cause drivers to be distracted by using cell phones or eating.  Whether a vehicle is safe mostly depends on the driver.  Accidents do not have one single factor but is a result of many factors.  When on a motorcycle there is more road awareness because the driver must be focused on where he or she is going.  Driving a motorcycle also gives the...

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Motorcycle Red Light Accidents

There can be many reasons for running red lights.  Some reasons include the driver being in a new area, getting distracted by surroundings, or the traffic light could be malfunctioning.  The potential for injury goes up when a driver is on a motorcycle.  There is likelihood of injury even when the motorcycle is stopped and is rear ended by another driver. In fact in recent news, a motorcycle police officer was killed after being rear ended by another motorist. Rear ended accidents at red lights occur when a motorist is not paying close enough attention and does not see...

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Chicago School Bus Accident Attorney

Buses are used nationwide every day to take children to and from school. School buses are also used for other activities such as field trips or transportation to an away game for the school’s team sports.  Usually, buses are a safe method of transportation and is convenient for parents who have no other way to get their children to school. School bus companies and drivers are the parties responsible for ensuring the safety of the children that ride their buses.  Crashes may still occur due to other negligent drivers.  The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration found that an estimated...

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