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What You Need to Know about Personal Injury Law

Many of us have heard the term personal injury, however, many people may not be sure precisely what it means. An accident refers to a circumstance where someone has been physically or emotionally injured or killed by the wrongful act of someone else. A personal injury claim happens when the person harmed really wants to get money from the person or institution that wronged them as compensation with the harm. This claim may be for negligence, which simply means the injured person claims the wrongdoer was careless. Automobile accident cases are definitely the classic illustration of negligence claims. Another example is...

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Driving in larger cities or high traffic areas increases the likelihood of having an accident.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has listed the twenty worst intersections based of the number of accidents that occur.  Four of those intersections are located in Chicago. Those intersections are: **Stony Island Ave and South Chicago Ave **Western Ave and Peterson Ave **Kedzie Ave and Belmont Ave **Roosevelt Rd and Canal St.  The Stony Island Ave intersection is the most dangerous due to the multiple approaches, the Skyway and a railroad viaduct causing shits in the lanes.  Due to the dangers, The Stony Island Master Plan was developed to increase safety at the intersection.  The plan includes making the traffic lights longer for motorists to...

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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney – Left Turns

 The majority of motorcycle accidents are the result of another driver making a left turn and not yielding at an intersection. Due to the small nature of motorcycles, the inability for drivers to see motorcycles is very likely. It is also common for driver’s to ignore motorcyclists while sharing the road.  There are many different reasons that left turn accidents occur.  The most common reasons occur when the driver making the left turn is waived though by another driver or they misjudge the motorcycle’s speed or distance.  Motorcycles can be difficult to spot and it can be exasperated by driver’s...

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How Can I prove that I was not at Fault In An Auto Accident Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you might be required to prove you were not at fault in order to receive compensation for your injuries.  There are a few different scenarios where the other driver is automatically seen as "at fault" based upon the type of accident.  For Example, rear-end collisions and accidents involving a left turn are almost always a consideration. It is crucial that you call the police from the scene of the accident, and later obtain a copy of the official police report. You can also consult your state laws for supporting evidence of another driver’s negligence. Pay particular...

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Teen Drivers and Vehicle Safety

Tips for handling a teen driver Anytime a loved one is involved in a car accident it can be a scary time, especially when it involves your teen daughter or son. It's important to remember to talk to your children before allowing them to get behind the wheel and prepare them in case of an emergency.The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group on the roads. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in...

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New DUI Bill Could Mean Safer Roads

A new bill in Illinois would allow drivers who have more than four DUIs and have gotten their license taken away a new opportunity to get behind the wheel. Rather than having divers who do not have a license and shouldn't be on the road driving out of necessity, the new law would allow DUI offenders to drive in specially equipped vehicles that were breathalyzer-equipped and would only start if you were sober. Other details of the bill are still in the works including having drivers complete rehabilitation programs and three years of sobriety but this new bill could mean a better...

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Sexual Assault of a Woman in Chicago’s Northside Neighborhood

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at approximately 7:05 PM a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in the laundry room of her Roger’s Park apartment building. The victim reported that the offender told her he had a gun with him, and after taking her keys and phone from her pocket, he hit her head against a support beam and began to sexually assault her. The suspect is believed to be a tall black man, wearing blue jeans, a white jacket and white cuffs. Security for the apartment complex has been reportedly very relaxed, although complaints are now being raised. The wrought...

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Woman Hit by Train on Northwest Side

At around 10:30pm on Tuesday, December 17, a 56 year old woman was hit by a train close to the Galewood stop off of the Metra’s Milwaukee District West Line. The police report the incident to be accidental in nature. The woman was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood to be taken care of right away, as she was in critical condition with extensive injury to both legs.   For more information, click here. ...

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Psychotropic Drug Use Increases Likelihood of Car Accidents

  Drug Use and Car Accident Correlation Recent studies and past research is showing that patients who are prescribed or take over-the-counter medications for the treatment of anxiety, depression and especially insomnia are more likely than non-users to get involved in a car accident. These drugs are known to alter brain function, and in doing so, can cause delayed reactions, dizziness, or inattentiveness on the road while under the influence of the drugs and/or the next morning. Hui-Ju Tsai, head researcher in a study published last year in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology states, “Doctors and pharmacists should choose safer treatments,...

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5 Tips To Help You Drive Through The Rain

Driving in the rain is like jaywalking — it's not the safest thing in the world, but millions of people do it without incident, and most folks don't give it too much thought. If you live in a busy city like Chicago, you should be more cautious when it's rains due to the amount of drivers on the road. It never hurts to remember the basics. 1. Take care of your car and its tires. Every vehicle talks to the road through four small patches of rubber. It doesn't matter if you're driving a Ferrari, an all-wheel-drive Audi, or an asthmatic...

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