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Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys > Posts tagged "Car Accident"

Traveling During the Holidays

  AAA has released its 2014 Holiday Travel Forecast and is predicting 98.6 million people will journey more than 50 miles from their home between during this holiday season. This represents a 4 percent increase over 94.8 million in 2013. The increase is most likely due to this year’s unusually low gas prices. According to AAA, 90 percent of those traveling over the Christmas and New Year holiday will be doing so by car. The increase in motorists on the road means an increase in the risks of a car accident. To help reduce your risk of causing an accident, the personal...

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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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What Happens After an Auto Accident?

Taking the proper steps after an accident has a major impact on the ability to recover compensation for injuries.  The following are some of the things that help strengthen your potential claim: Gather information: Getting contact information from other drivers and witnesses.  These witnesses can give an outside perspective on the accident so the lawyer you hire can contact these witnesses and get statements while the memories are fresh in their minds. Contact the police: This ensures that statements are made at the scene and allows the police to create a report.  The police also can provide emergency assistance and call for...

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T-Bone Accident Injury Attorney

T-bone accidents may look like a steak, but they certainly don’t taste as good! T-Bone Accidents are a type of side impact crash that is often the result of aggressive driving.  The accident could be the result of a driver changing lanes abruptly, trying to beat a red light, or pulling into an intersection too soon.  T-bone collisions are one of the most serious type of accident and cause a lot of fatalities. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety found that about 51 percent of deaths occur between cars.  The estimated percent of deaths when factoring in SUV’s and...

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Chicago Rear-End Collision Car Accident Lawyers

The National Safety Council found rear end collisions are the most common type of automobile accidents.  Rear end collisions usually result in whiplash because the driver and/or passengers often experience back and neck injuries.  The extent of the injuries may not be realized until a while later due to the adrenaline masking the pain.  Whiplash can cause pain for up to 3 months and can lead to chronic pain.  Some symptoms associated with whiplash are ringing in the ears, headaches, and pain in the lower back or neck.  Other injuries may occur such as broken bones due to the seat...

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Chicago Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney – The Horwitz Law Group

Head-on Collisions Head-on collisions make up 2 percent of all auto accidents but 20 percent of those accidents are fatal.  Most accidents in Chicago occur when a driver runs a red light or fails to yield the right of way during a turn. About 86 percent of head-on collisions take place between intersections and make up about 7 percent of urban crashes. There are ways to drive defensively to avoid collisions such as being prepared to go off the road, or reducing your speed.  This is often not enough to prevent serious injury or death however, and it is important to consult...

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Chicago Drunk Driving Attorney – The Horwitz Law Group

Deaths involving drunk driving account for about 30 percent of Illinois’ total fatal auto accidents.  Males are more likely than females to drive drunk and 23.4 percent are between the ages of 21 and 25.  On average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 53 minutes. Laws are in place to prevent drunk drivers from injuring others...

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What you don’t know about your car insurance policy…

Car insurance POLICY contracts are long, and boring to read.  Because it is a need's industry, we figure we are getting the best rate to protect us. Most people have only a passing familiarity with the amount of coverage they have and what that coverage does for them. This again is because it is a needs industry. This is not a situation where ignorance is bliss. While everyone need not rush to review their entire auto policy, it is well worthwhile to look at the declarations page which shows what coverage you have and decide whether it is the right coverage...

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Can a personal injury lawyer help me with medical expenses from road debris?

Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include slip and fall, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. The goal of a personal injury action is to determine who was responsible, hold them accountable, and then compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained.   But what if it was not a person, but rather an object, one you accidentally hit on the road, that caused you injuries?   In Illinois, the legal definition of an auto accident is when any road vehicle collides with another object, such as a pedestrian, road debris, or another vehicle. If another...

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