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If you’ve ever sat in traffic in or around Chicago, you understand that congestion, delays, and accidents are all part of the routine. Whether you’re headed north on I-90 or south on the Dan Ryan, you’ve most likely experienced sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic and rolling a few feet forward every 5 minutes. You’ve also probably witnessed or passed accidents.
Not long ago, a Chicago driver became distracted and because he was not paying attention to his surroundings, the driver ran a red light and was T-boned by another vehicle. A passenger in the distracted driver’s car was unfortunately injured and transported by ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Chicago is a city of more than 2.7 million people spread out across more than 77 communities, containing numerous neighborhoods. From Rogers Park to Chinatown, from Humboldt Park to the Loop, Chicago is constantly moving. The roads are filled with cars, bikes, and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses; the sidewalks are full of pedestrians; and the many CTA “L” lines run overhead.
Society’s increasing reliance on technology to help mitigate everyday challenges is indisputable, especially when that technology helps safeguard the sanctity of human life. Truck dash cams can provide footage to explain what happened in a car accident, ultimately proving who is at fault. If you were involved in an accident with a semi truck that had a dash cam, we can help yo ...
Many industries rely on trucks and heavy duty vehicles to get work done. From construction workers to utility providers, employees use company trucks all day to get to and from work sites and fulfill their duties. However, like all drivers, workers can get into trucking accidents while on the clock, and with such heavy vehicles, these crashes can lead to serious injuries and fatalities.
Trucking companies and their drivers in the United States are required to adhere to a set of Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) standards set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). There are seven categories of compliance defined by this program called Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC).
People can become very attached to their dogs and treat them as life companions. They live inside homes and can become trusted members of families. However, even without provocation, a dog may become aggressive and sometimes bite. Victims of dog bites are often people who are known to the dog – owners, friends, or neighbors.
The all-too-familiar wreckage scene of a large semi-trailer rear-ended by a passenger vehicle raises questions about who has been hurt, who is to blame, and how could the accident have been avoided. You might assume any case of rear-ending squarely places the blame on the driver of the vehicle in the back, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) holds a different opinion.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) that establish minimum performance requirements for motor vehicles. Air bags, brakes, safety belts, and other vehicle components must meet FMVSS in order to be used by the public. If they do not meet those requirements after sale of the vehicle, a recall of individua ...
Colloquially, a totaled vehicle is one that is damaged beyond repair. It is a complete loss that could not be fixed even if you wanted to. However, for insurance purposes, a totaled vehicle is one in which the repairs cost more than (or within a certain percentage of) the current market value of the vehicle.
If you are injured in an accident, you may be unable to work for a long period of time. When calculating your losses, you should consider not only income you have lost up to that point, but also any future lost income. If you expect to be out of work for a certain period of time, or even if you expect to have significant medical treatment that will result in your being away fro ...
A trucking accident can leave you dazed and in shock. Even without serious injuries, it takes you time to come to your senses and figure out your next best steps. However, trucking accidents often necessitate that you get it together enough to document what is happening. You need to get yourself and passengers to safety, gather information, and collect evidence for a future ins ...
When you suffer injuries in an accident, you must look beyond your medical expenses when seeking compensation through a personal injury claim. For the other party to make you whole, the individual or business needs to also compensate you for the money you lost because of the accidents and your injuries. You probably missed out on a portion of your wages due to recovery time after the accident.
The facts are sobering: 28 people in the U.S. die each day in motor vehicle accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Even more shocking are the facts that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) calculates this to be one death every 53 minutes while the U.S.
Your pet is invaluable to you. No amount of money or another pet could replace your current dog or cat. Once you brought your new pet home, you were instantly attached to the companionship, affection, and fun the animal brought to your life. That is why when your pet is injured in a car accident, it can be as devastating as your own injuries.
When your personal injury claim moves toward trial, you and your Chicago personal injury attorney will gather as much evidence to support your case as possible. That is because it is on your shoulders to prove the defendant had a duty of care toward you, the defendant’s actions were a breach of that duty, and those actions caused your injuries.
With almost all cancers, early detection is the key to minimally invasive and effective treatment. The sooner your physician notices the signs, tests you for cancer, and gives you a diagnosis, the sooner you can learn more about your options and make decisions regarding the care that you are most comfortable with.
Accidents affect you in ways far beyond your physical injuries. The physical pain, mental suffering, and daily consequences can be devastating, and clinical terms regarding your injury do little to describe these issues. It is too sterile to simply say you suffered a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury or a partially severed spinal cord.
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