Motor Vehicle Accidents

What steps should I take immediately after a car accident?

November 12, 2022

Motor Vehicle Accidents

In the moments following a collision between your vehicle and another, you may initially panic. Whether you are dealing with a frantic driver or a car that is blocking traffic, there are specific steps that can help you stay focused during this chaotic time. Talk to anyone involved According to the AARP, leaving the scene […]

Do you know what causes the most crashes on Illinois roads?

February 25, 2022

Motor Vehicle Accidents

With the large-scale rollout of vehicle safety measures, you would think that car crashes would decline However, even the smartest of cars cannot predict what drivers will do behind the wheel. The Illinois Department of Transportation tabulated just under 300,000 crashes in 2019. Out of those, about 930 resulted in fatalities. Discover some of the […]

What happens if my child is hit while biking to school?

October 6, 2021

Bicycle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

It is important to give our children more freedom as they age. One common way parents give their children this freedom is letting them ride their bikes to school. With watches and phones that we can use to help track them, we can double check that they get to school and check on them if […]

Keep a safe driving distance during inclement weather

August 26, 2021

Auto Accidents

Car Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Maintaining a sufficient distance behind other vehicles can reduce the risk of auto accidents. During inclement weather, you may need to stay further back from the car in front of you than you realize. Review this guide to keeping a safe following distance from other motorists when rain or snow occurs. Understanding the three-second rule […]

The dangers of cognitive distraction for drivers

June 14, 2021

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Cognitive distraction is something that may occur even though you have your eyes on the road ahead and your hands on the wheel. Some Illinois motorists may not be aware that driving when cognitively distracted can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. Types of cognitive distraction One of the most common […]

Traffic accidents may require many kinds of compensation

May 31, 2018

Motor Vehicle Accidents

After any serious accident, you should always carefully consider who may bear responsibility for your injuries and material losses. In most instances, the safest, most effective way to recover fair compensation is through a legal claim against the individual or entity that caused the accident. Depending on your particular circumstances, you might have a number […]

Safety tips to follow when driving in heavy rain

June 5, 2017

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you live in the state of Illinois, you are well aware of the fact that inclement weather can move into the area at any time. During the spring and summer months, this often means driving in heavy rain and strong winds. If you find yourself behind the wheel as the rain begins to fall, […]

Don’t sign a settlement without all the facts

April 12, 2017

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Imagine driving home from work on Friday. You were looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend. Instead, a commercial van made an illegal left turn in front of you, and now you are going to spend your time recuperating from your injuries. After the accident, you were able to exchange information with the other driver. […]

Medical marijuana bill discussed for spinal cord injury victims

April 18, 2013

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Even with the protection of a helmet, there may be a risk of spinal cord injury arising from a motorcycle accident. A motorcyclist struck by another driver’s negligence can be thrown from the bike, and the fall may result in serious injury. Spinal cord injuries can result from a variety of situations involving a broken […]

Illinois bus accident possibly due to running red light

April 11, 2013

Motor Vehicle Accidents

School bus crashes are among the most troubling kind of accidents to read about, even for Illinois readers who are not parents. Perhaps the reason is evolutionary, attributable to a shared instinct among adults to protect younger generations. Perhaps especially young school children are more easily seen as defenseless, or potential victims. Whatever the reason, […]