Man using cellphone while driving.

Ask the Attorney: I Was on My Phone at the Time of an Accident – Does That Mean I’m Automatically At Fault? 

Using a phone while driving can be considered negligence, but it doesn’t automatically mean you are at fault for an accident. However, being on the phone can significantly impact your liability and potential penalties. How is fault determined in a car accident? Fault is typically determined by proving that a party involved in the accident…

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Car driving on winter snowing road

Facts You Should Know About Winter Car Crashes

Did you know that more than 70 percent of roads nationwide are located in snowy regions and that nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population lives in those same snowy areas? Anyone who has driven in wintertime knows it can be dicey and dangerous. Annually, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy,…

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woman calling her attorney at car accident scene

Ask the Attorney: I’ve already been involved in a car accident lawsuit. Will it be held against me if I try to collect for my injuries in a second accident?

That’s an excellent question and the answer is “maybe, it depends.” Whether a previous car accident lawsuit will impact your ability to collect for injuries in a later accident will depend on the specific details of the first case. What’s not in question is that you should definitely seek the counsel of an experienced personal…

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car accident scene

Car Insurance Claims – The Dos and Don’ts

Handling a car insurance claim after an accident can be a complicated and sometimes stressful process. Knowing what to do and what not to do in handling a claim can help Chicago motorists make their way through the insurance system effectively and ensure a smoother experience. If you’ve been in a car accident, it is…

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Why Car Accidents are More Common in Summertime

On its face, it doesn’t make sense that car accidents are more common in the summer. The weather is mild and the days are longer so there are more hours with better visibility for drivers. But, the statistics for 2020 bear it out. The data shows that across the United States, April saw the fewest…

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