hit and run accident

Do’s and Don’ts of Chicago Hit & Run Accidents

In a perfect world, hit and run accidents would not occur. The sad truth is that’s not the world we’re living in. Sometimes people leave the scene innocently not realizing that an accident has occurred. Others may leave the scene because they were drinking, didn’t have a valid license or car insurance, or simply panicked.  …

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Chicago?

Like all big cities, traffic in Chicago can be brutal. Have you ever been in slow-moving or stopped traffic and seen a motorcycle weaving between lanes of stopped cars? That’s called lane splitting and it’s illegal in Illinois except in certain circumstances. While motorcycle riders claim lane splitting is a safe and efficient way for…

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man speaking to doctor after dog bite injury

How Much Can I Recover From a Dog Bite Injury Claim?

It is estimated that there are nearly 85 million dogs living in U.S. homes which has resulted in 4.5 million people—mostly children—being bitten every year. Nearly 1 in 5 people who have been bitten by dogs need medical attention. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, a majority of these biting incidents are preventable. It’s…

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two trucks on highway

Proving Liability After a Jackknife Accident

What exactly is a jackknife accident? It’s an accident involving a commercial truck that is pulling a trailer. When the trailer moves from behind the truck toward the body of the truck, it forms the shape of a “V” or a jackknife. These accidents are often caused by speeding, poor weather conditions, sudden braking, and…

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crosswalk with pedestrians

Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

According to government data, nationwide traffic fatalities involving pedestrians went up by 2% in the first nine months of 2022. In 2021, Illinois reported a total of 3,738 pedestrian crashes, 213 of which involved fatalities and 852 incapacitating injuries.  Traffic data for the city of Chicago showed a total of 2,045 accidents involving pedestrians in…

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Motorcycle on road

Safety Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

Chicago is home to one of the country’s most impressive architectural skylines and one of the five great lakes. It’s no surprise that many of its residents enjoy riding motorcycles to take in the views.  Whether you are a weekend road warrior or your bike is your main form of transportation, you share the road…

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Doctor holding brain scans

How to Prepare your Traumatic Brain Injury Case

According to the Center of Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries are often caused by bumps or blows to a person’s head. These types of injuries can frequently occur as a result of a fall or a motor vehicle collision.  Any injury that potentially involves the brain must be treated with the utmost seriousness. Fortunately, advances…

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When is Lyft or Uber Responsible for Your Accident?

Lyft and Uber, the main ride-sharing apps, provide great transportation options for Chicago residents. They also offer a great opportunity for drivers to take part in the modern gig economy.  Smart phones, apps, and independent contractors driving passengers is a fairly new phenomenon. In the case of an accident, it’s logical to ask when is…

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