BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Whenever you are in an accident, the first thing you should do is assess yourself and any passengers for injuries. Worry about other vehicles and damage to the car itself after the initial emergency check-over. While some injuries, such as abrasions and broken bones are immediately noticeable, some injuries are not immediately identifiable. Internal injuries… Continue reading BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Car accidents are scary, overwhelming and stressful events for people to experience. After a car accident, you will likely be shaken up and unsure of how best to proceed as you deal with injuries and property damage. While you are experiencing pain and trying to deal with your injuries, you may need to deal with insurance… Continue reading CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN ACCIDENT

DISTRACTED UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS CAN CAUSE CAR ACCIDENTS

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are a foundational part of the modern “gig economy,” and these companies spend a lot of money promoting themselves as safe and cost-effective methods of transportation. But while Uber and Lyft often claim that they increase safety on the road, their actual practices seem to show otherwise, and their… Continue reading DISTRACTED UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS CAN CAUSE CAR ACCIDENTS

COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Driving is an inherently dangerous activity, and even though most vehicles provide safety features designed to protect drivers and passengers, anyone who uses the road is at risk of being injured in a car accident. This danger becomes much more likely in truck accidents, since even the safest vehicle is outmatched by the massive size and… Continue reading COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY: BE AWARE OF PRODUCT RECALLS

Regularly driving in a car is an inescapable part of modern American life, and unfortunately, people put themselves at risk of injury in a potential motor vehicle accident every time they use the road. Due to this danger, we take steps to protect the safety of ourselves and our passengers by wearing seat belts and driving defensively.… Continue reading CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY: BE AWARE OF PRODUCT RECALLS

RECOVERING COMPENSATION AFTER A DISTRACTED DRIVING CAR ACCIDENT

When driving, it is important to pay close attention to the road, the vehicles around you, and any factors that may affect the safety of you, your passengers, and other drivers. Unfortunately, drivers are subjected to a wide variety of distractions, and even a momentary lapse in attention can have deadly results. If you have… Continue reading RECOVERING COMPENSATION AFTER A DISTRACTED DRIVING CAR ACCIDENT

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS ARE ALARMINGLY COMMON NATIONWIDE

On September 9th, 2018, a Lake County Man was fatally injured after his motorcycle crashed on the corner of 16th Avenue and Broadway. The accident reminded everyone in the greater Chicago area of the increased dangers motorcyclists face in motor vehicle collisions. In 2016 alone, 5,286 Americans died in motorcycle accidents. This marked a more than… Continue reading MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS ARE ALARMINGLY COMMON NATIONWIDE

DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS CAN BE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CTA BUS ACCIDENTS

On October 17th, 2018, a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus collided with a pole in the South Side neighborhood of Grand Crossing, resulting in injuries to 26 people. In all, 21 passengers were sent to hospitals throughout the city after the bus crashed into a pole on the corner of 71st Street and Cottage Grove… Continue reading DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS CAN BE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CTA BUS ACCIDENTS

INADEQUATE DRIVER TRAINING CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUS TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Throughout 2016 alone, a staggering 4,564 Americans lost their lives in car accidents involving large commercial trucks or buses. Despite the fact that all commercial truck drivers must go through extensive training programs to earn their commercial driver’s license (CDL), trucking companies consistently make poor hiring decisions, fail to adequately train their drivers, and routinely… Continue reading INADEQUATE DRIVER TRAINING CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUS TRUCK ACCIDENTS

DROWSY DRIVING A COMMON CONCERN AMONG COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVERS

Every year, thousands of Americans are severely or fatally injured in motor vehicle collisions involving commercial trucks. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 4,213 commercial trucks were involved in fatal collisions throughout 2016 alone. This staggering number of commercial trucking fatalities marked a 3% increase in fatal accidents in comparison to the previous… Continue reading DROWSY DRIVING A COMMON CONCERN AMONG COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVERS