Unfortunately, Chicago residents experience or witness many car accidents. After all, our city is a busy location with people coming and going at all times of the day. One of the most important concerns for those who have suffered injuries in a car accident caused by recklessness or negligence is acquiring compensation. These victims are not looking for "free money." They actually need this compensation to pay for medical care and other expenses.
One of the defining characteristics of any accident is the force of the impact itself. This is why things like vehicle size and weight matter so much; drivers in sedans are in far greater danger when they collide with semi trucks, for instance, since the force against the smaller vehicle is so much greater.
Those who get into a motor vehicle accident are not necessarily limited to pursuing claims for a single type of economic recovery from the at-fault driver or others. While all accidents are different, some circumstances may open the door to additional types of compensation. Below are some potential damages that claimants may seek.
Do you have a teen who is learning how to drive in a Driver's Education course this semester? If so, you may want to follow up their in-class instruction with some tips by the Illinois Secretary of State.
While some collisions are just so forceful that they may be unsurvivable, there are some potential lifesaving tips that may increase your chances of surviving both the initial impact and its aftermath.
It's that time of year again, when high school students on the brink of young adulthood stretch their wings a bit and attend their school prom.
If you have the Apple Watch that was introduced last year or one of the other smartwatches on the market, you know that, like any technological gadget, they can be addictive. A smartwatch works in tandem with another mobile device like a smart phone to provide notifications of texts, phone calls, social media updates and more right there on your wrist.
Most people have heard the warnings and frightening statistics about the dangers of texting while driving. Further, here in Illinois, texting while driving is illegal, as is using a handheld phone at all.
A 22-year-old man may be facing charges involving the deaths of two juveniles as he was attempting to evade Park Forest police officers, according to the city's police chief. The chief says that the car that the young man was driving had been reported stolen in Ford Heights. He says that they also believe that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
The passage of a traffic law doesn't guarantee instant driver awareness or compliance, especially when a law forbids something that was once permitted. Texting while driving in Illinois became illegal in 2010. A lot of drivers apparently missed that news, if results of an Illinois Tollway survey were accurate.