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Car Accidents Archives

Driver still at large in fatal Chicago hit and run accident

Repeatedly rammed from behind; dragged for two blocks; and intentionally run off the road: a few of the shocking details surrounding an accident that killed a young Illinois father. As of another recent report, the authorities still do not have a suspect in custody and continue to investigate the incident. Further, no one seems to know why anyone would do this to the victim.

Is the seat belt defense a concern for Illinois accident victims?

This is a great question for all Illinois residents who are considering a personal injury claim after suffering car accident injuries. Exploring all potential defenses can help you strengthen your case and prepare you in advance for any possible response on the part of the defendant.

What kinds of injuries are common in car accidents?

Sometimes even the most minor fender bender can leave a victim with serious injuries. Other times, a car accident leaves the vehicle completely destroyed while its occupants walk away without a scratch. In other words, it is not possible to predict the outcome of car accidents with any true accuracy.

When weather is a factor in Chicago car accidents

The recent inclement weather Chicago has seen has given our lawyers some food for thought, which we would like to share with our readers. What happens if you get into a multi-car accident during a spell of bad weather? Is the weather solely responsible or could negligent driving also have played a role?

Physics can play a crucial role in car accident investigations

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.

How the force of impact changes with speed

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.

What kind of damages can I pursue after an accident?

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.

  • Foundation
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice