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POSTED ON December 29, 2023

“Why is my car accident settlement taking so long?” is a valid question many accident victims ask when medical bills, lost income, and other accident-related expenses are piling up, yet the settlement process seems to be moving at a slow pace. Factors like the length of your medical treatment and recovery, the insurance company’s tactics, and determining fault can significantly impact the timeline of your car accident settlement.

POSTED ON November 30, 2023

It’s difficult to determine the average truck accident settlement in Illinois because truck accident cases vary significantly. There are many factors that impact the settlement amounts that truck accident victims can recover, such as the severity of the injuries, the Illinois modified comparative negligence rule, a victim’s pain and suffering, and the insurance policy limits involved.

POSTED ON October 31, 2023

Common truck accident injuries in Chicago, Illinois, include head/brain injuries, neck/back injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. You may sustain these injuries from a truck accident caused by a fatigued driver, distracted driving, speeding, improper lane changes, and defective brakes. No matter the cause, you should seek medical attention, collect evidence at the scene, and work with a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer after the accident.

POSTED ON September 15, 2023

People injured in accidents caused by underinsured motorists often ask, “How much can I get from an underinsured motorist claim?” The amount of money you can recover from an underinsured motorist (UIM) claim in Chicago, Illinois, will depend on the coverage limit on your policy.

POSTED ON September 15, 2023

Knowing what to do after a hit-and-run helps safeguard your health and your right to seek compensation for resulting injuries, expenses, and losses. The first step after a hit-and-run accident that results in serious injuries in Chicago, Illinois, is contacting emergency medical responders.

POSTED ON August 04, 2023

In accidents caused by car defects, the manufacturer of the vehicle or defective part, other entities involved in the vehicle’s chain of commerce, a mechanic, or the driver or vehicle owner may be liable. While most accidents result from driver error, some car accidents occur due to automotive defects rather than the actions of their operators.

POSTED ON October 14, 2022

When you’re looking to hire a truck accident lawyer, you should ask your potential lawyer questions about his or her […]

POSTED ON August 17, 2022

You may be wondering the answer to the question, “why should you hire a truck accident lawyer?” You should know […]

POSTED ON July 13, 2021

In Chicago, more than 400 traffic deaths each year are blamed on poor road and highway designs, deteriorating road conditions, […]

POSTED ON March 10, 2021

Under Department of Transportation guidelines, states and cities are responsible for posting traffic signs that warn drivers of road hazards […]

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