How are Damages Divided Among Family Members in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Posted on September 20, 2023
When a person loses their life due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, there can be complications if a wrongful death claim is successful, particularly when determining how any settlement or jury verdict is divided among...
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How Does the Probate Process Impact a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Posted on September 14, 2023
When a loved one loses their life due to the negligent actions of another individual or entity, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to recover compensation. However, it can be challenging to understand how the probate process can impact a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois. What...
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How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

Posted on September 12, 2023
When an individual loses their life due to the negligent actions of others, their family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court to recover compensation. However, these types of claims are not something individuals deal with on a regular basis, and family members may be confused about how...
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What to Do If A Drunk Driver Hits You

Posted on August 18, 2023
Accidents involving drunk drivers can become incredibly complicated, particularly as victims work to recover compensation for their losses. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation shows that there were 1,217 total fatal crashes across the state during the most recent reporting year, and approximately 22% of all of these incidents involved alcohol. If you...
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What is a Truck Driver’s Logbook and How Can it Help My Truck Accident Case?

Posted on August 16, 2023
Every truck driver is required to keep close track of their hours of service, as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Truck drivers hours are closely scrutinized in order to prevent drivers from operating while fatigued, and these hours have traditionally been kept in a driver’s logbook. However, logbooks are now...
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What Happens If You Get in an Accident The Day You Bought Car Insurance?

Posted on August 14, 2023
Accidents happen. That’s why we have insurance. However, what happens if you get into an accident on the same day you purchased your insurance policy? For most, this would seem like a nightmare scenario, but the reality is that this occurs all the time. As we said, accidents happen. We cannot always predict when...
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Is Illinois a Fault or No-Fault State?

Posted on July 25, 2023
There is a big difference between how vehicle accident claims are handled in a “fault state” versus a “no-fault state.” If you have ever wondered whether or not Illinois is a fault or no-fault state, you are not alone. We want you to know that Illinois is a fault-based state when it comes to...
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Can You Lane Split in Illinois?

Posted on July 14, 2023
If you have ever seen a motorcyclist go past your window down the center of two lanes heading in the same direction, then you have seen lane splitting. Lane splitting is popular amongst motorcyclists and even legal in some areas around the country. However, Illinois does not allow lane splitting for motorcyclists. Here, we...
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Right-of-Way Laws in Illinois

Posted on June 20, 2023
Right-of-way laws in Illinois are established to help ensure the smooth movement of traffic as well as to assist with the safety of motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other roadway users, reducing the risk of car accidents. It is important to understand the right-of-way laws, but these can be confusing. Violation of Illinois right-of-way laws...
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Liability If I’m Involved in a Car Accident with a Rental Car

Posted on June 16, 2023
Individuals use rental vehicles for various reasons. This can include going on vacation, renting a vehicle while getting repairs on a personal car, or maybe a person simply needs a vehicle for a few days. However, if an accident occurs with a rental vehicle, how does liability work? Who will be at fault, and...
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