Car Accidents

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 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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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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What Happens If I’m In An Accident While Driving a Personal Vehicle for Work?

Posted on June 14, 2023
There are various reasons why individuals would drive their personal vehicles while carrying out job-related duties. Sometimes, this is at the direction of an employer, but there are times when individuals may need to occasionally use their personal vehicles for work activities. This can become complicated if a person gets into an accident and...
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Emergency Vehicle Accidents Statistics

Emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars play a crucial role in responding to emergencies and saving lives in the United States. However, these vehicles are also involved in car crashes that can lead to injuries, fatalities, and property damage. Understanding the statistics and factors contributing to emergency vehicle accidents is...
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What Happens if You Get in an Accident Without a License in Illinois?

Posted on April 25, 2023
Any person operating a vehicle in the state of Illinois should be licensed, either in this state or in another state. However, there are certainly times when vehicle accidents involving unlicensed drivers occur. Here, we want to discuss the ramifications of operating a vehicle and getting into a vehicle accident without a driver's license....
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What Happens When a Car Accident Causes a Permanent Disability?

Posted on April 18, 2023
Vehicle accidents often result in only minor injuries, but that is not always the case. There are certainly times when serious injuries occur that lead to a permanent disability. When individuals sustain a permanent disability caused by the negligent actions of another driver, they should be able to recover compensation. However, will a car...
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How Do Car Insurance Companies Calculate Total Loss Value in Illinois?

Posted on April 4, 2023
After a vehicle accident that causes property damage occurs, the incident typically turns into an insurance claim relatively quickly. It may be the case that an insurance carrier determines that a vehicle is a “total loss.” Here, we want to examine what it means for a vehicle to be a total loss as well...
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