Car Accidents

What Tactics Do Car Insurance Companies Use to Devalue Valid Claims?

Posted on July 17, 2024
Why can't it be simple enough for you to just get the compensation you are entitled to? That's a question injury and property damage victims have asked themselves for decades when it comes to dealing with insurance companies. Unfortunately, insurance carriers are almost always for-profit, meaning they will do anything they can to limit...
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How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Chicago?

Posted on July 12, 2024
If you've been in an accident and have not yet reported it to the police, our Chicago car accident attorneys advise you to do so immediately. Even if you aren't sure that the incident was severe enough to warrant a report, call the police and let them know what happened. Let a law enforcement...
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Not Informing Your Insurer About an Accident – What You Need to Know

Posted on May 21, 2024
You should notify your insurance carrier about an accident soon after the incident occurs, preferably within a day or two. However, failing to inform your insurance carrier about a collision could lead to significant consequences, even if the incident wasn’t your fault. Reporting a Car Accident and Notifying Your Insurance Carrier Are Different Things...
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Who’s Liable in a Brake Check Accident in Chicago

Posted on April 29, 2024
Brake checking is never a good idea, even if somebody is tailgating you. You probably have a general understanding of what brake checking is. This is a technique in which a motorist deliberately applies their brakes, forcing the driver behind them to use their brakes or take evasive action to avoid a collision. Often,...
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What Happens If My Uber/Lyft Driver Crashes?

Posted on April 22, 2024
Uber and Lyft make it a little bit easier for Chicago residents and visitors to get from point A to point B, but what happens if your rideshare vehicle is involved in a vehicle accident with you inside? Unfortunately, Uber and Lyft accident claims can become complicated quickly, especially if the Uber driver was...
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Chicago Vehicle Diminished Value After an Accident Explained

Posted on April 8, 2024
After a vehicle accident caused by the actions of another driver, you need to make sure you recover all of the compensation you are entitled to. This not only includes coverage of any medical expenses and property damage losses, but also compensation to cover your vehicle's “diminished value.” Defining Diminished Value After a Collision...
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The Impact of a Car Accident Settlement on Disability Benefits

Posted on March 19, 2024
If you sustain car accident injuries caused by the negligent actions of another individual or entity, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. You may be able to recover compensation through an insurance settlement, or you may have to file a civil personal injury lawsuit against the other party. Regardless, if...
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Should I get an MRI after a Car Accident?

Posted on March 15, 2024
If you get injured in a vehicle accident, you should seek medical assistance as quickly as possible. Often, vehicle accident injuries are apparent right away, and individuals seek medical care at an emergency room. However, some car accident injuries, including brain injuries, may not show symptoms for quite some time after the initial incident....
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Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident Explained

Posted on March 6, 2024
The soft tissues of our body can sustain significant injuries as a result of a vehicle accident. A “soft tissue” refers to the parts of our body that support, connect, and surround other structures inside of our body. Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, nerves, joint capsules, etc. Injuries to these areas of...
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What Happens if Someone Else is Driving My Car and Gets in an Accident in Illinois

Posted on February 21, 2024
You probably don't think twice about letting a friend or family member borrow your vehicle for a quick trip to the store or maybe for a weekend getaway. However, what happens if someone gets into an accident while driving your vehicle? Our Chicago car accident attorneys have seen it repeatedly. In most situations, the...
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