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You’ve Been in a Traffic Accident – How Do You Recover Compensation?

  If you have been involved in a traffic accident and suffered injuries, a number of questions immediately come to mind. Are you entitled to compensation? While your own insurance should cover the cost of your injuries, if you were not at fault in the accident it is possible that…

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Memorial Day Is a Favorite Time to Hit the Road

If you travel by car over Memorial Day weekend, as many people do, you need to exercise caution. While the days are longer with the onset of summer, and driving conditions are far better than during the winter months, there are good reasons to exercise caution during your Memorial Day…

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An Illinois Medical Marijuana Card Is Not a License to Drive High

Medical marijuana became legal in the State of Illinois on January 1, 2014. However, it is important to note that Illinois law applies strict regulations for using medical marijuana, especially when it comes to driving under the influence. Driving while drugged can significantly alter the driver’s perceptions and reaction times,…

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Understanding the Noneconomic Toll of a Serious Car Accident

If you have been involved in a serious car accident, there is a good chance that you will need extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and/or occupational therapy to get you back on your feet. Medical treatment and hospital or nursing home stays are expensive, and you deserve to recover compensation…

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Do You Really Need a Lawyer to Settle a Car Accident Case?

When it comes to settling a personal injury case, a lawyer can be an invaluable asset who can help to maximize the amount of compensation you ultimately receive. Dealing with insurance companies and their adjusters is difficult and tedious, and it is not a good idea to go it alone.…

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Rear Ended in Chicago? You’re Entitled to Compensation if….

Chicago’s roads and highways are some of the worst in the nation. Whether racing along the Kennedy Expressway or crawling down Michigan Avenue or LakeShore Drive at noon, you run the risk of getting rear-ended by another driver who isn’t paying sufficient attention. Fortunately, you’re probably entitled to financial compensation…

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The Harm Caused by Road Raging Drivers

Every driver has become impatient with other traffic at some point—especially when in a hurry or running late. Most drivers manage to handle their impatience appropriately—but some become aggressive toward other drivers. Aggressive driving is a major problem on almost every roadway, and Chicago drivers are notorious for their often…

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How Intersection Accidents Happen

You pass through numerous intersections every time you drive your vehicle. Because of the amount of activity in intersections—cars may pass straight through or turn, all supposedly timed and organized by traffic signs or signals, and pedestrians may also cross the street in various directions, directed by separate walk signals…