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August 31, 2017

Whiplash Can Be Surprisingly Serious

By Dave Abels
Whiplash Can Be Surprisingly Serious

“Whiplash” is a commonly-used term to describe damage to the soft tissue of the neck. Contrary to what many people believe, whiplash is not a single injury. Instead, it can refer to many different types of injuries—all of which may be painful. People commonly suffer whiplash in car accidents—primarily in rear-end collisions. However, whiplash can […]

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Why You Want Our Attorneys Handling Your Insurance Claim

If you have suffered injuries in an accident that was another person’s fault, you have the right to seek compensation for a wide variety of losses you may incur. In many cases, the first step to seeking such compensation is to file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company. If you were injured in […]


August 22, 2017

How Third Parties Can Cause Single-Car Crashes

By Dave Abels
How Third Parties Can Cause Single-Car Crashes

In the classic car accident scene, one vehicle crashes into another and either one or both parties are at fault. However, many traffic-related accidents involve only one vehicle. A single-car accid>ent can occur after a road departure, rollover, collision with a median or object, or a variety of other dangerous circumstances. Single-car accidents can be […]


Pedestrian Crashes Caused by Drivers Who Fail to Yield

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 129,000 people in the United States visited the emergency department in a single year because of injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents happen on a regular basis, especially in cities like Chicago that have high numbers of people who walk as part of […]


Hiring Dangerous Truck Drivers Leads to Dangerous Crashes

Commercial truck drivers have a huge responsibility, as they are behind the wheel of giant vehicles that can cause severe injuries or death should they make a mistake on the road. Unfortunately, not only do some truck drivers make mistakes, but others sometimes choose to act in a dangerous manner on the highway. Such dangerous […]


August 14, 2017

Multi-Vehicle Accidents Can Be Complex

By Dave Abels
Multi-Vehicle Accidents Can Be Complex

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 40 percent of traffic fatalities occur in crashes involving more than one vehicle. In many cases, it can be relatively obvious to determine who was at fault in a collision between two vehicles, as one vehicle usually crashes into the other. However, determining fault in car […]


August 11, 2017

PTSD Can Develop After a Serious Accident

By Dave Abels
PTSD Can Develop After a Serious Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition that is most often associated with military members who were involved in traumatic events during active duty. However, PTSD can develop in anyone who experiences a trauma. You may not realize that many victims of serious accidents—such as commercial truck or car crashes—can develop PTSD following the […]


August 3, 2017

When a Motorcycle Accident Turns Deadly

By Dave Abels
When a Motorcycle Accident Turns Deadly

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that an estimated 88,000 motorcyclists sustained injuries in crashes in 2015. While dealing with a serious injury can be challenging, NHTSA reports that 4,976 motorcyclists were not so lucky, as they did not survive their injuries in crashes that same year. With almost 5,000 motorcycle fatalities on […]


How Long Should I Wait to Call an Attorney After an Injury?

If you suddenly sustain an accidental injury, your life can be turned upside-down. You may need emergency medical attention, as well as treatment that could be extensive and ongoing. As you watch your medical bills pile up and continue to lose income from missed days at work due to your injuries, you may consider whether […]


July 28, 2017

When Crashes Occur in Heavy Chicago Traffic

By Dave Abels
When Crashes Occur in Heavy Chicago Traffic

Anyone who has ever driven in Chicago at rush hour—or at any time, for that matter—knows that traffic can be intense. Traffic can be frustrating and stressful, and it can cause you to experience significant delays. The delays can be even greater, however, if you are involved in a collision with another vehicle in heavy […]


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