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Severe car accidents that lead to injury or fatality come with added emotional stress and financial pressure on top of the physical pain of injury and recovery. Accident victims typically miss work for some time, losing wages as bills for medical expenses continue to accumulate. Illinois law permits you to take legal action against the […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

When you get in a car accident, your first thoughts are on recovering from your injuries, worrying about finances if your injuries put you out of work, or even worrying about how you will move on if you lost a loved one in the accident. Some people wait to contact a personal injury lawyer, either […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

Tanker trucks carry a wide array of substances throughout the United States and Illinois. Tanker trucks can be tractor-trailers or straight trucks. In either case, they can cause massive property damage and injuries when a collision occurs. Their large size and increased weight create a larger force during impact that causes more severe injuries and […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

February 1, 2020

T-Bone Truck Accidents

By Dave Abels

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), more than 120,000 truck accidents occur each year on Illinois roads and highways. Among these accidents were several thousand T-bone truck accidents. T-bone accidents, sometimes referred to as angle accidents, occur when one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle and makes a right angle. T-bone truck […]

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Recovering After a Chicago Drunk Driving Car Accident

Few accidents are harder to understand than a Chicago drunk driving accident. For decades, state and federal governments, as well as several major non-profit organizations, have devoted millions of dollars to prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel after they have had too much to drink. However, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

If you get a little flutter in your chest every time you get in a car, you’re not alone. Driving can be scary. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 311,679 accidents in 2017. That’s 854 accidents per hour! Of these accidents, over 10 percent were broadside collisions. Broadside collisions, more commonly referred […]

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We drive by tractor-trailers every day. They are on our highways, our side streets, and in retail store parking lots. Indeed, we’re surrounded by them so often that we almost take them for granted. Recent numbers suggest that tractor-trailers transport approximately 68 percent of all goods in the United States. But while we depend on […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Semi truck accidents: We know they occur, but we never consider what happens when we are in a car that collides with a truck. During one recent year, there were 13,017 accidents involving tractor-trailers (also known as semi trucks) on Illinois roadways. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 807 of these accidents occurred in […]

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More than nine million registered drivers, in 11,704,038 registered vehicles, traveled hundreds of millions of miles during 2018, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation crash facts report. During this time, there were 319,146 accidents reported, with more than 90,000 of them being rear-end collision accidents. These accidents accounted for 78 deaths, 1,508 incapacitating injuries, […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

It doesn’t take much effort to recognize that pedestrians face unparalleled danger near roadways. While vehicle occupants have the benefit of a more controlled environment during an accident, pedestrians have no protection at all in events like these. We all know that flying debris can prove dangerous or deadly during a motor vehicle crash, but […]

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