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Road construction seems to be never-ending in Chicago. Both the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have a constant stream of projects on roads and highways around the city, especially during the warmer months. Road work can cause delays and frustration among drivers, especially due to lane closures. However, this work is necessary to ensure our streets are as safe and efficient as possible for all Chicago motorists.

While road construction happens to keep us safe, road work zones are also common locations for traffic accidents. Cars can crash into one another or into members of a construction crew, and serious injuries may result. Despite increased penalties for traffic violations in work zones, as well as safety initiatives for the public, road work zone accidents continue to occur with surprising frequency. In fact, according to IDOT, 6,741 work zone crashes took place in the state of Illinois during 2016, the most recent year for which data is available. That comes out to an average of nearly 18.5 construction zone accidents per day!

At Abels & Annes, P.C., we are committed to representing the rights of people injured in construction zone accidents. To schedule a free consultation with a Chicago personal injury attorney, call our office today at 312-924-7575 or contact us online.

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When you think of calling an attorney after an accident, you likely think about lawsuits and courtrooms. You probably don’t think about seeking legal assistance to make an insurance claim regarding your accident. Not calling a lawyer can be a huge mistake, however, as insurance companies can take advantage of injured individuals who are unfamiliar with the claims process. A lawyer often can ensure that you receive the amount you deserve for your losses.

Limiting Liability

Insurance companies are just that: companies. Like any other company, they are focused on making a profit, which means limiting their liability whenever they can. One primary way to limit liability is to find ways to limit payouts to claimants, even if the claim is valid. Insurers can try to limit payouts in the following ways, among others: