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What to do after being in a car accident involving a semi-truck

When fully loaded with cargo, an 18-wheeler can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, while a regular sized automobile weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. A collision between the two can cause severe personal injury and property damage, particularly to the occupants of the passenger vehicle. Due to the severity of loss, the driver and trucking company are … Continue reading What to do after being in a car accident involving a semi-truck

Start your safety plan before you set sail on Lake Michigan

Enjoying a day out on Lake Michigan is a lot of fun. Whether you are going from Chicago to New Buffalo or just hanging around the waters near the city, you should ensure that you are ready for a safe day. This isn’t always easy because you can’t control the weather on the lake or … Continue reading Start your safety plan before you set sail on Lake Michigan

Understand what types of damages might apply to your claim

When you are involved in a car accident, you can suffer a host of damages. As we recently discussed, pain and suffering damages might be an element in your claim for compensation. These damages must be taken seriously. Some people think that these damages are just a way to try to get extra money. Victims … Continue reading Understand what types of damages might apply to your claim

Pain and suffering damages must be taken seriously

When you are in a car accident and suffer injuries, you will likely have to deal with some pain. Unfortunately, the pain isn’t going to end as soon as you get medical care. It is likely to continue for some time after the crash, especially if you have significant injuries. When you are injured, you … Continue reading Pain and suffering damages must be taken seriously

Keep the focus on the effects of the crash in compensation claims

We recently discussed the love-hate relationship between air bags and injury prevention. If you recall, air bags can do a lot to help reduce your injuries in a crash; however, they can also be the component that leads to harm in some cases. The fact of the matter is that all car accidents are traumatic. … Continue reading Keep the focus on the effects of the crash in compensation claims

Semitruck accidents can have lifelong implications

City streets pose a unique issue for big rigs because of the small space and frequent stops. Interstates pose a unique issue because of the high speeds. In all of these cases, a big rig can become a deadly projectile. This is why it is imperative that truckers are properly trained and use safety techniques … Continue reading Semitruck accidents can have lifelong implications

Man making turn slams into pedestrian in fatal crash

Drivers in the Chicago area should be sure that they understand how they are expected to drive around pedestrians. For example, watching for pedestrians in crosswalks isn’t something that is limited to only daytime. Instead, drivers traveling at night must be especially aware of pedestrians. A recent fatal accident in a crosswalk highlights the need … Continue reading Man making turn slams into pedestrian in fatal crash

Be prepared to ride your motorcycle in traffic

If you are venturing out on the Chicago roadways on your motorcycle, you should make sure that you are prepared to ride in traffic. Knowing some safety tips might help you to avoid an accident; however, they won’t stop all accidents from occurring. If for some reason you are struck by another vehicle, you can … Continue reading Be prepared to ride your motorcycle in traffic

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