If you were recently injured in a motor vehicle collision or another type of accident in Chicago, the losses you are experiencing can be devastating. In addition to the sheer pain and suffering you are experiencing as a result of the injury, you are likely receiving extensive medical treatments that are expensive, and in some cases your injuries may be so debilitating that you are unable to work. If you cannot work, you are also dealing with the harm of[...]
Nobody expects to be in a serious car accident when leaving their apartments or houses for work, or when heading out to meet a friend or client for dinner. However, car accidents happen much more frequently than they should in Chicago and throughout Cook County. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 313,316 motor vehicle crashes in Illinois in 2015, and more than 20 percent of these collisions resulted in personal injuries. Some injuries are much more serious[...]
If you have young children at home, you may want to reconsider adopting a dog or allowing your child to visit the homes of friends or neighbors with pet dogs. According to a recent article in Reuters, a recent study determined that infants and toddlers make up a significant number of those treated for dog bites each year. And many of those children suffer dog bite injuries at their own homes or at the homes of people who are friends[...]
Are pedestrians safe when they cross the street in Chicago in a crosswalk? Crosswalks are designed to ensure that pedestrians are not at risk of collision with a motor vehicle, and automobiles are required by law to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. However, pedestrian collisions happen much more often than you might think, and they often occur because a driver in a car or truck is not paying attention or is driving too quickly to come to a stop when[...]
Longtime residents are accustomed to harsh, almost arctic-like conditions during parts of the winter months, while newcomers and visitors may be caught a little off guard by the ferocity of a sudden winter storm. Regardless of what group you are in, it’s a good idea to review some winter driving tips. Operating a vehicle is especially hazardous in southern Illinois, because the population is more spread out and there are more undivided highways. Before you leave, send a brief text[...]
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