Labor Day Safety Tips

The end of the summer is either celebrated (mostly by parents) or lamented (mostly by their kids). Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer for most people and is typically marked by some sort of celebration. A typical Labor Day event maybe a backyard barbecue, picnics at the park, or having some fun on…

What is a Truck Underride Accident?

There are few things more devastating than an accident involving a large truck. However, these incidents are not all the same. There are various ways that large trucks can cause injuries on the roadways, one of which being an underride accident. What is an Underride Accident? Underride accidents occur when a passenger vehicle gets crushed…

Illinois Parking Laws

Everyone knows they must follow traffic laws when their vehicle is in motion, but it is important to remember that there are laws when it comes to parking your vehicle as well. Illegally parking a vehicle in Illinois can lead to major fines, and you could even get your vehicle towed and impounded. Today, we…

Types of Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often devastating. Due to the large size and weight of these vehicles, they are strictly regulated. However, we know that accidents are common. According to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,761 fatalities and approximately 148,000 injuries as a result of heavy truck crashes during…

Illinois Trucking Laws

The trucking industry is vital to the economy here in Illinois and throughout the US. All commercial trucks operate under either state or federal laws (and sometimes both). Because of the safety risks that larger trucks pose on the roadways, both the drivers and the trucks themselves face much more stringent requirements to be roadworthy….

Illinois Crosswalk Laws

Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries and fatalities. Most jurisdictions take steps necessary to keep pedestrians safe such as installing lights and crosswalks. Unfortunately, these protections do not always work. All too often, careless or negligent drivers cause harm to pedestrians. During the latest reporting year in Illinois, there were 4,940 pedestrian crashes. Out of…

Illinois Trailer Laws

Whether you are an individual needing to haul some heavy materials or a business that operates trucks, it is important to understand all laws pertaining to trailer use in Illinois. Some of the worst accidents that occur on our roadways happen due to drivers not complying with trailer laws. In Illinois, a trailer is defined…

What is a Demand Letter?

A demand letter is an important part of the personal injury settlement process. The purpose of a demand letter, often sent to the insurance company or other parties involved, is to “demand” appropriate compensation for any injuries. Some of the common types of personal injury cases these letters are used for include: Motor vehicle accidents…