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…

Illinois Motorcycle Helmet Laws

New Hampshire, Iowa, and Illinois are the only three states in the country with no motorcycle helmet requirement. Nineteen states, and the District of Columbia, have universal helmet laws which apply to all riders. The other twenty-eight states have limited helmet laws that apply only to some riders, mostly those under eighteen. In support of…

Illinois Moped Laws

Mopeds and scooters are very popular in dense and congested urban areas like Chicago. Their light weight makes them easy to ride. That same quality greatly reduces fuel consumption, so scooters and mopeds are inexpensive to own. Their small size makes them easy to park, and their small engines make almost no noise. Since they…

Illinois Motorcycle Laws

Since gasoline prices have remained relatively low, the number of motorcycle riders has leveled off in recent years. However, riding is gaining popularity in many places. New riders often have questions about basic legal matters. After all, a motorcycle is not exactly a car, but it is not exactly a bicycle either. Bicyclists and motorcyclists…