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        4 Technologies that can Prevent Collisions in Bad Weather

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        Insights from a Chicago Injury Lawyer

        Car accidents can happen at any time, but inclement weather contributes to a significant number of serious collisions. Snow, ice, rain and fog can all increase the likelihood of a crash – especially when drivers behave negligently or recklessly. If you were injured in a collision that another driver caused, then one of your first calls should be to an accident attorney.

        Fortunately, car manufacturers have introduced several technologies that help keep drivers safer when bad weather arises. Examples include adaptive steering, navigation systems, adaptive headlights and bumper cameras.

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        Maintaining Safe Speeds – Truck Drivers and Motorists

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        Truck accidents often end in devastating injuries that can cause long-term disabilities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding causes 26 percent of truck wrecks, but these crashes can result from distracted driving, inclement weather and a range of other factors. If you were injured in a collision with a semi-truck, then you should immediately contact an injury lawyer with experience in prosecuting trucking accidents.

        Even the safest motorists practicing defensive driving cannot control the actions of other drivers. All too often, commercial truckers drive more hours than allowed by law, or they load their trailers to weights above the maximum capacity. In these circumstances, accident victims may be able to file a lawsuit for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

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        Safety Tips to Prevent Bicycle Accidents from a Chicago Injury Lawyer

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        3 Safety Tips to Help Prevent Bicycle Accidents

        Chicago is a sprawling metropolis that is bustling with activity at every turn. Traffic can be a nightmare, and this congestion can be dangerous for bikers.

        Bikes are difficult to see compared to cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles. Unfortunately, even with adequate protection, cyclists are susceptible to catastrophic injuries resulting from bicycle accidents.

        Cyclists often suffer traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, along with many others. each of which can affect their quality of life.

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        Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney

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        5 Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney

        Traffic is not only a frustration for people with busy schedules, but it is also a dangerous hazard for all road users. When traffic slows unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of rear-end accidents, and frayed tempers can lead to poor decisions.

        If you regularly find yourself in traffic as many of us do in Chicago, there are several tips that you can use to reduce the risk of a collision.

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        Tips for Responding to an Automobile Accident

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        Auto accidents can happen suddenly – sometimes without even the slightest warning. People with good driving records may feel safe, but nobody can control the actions of negligent motorists. In addition to physical pain, victims often face legal hurdles when trying to recover compensation for health-care bills, lost wages and other damages.

        Practicing safe driving etiquette is a good way to reduce your chances of getting into an accident. For example, it is best to limit driving during rush hour, weekend nights and holidays due to heavy traffic and the higher potential for drunk-driving collisions. If you are involved in an accident, then it is critical that you know how to respond in a way that protects your interests.

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        How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

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        Question:

        How much is my personal injury case worth?

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        My Brother Died When Served More Alcohol

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        Question:

        My brother was drinking and got drunk at his motel. Left there drunk and went to a bar where they served him for a few more hours, knowing he was already drunk. My brother left there, wrecked his car and was killed. I’m mad at the bar owners that would keep serving him, knowing the shape he was already in. I want to file suit. I loved my brother dearly and somebody is going to pay.

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        Pedestrian v. Railroad Police Vehicle. Where do I go from here?

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        Question:

        I was struck by a railroad police vehicle on their property while unloading suitcases from sidewalk to curb on 5/16/02. I filed a police report and do have a incident number. I have back pains but have not contacted a doctor or chiropractor as I just returned from Texas although i have been taking pain medications. What should I do further and is this a valid case?

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        Is there a Rule About How Much can be Paid by Underinsured Motorists?

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        Question:

        I was involved in an auto accident in June 2002 in the state of Indiana. Accident was the other drivers fault – failure to yield per police report. I had bulging disks in fall of 2001, went through physical therapy, was fine, had the accident where I was hit from the side and then pushed into a light pole on the other side and hit it. Started having problems in lower back right away. Condition was aggravated.

        Went through physcial therapy, then started having trouble with shoulder in Sept. 2002. Was finally diagnosed with pinched nerve, one of the disks that had been bulging had ruptured. Had surgery to clean up rupture. Surgeon stated was caused by auto accident.

        Insured person was insured through her fiance, USAA is insurance company. He got the plan in Oklahoma where minimum coverage is only $10,000. Company is checking to see if clause that would make the coverage $25,000 – the minimum in Indiana. Medical bills are around $17,000.

        Was told I will have to go to my insurance for underinsured motorist coverage which I have. Is the normal still 3 times the medical bills? Who gets paid first? The insurance companies for medical or the person for the pain and suffering?

        I was also off work for 2 months, I have short-term disability through my employer and was paid for the time off through that. BCBS is my health insurance provider that paid the bills for the surgery.

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        If You’re Presumed to be at Fault, Can You Still Collect for Injuries?

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        Question:

        My daughter was hurt in an automobile accident. She has forty stitches about her left eye. She is seventeen years old.

        My daughter approached a green light, when she reached the white line the light turned yellow. And she kept going. She was struck on the driver’s side. She was driving a Geo Tracker with her stepbrother with her.

        Now she is being charged with fail to yield the right of way and not wearing a seat belt. My daughter says the light had just turned yellow and she is extremely upset. She says she has injuries but she is charged with the accident. Can she still claim personal injuries against the other driver? We need some advice.

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