Car accidents | September 21, 2021

Who is At Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident
Chain-reaction car accidents can result in significant injuries and extensive property damage for those involved. These incidents are particularly frustrating because it can be incredibly challenging to prove fault for what happened. Often, there are three or more drivers involved in chain-reaction crashes, which means that there will be multiple insurance carriers all trying to lay the blame on someone other than their policyholder. 

Here, we want to look at who could be at fault after a chain-reaction car accident in Illinois. We also want to examine what would happen to any settlement if more than one party is at fault for the incident.

Car accidents | September 20, 2021

Spinal Stenosis After a Car Accident
It is not uncommon for those involved in a vehicle accident to experience some sort of back or neck pain as a result of the force of the collision. Even when a person is wearing a seatbelt and if the airbags deploy, the body is still often jolted in unnatural positions, which can put significant strain on the spine, muscles, and ligaments. Many people develop symptoms of neck or spinal injuries after an accident, but this may only result in mild discomfort that resolves within a week or two. 

However, some symptoms can be delayed, and a person may not experience them until hours or even days after the crash. One of the most commonly misunderstood conditions that develop after vehicle accidents is known as spinal stenosis. Here, our Chicago car accident lawyers want to examine what this is, how it can be caused by a vehicle accident, and whether or not you can recover compensation for this type of injury.

Car accidents | September 18, 2021

Do you need Gap Insurance?
Anybody who owns a vehicle understands that they have to have insurance before they can legally drive it on the roadways of Illinois and throughout the US. When most people think of vehicle insurance, they think of personal injury liability and property damage liability. Perhaps uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage comes to mind. However, many people are also required to have “guaranteed asset protection” or GAP insurance policies on their vehicles. Here, our Chicago personal injury lawyers want to look at what GAP insurance is and what it can do to help if you are involved in an accident.

Explaining Gap Insurance for Vehicles

Car accidents | September 15, 2021

Delayed Back Pain After a Car Accident
Vehicle accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. In many cases, injuries are relatively mild, and those involved make a full recovery. However, some vehicle accident injuries are delayed, and signs and symptoms do not show up for a while after the incident occurs. Here, we specifically want to look at delayed back pain after a car accident. This type of injury can create difficulties when it comes to seeking medical care as well as securing compensation from the at-fault party. A Chicago personal injury lawyer can help make this possible.

Common Types of Back Injuries After a Vehicle Accident

Child Injuries,Personal Injury,Product Liability | September 15, 2021

3 Ways Toy Manufacturers Blame Parents When Their Toys Injure Kids
The last thing any parent should have to worry about is a toy they purchase for their child causing an injury. Unfortunately, there are often various toy recalls throughout the United States each year, some of which pertain to issues that could cause significant injuries to children.

But what happens if a toy company tries to place the blame for a child’s injury onto the parents?

Defective Products | September 14, 2021

On April 17th the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an urgent warning about the dangers of the Peloton Tread+ treadmill after a small child was pulled under the rear of the product and killed.  At the time of the warning, the agency had linked 39 incidents to the Tread+ and stated that it posed serious risks to small children.  Those risks include abrasion, entrapment, fractures and – as evidenced in the tragic case mentioned earlier – death.

Peloton responded by calling CPSC’s warning “inaccurate and misleading.” Peloton’s CEO, John Foley, stated that the company had no intention of issuing a voluntary recall on the Tread+.

Personal Injury | September 13, 2021

Factors That Affect Compensation for a Personal Injuyry Claim
Anytime a person sustains an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. In general, this will mean the ability to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, property damage expenses, and more. However, there are a variety of factors that go into determining how much compensation is awarded for a personal injury claim in Illinois. Here, we want to examine some of the main factors that could influence compensation for these claims.

1. The severity of the injuries

Truck Accidents | September 11, 2021

Semi Truck Accident Caused by Improperly Loaded Cargo
The vast majority of commercial trucks in Illinois and throughout the US operate safely. Truck drivers and trucking companies have incredible responsibilities when it comes to these vehicles. Both state and federal agencies place strict regulations on truck drivers and trucking companies to help ensure that safety is maintained at all times. Unfortunately, accidents do occur. In some cases, truck accidents happen as a result of improperly loaded cargo. These crashes can cause havoc on the roadways and lead to significant injuries and property damage. Here, we want to discuss how improperly loaded cargo can cause truck crashes as well as liability in these situations.

How Does Improperly Loaded Cargo Affect a Large Truck?

Car accidents | September 9, 2021

Vehicle accidents often result in injuries that are immediately apparent to those involved. This can include broken or dislocated bones, severe lacerations or puncture wounds, spinal cord injuries, and more. However, some vehicle accident injuries are delayed and do not show up for hours, days, or even weeks after the incident occurs. Here, we want to discuss how car accident victims can recover compensation for the delayed car accident injuries.

How to Recover Compensation for Delayed Car Accident

What Are The Most Common Delayed Car Accident Injuries?

Car accidents | August 22, 2021

Property Damage Car Accident Claims in Illinois
If you or somebody you care about has sustained property damage in a vehicle accident caused by another driver, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. Often, these claims are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers, which may not always happen quickly. It may even be necessary to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver to recover the compensation you need. Here, we want to offer five tips that may help you resolve a car accident property damage claim in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

Property Damage Claims Have To Be Reported

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