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Illinois Police Initiate Month-Long Crackdown On Unsafe Driving

Legal Articles | September 15, 2010

The Chicago area is experiencing increased enforcement efforts this month as Illinois police take aim at unsafe driving behaviors. A number of police departments are unified in their efforts to enforce a variety of violations, including speeding, DUI, tailgating, lane violations, failing to wear seatbelts, and texting while driving. The September campaign will focus on…

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Understanding Automobile Insurance in Illinois

Legal Articles | August 4, 2010

While all drivers in Illinois are required to purchase automobile insurance, many are unfamiliar with what their policies cover or how the claims process works. Because insurance terms are often confusing and highly technical, understanding your coverage may require more than simply reading your policy declarations page. This article explains some basic car-insurance terminology and…

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Senior Drivers Unaware Of Dangers Related To Prescription Drug Use

Legal Articles | July 30, 2010

Most people understand the dangers of drunk driving: when you get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, the consequences can be catastrophic. Increasingly, people are realizing that the same applies to prescription drugs: the warnings to steer clear of operating heavy machinery include motor vehicles. Unfortunately, according to a recent study conducted by AAA Foundation…

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New Law Derails CTA

Legal Articles | March 19, 2010

New Law Derails CTA Notice Requirement On June 1, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 84 into law, repealing the six-month notice requirement for victims of accidents involving the Chicago Transit Authority. Though the legislation received little attention in the press, it brings about a significant change for people injured due to negligent behavior…

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GM’s Bankruptcy

Legal Articles | March 19, 2010

GM’s Bankruptcy Provides Some Protection for Injured But Falls Short On July 10, the new, largely government-owned GM emerged from bankruptcy, shedding billions of dollars in debt as well as 20,000 US jobs, 2400 dealerships, 14 plants and three brand names. While much of the attention is on the sleeker company that promises to wisely…

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Legal Articles | March 19, 2010

Our Legal Articles At Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, our Chicago personal injury attorneys are committed to providing current information about Chicago legal matters and changes in Illinois law that may be relevant to the needs of our clients. As a firm with an unwavering commitment to keeping personal injury and workers’ compensation clients informed,…

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