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Important Car Accident Statistics for Chicago Residents

Deaths in traffic crashes are on the rise in Illinois, according to a recent analysis from the National Safety Council (NSC). During the first quarter of 2020, the state saw a “very, very disturbing” 11 percent increase in fatal crashes compared to the first quarter of 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic may be partly to blame. Some officials have suggested that more people staying home has...
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Determining Fault When Unsafe Road Conditions Cause Accidents

While most car accidents are the result of driver negligence, there are also a number of crashes that happen each year because of bad roads and missing or incorrect signage. Recent numbers show that in Illinois alone, 57 percent of major local and state roads (in Peoria and Bloomington) are in poor condition, and statewide, 8 percent of bridges are structurally deficient. And those numbers...
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Important Questions to Ask Your Car Accident Attorney

In the aftermath of a car accident, the prospect of phoning an attorney’s office and getting representation for your case can seem daunting, especially if your accident resulted in significant physical or emotional stress. Can you even afford an attorney? Will they honestly fight for your fair compensation? What are your odds of winning? These and many more questions go through the heads of most...
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How Long Will it Take to Reach a Settlement After a Car Accident?

Car accidents are traumatic events that physically and emotionally exhaust victims, and most of us involved in a crash would like to resolve the situation quickly. For simple fender-benders, that may be possible. However, in the event of bigger accidents that involve injuries, damage to property, and significant mental stress, it is often in your best interest to file a claim for compensation. When that...
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As Cars Grow More Autonomous, Safety Remains an Issue

By 2021, all major car manufacturers will offer some version of an autonomous vehicle (AV). Already, cars like the Tesla Model 3 and Audi’s A8 offer autonomous functionality. At the same time, rideshare companies like Uber are testing self-driving vehicles, Ford is partnering with food delivery companies like Domino’s and Postmates, and Waymo (Google) has been granted permission to transport people in robo-taxis in the...
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