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October 2015 Archives

Can bar owners be held liable for drunk driving accidents?

Unfortunately, Illinois residents are not immune to the drunk driving problem that affects our nation. Many Illinois citizens perish each year due to drunk driving while state legislators do their best to enact measures that will reduce DUI-related accidents. Part of these measures is holding other people responsible for drunk driving accidents in addition to the driver of the vehicle. An important example of these efforts is holding the people and businesses that serve alcohol accountable in civil actions related to DUI accidents.

What kind of hazards can lead to motorcycle accidents?

Unfortunately, many hazards await those who operate motorcycles on Illinois roadways. Riding a motorcycle can be an awesome and exhilarating experience, but it is a good idea for those who ride bikes to become familiar with the hazards they may face. Doing so can help them avoid a dangerous motorcycle accident while also keeping other motorists out of danger as well.

When to call a personal injury lawyer after a car accident

Car accidents happen in the United States every single day, and Illinois is no exception. While seeking advice from a lawyer is an important step after another driver has crashed into you, there is a time for everything and making initial attorney contact can wait. In most cases, contacting an attorney is probably the last thing you should be thinking about after you have been struck by another vehicle. In fact, it is a good idea to adhere to the following steps if you have been involved in car accident caused by another.

Why trucking companies may push for a settlement

Imagine that you're on your way to work, driving carefully in the early morning hours, when a semi-truck runs a stop sign and clips your car. You suffer a whole host of injuries, and you have to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance, where you get treatment. In the end, you recover, but you have all sorts of medical bills, lost wages and other costs.

Devastating motorcycle accidents demand firm representation

Motorcyclists face some very serious hazards when they are on the open roadways. One of the biggest hazards they face is other drivers. While there are many public service campaigns that remind drivers to keep a watchful eye out for motorcycles, some motorists still don't do a very good job.

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