Category Archives: Personal Injury

Illinois injury lawyerThe summer is the ideal time for individuals, families, and friends to take a road trip. If you are planning a road trip across the state or country, there are certain steps you should take to keep yourself and other motorists safe. Here are six summer road trip safety trips we recommend:

1. Get Plenty of Rest

Going on a road trip can be exhausting. After all, driving for long hours and stopping to enjoy attractions is not particularly relaxing. Therefore, you should get plenty of rest. When you are driving, take regular breaks and make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep each night. If your schedule is too busy, you could drive drowsy and cause an accident.

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Illinois injury lawyerAfter a car accident, you may be worried about paying more for your car insurance. This is understandable as car insurance is not cheap and you don’t want to overspend on it. The truth is that in some instances your car insurance rates will increase and in others, they will not be affected. Let’s take a closer look at how a car accident may impact your car insurance rates.

Instances When Car Insurance Rates Do Not Change

Most drivers wrongly assume that their rates will automatically increase after any type of accident. This is not always the case, especially if you were in a minor accident and have a track record of safe driving.

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Illinois injury lawyerSustaining an injury as a passenger in your friend’s car can put you in an uncomfortable situation. You want to ensure your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages are paid for but do not want to damage your relationship with your friend. Fortunately, you can collect compensation without putting your friendship at risk.

Determining Liability

There are a number of parties that may be liable if you were hurt in a car accident as a passenger. These parties include:

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Illinois injury lawyerAfter a car accident, you may be flustered and wondering whether it makes sense to go to the hospital. The truth is that even if you think you are physically okay or only sustained a minor injury, seeking immediate medical attention is important.

Why Seeing a Doctor Is Crucial

Regardless of whether you were involved in a fender bender or are a serious multi-car pileup, you should see a doctor. You may not realize you are hurt at first because you are still shocked at what happened. Once you calm down, however, your injuries may catch up with you and leave you with a great deal of pain.

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Illinois injury lawyerMany Americans find it a challenge to balance their busy schedules and do not get enough sleep as a result. When they miss out on sleep, they increase their risk of drowsy driving and causing a car accident. The most common signs of drowsy driving include having trouble keeping your eyes open, drifting from your lane, and failing to remember the last few miles driven.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study that revealed that drowsy driving is, in fact, a serious issue in the United States. Their research showed that the average number of crashes caused by a drowsy driver is actually 9.5 percent higher than the previous estimation by the government.

Federal Estimates of Drowsy Drivers

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