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Illinois injury lawyerBeing involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence is nerve-wracking. You may be shocked at what happened and unsure of how to move forward. By making an effort to remain calm, think clearly, and avoid the following five mistakes, you can ensure that your rights are protected and you collect the fair and full compensation you may be entitled to.

1. Failing to Visit Your Doctor in a Timely Manner

Even if you do not believe the car accident has left you injured, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible. Often times, injuries do not become obvious until days or even weeks after an accident. If you do not see a doctor or wait to see if your injuries heal before seeing one, your injuries may seem less severe than they actually are and weaken your claim.

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Illinois injury lawyerThe brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. When they are defective and cannot work properly, your risk of a car accident significantly increases. Let’s take a closer look at some dangerous brake statistics and the signs of bad brakes.

Dangerous Brake Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a survey in 2015 that states brakes were the cause of 10,000 of the car accidents that occurred between 2005 and 2007. This data shows that brakes contribute to thousands of accidents each year as well as thousands of injuries and deaths.

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Illinois injury attorneyDriving during the winter months can be dangerous. The snow and ice paired with heavy holiday traffic can make it more difficult for you to stay safe behind the wheel. If you would like to reduce your risk of getting into a winter driving accident and keep yourself as well as other drivers safe all winter long, be sure to follow these five tips.

1. Inspect Your Vehicle

If you haven’t already done so, you should thoroughly inspect your vehicle to make sure that it can handle the harsh winter weather. During your inspection, check your tire pressure, windshield wipers, and fluids. It is a good idea to invest in winter tires and take your vehicle to a mechanic for a professional inspection if you do not feel confident inspecting yourself.

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