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waukegan car accident injury lawyerBeing injured due to someone else's negligence can be a frightening experience, and you may feel overwhelmed by the process of seeking compensation. While it is understandable that you may not know where to begin, understanding your legal options after a personal injury is an important step in taking control of your recovery. 

The process is much easier when you have a personal injury lawyer on your side helping you navigate the legal system. Your attorney will be able to provide you with advice on the best course of action for your specific situation.

Compensation for Injury

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. In some cases, punitive damages may also apply if the person or entity responsible for your injury acted in an especially reckless or intentional way. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to assess your situation and determine which type of legal action is right for your situation.

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waukegan dog bite lawyerDog bite laws can be complicated in certain states, but Illinois is considered a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. This means that dog owners or custodians can be liable for damages regardless of whether a dog has acted aggressively in the past. People may have claims for other injuries caused by a dog besides bites in some cases.

People who have been bitten or attacked by dogs need to understand that insurance companies do not willingly pay these claims without trying to reduce payouts or avoid them completely. Anybody who is dealing with a dog bite or attack injury in Illinois will want to retain legal counsel for assistance in recovering as much financial compensation as possible.

Illinois Dog Bite Laws

The Animal Control Act in Illinois provides that the owner or custodian of a dog becomes liable for civil damages to any person who is attacked or injured by a dog. Dog bite injuries may include severe lacerations, infections, and scarring. People may be able to recover many kinds of economic and non-economic damages in these cases, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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chicago motorcycle crash lawyerLake County Chief Deputy Coroner recently identified a 39-year-old man and father who was killed after his motorcycle broke down and he was struck by a 2021 Chevrolet Trax SUV. The man’s street-legal 2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro experienced some kind of mechanical issue that forced him to slow down or stop on Green Bay Road, where the fatal collision occurred.

This story should serve as an important reminder to all motorcyclists that a significant number of motorcycle accidents tend to involve bikes that end up failing their owners while they are being ridden. People who ride motorcycles regularly, especially during the winter, are going to need to make sure their bikes are in top of the line condition so they do not encounter any kinds of issues that can lead to a fatal accident.

Common Kinds of Motorcycle Issues

When it comes to maintaining your motorcycle, you need to be aware of a few important areas not to overlook. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends riders follow the T-CLOCS inspection method, which stands for Tires and wheels, Controls, Lights and electrics, Oil and other fluids, Chassis, and Stands.

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Rear-End Accidents Frequently Fatal 

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lake county car crash lawyerA WGN-TV story from Halloween day was a frightening reminder of how deadly rear-end collisions can become. Two people were killed and two more were seriously hurt when a Lexus SUV traveling eastbound on Empire Road struck the rear of a Lily Lake Elementary School bus between Burlington Road and Illinois Route 47. A 19-year-old male passenger and 20-year-old female passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene while the 18-year-old male driver and a 17-year-old female passenger were transported to Delnor Hospital before being airlifted to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago with life-threatening injuries. Central Community Unit School District 301 said no students were harmed in the collision and all were released and reunited with their families.

Anybody who suffers injuries in a rear-end accident should quickly contact a Waukegan rear-end collision attorney for help investigating the accident. Compensation for medical bills, lost income, vehicle repairs, and other damages may be available. 

Rear-End Accidents 

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that rear-end crashes are the most frequently occurring type of collision, accounting for approximately 29 percent of all crashes. The Washington Post reported a few years ago that there are currently 1.7 million rear-end collisions a year in the United States.

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Il injury lawyerChicago plans to bring several thousand electric scooters to city streets this spring. Scooters can help reduce traffic congestion, decrease the burden on public transportation, and even cut down on pollution. However, these scooters also have drawbacks. Scooter-related injuries can occur from collisions between scooters and motor vehicles, trip and fall accidents caused by discarded scooters, and injuries from falling off of the scooters.

When the Chicago scooter pilot program first launched in 2019, many people voiced concerns about safety issues. Steps have since been taken to reduce the chances of scooter-related injuries, but it is still unclear if enough action has been taken to address electric scooter dangers.

Are Electric Scooters Safe?

Scooters are fun, affordable, and more environmentally friendly than cars. However, scooters also present hazards to riders, motorists, and pedestrians. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), emergency room visits caused by accidents involving scooters and other micro-mobility products have increased 70 percent in the last few years. Even more concerningly, more than one-third of these emergency room visits were for head injuries.

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