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3 Common Mistakes after a Motorcycle Accident

 Posted on October 27, 2023 in Motorcycle Accidents

IL injury lawyerMotorcycle accidents are terrifying. In many cases, victims are thrown from their bikes and suffer extremely serious injuries. It is not uncommon for riders to end up with life-changing injuries, including broken bones, serious soft tissue injuries, and even brain or spinal cord injuries. Many Illinois motorcycle accidents are fatal. Thankfully, in many cases, victims or surviving families can often recover compensation by retaining a Lake County motorcycle lawyer.

Recovering compensation after a motorcycle accident can be a complicated matter. Below, we discuss three mistakes to avoid in the aftermath of a crash. For more information, contact us today to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in Waukegan.

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Driving Distractions Do Not Always Involve Texting

 Posted on October 23, 2023 in Distracted Driving Accidents

IL injury lawyerDistracted driving encompasses any activity that takes your attention away from the road. If you are distracted behind the wheel, you are putting yourself, your passengers, and all road users in harm’s way.

Did you know that one in nine people in the United States are killed due to a distracted driver? While texting is a leading cause of distracted driving accidents, it is not the only issue plaguing Americans.

Read on, as our Waukegan car accident attorneys discuss various driving distractions, how the state of Illinois is cracking down on the issue, and ways to keep yourself and your passengers safe.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted or inattentive driving includes any activity that takes your mind off the road. More than 1.6 million crashes in North America each year are due to a distracted driver.

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Why Semi-Truck Crashes are So Dangerous

 Posted on October 19, 2023 in Truck Accidents

IL injury lawyerIn 2021, 5,700 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, with 117,300 large trucks being part of injury crashes. With such staggering numbers, it is apparent that semi-truck crashes often have devastating results.

If you have been involved in a semi-truck crash, you need a Lake County truck accident attorney who has been helping victims of large truck collisions for over 30 years.

The Dangers of Large Trucks

A large truck is defined as any truck that has a gross vehicle weight of greater than 10,000 pounds. A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh 80,000 pounds. This creates problems with stopping quickly in traffic. In fact, it can take a semi-truck traveling at 65 miles per hour the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop. 

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Common Slip and Fall Locations Throughout Lake County, IL

 Posted on October 16, 2023 in Premises Liability

IL injury lawyerWhile a slip and fall may seem minor, you can experience serious injuries. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property because of its hazardous condition, you should be compensated for your injuries. 

Slips and fall injuries should be attended to both medically and legally. If you suffered injuries in this manner, speak with a Waukegan slip and fall lawyer immediately. 

Fast Facts

Data on slip and fall occurrences reveal the following:

  • Slips and falls contribute to over 1 million hospital visits annually (12% of total falls)

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Possible Effects of a Concussion from a Car Accident

 Posted on October 09, 2023 in Brain Injuries

IL car accident lawyerAbout 280,000 concussions can be attributed to car accidents each year. This figure only accounts for a fraction of people who experience a concussion, with an estimated 1.7 million people suffering a concussion annually.

If you have suffered from a concussion in a car accident, our skilled Lake County car accident lawyers would like to hear from you. Below, we discuss how a concussion following a car accident can impact your life.

What is a Concussion, and What are Common Symptoms?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can come in many forms. It is caused by either a bump, blow, or strike to the head. A concussion can affect your brain’s normal function.

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Drunk Truck Drivers Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

 Posted on October 05, 2023 in Truck Accidents

IL injury lawyerSemi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are essential for our economy, and we need truck drivers to operate these large and dangerous vehicles. Truck drivers have stricter safety regulations they must follow due to the severe accidents and injuries that often result from driver errors. One area where truck drivers must meet a higher standard is driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Specifically, truck drivers have a much lower legal limit for intoxication under the law, as they are legally impaired at 0.04 percent blood alcohol content (BAC). This is compared to a limit of 0.08 BAC for most other drivers. Unfortunately, many truck drivers struggle with alcohol use or might simply make the irresponsible choice to drive while drunk. 

If you believe you suffered injuries and damages due to an intoxicated truck driver, seek assistance from a Lake County truck accident attorney immediately. 

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Can a Scooter Accident Result in Serious Injuries?

 Posted on September 29, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

IL injury lawyerScooters have become increasingly popular in recent years as a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation. However, with the rise of scooter usage, there has also been an uptick in scooter accidents. While scooters may appear harmless, they can indeed lead to serious injuries. If you have been injured riding a scooter, you have legal options you need to be aware of. Contact a lawyer to begin the process of pursuing the compensation that you may be entitled to. 

Understanding the Causes of Scooter Accidents

Scooter accidents can occur in various ways, including collisions with pedestrians, other vehicles, or fixed objects. Factors such as poor road conditions, reckless driving, and mechanical failures can also contribute to accidents. It is important to understand that even seemingly minor accidents can result in severe injuries. 

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Will My Personal Injury Case Result in Significant Damages?

 Posted on September 26, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

IL injury lawyerWhen pursuing a personal injury case, one of the primary interests of the injured party is the potential for obtaining compensation. While every case is unique, understanding the factors contributing to securing compensation can provide insight into what you might expect as you navigate your case. If pursuing compensation is something you are interested in, contact a lawyer to begin the process today. 

Was the Other Party Negligent? 

The first crucial factor in determining whether compensation is justified is through establishing liability and negligence. It strengthens your case if you can provide that the other party was responsible for your injuries due to their negligent actions. The more compelling the evidence of liability, the better your chance of receiving significant compensation. It is worth noting that in Illinois personal injury cases, individuals have two years to bring forth a personal injury claim. Missing this critical deadline may make obtaining compensation impossible.  

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Is it Expensive to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

 Posted on September 20, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

IL injury lawyerPeople who suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence may hesitate to hire an Illinois personal injury lawyer, assuming it will be too costly. However, the reality is far from this common misconception. Those suffering from an injury should feel confident in hiring an attorney, as doing so is typically far more affordable than most people realize. Once you hire an attorney, you put yourself in a favorable position to pursue compensation for your injury.

Here is Why Hiring a Lawyer is a Good Idea

  • Vast knowledge and experience – Personal injury lawyers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, which can significantly benefit their clients. They understand the intricacies of personal injury law, the legal process, and how to navigate insurance negotiations. Their skill helps streamline the legal proceedings and increases the likelihood of a successful outcome. While their services come at a cost, their value often outweighs the expense.  

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When Can a Minor Fracture Turn into a Major Problem?

 Posted on September 15, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

IL injury lawyerFractures, though common, should never be taken lightly. While many fractures heal with proper medical care and attention, there are instances when a seemingly minor fracture can escalate into a major problem. Recognizing the signs that indicate a fracture may be more serious than initially thought is crucial to ensuring prompt medical intervention and preventing potential complications. If you have suffered an injury because of the actions of another person, seek medical treatment right away to help ensure your injury can heal appropriately. Your next call should be to an Illinois lawyer to ensure your legal rights are protected as you pursue compensation relating to your injury.

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Contact a Lake County Vehicle Accident Attorney Who is Ready to Help You

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office. Call 847-662-3303 to set up a free initial consultation at one of our four convenient locations. There is no risk because we only collect fees if you collect compensation. With offices in Libertyville, Waukegan, Richmond, and Chicago, we represent clients in Lake County, Cook County, DuPage County, and McHenry County.

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