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Car Accidents Archives

What to do if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident

Most fender benders involve the drivers getting out of their vehicles and exchanging information from their licenses and insurance policies. However, when a hit-and-run accident occurs, the victim-driver does not have the opportunity to speak with the responsible party so that the person may follow up for compensation for the person's losses. When a Chicago resident is involved in a hit-and-run car crash, the person may not be sure of what to do in its aftermath.

Statute of limitations can reduce timeline for accident lawsuit

Chicago residents do not have unlimited periods of time in which to file lawsuits based on injuries they suffered in car accidents. In Illinois, a person generally has two years from the date of his injury to initiate litigation for the recovery of his losses. However, as every vehicle collision is different, it is important that individuals understand their rights, the legal limitations, and other statutory and case law that may apply to their civil cases.

In a personal injury case, what is contributory negligence?

Many prior posts on this Chicago personal injury law blog have discussed the important legal concept of negligence. Negligence is a theory on which liability in a lawsuit may be based and implies that an individual, who owed another a duty of care, committed actions or inactions that led to the detriment of another party. However, negligence is not a simple concept and not always exclusive to one actor in an incident. For example, when a car accident occurs on a Chicago-area road, more than one driver may be to blame.

Passengers and driver injured in Chicago motor vehicle accident

Public transportation is a great way to get around a busy city like Chicago. While some bus and rail riders use public transportation because they do not have their own vehicles, others do so because it allows them to avoid the stresses of commuting on often busy, traffic-filled highways. Using public transit puts the responsibility of safe travel in the hands of others, and though accidents with such vehicles are rare, they do occur on the city's roads and streets.

Many forms of negligence can cause car accidents

A motor vehicle accident can occur almost instantly. In one moment a Chicago driver may be traveling down the road without any apparent obstacles in his path, and in the next he may be experiencing the violent crash of his automobile into that of another vehicle. The main reason that car accidents occur is negligence, and this post will explore some of the ways that drivers can exhibit negligence and cause harm to others.

Drunk driver causes Christmas night car accident

The festive mood that generally surrounds the holidays in Chicago was marred for some by a violent car accident that occurred in Hillside on Christmas night. At approximately fifteen minutes to eleven o'clock at night, a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man crashed into a second vehicle and caused a number of personal injuries. What makes this accident particularly upsetting is that the driver responsible for the violent crash was drunk at the time of the accident.

Drunk driving auto accidents are a problem in Illinois

Illinois residents have a lot to contend with when they take to the state's roads. On any given day during the work week they face grueling traffic and long commutes around the state's metropolitan centers. In the winter they must contend with ice, snow and other dangerous winter weather conditions. And at any time and in any place, they may encounter a precarious drunk driver.

How long will I suffer after I am involved in a car accident?

For many, driving on the open roads is both a leisurely and practical activity that usual goes unhindered. However, there are unfortunately times when a drive does not go as planned and ends in an accident. These incidences can range from minor fender benders to much more serious and harmful injuries that can affect those involved for a long amount of time.