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Move Over Chicago: Police Strengthen Enforcement to Protect EMS

To better protect police and other emergency professionals after a recent surge of officer deaths, Illinois passed legislation increasing fines and penalties for failing to move over when approaching vehicles with flashing lights on the side of the road. Drivers who fail to comply with the Move Over Law could face license suspension and up […]

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When Drivers Do the Crime, It Could Still Be on the Insurance Company’s Dime

Insurers are normally required to pay for injuries and losses resulting from a covered driver’s illegal acts. When DUI/DWI, reckless driving, distracted driving, or hit and run accidents happen and someone is hurt, insurers must pay for the injured party’s medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Depending on the negligent driver’s insurance coverage, insurers […]

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Don’t Let a DUI Accident Be a Buzz Kill this Cinco de Mayo

Celebrations on Cinco de Mayo often turn into tragedy as drunk driving and reckless behaviors threaten everyone on the road. The holiday period from 6:00 PM May 4 to 5:59 AM May 6 is especially dangerous, with DUI crashes involving serious injuries and fatalities impacting the lives of hundreds of people every year. Injured parties […]

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These Three Types of Roadways Are No Match for Chicago Winter Storms

Certain types of roadways increase the risk of drivers encountering hazardous winter road conditions. Chicago drivers must always exercise common sense and take extra care while driving during and after winter storms when temperatures are expected to drop below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Drivers should be alert for icy conditions and avoid them whenever possible until […]

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Cars Have Blind Spots Too

It is common to hear about large trucks having visibility issues, but cars can have blind spots too, and they can cause serious or even deadly accidents. Car blind spots endanger drivers and passengers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. They are a top cause of motorcyclist and pedestrian accidents. What is a Blind Spot? A blind spot […]

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Top 5 Reasons Snow Accidents Happen

Dangerous driver behaviors increase the risk of serious and deadly snow accidents. Inexperience and negligence cause winter weather crashes that range from multiple car pileups to individual cars spinning out of control. Illinois in Top Ten Deadliest States Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Auto Insurance Center shows that about 38 […]

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Chicago Makes the List: Top 10 Most Traffic-Congested Cities

Chicago drivers are at a higher risk of becoming involved in an auto accident because the city is rated in the top ten traffic congested cities in the United States. Traffic congestion significantly increases the risk of car crashes. INRIX Traffic Scorecard Report Chicago is a great city to live in or visit and is […]

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Car Accident Victims Are Getting a Raw Deal

Policyholders are led to believe that insurance companies will offer financial help to injured victims after a car accident but insurers frequently cheat victims out of what they are owed. Insurance is supposed to protect individuals from unexpected expenses when accidents happen. No matter their reputation, how nice they are, or what they say, insurance […]

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When a Car Accident Happens on Private Property

When a car accident happens on private property such as at an apartment complex or in a parking lot, determining liability can be more complicated, police may be more reluctant to respond or create a police report, and insurance companies are more apt to deny injury claims. Those involved in accidents on private property should […]

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Who Is At Fault in a Chain Reaction Accident?

The actions of more than one driver often combine to cause chain reaction accidents, and courts consider all drivers involved and assign a percentage of fault to each to determine responsibility for injuries and damage. An auto accident attorney often assists drivers who are involved in chain reaction accidents in determining if they are entitled to compensation for their […]