Chicago Injury Law Blog

on August 1, 2022
What Is Contributory Fault?

The time after an accident can be painful and distressing. If you’ve been injured, you may be out of work and wondering how you will pay for medical bills that keep piling up. You do not have to face this alone. An accident can occur in the blink of an eye. You might be wondering […]

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on July 1, 2022
Why Posting on Social Media After an Accident Can Hurt Your Case

Social media’s here to stay. Millions of people flock to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to share details of their lives with their friends and loved ones. It’s also brought about an era of what might be considered oversharing, as people share intimate details of their lives without considering who may be out […]

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on June 26, 2022
How to Request an Accident Report

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you might have to take time off work during your recovery. If you didn’t cause the accident, then you could be entitled to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver to help pay for medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. As is your right, you can […]

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on May 1, 2022
Four Ways to Prevent Truck Accidents

According to the American Trucking Association, there are 37.9 million trucks that are registered and in use that move 72.5 percent of the nation’s freight by weight. There were 10.23 billion tons of freight moved by trucks in 2020. The sheer volume of these numbers means that nearly every time you’re on the road, you […]

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on April 1, 2022
How to Read an Accident Report

The Illinois Department of Transportation reports nearly 73,000 people statewide were injured in car accidents in one recent year, with more than 8,500 people suffering incapacitating injuries. If you were involved in an accident in Illinois that wasn’t your fault and are seeking compensation for your injuries, one of the most important pieces of evidence […]

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on March 1, 2022
What Not to Say to an Insurance Adjuster

A car accident can be overwhelming and physically disabling. Within days of reporting the accident to the at-fault party’s insurance company, you will likely be approached by an insurance adjuster. It’s important to understand that the insurance adjuster is focused on limiting their client’s financial liability. Their goal is to find something that could potentially […]

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on February 1, 2022
Why Is the Black Box Important in Truck Accidents?

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a big rig or other large truck, there are several pieces of evidence you should seek to recover and preserve for when you file a claim. Being in an accident with a truck is not the same as being in an accident […]

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on January 1, 2022
How to Prevent Winter Car Accidents

Driving during the winter presents its own unique set of challenges. The lack of traction and lower visibility during snowstorms can increase the frequency of accidents. The Chicago car accident attorneys of have some tips for staying safe during winter driving conditions. Here are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your chances […]

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on December 1, 2021
Five Tips for Safe Travel During the Holidays

The holidays are a joyous and celebratory time of the year for families and friends. They can also be a dangerous time with significant numbers of people on the road, traveling near and far for family gatherings, holiday parties, and vacations. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, road traffic crashes are […]

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on November 2, 2021
How Are Truck Accidents Different From Other Auto Accidents?

Traffic accidents happen every day in America, and the numbers have increased during the last year. The statistics hold for all vehicles, including large trucks. Accidents involving large trucks tend to cause more severe injuries than other types of accidents, but why exactly is that? How are truck accidents any different from motorcycle or car […]

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Written by Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC Last Updated : May 21, 2019