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900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

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134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

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333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

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1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

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Bloomingdale truck accident injury lawyer

According to the American Trucking Association, there were approximately 36 million large trucks registered and used for business purposes in 2017, with more than 1 million for-hire and private truck carriers operating in the United States. Trucking is a fairly large industry, but it can be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were more than 4,600 large trucks involved in fatal crashes and approximately 107,000 involved in injury crashes in 2017. When a truck gets into an accident, it makes sense to first blame the truck driver. In some cases, the trucking company for which the driver works can also be held responsible for a truck accident

Hiring Unqualified Drivers

All drivers of large trucks have to meet certain requirements and have specific qualifications and endorsements to legally drive a big rig. Drivers must hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the proper endorsements to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). Drivers must also be certified that they are medically sound to drive a CMV. If a trucking company knows that a driver does not have a CDL or the appropriate endorsements, has medical issues, or does not have adequate training or experience, the company can be held liable for injuries or damages sustained in a truck accident.

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IL injury lawyerGetting into a car accident can be a very scary experience for most people. Often times, getting into a car accident can result in serious injuries that can lead to permanent damage if not treated correctly. When you are recovering from injuries from a car accident, the last thing you want to do is relentlessly fight with your insurance company to get a fair settlement. Dealing with any type of insurance company can be annoying — they often will try everything they can to give you the smallest settlement possible. Here are five tips that can help you deal with your car insurance company after an accident:

Make Sure You Are Prepared

Before you submit your claim or call the claims adjuster that your insurance company has assigned to you, you should make sure that you have everything that you will need to submit the claim. Check and make sure you have copies of things such as:

  • Evidence that you collected at the scene of the accident, such as photos;
  • A list of damages to your vehicle;
  • Cost estimates to repair your vehicle;
  • All medical expenses that are related to the accident;
  • Medical records, notes from your physician, and personal notes on your pain and limitations you may have from injuries resulting from the accident; and
  • The police report.

Stick to the Facts

When you submit you claim, your claims adjuster will call you to get your account of what happened. When this happens, it is important that you stick to the hard facts of the accident. Do not try to retell the accident second by second. Only answer questions that the adjuster has for you and try not to offer up unsolicited information.

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IL injury lawyerIt is that time of year again -- spring has arrived. March and April can be odd months because it can be winter one day, snowing 6 inches overnight, and then the next day it will be 50 degrees and sunny. While this kind of weather is a nice preview of what is to come during the summer months, it can make for dangerous driving conditions. Months of winter snow cause potholes to form and the constant melting of ice during the day and freezing temperatures overnight make for slippery roads. Here are a few tips to help you keep yourself and your family safe while on the roads:

Watch Out for Potholes

Roads take a beating throughout the winter. With snow, ice, salt and then water, it is no wonder that roads are riddled with potholes come spring. During this time of year, construction crews probably have not gotten a chance to fix these potholes yet, which means you need to be very aware of them. Not only can driving over one cause damage to your vehicle, swerving to miss a pothole can cause accidents with other drivers.

Be Weary of Changing Weather

Late winter and early spring are notorious for their crazy and unpredictable weather. It will be sunny for a week and then it is back to snowstorms. This can make for dangerous driving conditions, such as slick roads, black ice, freezing rain, and high winds. Take it easy during inclement weather -- increase your following speed and make sure you allow yourself enough time to react if you need to.

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IL injury lawyerSuffering an injury while on the property of another can be a frustrating experience. Initially, it is important to tend to the injury medically. However, medical treatment necessarily involves cost, and, especially if the injury can be attributable to a dangerous condition, but these costs may be reimbursable from the property owner under the doctrine of premises liability. Retaining the services of an experienced premises liability attorney is essential to ensure that reimbursement is obtained.

One complication that can affect the outcome of an injury case is if the injury occurs on public property, such as in a park, at city hall, or on a sidewalk. In Illinois, certain laws in these circumstances which affect how a lawsuit may be brought against a governmental entity. Recently, a woman who tripped on a sidewalk in Naperville re-filed her lawsuit against the city, claiming that she tripped on the sidewalk in front of the Will County Courthouse in Naperville.

Suing a Governmental Entity

The Illinois Court of Claims Act governs all claims filed against the State of Illinois, and the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act covers claims failed against local Illinois municipalities. These Acts allow a wide range of cases against Illinois governments, including cases for breach of contract, for unjustly-served time in state prisons, for review of administrative decisions, and for claims of personal injury or similar civil wrongs. Additionally, these acts also address the application of sovereign immunity against Illinois governmental entities.

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IL injury lawyerFrom Lollapalooza and South-By-Southwest to Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall, the United States is filled with venues used for hosting musical and other performing arts events. Throughout the year, people flock to these venues to catch the latest and greatest top performers. Having a large gathering of persons in a venue can, unfortunately, lead to injury for some, including some that are severe or even deadly. If this occurs, retaining the services of an experienced premises liability attorney can be crucial to receiving compensation for costs relating to one’s injuries.

Unfortunately, due to the law at the time, a Springfield man was able to only recover the legal maximum of $100,000 (a year later the law was amended to allow a recovery of up to $2 million) as a result of injuries he suffered from a 25 foot fall at the Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield, which occurred as the man was actually trying to save another concertgoer who suffered fatal injuries.

Premises Liability

The phrase “premises liability” refers to the body of law which governs who is responsible for the costs associated with an individual’s injuries while on a property. Although the most common types of injuries in these cases are slips, trips, or falls, injuries can occur any number of ways – such as dog bites, swimming pool accidents, fires, entrapment (such as falling down a hole or suffering ground collapse), and exposure to toxic gases or chemicals.

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