DuPage County Personal Injury Attorneys | Mevorah Law Offices LLC
Button 2 Button 1 Button 3 Button 4 Button 5 Button 6
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
630-932-9100
Free Initial Consultation | Se habla español 630-932-9100
Mevorah Law Offices LLC
630-932-9100
Menu
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

ST. CHARLES

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

Phone: 630-443-0600

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

NAPERVILLE

1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000
Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in car accident injuries

Naperville vehicle accident injury lawyer

Being involved in an auto accident can be scary, even when the collision is minor and there are no injuries. In some cases, car accidents may cause serious injuries that leave victims with painful conditions that can last for the rest of their lives. A vehicle crash can also result in costly medical bills, lost wages, expensive auto repairs, and other damages. Fortunately, a victim may pursue a personal injury that will allow them to recover compensation that will cover all or some of those expenses. To do so, the other driver's negligence must be proved using four elements: duty of care, breach of duty of care, causation, and damages.

Duty of Care

The idea behind negligence in Illinois is that drivers have a duty to take reasonable measures to ensure they do not hurt others who are on the road. This means that drivers are responsible for obeying all traffic laws and using other precautions when driving. Examples of obeying this duty of care include:

...
Hits: 255

IL injury lawyerFor many American teenagers, getting their first driver’s license is a rite of passage that is eagerly met with excitement. Though this can be a fun time for teens, studies show that teenagers are one of the most accident-prone driving demographics. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are still the leading cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 19. It can be scary to allow your teen to drive on their own, but fortunately, there are things you can do to decrease the risk of your teen getting into an accident. Here are a couple of tips you can use to teach your teenager how to be the best driver possible:

Ensure Your Teen Gets Enough Experience

Accidents commonly happen when teenagers are young and inexperienced. Many schools offer programs where teens can take driver’s education and end the course by successfully getting their driver’s license, but these programs often do not provide enough necessary driving time. Most school programs only offer students about six hours of driving practice, while the total number of hours needed to become proficient is somewhere around 50 hours. Make sure you give your teen enough time to feel comfortable behind the wheel and know what they are doing.

Set a Good Example

You are the parent and your teenager looks to you as a role model for how they should behave. You should make sure you are setting good driving examples for your teen to be following. By wearing your seatbelt every time you are in the car, not using your cell phone, not being distracted by other things, not speeding and not getting into fits of road rage, your teen knows how they should act while driving.

...
Hits: 335

IL injury lawyerGetting into a car accident can be unsettling and leave some people in a state of shock. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have sustained minor injuries, like bruising or superficial cuts, or you may have experienced severe injuries, such as broken bones, brain injuries or injuries to your spinal cord.

While minor injuries can be annoying, severe injuries can stay with you for life and may even affect your ability to work. If you pursue a car accident negligence claim, there are certain things that you must prove in order to achieve a successful outcome. First, you must prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident and behaved in a negligent manner. Next, you must prove that the car accident resulted in your injuries.

In order to do this, you will need certain records and documents to make your case. Here are a few types of important documents that you will need to pursue a car accident negligence claim:

...
Hits: 320

Posted on in Personal Injury

IL accident lawyerCar accidents are traumatic events that can elicit very different reactions from witnesses and victims. The shock of the impact and repercussions of injuries may be felt immediately, or could be delayed for minutes, hours, or days. How an accident victim responds to the immediate aftermath of a car crash can make a significant difference in his/her ability to recover compensation.

Some of the actions advised are fairly obvious or intuitive, but others would not necessarily occur to a victim absorbing the shock of the accident, and knowing in advance how to act in the event of an accident can save a lot of time and effort if a lawsuit is filed at a later date.

Even if this information is viewed following an accident, it can still prove useful to a victim because it will inform him/her what to do in the days and months following the collision to both preserve and build a strong car accident personal injury lawsuit. Given that the injuries from a car accident can affect a person’s life indefinitely, putting together the building blocks of a car accident claim from the very beginning is the best way to ensure damages are paid, and an overview of what to focus on an accident scene and as part of the recovery process will follow below.

...
Hits: 512

IL injury lawyerSafely and responsibly driving a car requires both skill and concentration. Skill is obtained with practice, but concentration often hinges of the level of alertness of the driver. Lacking either skill or concentration can result in a serious car accident that causes significant injuries. Appropriate concentration allows a driver to perceive, anticipate, and respond to hazards and other dangers on the road that could impact safe driving, and the absence of concentration is known to greatly increase the risk a driver will miss a key issue or make a bad decision. Distractions are one way in which drivers lose this attention to the road, but another one that is harder to control, and likely an issue for every driver at some point, is fatigue. Fatigue can hit a driver at any point during the day, but is most prevalent at night, when more concentration is required to make up for the lack of visibility on darkened roads.

Fatigue can cause a driver to lose control, crossover into traffic, or hit parked cars, a situation that was tragically played out in southern Illinois when a tired Tennessee man left the road and overcorrected. His actions caused the car to hit a guardrail, injuring one passenger and killing another. Everyone is potentially at risk for driving in this situation, and understanding what the effects of fatigue are, as well as the legal consequences if an injury occurs, is important information for all drivers.

The Effect of Fatigue on Driving

Everyone knows what it feels like to be extremely tired, and many people know what the experience of intoxication is. Depending on how much time has elapsed since the driver last slept, extreme fatigue can produce the same behavior observed in drivers with 0.08 blood alcohol levels, the amount legally considered drunk driving. Any notable level of fatigue will slow reaction times and impair a driver’s ability to process information. Further, fatigued drivers may not be aware of how tired they really are, and engage in microbursts of sleep, lasting four to five seconds, that can easily lead to serious accidents.

...
Hits: 607

Latest Blog Posts

Archives

  • DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Elite Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Super Lawyers
  • Better Business Bureau

Let us start helping you with a FREE initial consultation.

NOTE: Fields with a * indicate a required field.
*
*
*

One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

Client Focused Representation

Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Saturday and evening appointments available
  • Home and hospital visits if your injuries prevent you from traveling
  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
  • Veteran trial attorneys
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Payment plans available
  • Cash, check, or credit card accepted