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Phone: 630-932-9100


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DuPage County car accident attorneyDriving can be a difficult task that requires a good deal of multi-tasking, and despite popular beliefs, humans are actually not very good at doing more than one thing at once. Nevertheless, most Americans will drive a vehicle at some point in their lives. Although operating a car or truck can be difficult at first, it will become second nature once a driver spends enough time behind the wheel. However, drivers can also become so accustomed to the act of driving that they do not pay full attention to what is happening on the road around them, and serious car accidents can occur as a result. While lane change or merging accidents may not be the most serious types of collisions, they can cause significant property damage and injuries, and if you have been involved in this type of accident, you should be sure to work with an attorney to determine how to recover financial compensation. 

What Causes a Lane Change or Merging Accident?

Merging and lane change accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence on our roads. These kinds of crashes occur when one vehicle is already in a lane, and another vehicle collides with them while attempting to change lanes or merge onto a highway. Common causes of lane change and merging accidents include:

  • The merging vehicle was entering the highway too quickly or too slowly.

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St. Charles pedestrian accident attorneyAt some point throughout the day, every person is a pedestrian. In urban areas, such as Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, walking can play a big role in how we get from place to place. Being a pedestrian can leave you in a rather vulnerable situation, however, because of the innate lack of protection from cars and other vehicles on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2017. Though many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers, there are some things you can do to protect yourself while you are a pedestrian in Illinois.

Being a Proactive Pedestrian

At some point during the day, you are likely to be out of your vehicle and walking from one location to another. Although being a pedestrian victim of a car accident can happen to any person at any time, there are actions that can be taken to help avoid an injury. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe near roadways:

  • Always try to be predictable. It is important to always act with caution and utilize any safety options that may be provided, such as crosswalks. If there are no crosswalks available, wait until you are at an intersection to cross the street, since this is where drivers expect to see pedestrians.

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DuPage County car accident attorney road rageEvery motorist becomes annoyed from time to time while driving. Maybe a driver forgot to use his or her turn signal, or a driver was not paying attention when the light turned green. Being bothered by other motorists on the road is almost an inevitable part of driving, but in some cases, it can escalate to an entirely different situation. According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 80 percent of drivers felt significant anger or aggression behind the wheel at least once. Road rage is an especially dangerous form of reckless driving, because it can lead to car accidents, resulting in injury or even death. It is important to understand the signs of aggression or road rage in yourself and other drivers to help prevent these accidents.

What Is Road Rage?

Road rage is typically defined as any aggressive or dangerous behaviors that occur because of a driver’s uncontrolled anger toward other motorists. Various acts are considered to be examples of road rage, including:

  • Tailgating

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IL crash lawyerFor thousands of years, the only way to move around was by foot or through animal power. Now, with a few presses on a smartphone using a rideshare app, an individual can call a driver to take him/her anywhere. This convenience has revolutionized the way many people conduct their lives, but cannot remove the inherent risk that comes with traveling in a vehicle on a roadway, nor the risk of being in a car accident.

Driving is not an easy task and requires practice, skill, and awareness to avoid making bad decisions that can lead to collisions. Common sense would dictate that if a rideshare driver was at fault for an injury, the injured rider and other crash victims would seek compensation from rideshare company, as the entity who represented the driver was safe to transport passengers.

However, because of the way rideshare companies are structured, answering the question of who is legally responsible is difficult. Given the widespread use of rideshare drivers, understanding one’s legal rights in a car accident for recovery is vital, and an overview of how Illinois handles this issue will follow below.

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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.

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