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What is the Cost of a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle Accident

In the U.S. in 2013, the most recent year for which there are statistics, 4,688 motorcyclists were killed and nearly 90,000 injured. In Illinois, there were 136 fatal motorcycle accidents. The most common cause of fatal accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle is a vehicle turning left and not noticing a motorcycle. The vehicle […]

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Rising Insurance Rates and Distracted Driving

Higher Insurance Rates Because of Distracted Driving

Gas prices are down. The economy is growing. These factors and others encourage more people to take to the roads for cross-country or cross-town trips. The increased number of vehicles on the roadways leads to increased accidents. The more accidents there are, the greater the increases in vehicle insurance premiums. What has happened? For many […]

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Injured by a Defective Product? Who is Responsible?

Manufacturing defects

Manufacturers have a legal obligation to design and manufacture safe products that do not injure consumers. A manufacturer’s duty follows the benefit of using our system of commerce on product sales. When a manufacturer makes an unreasonably dangerous product that seriously injures someone, they can be liable for the damages caused by their product. There are […]

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Bicycle Safety and Safe Cycling

Cycling Safety in the Chicago area

In a frightening accident, a bicyclist was hospitalized after he was hit and dragged by an SUV at the corner of 35th and Lowe in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The bicyclist was drug by the car for approximately a quarter of a mile. His pelvis was broken in three places, and his femur was also fractured. The […]

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Insurance Company Claims Games

Insurance “games”? Insurance is serious business right? You buy insurance for the peace of mind you are provided against unforeseen loss. Insurance company advertisements promise the warm fuzzies of protection to you and your family. And certainly, many claims are paid promptly and fully. Certainly, some claims are without merit and are properly denied. What […]

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