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What To Do Right After Being Involved in a Car Accident

Even though car accidents are relatively common, the everyday driver does not expect to be in a crash whenever he or she gets behind the wheel. This is why many people feel unprepared and confused in the first few minutes after a car accident. Should you talk to the other driver? Should you call the police? Should you call for an ambulance? Knowing what to do immediately after an accident could simplify your future personal injury claim.

Key initial steps to take after an auto accident

You can never predict a car accident in Illinois, so you must learn about some of the key first steps to take in advance. This way, if and when that crash does come, you'll be able to stay calm and follow the proper procedures to get the outcome that you desire.

Accidente de Automóvil en Bolingbrook Causa la Muerte de una Madre de 25 Años y su Bebe

Un accidente en Bolingbrook, Illinois tomó la vida de una madre de 25 años de edad y su hijo de 2 años de edad. El accidente ocurrió el 18 de Abril, 2015 a la 1:00 p.m. en una calle de servicio del I-55, norte de la Ruta 53. El accidente pasó cuando un vehículo salió del I-55 y golpeó a la madre y su hijo.

Deadly crash between car and semi in Elwood

Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle in Elwood, Illinois. The collision occurred on southbound Route 53 when the vehicle struck the semi just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The victim driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Bolingbrook Car Crash Causes Death of 25 year-old Mother and Young Son

A deadly car crash near Bolingbrook, Illinois claimed the life of a 25 year-old mother and her 2 year-old son. The crash occurred on April 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm on an I-55 frontage road just north of Route 53, when a vehicle drove off the interstate and struck the mother and son.

How is my disability settlement calculated after a work injury?

If you have sustained a work-related injury and have lost the ability to do the same things before your work injury, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. Illinois law sets the number of weeks for specific body parts. You calculate the benefits which you would be entitled based on the severity of the specific body part using the scheduled injury table provided by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.

Crucial questions about workers' compensation

You may know that most people who work in Illinois are supposed to get workers' compensation, but that doesn't mean you don't have important questions that must be answered. In fact, it's best to get the answers to these questions before you are injured, ensuring that you know exactly what you should do as soon as an injury takes place.

Do you need a personal injury attorney?

If you were injured in a car accident, work accident, or slip-and-fall accident, you should absolutely speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Hiring an attorney is the only way to ensure that your rights are really being protected and that any valuable evidence is preserved. Remember, insurance companies only look out for themselves.

Premises liability doesn't end with the winter

One of the most common types of premises liability cases in Illinois involves the removal of ice and snow. It can build up and be a serious danger, and business owners and others who do not remove it may be liable if others are injured as a result. However, as the winter comes to a close and spring arrives in full force, it's important to remember that premises liability doesn't end as well.

Two women die after fatal collision with semi near I-55

A fatal car crash with a semi left two women dead last weekend. The crash happened on March 29th at about 5:20 a.m. in the 3100 block of South Damen Avenue where the road crosses I-55. The vehicle was driven north on Damen when it struck the passenger side of the trailer of a semi-truck that was making a left turn to enter northbound Damen after I-55, according to a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

Tips for Car Drivers to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

With summer right around the corner, car drivers will see more motorcycles on the road. Unfortunately, this will lead to an increase in car-motorcycle accidents. Even though motorcycle drivers use helmets and gloves, they are still at risk for severe injuries when involved in a crash. Below are some tips for car drivers that will help reduce the amount of motorcycle crashes this year.

What should I do if I injured my back while at work?

Back injuries are one of the most common types of work-related injuries. They can occur over a period of time due to repetitive lifting or involve a single, traumatic incident. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to notify your employer as soon as you are aware of your injury.

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