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4 motorcycle safety tips

Motorcycle riding is a fun, exhilarating and convenient form of transportation. Despite the benefits, even the most skilled drivers face the risk of serious accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclist deaths were 27 times more common than deaths in other vehicles in 2014. To reduce your chances of an accident, learn how to be safe while riding.

What does "full coverage" car insurance actually mean?

If you were sold "full coverage" car insurance, you might think that you'll be completely covered if you're involved in a car accident. However, "full coverage" car insurance might not actually cover what you think it does.

NEW LAW CLARIFIES "RIGHT OF WAY" PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO BICYCLISTS

The longstanding question as to whether bicyclists are entitled to the same "right of way" protections as motor vehicles on public roadways in Illinois has finally been answered. On January 1, 2017, a new law went into effect that clarifies that bicyclists are entitled to all of the same rights in "right-of-way" traffic situations as the drivers of motor vehicles.

$300,000 Recovery for Motorcycle Accident Victim in DuPage County

Mark T. Schneid and Daniel R. Chaidez obtained a $300,000 recovery for our client who was injured in a motorcycle crash. On August 20, 2015, our client was riding his 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when a driver of an oncoming van made a left turn directly into our client, striking his left leg. After the impact, our client lost control of his motorcycle and struck a nearby mailbox. He sustained a left leg fracture that required surgery as well as broken teeth.

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