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Lake County Accident Lawyer

For most of those working in the greater Chicago area, commuting through heavy traffic is part of the necessary daily routine. While consistently dealing with traffic can bring complacency behind the wheel, rush hour driving can be quite dangerous. 

On December 20, commuters in Illinois were reminded of the increased risk that comes with heavy traffic, as a four-vehicle collision on the Kennedy Expressway resulted in the death of one man. If you regularly commute through heavy traffic to get to and from work, these simple tips could help you avoid a car crash


Posted on in Hit-and-Run Accidents

Lake County Personal Injury AttorneysEarlier this month, a man was charged in a hit-and-run crash that occurred last summer which ultimately resulted in the death of a 64-year-old man. The accident happened in Cook County’s Cragin neighborhood when the driver struck a pedestrian while traveling at almost twice the speed limit. The driver, who continued home after the accident, was caught largely due to surveillance footage and the cooperation of an eyewitness. 

This tragic accident is a reminder to Illinoisans that hit-and-run accidents do occur. Here are some important steps you should take if you are involved in a hit-and-run collision

Immediate Action 

In the aftermath of a hit-and-run crash, it is important to act as quickly as possible. Your ability to react to the accident, contact medical professionals and law enforcement, and gather information can make all the difference in ensuring your physical well-being and helping build a case against the perpetrator.  


Posted on in Car Accidents

Illinois injury attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,There is no getting around the headache that accompanies the insurance claim process following an auto accident. The moment you are in a collision, you are faced with a number of challenges, especially if any kind of injury was incurred due to the crash. Add potential passenger injury to the list of concerns, and you have your work cut out for you. If your passenger experienced injury alongside you, the situation instantly turns messier, further complicating the insurance claim process.

Choosing a First-Party or a Third-Party Claim

As tricky as the claim process can be after an accident, it is crucial to follow through with the help of proper legal assistance to ensure your rights are protected in the aftermath. In the state of Illinois, the law requires drivers to carry bodily injury and property damage liability insurance. This coverage is intended to help pay for any damages they cause in an accident. A first-party claim means you are filing with your own insurance company (assuming you have the proper coverage), while a third-party claim means you are filing with the other driver’s insurance company. You have the option to choose the type of claim you will pursue, but be aware that insurance laws can differ, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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