It’s spring and construction season again in Chicagoland. Most drivers cringe when they see the orange barrels and blinking arrows. Reduced speed limit. Narrower lanes. Changing lane patterns. And, new state laws (Scott’s Law) that require drivers to change lanes to avoid workers and first responders. Dealing with road construction is not just annoying – … Continue reading “Protect Yourself in Construction Zones”
Updated 2019 Mold is a feared word among building owners, employers, and landlords. As buildings age and former factories are converted to fashionable ‘condos’ and ‘new-age’ offices, lawsuits arising out of health claims of mold infestation and ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ have become common. ‘Mold’ is becoming the next ‘asbestos’. Its presence has shuttered schools, closed … Continue reading “Toxic Mold & Compensation – What Every Worker Should Know”
It’s amazing how quickly ridesharing has grown throughout Chicagoland. Uber®, Lyft®, and Sidecar® have risen to prominence nationally. These services, unlike traditional taxis, livery services, and private transport, rely on a smartphone app to connect riders with nearby drivers. These drivers are not professionals – they are simply individuals who meet the ride-sharing companies’ requirements … Continue reading “Accidents with Ride Sharing Vehicles – Who Is Liable?”
In a lane-changing accident, fault is frequently harder to establish than one might think. In lane-changing accidents, speed, blinker use, distance, distraction, or negligence in some other way can come into play when determining liability.
Accidents with big-rig trucks injure thousands of drivers and riders every year. The massive size, weight, and momentum make commercial truck accidents almost always catastrophic.
Construction workers rely on their skill and strength to raise skyscrapers, create residential homes, build our roads, and accomplish great things. They routinely face difficult and dangerous working conditions.
Drivers impaired by alcohol are involved in far too many traffic accidents in Chicagoland. For victims, after the pain, grief, and anger subside, thoughts will likely turn to finding the person or persons responsible for the tragedy.
Auto accidents are often harrowing, life-disrupting events, especially if they cause a person serious personal injuries. If you’ve been in an auto accident that has caused you personal injury and affected your ability to work or live as usual, you might consider filing a lawsuit to recover fair compensation for the damages you’ve incurred. Before … Continue reading “Statute of Limitations After a Car Accident in Illinois”
The number of car crashes in Illinois is nothing short of alarming. Even more alarming to us at Friend, Levinson & Turner, LTD, is the fact that many people involved in these car crashes don’t understand the process of filing a police report. We cannot stress how important it is to know how and when police reports are filed, especially since there are state laws at play and you could be hit with a fine or jail time if you don’t comply (even due to a lack of knowledge).
Though no one can predict or really expects to get involved in an auto accident, let alone deal with the aftermath of one, they sure do happen. You may not be able to predict one, but you can prepare for one. The likelihood of an auto accident is higher then you think, check out these stats: