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How long do I have to file a lawsuit for injuries after a crash?

Time is of the essence when it comes to filing a personal injury case against a negligent driver who has caused someone physical injuries and property damage in a car accident, as discussed in last week's post. Not only is this because witness recollections can get murky and tire tracks fade away, it is also because the legal statute of limitations runs out, preventing someone from exercising their legal right.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit for injuries after a crash?

Accident victims have a lot on their plate after they have been involved in a crash. The emotional toll is heavy enough, not to add the financial one. While one is trying to come to terms with their experience and trauma, they are also likely to be dealing with medical bills and might even be losing out on wages due to time off from work because of the injury. Holding the negligent driver accountable for their role in causing the car accident is probably the last thing on an Illinois accident victim's mind, but it should be at the forefront because not acting in a timely manner can extinguish the legal right to sue.

Can an amusing trend cause a deadly auto accident?

Turn on the radio and Chicago residents are likely to hear Drake's song 'In My Feelings' blaring from most channels. The song has spurred a social media movement-- people have begun taking videos of them jumping out of their vehicles in traffic while dancing to the song just to post them online. As one can imagine, jumping out of a moving vehicle can have serious repercussions for everyone on the road, not just for the jumper.

Can I recover compensation if I am also at fault in my crash?

Saying someone is "at fault" for causing a car accident might be easy to do in normal circumstances, but when it comes to allocating fault in a lawsuit surrounding a car accident, the term has serious legal consequences. If fault is proven, then the reckless driver becomes responsible for financially compensating the accident victim for the damages suffered.

The link between personal injury lawsuits and depositions

When a car accident is caused by someone else's negligence, one way by which accident victims may address the financial burden associated with it is by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. However, to be successful in such a trial, preparation is crucial and having as much information as possible is one way to be ready for court.

Can a trucking company be legally liable in a truck accident?

Catastrophic injuries that result from another driver's negligence can wreak havoc in an accident victim's life. Not only does it place a huge emotional and physical burden on a person, but also a financial burden as medical bills pile up. One way accident victims can try to cover the financial burden associated with their crash is by filing a personal injury claim against the negligent driver, But, what happens when the other party is a truck driver who does not have the means to make their own ends meet, much less deal with a lawsuit?

Should I pursue a personal injury or workers' comp claim?

When someone in Illinois is injured through no fault of their own, there are various ways they can hold the wrongdoer responsible for causing the injury. However, it is important to know which avenue to pursue depending on the location at which the injury took place and the events that led up to the injury.

Truck driver causes chain reaction accident in Illinois

Our readers in Illinois know the potential dangers when it comes to accidents caused by large semi-trucks. As a state with several interstates running through it that are critical for commerce and the transportation of goods across the country, Illinois sees its fair share of devastating truck accidents. It appears that yet another accident occurred recently on Interstate 80.

Increase in traffic deaths in America is highest in the world

Our readers may have seen reports in recent years that, after decades of decline, the number of car accidents, injuries in car accidents and deaths in car accidents has been on the rise. Previous posts here have discussed many of the dangerous activities that some drivers engage in, perhaps none more dangerous than using a cellphone while driving. According to a recent report, distracted driving is one of the main reasons that the United States has seen a large increase in the number of traffic deaths since 2000.

Recent car accident could have been deadly

Many of our readers in Illinois know that, in many cases, car accident investigations conducted by law enforcement officials are crucial in determining how a car accident occurred. That will likely be the case in a recent accident, as reports about the crash have not identified a cause. But, what is known is that the accident could have been deadly, if not for the efforts of emergency responders.

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