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What you should do following a construction accident

Construction accidents are avoidable if everyone on the site takes the proper precautions. There are times when accidents happen even when the proper safety precautions are taken and the proper protective equipment is worn. Here are some important tips for what you should do following a construction accident in Illinois.

The first thing you must do following a construction accident is to notify a superior immediately. A written report of the accident should be documented and sent through the proper channels at the company and to the authorities. Never admit fault to anyone on the construction site, even if the accident was your fault. This can hinder any legal action you wish to take.

What are answers to some common motorcycle accident questions?

When it comes to owning a motorcycle you need to be as safe as possible. These vehicles are two wheels of fun, but can also be very dangerous. Even some of the safest riders find themselves involved in accidents. Today, we answer some of the most common motorcycle questions surrounding accidents so you know how to handle the situation should you ever find yourself in one.

What should I do if involved in a motorcycle accident? This is one of the most common questions. The simple answer is this: Do not sign any paperwork or admit guilt, even if you were the cause of the accident, before speaking with an attorney. It might not even be a good idea to speak with your own insurance company.

Why an IL minimum coverage car insurance policy isn't enough

For many people who drive vehicles every day for a commute, motor vehicle insurance is just another expense. After all, it's required by the state if you want to register and legally drive your vehicle. You hope that you'll never have any need to use it. It's only natural to do everything you can to minimize the expenses involved in carrying motor vehicle insurance. Doing so could end up being a very expensive mistake for you. If you are in an accident and you are found to be at fault, your insurance policy could be responsible for covering a lot of injuries and property damage.

Illinois has fault-based insurance for motor vehicles. Unlike no-fault, where each driver uses his or her own policy to cover any losses, fault-based motor vehicle insurance pays out when you're the one who is found to be legally responsible for a crash. Your policy determines what gets covered. The less you're paying for insurance, the more likely it is that there are serious gaps in your coverage. If you're ever found to be at fault for an accident with serious property damages or injuries, those minimal savings on your monthly premium could end up costing you a lot more.

What to do following a truck accident in Illinois

Roads all over the country are dangerous. With millions of vehicles on the roads, it's more likely for you to be involved in an accident than for you to be involved in a plane crash. With so many larger vehicles on the roads of Illinois, such as trucks, you should follow the tips outlined below about what to do after a truck accident so you know how to handle the situation should it arise.

First and foremost, never leave the scene of a truck accident, even if you were not the cause. Remain at the scene and attempt to move the vehicles off the road if it is safe to do so. If not, remain in the vehicles and call 911 immediately.

Not all cars are equal: Some are defective and dangerous

Imagine you and your family just purchased a brand new vehicle from an Aurora auto showroom. The salesman was such a nice guy, and the car fit every one of your requirements: fast, maneuverable, safe and beautiful. It also comes with a great warranty and the dealership will give you a free sandwich and coffee every time you bring it in for service.

So what's the catch? The catch is that your vehicle is equipped with a faulty airbag that could blow up and shoot hot metal shrapnel throughout your vehicle. The car you bought, is, in fact, a rolling time bomb just waiting to explode and potentially kill someone, even in the slightest of fender benders that could set off the defective airbag.

Aurora man charged with drunk driving in fatal car crash

A 34-year-old Aurora, Illinois, man has been arrested and charged with a single aggravated charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) for his role in killing his 37-year-old friend. The man is eligible to be released from the Kane County Jail if a $1 million bond that has been set in the case is posted. He's currently jailed there on unrelated domestic battery and theft charges.

Investigators with the Naperville Police Department allege that the man was intoxicated as he was driving his 1997 Ford Explorer along Naper Boulevard near the its intersection with Ogden Avenue around 2:35 a.m. on November 23, 2016. They argue that his intoxication early that morning resulted in the defendant not only driving off the road, but colliding with a tree.

Why Teens, Smart Phones And Driving Can Be A Deadly Combination

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day in the United States, more than eight people die and more than 1,100 are injured in traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. In reality, these numbers are likely much higher as many at-fault drivers, who are emailing, texting and checking social media likely don't admit to engaging in these activities prior to an accident.

While drivers of all ages are guilty of driving while distracted, today's young drivers are especially prone to do so and smart phones are widely cited as being the number one cause of distracted driving-related accidents, injuries and deaths.

Dangerous conditions for motorcycles in Davenport construction

The construction occurring in downtown Davenport, Illinois, is causing quite a bit of trouble for motorists, specifically motorcyclists. The dust being kicked up from the construction is making it difficult to see when driving through the construction zone, concerning motorcyclists trying to enjoy the nice weather in the Midwest.

The construction being performed includes repair of the roads in downtown Davenport and is known as "cape sealing," which is supposed to help extend the life of the roads. During the construction, loose gravel is spread on the roads of the downtown district.

What do I do after a car accident in Illinois?

Car accidents are stressful for all involved and the moments afterwards can become very murky, especially if an injury occurred. Emotions will also be running high after an accident, no matter its severity, which is why you need to know what must occur following a car accident in Illinois.

One of the most important things you must do after an accident is always remain at the scene. Unless you are so severely injured that someone else removes you and takes you to the hospital, you should never flee the scene of an accident. If you do leave, you can be charged with hit-and-run.

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