Home Owners Exploited by Confusing Insurance Policies

General

With the seeming rise in the size and destructiveness of hurricanes and tropical storms over the last few years, many homeowners are wondering whether their home will be covered by insurance if disaster strikes. But unfortunately, insurance companies’ policies are...

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Man Charged in Connection with Lethal Car Accident Turns Himself in

In The News

A man charged in connection with a lethal hit-and-run car accident in November has turned himself in to Chicago police. Police identified Alexander Villa, 24, of West Altgeld Street as the driver in the accident that took place in November....

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Why It’s Important to Speak with a Lawyer and Not an Insurance Company Following an Auto Accident Injury

Car Accidents

Even the most careful driver can’t be protected against those who drive recklessly. If you have been injured in a car accident, your first instinct may be to contact your insurance company. Unfortunately, your insurance company is mostly concerned with...

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Senior Citizen Killed in Truck Accident

Truck Accidents

A senior citizen was struck by a Crane Carrier truck and killed on January 22, 2013. Lydia Tordecilla, 78, was just four blocks away from her home in the Illinois Medical District section of Chicago when the accident occurred. Ms....

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Weather, Distracted Driving Contribute to Deadly Year for Chicago Pedestrians, Bicyclists

Personal Injury

The year 2012 was a bad one for Chicago pedestrians and cyclists, according to the Chicago Police Department. Forty-eight pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles on Chicago streets over the course of the year-- a jump over the previous three...

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Amputated Leg Could Lead to $1.75 Million Settlement

In The News

A Cook County man whose leg was amputated may receive an out-of-court settlement payment of as much as $1.75 million, Cook County Commissioner Peter N. Silvestri told reporters on January 15, 2013.  Jessie Peoples lost his leg after an incident that...

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Chicago Now #1 City for Bedbugs

Premises Liablity

It's not New York. It's not Cincinnati, last year's winner.  This year, pest-control company Orkin awarded Chicago the dubious honor of being the top US city for bedbug infestations. Bedbugs are tiny and difficult to see, but they live in mattresses...

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Heavy Equipment Crash Injures Three

CTA Accidents

Three people were injured on January 14, 2013, after a Pace van collided with a front-end loader.  The accident occurred early in the morning on the 6000 block of Foster Street in Evanston, Illinois.  The van was driven by a...

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Two Killed in Head-On Crash

Car Accidents

A two-vehicle head-on crash on the Far Southwest Side of Chicago left two people dead and one injured.  The accident occurred in the wee hours of January 13, 2013, at the 3400 block of West 115th Street.  Police said it...

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One Killed in Wheeling Truck Accident

Truck Accidents

One person was dead after a car and a semi truck collided in Wheeling, Illinois, on January 9.  The accident occurred near the intersection of Wheeling Road and Palatine Road, where a car struck a semi truck that was making...

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Pedestrian Injured in Two-Taxi Accident

In The News

A 21-year-old woman was injured after two taxis crashed near DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus on January 11, 2012.  The accident occurred in the early morning when a Toyota Prius cab ran a red light at the intersection of Fullerton...

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Did Highway Death Toll Signs Help Reduce Fatalities?

Car Accidents

Illinois started the new year with a bit of good news: highway fatalities declined slightly in the second half of 2012, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.  The bad news is that 2012 numbers overall are still up from...

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Are Your Kids Safe? Anchor Your Furniture

Personal Injury

When new parents think of childproofing, we often think about installing baby gates on staircases, plugging up electrical outlets, and securing those household chemicals under the sink.  But don't forget about anchoring your furniture!  Televisions and heavy furniture tipping over...

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Find More Useful Personal Injury Information by Visiting These Sites

Personal Injury

Personal injury law is a broad field that includes everything from car and truck accidents to slip and fall cases. The following links will provide more useful information about this field of law. Take a look at this link to...

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Six Injured in Crash on West Side

Car Accidents

A two-vehicle crash in East Garfield Park near Homan Avenue and Franklin Boulevard injured six people on January 2, 2013.  The collision, which involved a van and an SUV, caused at least one vehicle to roll over.  One person was...

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