How Long Should I Wait Before Going to a Chiropractor After an Accident?
If you’re involved in a car accident, you’ll probably walk away with some aches and pains, even if you didn’t suffer any critical injuries. The impact of a collision is damaging to the human body. You may be left with soreness, stiffness, immobility, or twinging pains in your back, neck, or shoulders. These minor but […]
What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?
If you’ve watched enough television shows, you’re bound to have seen a motorist pulled over for failing to yield to the right of way of someone else. A Chicago law enforcement officer may even have cited you for not yielding to the right of way of another and alleged that it contributed to causing an […]
Who Should Treat My Injuries After an Auto Accident?
After a car accident, your injuries may be minor—like scrapes or bruises—or much more serious. Severe car accident injuries may even include brain or spinal cord injuries. These more acute and debilitating injuries often require the expertise of a medical specialist, while more moderate to minor injuries may be treated by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) […]
What Causes Most Rear-End Accidents?
Were you recently involved in a car accident? If so, it likely involved being hit from behind. Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car crash in the United States, and the injuries and damages associated with these types of collisions tend to be severe. We at Thomas Law Offices want everyone to be […]
What Happens When an Unlicensed Driver Causes an Accident?
State law requires all motorists to have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit in order to drive on Illinois roads. If you were hit by an unlicensed driver, you may have questions about what to do immediately following the crash. What happens when an unlicensed driver causes an accident is, in most cases, very […]
What Should You Do if a Tow Truck Damages Your Car?
Tow trucks provide a valuable service to disabled vehicles. When you’re stranded on the side of the road, an approaching tow truck is a welcome sight. Few people stop to think: What happens if a tow truck damages my vehicle?
Ford Motor Co. Plans To Fight a $1.7 Billion Verdict After a Rollover Kills an Elderly Couple
On April 3, 2014, Voncile and Melvin Hill got in their 2002 Ford Super Duty F-250 Crew Cab pickup truck and headed out to pick up a tractor part they needed for their farm. Driving on Georgia Highway 49 in Sumter County, one of the truck’s tires blew out, causing it to roll over into […]
Why Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
Settlement amounts for car accident insurance claims are significantly higher when filed with the help of an attorney, a recent study commissioned by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) revealed. Importantly, this research was conducted by the insurance industry itself. The APCIA called this statistic “a real concern” in the auto insurance industry.
What if I Have an Accident in a Leased Car?
Leasing a vehicle can be a preferable alternative to buying one for many reasons. Depending on your situation, leasing can make sense in terms of time commitment, convenience, and finances. But if you’re involved in an accident while driving your leased vehicle, you may be unsure what to do next. In many ways, the steps […]
What Happens if a Valet Crashes Your Car?
Using a valet service can be convenient and necessary in some situations. While most places with valet services also offer self-parking options, sometimes the only parking at an establishment, or the easiest parking option, is allowing the valet to take your car and park it for you in a secure lot.
AAA Conducts Study Examining Travel Before and During COVID-19
In 2021, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s New American Driving Survey revealed shifts in driving, traveling, and commuting patterns in the United States. The statistics gathered between July 2019 and December 2020 cannot be analyzed without consideration of COVID-19’s unignorable impact on the numbers—numbers showing marked differences from previous years’ findings.
Distracted Driving and Augmented Reality Windshields
Distracted driving is the cause of a significant portion of car accident injuries and fatalities every year. As technology advances, it often seems that there are only more gadgets and features to distract drivers, but augmented reality windshields could change all that. While augmented reality windshields are still a ways from being introduced to the […]
5 Construction Zone Driving Tips
As we head into spring and draw closer to the summer months, you’ll likely see an increase in construction on residential roads and highways. In order to avoid a potential car accident, it’s important to be aware of how to safely navigate construction zones. Let’s take a look at these five driving tips to keep […]
Can Passengers Be Liable for Car Accidents?
If you’re involved in an accident and believe someone else caused the accident, you most likely assume the other driver’s actions caused the collision. This is often the case in instances of speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. The driver, however, isn’t always at fault. There are instances where the vehicle manufacturer or […]
Driving in the Snow: Tips for Staying Safe
While many of us would rather stay inside during the cold winter months, we still need to leave our homes for work, trips to the grocery store, holidays, and more. In the event you find yourself heading out with snow on the roads, or you get caught in a surprise snowstorm while traveling, it’s essential […]