Filing a car accident claim can feel like the start of a long road that will ultimately end in court, but that’s usually not the case. Most car accident claims are settled outside of court, which is actually favorable for you. When claims go to court, it will take more time, money, and cause more uncertainty for you that can be avoided by settling outside of court.
T-bone accidents are one of the deadliest types of car accidents for passengers of vehicles because they are a combination of the two deadliest accidents—frontal and side impact collisions but is known solely as a side impact collision. One car hits from head-on into the side of the other car at a perpendicular angle, which puts all passengers involved at risk for serious injury and death from the collision, especially the passenger on the side of the collision.
After a car accident, you’re likely worried about physical injuries, property damage, how much it’s going to cost, and how long your recovery will take. However, there are other injuries you can sustain after a car wreck. These traumatic events can cause psychological trauma as well. When filing a claim, you can seek compensation for your physical and psychological injuries. Let’s go over what counts as emotional distress after an accident.
Illinois has some unique laws in the Vehicle Code that you might not realize before entering our state. Whether you’re traveling and driving in Illinois for the first time, just getting your license, or have been driving in our state your whole life and need a refresher, it’s important to know Illinois traffic laws so that you don’t break the rules of the road and cause an accident.
Not knowing traffic laws can have serious consequences, like getting charged with a traffic violation when you break the law or getting into a collision. When another driver neglects a traffic law and causes an accident with you, you can recover damages from the at-fault driver. A lawyer from Prince Law Firm in Marion can help you get the compensation you deserve.
The seconds before and after a car accident are often jarring and overwhelming. The moment you realize there’s nothing you can do to avoid another vehicle striking yours is the moment your body braces for impact. The actions you take after the crash, however, have more impact on your recovery than anything else.
If you’ve been involved in a crash that you didn’t cause, it’s important to know what to do—including at the scene of the collision and in the days and weeks after. Let’s take a look at how you can protect yourself and your future after an accident.
Our intersections in the United States mostly follow a traditional model. This means that all the roads meet and face a signal with four phases—two for left turns and two for going straight through the intersection. These signals can cause traffic to back up, and also create accidents when drivers run red lights for both turns and through movements alike. Is there a way to reduce traffic and prevent collisions? Continuous Flow Intersections, or CFIs, could be a solution.
Being in a car accident is scary. Witnessing a car accident can be nerve-wracking as well because you might want to help those involved but don’t know how and end up doing more harm than good. Since the people involved in the accident could be injured and unable to contact emergency services, your help could be crucial in saving them from their situation. It’s important to know the steps to take if you witness a car accident so you can help anyone involved while keeping yourself out of harm’s way.
Over 300,000 motor vehicle crashes occurred in Illinois in 2017, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, so you should know what to do just in case you witness one of those crashes. Here’s what you should do to help if you witness a car accident:
Roadways are intended to be used for vehicles in constant motion. When one driver stops, goes below the speed limit, or has an accident that blocks the roadway, this obstructs traffic and can create more accidents. That’s not the only way that traffic can be obstructed, though. Sometimes construction can cause traffic obstructions, or debris can fly onto the roadway and block traffic. No matter what’s blocking the roadway, anything in the road when it’s supposed to be clear can cause a serious accident.
When you’ve been in a car accident caused by a traffic obstruction, you might be wondering who was at fault. Car accident cases alone can be complex. Hiring a Marion, IL car accident lawyer from Prince Law Firm will help you through the claims process and ensure that your wreck is fully investigated so you can get justice for an accident you didn’t cause.
Highways get a lot of use, so it makes sense that they start to break down or need updates to better fit the traffic in the area. When that happens, work zones are set up so workers can fix the road. Some drivers get frustrated while going through work zones and end up speeding or driving recklessly, but that’s dangerous for everybody on the road.
Drivers who get overwhelmed by highway work zones can cause car accidents by driving recklessly, negligently, or by rubbernecking. In 2017, there were over 700 fatal work zone crashes in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Over 90% of those crashes killed drivers and passengers in motor vehicles, but they also killed pedestrians, cyclists, and workers.
A car accident in a work zone can be catastrophic to everyone involved, especially highway workers who do not have the added safety of being inside a car. When you’re not sure who to turn to after your auto wreck, you can count on Prince Law Firm to stand by your side. We can help you recover after an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Driving anywhere requires your full attention, and Illinois is no different. Whether you’re in the city or a more rural area, you’re bound to come across some road hazards in our state. Even though you can’t avoid road hazards, you can be more prepared for them just by being aware that they exist. If you get into an auto wreck because of a road hazard, you might want to file a claim against whoever caused that obstruction from negligence.
Depending on the type of road hazard that caused your car accident, you could have a suit against a private company or the government. Either entity can be intimidating to be up against, which is why you’ll want Prince Law Firm in your corner. Our car accident lawyer can help you fight against the negligent party who caused your collision and get you the compensation that you deserve for your damages.