Posts Categorized: Auto Accident Attorney

Electronic Evidence in Car Crash Cases

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Witness statements, accident reports, medical records, and the victim/plaintiff’s testimony are all highly effective in Winnebago County vehicle collision claims. This evidence is readily available and easy to use. Moreover, since the burden of proof is low in civil court, a little evidence goes a long way. But there is normally a direct relationship between… Read more »

Winning Distracted Driving Cases in Rockford

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Distracted drivers cause about a fifth of the fatal car crashes in Rockford. Illinois has one of the broadest distracted driving laws in the country. It prohibits a wide range of behaviors that are permissible in nearby states. But even if the law does not apply, it’s still possible to obtain compensation in these cases…. Read more »

Breaking Down the Contributory Negligence Defense

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In some ways, a negligence case is a lot like a college football game. The offense may have the most innovative play since “Cactus” Jack Neumeier developed the spread offense in 1970. But if the defense is in the right place at the right time, it is all for naught. Similarly, a personal injury attorney… Read more »

From Gumshoe To GPS: Collecting Evidence in Car Crash Cases

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In Illinois civil court, victim/plaintiffs must establish liability by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Assume that two stacks of paper are side by side. If someone adds just one sheet of paper to the stack on the left, it is higher than the stack on the right. That’s a picture of… Read more »

Maximum Payouts in Rockford Accident Cases

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Illinois has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum coverage requirements in the country. Many drivers only carry between $25,000 and $50,000 of personal injury insurance. In many situations, the hospital bill alone could be more than $100,000 from a serious injury collision. This insurance gap is especially critical in catastrophic injury situations. If the… Read more »

The Five Types of Driving Impairment in Rockford

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Human error causes over 90 percent of the car crashes in Northern Illinois. Sometimes, this error involves a driving mistake, like a failure to look both ways. Generally, these collisions are “fender-benders” that cause property damage but not serious injury. However, many other vehicle collisions involve negligence. That could be a lack of ordinary care… Read more »

Types of Evidence in Rockford Car Crash Cases

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Evidence in an Illinois vehicle collision case is a lot like the pieces of a large jigsaw puzzle. Without the pieces, it is impossible for the jury to put the picture together. The more evidence (pieces) the jury has, the more likely they are to award fair compensation. Of course, no matter how many puzzle… Read more »

Maximum Compensation in Rockford Alcohol-Related Crashes

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Ever since the 1990s, courts and police have cracked down on “drunk drivers.” This crackdown continues, as some states are considering following Utah and lowering their BAC levels to .04. Yet despite all these efforts, alcohol is still a factor in at least a fourth of the car crash fatalities in Rockford. Alcohol-related crash victims… Read more »

Head-On Crashes in Rockford

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One of the most devastating types of car crashes involves a head-on collision. To be sure, when two vehicles are traveling in the opposite direction and collide at a high rate of speed, the resulting injuries and property damage can be extremely severe. Ultimately, if you have been involved in a head-on crash in Rockford,… Read more »

Four Top Car Crash Causes in Rockford

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Human error causes over 90 percent of the vehicle collisions in Illinois. This error nearly always involves negligence of some kind. While unsafe driving may be considered a “mistake,” we must all accept the consequences for the mistakes we make. In this realm, these consequences generally involve financial compensation. Damages usually include money for economic… Read more »