Posts Categorized: Auto Accidents

Rockford Police Cut Back Car Wreck Services

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Effective April 16, 2018, the Rockford Police will no longer send officers to the scene of a “minor accident.” The new restriction only applies to wrecks that occur during business hours (8-6 Monday through Friday and 9-1 on Saturday). At other times, or if the wreck involved substance use or a lack of insurance, all… Read more »

Liability Issues in Multi-vehicle Crashes

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  Car accidents can take many forms. Some may be relatively straightforward and involve one driver colliding into another driver. Some may only involve a single car, though may be caused by outside factors such as road defects or defective auto parts. Other accidents may involve several different vehicles traveling different directions and causing injuries… Read more »

What are your Options for Suing an Uninsured Motorist?

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Having auto liability insurance is mandatory for every driver in almost every state in the U.S. Motorists are required to meet the minimum state requirements of insurance in order to operate a vehicle on American roadways. However, not all motorists follow the law diligently. In fact, according to the Insurance Research Council, 1 in 7… Read more »

Recognizing the Signs of Negligence in a Roscoe Slip and Fall Case

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Anyone who can walk has likely slipped and fallen at some point in their lives and, in many instances, slip and falls do not result in serious injury. Sometimes, however, a slip and fall accident can cause extremely serious injuries that may even lead to long-term disabilities. According to data published by the National Safety… Read more »

Things You Should NEVER Say or Do Following an Auto Accident

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The immediate aftermath of an auto accident can be overwhelming, to say the least. You might be getting out of harm’s way, contacting police, dealing with your injuries, and trying to exchange information with the other driver. Because accident scenes can be chaotic, it is wise—long before an accident occurs—to learn about the things you… Read more »

Navigating the Roundabout in Rockford Is Easier Than You Think

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As of January 2014, Rockford police reported that there were a dozen or so minor accidents in the new roundabout at North Main and Auburn. While many people like the new intersection because they feel it moves traffic more quickly, others are not so sure. Some feel that other drivers do not know how to… Read more »

Avoid Dangerous Tailgating Behavior by Following the Three-Second Rule

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Tailgating, or following the car in front of you too closely, is a risky driving practice that often results in a rear-end collision. When driving in the greater-Rockford area, on I-39, Illinois Route 251, or Illinois Route 2, you are responsible for following the vehicle in front of you at a safe distance, so that… Read more »

Safety Concerns About Integrating Hands-Free Technology in Cars

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In Rockford and throughout the state of Illinois, drivers are prohibited from using a hand-held device to talk, text, or access the internet while they drive. However, hands-free devices are still legal, in spite of two recent studies that show they pose significant risk of causing an accident. One study, released in June 2013 by the… Read more »

Distracted Driving Behavior Goes Beyond Talking and Texting

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When we think of distracted driving, we often think of talking or texting while driving. These activities are very dangerous because they take the driver’s focus and attention from the road. As a result, drivers may miss visual or audio cues that could alert them to a potential driving hazard. In addition, it may take… Read more »

Do You Signal When You Should? Turn-Signal Neglect May Earn You a Ticket or Cost You a Crash

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Car accidents occur with surprising regularity in the greater Rockford area, injuring and killing pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other motorists. While experts point to distracted driving—talking on the phone, texting, adjusting the radio, or eating—as a contributing factor in many accidents, another serious problem may account for millions of crashes in the United States every… Read more »