When you have been injured in a vehicle or by a vehicle (car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, on while on foot), your personal injury case in Chicago or in Illinois turns on the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code.
Every personal injury case involving a car accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or car versus pedestrian accident in Chicago Illinois (or in any State for that matter) turns on the Rules of the Road because the injured person has to prove that the accident was the other guy’s fault.
And traffic laws in motor vehicle accidents are different from State to State. When evaluating whether you have a good car accident injury case, you, and especially your personal injury lawyer, must be familiar with the Rules of the Road in Illinois.
Individual cities, like Chicago, have their own ordinances regarding trucks, cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, so you need a lawyer who knows what Rules to apply to determine who had the right of way and therefore, who was at fault for your accident.
And, in accidents involving semi-trucks, Federal regulations and laws apply to trucks and truck drivers.
Injuries in car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian versus car accidents and bicycle accidents can vary from temporary muscle strain type injuries like whiplash and a thrown out back to cuts from broken glass, contact with the road, to broken bones from the tremendous impact forces, to knee and shoulder injuries, to even paralysis and death. Remember, all vehicles, whether muscle-powered or engine powered, propel the human body faster than it can go by itself and that causes the body to be exposed to forces in a crash that it was never designed to handle.
So not only does handling such personal injury cases require knowledge of liability law (Illinois Motor Vehicle Code, local Municipal Codes, and possible Federal trucking law and regulations) but skill and knowledge of a broad base of medicine to handle proof of the injury aspects of the case.
And, insurance companies these days do everything in their power to defeat an injured person’s claim right from the beginning, before the injured person knows their rights. They do things like take recorded statements from witnesses and injured people before they know their rights and get injured people to sign papers before the injured person knows what is at stake.
Knowing how these cases and claims work and having the protection a an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer is a smart move. That’s why I offer a Free Injury DVD and Book and a free consultation.
If you have been hurt or have questions about an injury case, I offer injured people a copy of my FREE Injury DVD and Book. Just call me at my 24/7/365 toll free number 888-HURT-318 (888-487-8318) and ask for the free injury book, and give us you name and mailing address and I will mail it to you free of charge and no obligtion. Or if you are ready to talk, call that same number and ask to speak with me!
If you have been hurt and have questions, call me for a free consultation.
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