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How to Talk to Your Teen About Safe Driving

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 17, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Discussing safe driving with teens may help parents protect them from some risks facing young drivers. People often want their kids to enjoy the new freedom that driving themselves brings. However, many parents also still worry about sending teen drivers out on the road by themselves. Educating Young Drivers About the Risks Talking about the […]

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Your Social Media Post Could Ruin Your Car Accident Claim

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 12, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Posting to social media accounts following motor vehicle accidents may cost accident victims tthe compensation they deserve and need to pay for medical bills and lost wages. Since the inception of social media and throughout the 2000s, social media usage has grown exponentially. According to the Pew Research Center, seven out of ten people in […]

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E-Scooters in Chicago: Riders Under the Influence

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 09, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Operating electric scooters while under the influence of alcohol may put riders and those around them at risk for serious accidents. According to data from the Chicago Department of Transportation, area hospitals reported an e-scooter related injury rate of 0.27 per 100,00 trips during the city’s 2020 scooter pilot program between August and December.  Alcohol, […]

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Who Is Liable When a Tour Bus Crashes?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jul 06, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Various parties may bear liability for tour bus crashes – from the tour bus company to the tour bus driver, to other motorists. Tour buses may transport passengers along set routes or they may take people to a common destination of their choosing. If collisions involving these passenger transport vehicles occur, the occupants may suffer […]

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Chicago Car Accidents: Did You Have the Right of Way?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jun 09, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Not following the right-of-way rules for the road may result in auto accidents. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported 312,988 motor vehicle collisions in Chicago and across the state in 2019. Among other causes, some car crashes occur because drivers fail to yield to other motorists when they should. Due to wrecks resulting from failure […]

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The Most Dangerous Highways in Chicago

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  May 07, 2021   |  Car Accidents

The danger of driving is multiplied on some of Chicago’s busiest highways and intersections. Design complexities and high traffic volume make these roadways more dangerous than others. As a result, drivers should be extra careful when passing through the areas. Dangerous Highways in Chicago Interstate 290 According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, I-290 between […]

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How Does Car Insurance Work in Illinois?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 08, 2021   |  Car Accidents

In Illinois, vehicle owners are required to have liability insurance for vehicles registered in the state. The at-fault driver’s liability coverage pays for the medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other costs of the not-at-fault driver, passengers, and pedestrians involved in a car accident, up to the coverage limits. People can carry more coverage than the […]

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Top 5 Illinois Car Insurance Companies of 2021

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Mar 08, 2021   |  Car Accidents

When factors like affordability, customer satisfaction ratings, useful policy management tools, and unique features are considered, the car insurance companies that are found to offer standout coverage in Illinois include Geico, State Farm, Travelers, Progressive, and Erie. Geico Geico has one of the lowest average rates for a variety of motorist groups in Illinois, including: […]

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The Dangers of Driving High

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 05, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Studies have shown marijuana to impair the cognitive skills required for safe driving, including motor coordination, attention, tracking, and visual function. The risk of being involved in an accident significantly increases after marijuana use. Impaired Driving Skills People become impaired when they are high. Like drunk drivers, they start taking more risks. Studies have linked […]

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Improving Driving Safety for Seniors

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jan 08, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Physical changes linked to aging can interfere with a person’s driving ability. Nevertheless, seniors can learn how their driving abilities may change and take several steps to stay safe on the road. Here are some useful safety tips for senior drivers. Daylight Driving Older adults can have vision problems at night. Glare from oncoming vehicle […]

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