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Lawyers oversee legal matters on behalf of their clients. When looking for one, you need to know the legal services you need. In the case of a car accident claim, a lawyer will oversee all communications and negotiations between you and the insurance company. The lawyer will also help you file court-mandated documents within the statute of limitations (time limits) for filing those documents. 
An insurance claim is a request for benefits or compensation for damages that result from a motor vehicle accident. The claim is typically made with the insurance company representing the driver who is at fault.  Both drivers will need to report the accident to their insurance companies, however, in accordance to the requirements of their individual policies. Many car insurance claims are made each day around the nation, and the process has become relatively standardized. That doesn’t mean the insurance company won’t push back if they believe they shouldn’t recognize their liability, but the process will be similar to most other accidents of the same type.
Chicago car accident attorneys are likely going to attempt to reach a settlement with the insurance company before going to court. The majority of car accident lawsuits are settled out of court. However, if the insurance company refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, or if they have decided to argue fault for the accident, you could find yourself going to court.  
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Chicago, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Cicero, or a nearby community, call the injury attorneys at Lloyd Miller Law for a free consultation.

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More Car Accident Headaches for Illinois Drivers!

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More Car Accident Headaches for Illinois Drivers!

Another reason to avoid a car accident!  Illinois lawmakers amended the Illinois Vehicle Code that now gives Illinois drivers more duties and responsibilities to the passengers in their vehicles. Illinois drivers are now required  to properly adjust and fasten seat belts for passengers who are unable to do it themselves. A driver transporting a passenger who is unable to properly adjust and fasten their safety belt due to illness, infirmity or age must secure the passenger or face a ticket and fine. More concerning for the driver may be the added liability should the driver and passenger become involved in a car accident and the passenger suffers aggravated personal injury because the driver did not properly adjust and fasten the passenger’s safety belt. Be sure to let your Chicago Injury attorney know the status of all passengers involved in the auto accident and be aware of your duties as a driver.

Passengers should also be aware of this amendment and ask that the driver perform these safety functions. If not, passengers should make their car accident attorney aware of their status and the fact that the driver did not assure their safety thus contributing to the passenger’s injuries in the vehicle collision.

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About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd