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In T-bone accidents, the driver who acted negligently on the road by not following traffic signs or committing traffic violations is usually at fault. However, while it may appear that the driver who collided with the other vehicle is responsible for the accident, this is not always the case.
In a multi-car accident, determining fault requires a careful examination of all available facts. Each car accident is unique, and blame for the incident falls on the person or parties responsible. The person responsible for an accident, or his or her insurance company, will bear the major financial responsibility. To determine who is to blame, it is essential to gather sufficient evidence to prove what happened.
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.

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.

More Car Accident Headaches for Illinois Drivers!

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 Miller Law, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd