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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.

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Car Accidents: Two Opportunities for Personal Injury at Every Impact

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Car Accidents Two Opportunities for Personal Injury at Every Impact

Your Chicago and Cicero Car Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe know that there are always at least two opportunities for personal injury at every impact. Conventional accident wisdom states that there are two collisions in every auto accident. The first occurs when the vehicle impacts with another vehicle or object. The second impact occurs when the passengers impact with the interior of the vehicle; or in the horrendous situation where the passenger is ejected, the second impact occurs outside the auto. The purpose of a seat belt or car seat in the case of a child is to minimize or prevent personal injuries caused by the “second” or passenger collision. Passengers and drivers must be sure to properly employ seat belts and car seats and be watchful for any obvious defects in seat belt or car seat design or function. This is not possible as the design or operational defects are not easily detectable or apparent until the stress of impact. Personal injuries from car seat or seat belt malfunction are serious and often involve spinal cord, brain and head trauma as well as broken bones, concussions and fatalities.

Car Accidents Two Opportunities for Personal Injury at Every Impact

The South Chicago Car Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe always advocatethe importance of seat belt and car seat use to all its clients.  As experienced Chicago Injury Lawyers we have litigated many cases where seat belts and car seats have not been used or have malfunctioned. Serious personal injuries can often be mitigated or avoided with proper use and maintenance. Especially during the slippery and hazardous winter driving season, we ask that you always employ these simple safety tools properly and according to the advice of the manufacturers. If any defects and/or malfunctions become apparent-do not use the devices and do not drive your auto until proper repair has been made. Watch us on YouTube, FaceBook and WCIU, You and Me in the Morning (the first Tuesday of every month) to learn how you can help prevent car accidents, personal and work related injuries and; if you can’t stay safe stay with Grazian and Volpe!

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