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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.

New Illinois Law Targets Backseat Passengers… and Drivers!

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New Illinois Law Targets Backseat Passengers… and Drivers!

Your Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe could not be more pleased by the new amendment to the Illinois Vehicle Code requiring all passengers to wear safety belts (625 ILCS 5/12-603.1). Formerly, the requirement only applied to a driver, front seat passengers and all other riders under the age of 19. Now, all passengers including the know it all back seat mother in law/driver are required to buckle up.  The only exceptions apply to a driver of or passenger in an authorized emergency vehicle, and a back seat passenger of a taxi-cab. As advocates for many a victim of a mad cabbie – Grazian and Volpe admonishes all their clients to buckle up in a taxi-regardless of the free pass and remember 311 to report dangerous taxis.

New Illinois Law Targets Backseat Passengers… and Drivers!

Please remember that children under 8 must be secured according to the provisions set out by the Child Passenger Protection Act, which also governs safety belt requirements for passengers between the ages of 9 and 15.

For more motor vehicle and taxi safety tips please watch John Grazian on WCIU, You and Me in the Morning or visit the Grazian and Volpe Accident Law website blog page for more articles on how you can avoid personal injury in a motor vehicle accident, truck accident, motor or bicycle accident.

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