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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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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.

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 Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd