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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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Why Older Riders Suffer More in Motorcycle Accidents

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Broken glasses with motorcycle accident on city street

Your Chicago Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe want to help motorcycle riders stay safe and avoid motorcycle accidents. Our previous articles (“Older Motorcycle Riders More Likely to Be Injured” and “Aging Road Warriors and Motorcycle Accidents”) described the added risk of serious personal injury faced by the increasing number of older riders. While older riders are more conservative in their biking habits they still are more likely to suffer more serious injuries including serious brain trauma than their younger counterparts.

But why?

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) blame age-related changes such as decreases in bone strngth and brain size, as pivotal in rendering older riders more susceptible to injury.

Impaired vision, delayed reaction time, and altered balance, all of which accompany the natural aging process, could contribute to motor vehicle crashes or mishaps among older motorcyclists. This is consistent with the researchers’ finding that older riders crashed more oftern as a result of loss of control than their younger counterparts.

Broken arms and legs were found to be the most common injuries, occurring in approximately 25 percent to 40 percent of the cases studied. The most common severe injuries were chest and head injuries, and all injuries were found in higher proportions among older riders compared with younger riders.

Grazian and Volpe caution the older riding public to take an extra measure of caution and practice safe riding habits, especially in the religious use of helmets to help protect against severe brain trauma. It is always better to avoid accidents but if you can’t stay safe-stay with Grazian and Volpe, your Chicagoland Accident Lawyers for over 30 years.

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