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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.  
Insurance companies try to minimize accident claims as a basic business practice. Reputable insurance companies do need to ensure that they are following the laws, however. There are several common reasons why an insurance company will deny a claim in good faith.
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.

Truck and Car Accidents: Recent Manufacturer’s Recalls

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Avoiding Truck and Car Accidents: Some Recent Manufacturer’s Recall

To help avoid potential truck and car accidents, the Chicago and South Chicago car and truck accident lawyers want you to know about some recent motor vehicle manufacturer recalls and to call your dealers for replacement and repair options being offered:

242, 000 Ram Trucks are being recalled by Chrysler because of a problem in the steering system.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that a part near the left wheel can fracture and cause loss of steering control leading to crashes. The problem occurs mainly at low speeds and when drivers are making tight turns. The recall is for certain RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from the 2008 to 2011 model years.

6,800 2011 GM pickups   recalled because of roll away risk when the automatic transmission’s selector appears to be in park. Pickups affected are the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon equipped with the 4-speed automatic and wither the 2.9-liter 4 cylinder or 3.7-liter 5 cylinder engine. GM told NHTSA that a defective clip could allow the shift lever to appear to be in Park when it is not.

2007 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans have been recalled by Ford to repair a fuel tank that could leak in a crash.  Nearly 3,000 sedans may have bad welds where the fuel filler neck meets the fuel tank, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration website. In a severe rear impact, the bad weld could fail and cause a fire. These motor vehicles were built from September 5th to September 11, 2006.  Leaks may cause fuel odor, visible leakage or set off the emissions warning light.

9,500 Kawasake 2009-2010 Dual -Purpose Motorcyles Recalled because the fuel tank may leak at the spot weld(s) on the side mount tabs. The fuel leakage at the welding points could ignite and cause a dangerous explosion.

Your personal injury attorneys at Grazian and Volpe encourage their clients and the general public to be aware of vehicle recalls and contact their dealers for repair and replacement information. Remember to always stay safe 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 Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd