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Crystal Lake Car Accident Lawyers

Customers are talking, and the consensus is that taxis are out and Uber is in. Ridesharing companies, such as Uber, Lyft, and Curb, are taking over roads in our cities and suburbs, offering low fares to willing passengers. The business model of these companies is wholly mobile—all business between the ridesharing company and the driver, as well as between the ridesharing driver and the customer, is conducted via a smartphone application (app).

This innovative technology is creating jobs, providing inexpensive transportation alternatives, and encouraging carpooling. On the other hand, this business model is so new it creates many questions in the legal sphere regarding insurance, liability, and responsibility, should a ridesharing driver get into a car accident with a passenger on board.

Crystal Lake Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Getting injured on the job can be frightening in any occupation. How will you pay your bills and take care of your family? What if you cannot return to work for several months? What if you may never return to work due to a catastrophic injury? Luckily, employers in the State of Illinois are required by law, per the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission ("Commission"), to maintain workers' compensation insurance for their employees that may become injured on the job .

This unique type of insurance provides benefits for those who have work-related injuries or diseases obtained from exposure in their occupation.

Crystal Lake Car Accident Attorneys

Winter has finally hit Illinois... and hard. Starting the season off with ice and snow storms serves as a good reminder about driving safely during this colder part of the year. Adverse weather conditions can lead to black ice, sleet, and poor visibility, all of which lend themselves to vehicle accidents. If you or anyone you know is injured in an auto accident this winter, contact a reputable personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal right to compensation for your injuries.

McHenry County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes outdoor sports and activities like baseball, outdoor basketball, and motorcycle riding.

If you are planning on taking a motorcycle out this spring, it is important that you keep proper motorcycle safety and maintenance in mind. Motorcycles are statistically more dangerous than cars and other vehicles that protect their passengers with metal chassis. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the fatality rate per mile for motorcycle riders was 30 times the rate for car passengers in 2011.

In Illinois, 145 motorcyclists died and 3,020 were injured in motorcycle crashes in 2011. Although motorcycle crashes only accounted for 1.3 percent of the collisions on Illinois roads that year, they were the cause of 15.8 percent of fatalities.

McHenry County Personal Injury Lawyers

Along with building snowmen, dodging snowballs and relaxing with a warm mug of cocoa by the fire, sledding is a fond childhood memory for millions of Illinois residents. But in recent years, safety and liability concerns over the beloved winter pastime have prompted cities across the country to close hills to sledders.

Municipalities from Iowa to New Jersey have enacted sledding bans in an effort to keep children and parents safe, as well as to avoid costly personal injury payouts in the event of an accident. In Illinois, officials in Evanston banned sledding in James Park, previously a popular spot for the sport, while other cities have posted "sled at your own risk" signs in parks.

Sledding, like any other physical activity, can cause injuries. Talk to your child about ways to stay safe before he or she goes outside to ride a sled. If your child is involved in a sledding accident, you might be able to file a personal injury claim on his or her behalf. Additionally, understand your responsibilities as a property owner and how you may be held liable for any accidents that occur on your premises.

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