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Turns and Curves Especially Dangerous for Motorcyclists

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  May 14, 2021   |  Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of accidents at curves and turns. They often crash when going around curves because of losing control. Accidents at turns often occur because of negligent drivers who fail to take their time to check for motorcyclists before turning. Turns Turns pose one of the most dangerous situations for motorcyclists. […]

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The Most Dangerous Highways in Chicago

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  May 07, 2021   |  Car Accidents

The danger of driving is multiplied on some of Chicago’s busiest highways and intersections. Design complexities and high traffic volume make these roadways more dangerous than others. As a result, drivers should be extra careful when passing through the areas. Dangerous Highways in Chicago Interstate 290 According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, I-290 between […]

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Injured in a Boating Accident?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 20, 2021   |  Personal Injury

A person involved in a boating accident caused by a boat defect or negligence can pursue compensation. Boat manufacturers, dealers, operators, and owners should exercise the utmost care to minimize the risk of an accident. If failure to do so results in someone suffering serious injuries in a boating crash, the victim can file a […]

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Recovering Compensation After Single-Car Accidents

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 13, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Drivers and passengers involved in single-vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of others may be able to recover compensation from responsible third parties. In many single-car accidents, the car driver is not at fault. Several factors come into play in single-vehicle accidents that can make other parties responsible for the accidents. Vehicle Defects Manufacturers can […]

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How Does Car Insurance Work in Illinois?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 08, 2021   |  Car Accidents

In Illinois, vehicle owners are required to have liability insurance for vehicles registered in the state. The at-fault driver’s liability coverage pays for the medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other costs of the not-at-fault driver, passengers, and pedestrians involved in a car accident, up to the coverage limits. People can carry more coverage than the […]

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A Motorcycle Safety Course Could Save Your Life

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Mar 15, 2021   |  Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle safety course could save a rider’s life by teaching the gear and skills needed to cope with most situations, such as performing evasive maneuvers when faced with hazardous situations. Increasing Awareness of Dangers to Motorcyclists A motorcycle safety course offers valuable knowledge on the dangers that a motorcyclist exposes himself or herself to […]

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Top 5 Illinois Car Insurance Companies of 2021

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Mar 08, 2021   |  Car Accidents

When factors like affordability, customer satisfaction ratings, useful policy management tools, and unique features are considered, the car insurance companies that are found to offer standout coverage in Illinois include Geico, State Farm, Travelers, Progressive, and Erie. Geico Geico has one of the lowest average rates for a variety of motorist groups in Illinois, including: […]

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What Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Case? [infographic]

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 19, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Personal injury victims may be able to receive economic, non-economic, and punitive damages in a personal injury case. Damages are the term for the compensation that a person is entitled to from the entity that is legally responsible for his or her injuries. (Article continues below infographic) Economic Damages Economic damages are quantifiable monetary amounts […]

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Who Is Liable for Injuries When a Rental Car Crashes?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 12, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Depending on circumstances, the driver or the rental car company can be held liable for injuries when a rental vehicle is involved in an accident. Coverage for the accident may be from the driver’s personal insurance, the company’s coverage, or the credit card that paid for the rental vehicle.  When Is a Rental Car Company […]

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The Dangers of Driving High

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Feb 05, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Studies have shown marijuana to impair the cognitive skills required for safe driving, including motor coordination, attention, tracking, and visual function. The risk of being involved in an accident significantly increases after marijuana use. Impaired Driving Skills People become impaired when they are high. Like drunk drivers, they start taking more risks. Studies have linked […]

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