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Chicago Legal Blog

Who Is Liable When a Tour Bus Crashes?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jul 06, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Various parties may bear liability for tour bus crashes – from the tour bus company to the tour bus driver, to other motorists. Tour buses may transport passengers along set routes or they may take people to a common destination of their choosing. If collisions involving these passenger transport vehicles occur, the occupants may suffer […]

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Chicago Car Accidents: Did You Have the Right of Way?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jun 09, 2021   |  Car Accidents

Not following the right-of-way rules for the road may result in auto accidents. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported 312,988 motor vehicle collisions in Chicago and across the state in 2019. Among other causes, some car crashes occur because drivers fail to yield to other motorists when they should. Due to wrecks resulting from failure […]

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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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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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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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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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Improving Driving Safety for Seniors

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

Physical changes linked to aging can interfere with a person’s driving ability. Nevertheless, seniors can learn how their driving abilities may change and take several steps to stay safe on the road. Here are some useful safety tips for senior drivers. Daylight Driving Older adults can have vision problems at night. Glare from oncoming vehicle […]

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Getting Ready For Winter Driving

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 25, 2020   |  Car Accidents

Traveling in winter weather conditions requires extra caution and preparedness on the driver’s part to reduce the risk of an accident. Though road conditions are out of the driver’s control, there are several steps a person can take to make road travel safer during the winter. Proper vehicle maintenance, regular tire inspections, an emergency kit, and cautious […]

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Safe Driving Apps Can Prevent Car Accidents

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 23, 2020   |  Car Accidents

Safe driving apps can be installed onto mobile devices to reduce the risk of distracted driving resulting from texting, talking, and using search engines.  Distracted drivers are at increased risk of causing an injury or fatality crash. Though there are a variety of actions that take a driver’s attention away from the road, one of […]

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6 mistakes to avoid after a car accident

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jul 23, 2020   |  Car Accidents

After getting into a car accident, you may be in shock. Your heart is hammering and your hands are shaking. You may also be in pain because of a wrenched back, broken bones or some other serious injury. What you do next may mean the difference between a settlement check that covers your medical bills, […]

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