Chicago car accident lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2012 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Union Pacific on behalf of a Chicago-area couple who were killed when a train derailed on July 4, causing a bridge to collapse. The family of Burton and Zorine Lindner allege that the company failed to properly inspect and maintain the tracks. Union Pacific suggested that the derailment was caused by heat that created kinks in the rails. However, another derailment took place at the same location in 2009. “This tragic incident caused two people to lose their lives. The law affords their […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2012 – It should be common knowledge that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous. Drivers who make phone calls or send text messages take their minds off the task at hand, and can cause serious traffic accidents. But a recent New Jersey case tested the theory that the sender of a text message can be held liable for a collision caused by the recipient of the message. The short answer, according to Superior Court Judge David Rand, is no. Linda and David Kubert were on their motorcycle in Morris County, New […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2012 – The Illinois State Police joined more than 500 law enforcement agencies throughout the country in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Police were out in force during the Memorial Day weekend to issue tickets for drivers who fail to wear seat belts. NHTSA statistics indicate that in the year 2010, safety belts saved approximately 12,546 lives throughout the country. “Safety belts are one of the most important tools that drivers and passengers can use to protect themselves in a car accident,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert Briskman. In Illinois, on […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2012 – As spring break approaches for students at colleges and high schools across the country, health care groups and highway safety organizations warn to keep an eye out for drivers who may have had too much to drink. Alcohol abuse and binge drinking cause about 80,000 deaths a year in the United States. Many of those deaths happen on the highways and many others are injured because of careless drinking habits and poor judgment. “So many people are injured on the roads as a result of driving while intoxicated,” said Chicago accident […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2012 – Effective January 1, Illinois residents riding in the back seat of vehicles are now required to wear a seat belt. The new law builds on one passed in the 1980s that requires all passengers in the front seat of vehicles and all people under the age of 19 to wear a seat belt. It has been shown that seat belts protect drivers and passengers in the event of an automobile accident. “This is a great move for Illinois because seat belts now will protect everyone in the car and not just […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2012 – Almost a third of drivers admit to driving while drowsy, a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported. Its study showed that 17 percent of all accidents a year, including 5000 fatalities, were caused by drowsy driving. “Do not overestimate your ability to stay awake when you are feeling drowsy and nodding off at the wheel,” said Chicago accident lawyer Paul Greenberg, Esq. “What you should do is get off the road and get some rest when you feel this way.” One in eight accidents caused by drowsy […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2011 – Holidays and drunk driving accidents are a rising concern across the nation. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, nearly 40 percent of all deaths occur due to at least one of the drivers being alcohol-impaired. “Driving while intoxicated risks your life and others on the roads,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert I. Briskman, Esq. “Serious injuries and deaths can happen just because you decided to drive while impaired rather than hailing a cab or calling a friend for a ride.” If holiday plans do involve alcohol, it is best […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2011 – A national initiative is gaining support to ban rental car companies from renting or selling unrepaired, recalled cars. The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011 was recently introduced in the Senate after two sisters were killed when they rented a Chrysler PT Cruiser that Enterprise Rent-A-Car had not fixed. The vehicle had been recalled by Chrysler due to a defect that caused power steering fluid to leak onto the engine or the catalytic converter. This design defect could lead to a fire. The recall was ignored by […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2011 – The premier Chicago car accident attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg have launched an online Car Accident Information Center. The Chicago Car Accident Center offers unique and important information that individuals and their families need after any type of automobile accident. The information center is a convenient way to research questions and find answers for those who are suffering physical, emotional and financial injuries after a serious collision. “Having access to information like this 24 hours a day is critical to making smart decisions after you or a loved one is […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2011 – Hit-and-run accidents are raising some serious concerns in Illinois in the last couple of months. Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash from late July that killed a teen from Lake Zurich and injured two of her friends as they were walking to the Alpine Fest in Lions Park. Police have narrowed the search to an Astro or Safari van from pieces of it found at the scene. In Chicago, a young girl was hit by a vehicle at dusk in her neighborhood. Paramedics came to the scene and took her to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2011 – The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is getting a long overdue resurfacing and bridge renovation work. But some drivers feel the tollway, also known as I-90, should get a total reconstruction with wider roads. The rehabilitation is estimated to cost $65 million and will last five to seven years. Total reconstruction would cost $1.9 billion, which is unobtainable with current funding deficits. The construction is part of the “Open Roads for a Faster Future” initiative that strives to decrease travel times, convert toll plazas to open road tolling and extend specific highways. […]


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