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What To Expect When You Meet with an Insurance Adjuster

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Expect When You Meet with an Insurance Adjuster
You’ll likely need to contact a few different people following a car accident, one of which will be your insurance adjuster, so that you can report your collision to them. Soon thereafter, you may start receiving calls from the other motorist’s insurance adjuster, especially if it appears that their insured is responsible for your crash.

The sudden influx of calls that you begin receiving after a crash can be overwhelming. At some point, it can become challenging to know which insurer different callers represent. It’s even more difficult to keep track of when you and the other motorist are insured with the same company. If you add multiple people being on board handling a single claim into the mix, things verge on being chaotic.

Tips for Driving in Chicago Traffic

Published on Jun 15, 2022 at 8:09 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips for Driving in Chicago Traffic

In an earlier article here on our blog, we addressed tips first-timers should follow in navigating Chicago’s roadways. In that article, we highlighted details about:

  • Chicago’s grid system
  • Illinois’ prohibition on the use of hand-held devices, such as navigation systems and cell phones
  • The abundance of one-way streets in Chicago
  • How important it is that you stay vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Why you must account for rush hour, construction zones, concerts, festivals, and sporting events when planning your commute

What Happens When a Driver Doesn’t Clear Snow Off Their Car?

Published on Apr 5, 2022 at 1:17 pm in Car Accidents.

Snow covered car

What happens when a driver doesn’t clear snow off their car in Illinois? State laws tell us that a motorist may be fined if they fail to uphold their duty to keep their vehicle windows, mirrors, and lights clear. And when it comes to filing car accident claims, a driver whose negligence in winter vehicle maintenance leads to another person’s injuries may be liable for damages.

Let’s take a look at the state laws regulating vehicle snow removal and why these laws are so important for safe road travel in Illinois.

What Should I Do After an Accident Occurring on Black Ice?

Published on Apr 5, 2022 at 12:35 pm in Car Accidents.

winter road

Winter weather might look magical in movies, but it can be lot more dangerous in real life. Any time you have to drive in snowy or icy conditions you are at risk for being involved in a serious car accident.

The steps you take after an accident occurring on black ice are important and may even have an impact on whether you are able to successfully pursue compensation for any injuries. If you have any questions or concerns about the following information, you may want to speak with a car accident attorney at Krzak Rundio Law Group.

What Should I Expect After Being Involved in a Car Wreck?

Published on Feb 18, 2022 at 5:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, you’re likely feeling a certain amount of stress and even uncertainty. The most important thing to remember is to prioritize your health and safety along with your family’s. If anyone was injured in the accident, make sure they receive the proper medical care immediately and follow any advice given by your medical care team. Once a treatment and recovery plan is in the works, then you can begin to worry about what comes next.

How to Prove Fault After a Car Accident

Published on Dec 10, 2021 at 3:03 pm in Car Accidents.

Person writing notes while using laptop

In the immediate aftermath of an auto collision, one of the first questions asked is bound to be: who was at fault? The answer to this question is highly important to those involved. This information is necessary to determine which party’s insurance company should cover damages and losses, and which party may be entitled to compensation due to an at-fault party’s negligence. And in some cases, an at-fault driver may even be subject to criminal charges. All of these critical legal decisions depend on accurately determining fault after an accident.

When Is the Best Time to Drive Through Chicago?

Published on Dec 10, 2021 at 2:15 pm in Car Accidents.

City of Chicago

Whether you’re a resident, new to the city, or just passing through Chicago, one thing you should expect when you’re driving in the city is traffic. It’s incredibly frustrating to sit in and hard to avoid, but you want to do your best. That way, you can be less stressed getting to your destination and stay away from as many other drivers as possible.

What to Do During a Roadside Emergency in Chicago

Published on Nov 30, 2021 at 3:46 pm in Car Accidents.

roads under bridge in city

Roadside emergencies are stressful—you don’t know what’s wrong with your car, why it’s broken down, if you’re safe, or who to contact. There are likely a million things running through your mind in the moment you have to stop on the side of the road or highway, and you could be wondering what you’re supposed to do.

How Often Is Nerve Damage Caused in a Car Accident?

Published on Nov 30, 2021 at 2:43 pm in Car Accidents.

Sore shoulder

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injury in the United States. The most severe nerve damage after a car accident includes paralysis or loss of motor function—conditions that affect a person’s ability to perform normal, everyday functions. In milder cases, nerve damage can result in discomfort, pain, and temporary impairment. While vehicle crashes are a factor in a high percentage of catastrophic nerve injuries, auto collisions are also a leading cause of less-severe neurological conditions like pinched nerves.  

Bad Faith Claims in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Published on Aug 13, 2021 at 1:40 pm in Car Accidents.

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If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it can be a nightmare to find out that the responsible driver has minimal insurance limits or no insurance at all. Fortunately, if you have uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, you can avoid this nightmare depending on the extent of UM or UIM coverage you carry on your own insurance policy.

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