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sideswipe collision
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What is a Sideswipe Collision?

A sideswipe collision is a car accident in which one vehicle strikes the driver or passenger side of another vehicle. They may also be referred to as blind spot crashes since they are often the result of a driver who is changing lanes and doesn’t see the other vehicle. (Sideswipe accidents don’t always involve a […]

doctor after a car accident
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Should I See a Doctor After a Minor Car Accident?

You’re sitting at a stoplight, waiting for the traffic signal to turn green, when you suddenly hear screeching tires behind you. You have just enough time to look in the rear view mirror and see another vehicle collide with the back of your car. Stunned but unhurt, you and the other driver both get out […]

rear end collision
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Do I Need a Lawyer After Being Rear-Ended?

In 2019, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported nearly 2.2 million rear-end collisions. Although many of these car accidents only resulted in property damage, almost 600,000 crashes resulted in injuries, and nearly 2,400 resulted in one or more fatalities. As one of the most common types of vehicle crashes, it’s a question many […]

punitive damages
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What Are Punitive Damages?

Punitive damages (also called exemplary damages) are a kind of financial compensation that sometimes may be awarded to personal injury victims. Unlike the more common compensatory damages, which are intended to benefit the claimant and help pay for costs associated with their injury, punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant and to deter others […]

What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash?
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What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash?

As of 2019, Illinois had 8,546,932 and Iowa had 2,274,431 licensed drivers. Knowing these numbers helps put into perspective how many drivers you could potentially share an Illinois or Iowa road with across your lifetime. These numbers do not, however, offer insight on your odds of dying in a car crash in the Quad Cities […]

wrongful death lawsuit
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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 173,040 people were killed in 2019 due to unintentional injuries stemming from slip and falls, drug poisoning, car accidents, fires, drowning, and other accidents. This is in addition to 19,141 deaths attributed to intentional homicide. Many times, accidental deaths are truly accidental […]

Electric Shock at Work Lawyer
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Electric Shock at Work: Can I Sue?

Electrocution injuries are one of the most serious types of personal injuries that can happen at a workplace. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) 166 people died and 1,900 were injured in workplace accidents involving electricity in 2019. Unfortunately, after suffering an electric shock many people are unaware of their rights as employees. […]

FAQ report a job-related accident
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How Much Time Do You Have to Report a Job-Related Accident?

You’ve been hurt while at work or while performing a job-related task–now what? Ideally, you should report a workplace injury to your employer as soon as possible after a workplace accident occurs. However, we understand that there are a few common reasons for why you may delay in reporting a job-related accident, such as: Fear […]

Quad Cities Car Accident Claim Worth
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How Much Is My Quad Cities Car Accident Claim Worth?

The answer to the common question of “how much is my Quad Cities car accident claim worth” does not fit into a one-size-fits-all mold. Why? Because no two accidents are the same. The only guaranteed value that we can provide across the board is that anyone who contacts us will receive the same level of […]

Iowa & Illinois car insurance requirements
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How Much Car Insurance Do You Really Need in the Quad Cities?

If you’re like most Americans, you probably spent a good deal of time researching before you decided to buy a new car. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t spend nearly as much time selecting the ideal auto insurance policy.  Car insurance is crucial—not only because you’re legally mandated to carry it in Illinois and Iowa, but also […]