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How Are Truck Accidents Different From Other Auto Accidents?

A collision involving an 18-wheeler or another large commercial vehicle is often significantly different than a crash involving two passenger vehicles. A commercial vehicle’s sheer size, weight, and heavy cargo often cause severe injuries and catastrophic damage. The number of parties and insurance policies involved also makes these collisions markedly different from other crashes. Below,… Read More


Why Is the Black Box Important in Truck Accidents? 

When a truck accident occurs, the “black box,” also known as an “event data recorder” or “EDR,” can play a crucial role in determining liability. Our clients often wonder what the black box is and how it can help their accident case. In this post, we’ll discuss the ways that information contained in the black… Read More


What Is a Truck Driver’s Travel Log? 

Truck drivers are required to keep travel logs and records in all states, including Illinois. If you have been injured in a truck accident, the truck driver’s travel log could be an important piece of evidence that helps establish liability for the accident. Obtaining copies of the truck driver’s travel log can be challenging, which… Read More


Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is an exciting time of year. People dress up and host parties while children run around looking for the house with the best candy. It happens on October 31st, a day in Autumn where the days are shorter and the night is dark. Halloween can be full of fun, but it comes with an… Read More


Teenager Killed In Four Vehicle Crash In Grundy County

On Friday, October 8th, a teenager was killed in a car crash in Grundy County, Illinois. The 18-year-old was traveling eastbound on interstate I-80 when their car was struck by two oncoming vehicles who had crossed over the median as a result of colliding while one car was attempting to pass the other. In total,… Read More


Farm Safety Awareness Radio Interview

Many people working in the farming industry are prone to more dangerous situations, such as being hit by a car when driving their farming tractors, using machinery that is old or no longer in regulation, or exposure to the elements and chemicals that farming sometimes requires. It is important to be aware of these dangers… Read More


Ford County Car Collision

Three people were injured in a car crash last Thursday morning in Ford County, Illinois as a result of a distracted driver. Two people where critically injured, one was a passenger and the other was the distracted driver. Distracted drivers are more common than they should be. Driving while distracted can be extremely dangerous, and… Read More


Protecting Yourself Against Fraud

On August 17, 2021, Julie Reichel of Washington, Illinois was arrested in Livingston County and charged with theft and financial exploitation of the elderly and given a $3 million dollar bail. Reichel, a licensed insurance agent, was previously affiliated with Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America along with one of its other former insurance… Read More


Andrew Purcell Live on Air Discussing Stop On Red Week

Stop On Red Week is a week sponsored by the national coalition for safer roads to recognize the dangers of driving through red lights. During this week, August 1 through August 7, we will recognize not only the dangers of driving through red lights but also the accidents that have occurred as a result of… Read More


Attorney Samantha Sweeney Talks About Working With Insurance Companies on Air

Associate Attorney, Samantha Sweeney, was recently featured on three local radio stations, WIVR River County, WVLI the Valley, and WFAV Favorite Hits all located in Kankakee, Illinois. Sam took this opportunity to discuss the importance of getting an attorney after an injury occurs, as well as some of the things people should be aware of… Read More