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Car Accidents BLOG

How to Report a Car Accident to Your Insurance Company

If you were injured in a car accident, you might be wondering how to report it to the insurance company. Knowing the right steps to take following an accident can help speed up the claims process. We’ll discuss how to report a car accident to an insurance company so that you can get the help… Read More

How to Request an Accident Report

Being injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault can have a devastating effect on your life. In addition to the immediate ongoing pain and suffering, you may have to deal with expensive medical bills, forced time off work, and numerous other financial consequences that can make every day feel more stressful than the… Read More

How to Read a Car Accident Report

If you were injured in a vehicle accident in Illinois that wasn’t your fault, it is necessary for you to know how to read and understand your Illinois Crash Report. Knowing how to read your Crash Report will tell you how the responding officer perceived your accident, including who was at fault. If you disagree… Read More

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is distracted driving awareness month. Distracted driving can be defined as the practice of operating a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. Recently, these other activities are typically talking or texting on a cell phone. Driving while distracted is extremely dangerous. Not only is your life at risk when driving while distracted, but… Read More

Dangers of Driving in Snow

As the weather continues to worsen, it is important to remember the dangers of driving in unfavorable conditions. According to the US Department of Transportation, 17 percent of all accidents occur during winter conditions. Driving on snow and ice may seem routine to us during the colder months, but sometimes our skills and reflexes are… Read More

Ten Tips for Safe Travel During the Winter

Even after the holiday season has come and gone, we still have to take to the roadways with our vehicles, regardless of the fact that winter weather conditions may make driving difficult. Many of us commute to work, pick up groceries, retrieve prescriptions from the pharmacy, attend religious services, and visit family all year-round. Since… Read More

What Not to Say to an Insurance Adjuster 

Getting your thoughts in order after a car accident can be difficult. Car accidents are frightening events that can take a toll on your mental health, especially when they were someone else’s fault. However, the words you use when talking to an insurance adjuster can make or break your claim. An insurance adjuster works for… 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

Andy Purcell Discusses National Work Zone Awareness Week

Senior Associate, Andy Purcell, was recently featured on three local radio stations, WIVR River Country, WVLI the Valley, and WFAV Favorite Hits, all located in Kankakee. This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week so Attorney Andy Purcell took the opportunity to discuss, with the interviewers and listeners, how the week is designed to educate… Read More

Safe Driving in Winter Weather

Winter is now in full swing here in the Midwest. We are seeing major winter snowstorms that are covering the Midwest, causing hazardous driving conditions for drivers across the region. The snow, ice, and fog are creating dangerous driving conditions resulting in crashes and interstate congestion on I-72, I-74, and I-57. As winter continues, all… Read More