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Hands free phones may still distract you on the road

A cell phone in the hand of a motorist is a recipe for increased risk of an auto accident on Illinois roads. This is why some people consider a hands free phone, which allows a motorist to keep both hands on the wheel while holding a conversation, as a viable safety alternative. However, some studies show that hands free phones are not a cure for distracted driving.

What is black ice?

Illinois roads in wintertime can put motorists increasingly at risk of a road accident due to snowfall and ice. However, there is one particular road danger that many Illinois drivers may not be aware of. Black ice, like other slippery surfaces, is a road hazard that can result in car accidents and personal injury to motorists. 

Could your child’s coat reduce car seat effectiveness?

One thing you probably do every time you get into the car is put your child in his or her car seat. You know it is required by Illinois law, but more importantly, you know it is essential to keeping your child safe in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, what you may not realize is another thing you do to keep your child safe--putting him or her in a warm winter coat--could drastically reduce the effectiveness of the car seat to keep your child safe.

Can you move a vehicle after an auto accident?

Illinois motorists who get in a car accident will face a number of immediate questions. One of them is whether you can move your vehicle from the immediate location of an accident. Illinois law addresses this question, and as it turns out, the law does allow motorists to move an automobile from an accident scene, provided certain conditions are met.

What are delayed symptoms?

After a car accident in Illinois, you could be suffering from a serious injury and have no clue. That is because you may experience delayed symptoms. According to Patch, delayed symptoms of an injury often occur days after a car accident. They do not show up right away due to the chemicals your body releases to help give you energy to get through the harrowing experience.

How much will a car accident cost you?

If you have recently been involved in a car accident in Illinois, you have likely wondered how much the damage is going to cost you. While an attorney can help you fight to get the payment and compensation you deserve, it is wise to be aware of the most common costs you can incur and the unlikely places those damages can come from. 

The most common car accident injuries

While there are several different types of injuries that can occur during an Illinois car accident, there are a few that have been shown to be the most common. Some are more serious than others, but all can interfere with your everyday activities. We at the Law Office of Kerley and Associates can help you seek the compensation you need to properly recover and get back to your life before the accident.

What to do in a hit-and-run

While you may know what to do if you are involved in a car accident in Illinois, the situation can become a lot more stressful if the other driver leaves the scene. A hit-and-run can leave you stranded, both physically and monetarily. We at the Law Office of Kerley and Associates work to protect you in any type of accident, including a hit-and-run.

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