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Kristina Labanauskas

Chicago's Auto Accident Rate Ranking

An Allstate Insurance report indicates that Chicago is one of the easiest places in the country to get into a car accident.
Chicago ranked 167th in safety, out of nearly 200 U.S. cities. This is a…

Kristina Labanauskas

Volvo Recall

More than 3,600 Volvo S80s have been recalled due to incorrect tire information in the owner’s manual and encoded on the tire pressure monitoring system. The recalled model years are…

Kristina Labanauskas

Alcohol-related auto accident

On Tuesday night, four Burbank men were injured after a night of drinking when their car rear-ended a semi loaded with lumber in Gary, Ind. at more than 90 mph. According to the responding Indiana…

Barry Doyle

Taxi cab companies now playing the corporate shell game

The Chicago Sun Times ran an article in today’s newspaper entitled, Badly Injured in cab crash? Good luck collecting much. The article described how Chicago taxi cab companies are structuring their…

Kristina Labanauskas

Black boxes in all cars?

Something positive may have come out of the Toyota recalls.
Congress is considering legislation that would require the auto industry to make safety updates to vehicles as a result of the Toyota…

Kristina Labanauskas

Fatal Accident in South Loop

A UPS semi truck and a Ford car collided at the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Canal Street at 2:38 a.m. Thursday morning.
The accident claimed the life of 25-year-old Rafael Lopez, one of the…

Kristina Labanauskas

Government considers brake override requirements

Today the Department of Transportation revealed that it might recommend that every newly manufactured vehicle sold in the U.S. be equipped with brakes that can override the gas pedal. This is on the…

Kristina Labanauskas

Auto accident resulting in injured trooper linked to cell phone usage

According to prosecutors, the woman who struck and seriously injured an Illinois state police trooped on Saturday was talking on her cell phone as she approached the trooper at 60 mph. The driver,…

Barry Doyle

Protect Your Family With Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Illinois’ minimum mandatory auto insurance law requires minimum policy limits that are too low to provide any real protection or benefit to car accident victims. At present, the required…

Kristina Labanauskas

Employers may be liable for Drivers’ Multitasking

It should come as no surprise that the use of personal electronic communications devices while driving is unsafe. In fact, a recent report reveals that driving while using hands-free cell phones and…