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Why Are Trucking Accidents So Catastrophic?

Accidents involving commercial trucks can be much more catastrophic than an accident between two passenger vehicles. A typical, fully loaded commercial truck (such as a big rig or dump truck) can weigh at least 25 times as much as a typical car. Due to this weight disparity and the basic laws of physics, most big rig truck accidents with other vehicles result in serious –Continue reading

What You Should Know About Car Accident-Related Injuries

There are many different kinds of injuries that can result from a car accident.  They range anywhere from minor cuts and bruises to severe external and internal damage.  Many even require long-term hospitalization. Understanding these kinds of accidents and injuries is important in receiving proper compensation for your misfortune. Common Injuries from Accidents The NHTSA reports that every year over three million people are injured in carContinue reading

What Are Interrogatories and How Do I Answer Them?

By: Mario Palermo of Palermo Law Group If you are reading this, you may have recently received legal documents called “interrogatories” in the mail and are wondering what interrogatories are. Simply put, interrogatories are written questions that are answered under oath. In other words, you are swearing that your written responses are true. Interrogatories are part of the “discovery” process where the parties obtain information about the case.Continue reading

What to Expect at Your Deposition

By: Mario Palermo of Palermo Law Group You have just been notified that an attorney wants to take your “deposition.”  It is natural to be anxious about the process. The first question you may be having is, “What is a deposition?”  A deposition is a question and answers session where your sworn testimony is recorded word for word by a court reporter. Another common question is,Continue reading

Unheralded Heroes of the Road

By: Mario Palermo of Palermo Law Group On January 27, 2014, an Illinois Tollway worker was killed and an Illinois State Trooper was seriously injured when they were struck by a truck on I-88 while assisting a disabled motorist. When the word “hero” comes to mind, many of us think of someone who bravely rushes into a burning fire or confronts armed gunmen in a bank robbery. ThisContinue reading

Making Sure You Have Plenty of Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage is Key to Protecting Yourself

By: Mario Palermo of Palermo Law Group Many of us do not realize that our own automobile insurance can provide significant compensation to us for injuries we sustain in a collision. In fact, your own car insurance can provide compensation to you even if you are not in your car when the collision occurs. The key to protecting yourself is to make sure that you haveContinue reading

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