Motorcycle Accidents

Attorney Grant Dixon has 19 years of experience representing victims of motorcycle accidents and other personal injuries. When you come to Dixon Law Office, you will benefit from our knowledge of personal injury law and our commitment to excellent client service

The majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by collisions with cars and other vehicles. Motorcycles often get lost in a driver’s blind spot, which can result in a collision or being cut off by the car and having to lay the bike down. Accidents at intersections are also very common. Blown tires and bike defects can cause injuries, as well.

The nature of motorcycle accidents often lead to injuries involving leg fractures and amputations. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is also very common, especially if the rider was not wearing a helmet. These types of catastrophic injuries result in disability, disfigurement and sometimes, wrongful death.

To cover the cost of medical bills, long-term care and pain management, lost income and monthly expenses, you will need adequate compensation from the insurance company. We know how to make insurance companies pay out the amount that accident victims need. Grant Dixon is an experienced, aggressive litigator who is not afraid to stand up for your rights in court. He is passionate about recovering the financial compensation his clients need to pay medical bills and move forward with their lives.

Please call our office at 708-354-9880 or contact us through our website to schedule an appointment with a Cook County motorcycle accident attorney.

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St. Charles Teen Blows Stop Sign in Elgin; Causes Serious Crash

On Monday afternoon, a St. Charles teen who was driving north, blew a stop sign at McDonald Road in Elgin. His Chevy Malibu struck a Nissan Murano and the collision caused the Nissan to flip over onto its roof. As it was flipping, the Nissan then struck an Impala. The driver of the Nissan, a Hampshire woman, was seriously injured in the crash. The St. Charles teen and driver of the Impala suffered minor injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals. The teen claims his brakes went out, but the crash is still being investigated. The teen was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign and for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Crashes involving distracted driving and high speed can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. If you’ve been hit by a distracted driver, Dixon Law Office can help. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or through our website to learn more and schedule your appointment today.

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Three Accidents Bring I-290 to a Halt, Result in One Death

On Saturday night, on the Eisenhower Expressway, three accidents resulted in traffic being stopped going both directions. The first crash was around 8:30 p.m. when a man tried to run across the expressway and was fatally struck near Kostner Avenue. The other two crashes happened one after the other on the inbound lanes. No one was injured in the second two accidents. The first wreck was cleared quickly, but the other accident clean-ups took some time and delayed traffic.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident, Dixon Law Office can help. Car accidents can result in serious injuries and in some cases, death. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or through our website for more information.

 

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Protecting Yourself After a Car Accident

A car accident can happen anywhere, but intersections and highways are especially common sites. High-speed and head-on collisions usually cause catastrophic injury or death; these accidents are often the result of drunk or distracted driving. In an effort to reduce distracted driving accidents, Chicago passed a law stating that drivers must wear headsets when using a cell phone. In Illinois, a recent law makes it illegal to text or e-mail while driving.

Drivers, passengers and pedestrians are all at risk in an auto accident. They may suffer serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Back, neck and spinal injuries
  • Wrongful death

These injuries may result in disability or a lifetime of pain. We will seek compensation for medical bills, long-term care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. In wrongful death cases, we seek additional damages for funeral expenses, emotional trauma and financial support for the family.

Please call our office at 708-354-9880 or through our website to schedule an appointment  today.

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Distracted Driving Accidents & Prevention

Distracted driving has become a serious problem in the United States. With smart cell phones in nearly every car, people are frequently texting and dialing while driving. Simply stated, this means they are not paying attention to driving. This often leads to tragic results.

For example, in September 2008, a Los Angeles Metrolink passenger train conductor ran past a red light signal and then slammed into a freight train that had been cleared to use the track. The NTSB blamed the Metrolink train’s engineer for the collision, concluding that he was distracted by text messages he was sending while on duty. The crash injured more than 130 people and killed 24. In May 2010, a North Carolina teen was retrieving a text message when she crossed the centerline of a road at 52 miles an hour. A tenth grader died in the crash. Hidden cameras installed New York’s MTA caught 178 bus drivers texting while driving in 2010. Clearly, this is a serious problem.

Statistics show how bad the problem really is. In 2008, almost 20 percent of all crashes involved some type of distraction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 in crashes involving a distracted driver, and more than 500,000 were injured. Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. A study by the University of Utah revealed that using a cell phone while driving delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.

Solving this problem is far from easy. Programs like Oprah’s “No Phone Zone” are important, but for many Americans it is almost impossible to live without a cell phone in the car. Some simple steps can help reduce the risk of injury to you and others:

  • Never, ever, text or dial your phone while you are moving. Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
  • Use a hands free device (like a Bluetooth) when talking on the phone.
  • Program your phone’s speed dials or use voice dial to make calls. Never use the keyboard while your car is moving.
  • Hide your phone or place it somewhere you cannot reach it while you are driving.
  • If you have to text or dial, pull over BEFORE you do it.

For more important advice and information about distracted driving, visit http://www.distraction.gov or contact us at Dixon Law Office. We are here to help.

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Man Dies, Two Children Injured in Car Accident

Jeffrey Loring of Schaumburg, Illinois was killed in a car accident on September 9th. Loring was heading east on I-90 near Arlington Heights in a silver Kia with his children when he hit the back of another car and drove into a ditch where the car flipped over. Loring died one hour later and his children, ages 7 and 9, suffered minor injuries. All were transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Drivers, passengers and pedestrians are all at risk in an auto accident. They may suffer serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Back, neck and spinal injuries
  • Wrongful death

These injuries may result in disability or a lifetime of pain. We will seek compensation for medical bills, long-term care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. In wrongful death cases, we seek additional damages for funeral expenses, emotional trauma and financial support for the family.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, Dixon Law Office can help. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or through our website for more information.

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Ride-on Toy Cars Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Bluestem Brands, Inc. has recalled 4,700 Ranger Rider Ride-on Toy Cars. The batter can overheat, melt, smoke and catch on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Models affected:

Model # Product Code Product
90407B NI374 Tan Range Rider
90407G NU640 Pink Range Rider

The cars were sold in Fingerhut catalogs, online at Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com from September 2010 through May 2012. If you or someone you know owns one of these cars, discontinue use immediately and contact the manufacturer.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the use of a defective product, Dixon Law Office can help. Attorney Grant Dixon and his office fights for the rights of families who have had their lives damaged by defective products. Contact us at 888-354-9880 or through our website for more information.

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