Law Offices of R.F Wittmeyer, LTD

Common Carrier Accidents - Buses, Trucks, and Taxis

Common carriers include buses, trucks, and taxicabs. Common carriers serve upon reasonable demand by all who seek their services; are held to a high standard of care for the persons and properties entrusted to them; and are…more

| Personal Injury

How to React After A Car Accident with An Uninsured Driver

According to an April 2011 report from the Insurance Research Council (IRC), nearly one in seven drivers across the United States is uninsured. “This trend in the percentage of uninsured motorists is an unfortunate consequence…more

| Insurance, Personal Injury

Finding A Doctor Just Got Easier

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently launched a website which contains profiles of physicians currently licensed in Illinois. A previous version of the site, which was available…more

| Personal Injury

Fighting Distracted Driving – There’s an App for That

Distracted driving, specifically texting on your mobile phone while driving, is a safety issue that has garnered increased interest over the last several years. Because the practice is a proven public safety issue, laws…more

| Personal Injury

Click It or TIcket - Backseat Edition

Recent legislation was signed by Governor Quinn that requires seat restraints for all passengers, including those in the rear seats. Seat belts save lives. By now, there are plenty of statistics to back up that statement. Prior…more

| Personal Injury

Can This Reduce Teenage Car Accidents?

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety has reported that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 20. Nearly one out of every five licensed…more

| Personal Injury

Enjoy Motorcycle Riding Season

Every year, the majority of traffic fatalities involving motorcycles occurs between May and September, a time of year which has been dubbed “riding season” due to the influx of motorcyclists on the roads. Motorcycles represent…more

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A Thank You to Crash Test Dummies

Crash dummies have been integral in developing safety features found on most vehicles on the road today including seat & shoulder belts, head restraints, airbags, antilock brakes and traction control. Modern vehicles also sport…more

| Personal Injury

Auto Safety Standards and You

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is changing its current 5-star Safety Rating System for the 2011 model year. The ratings are now based on four collision tests; frontal, roll-over, side-impact, and the…more

| Personal Injury

GPS Services Now Used for Accident Reconstruction

Recently, GPS receivers are also being used to provide essential data for accident reconstruction. Speed and vehicle position will be recorded if a GPS device is in use at the time a crash occurs. This data can then be used by…more

| Personal Injury

Study Shows That Illinois Doctors Not Fleeing State, As Some Claim

There have been recent media publications in Chicagoland and other parts of Illinois claiming that, based on a recent study of medical students at Northwestern University School of Medicine, physicians are fleeing the state of…more

| Health, Law Practice Products & Services, Personal Injury

NEW ILLINOIS RULES OF EVIDENCE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011

While there will obviously continue to be ample debate over the introduction and exclusion of evidence in Illinois, the time and energy devoted (or wasted) on argument over correctly identifying the applicable Illinois…more

| Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice

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