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Illinois Accident Lawyer Supports Chicago Police Clampdown on Unsafe Bicyclists
A recent sting operation scolding bicyclists for breaking road rules reinforces the need for bicycle and motor vehicle safety, says Illinois personal injury lawyer Michael P. Schostok.
Chicago police warned bicyclists to obey traffic laws in a recent sting operation at one of the city’s busiest downtown intersections, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune.
Michael P. Schostok, a Chicago personal injury attorney who represents clients hurt in motor vehicle and bicycle accidents, calls the campaign a step in the right direction.
“Whether you’re a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian, you must obey the rules of the road,” says Schostok, an equity partner in the Chicago personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. “Chicago is home to nearly 3 million people, and countless numbers of them commute every day. Hopefully, a ticket or warning will lead them to behave more responsibly.”
In just two hours, officers issued 240 warnings and one ticket to cyclists committing violations, such as running red lights and riding through pedestrian crosswalks, the Tribune reported. It’s part of a joint campaign between city police, the Department of Transportation and the City of Chicago’s Bicycling Ambassadors that encourages bicyclists to “Share the Road.”
“Sometimes, the accidents will result in a bump or a bruise and commuters will go on their way, but other times, there are catastrophic injuries that change the course of the victims’ lives forever,” says Schostok, who also handles wrongful death lawsuits.
For example, a crash could cause traumatic brain injuries or other wounds that permanently disable or disfigure accident victims.
“What may seems like a simple act of negligence, such as riding in a crosswalk, could have devastating consequences,” explains Schostok. “In an instant, a bicycle, car or pedestrian crash has the potential to rob victims of their livelihoods and cause irreversible physical and emotional pain.”
The Chicago accident lawyer said one helpful solution is for bicyclists to know the rules of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
“The code holds that every vehicle operator – and a bicycle counts as a vehicle – must follow the same traffic laws as drivers of any car or truck,” Schostok says. “Of course, that also means that drivers must respect cyclists as equals on the road.”
Violators or their insurance companies may be held liable for any injuries caused by negligence on the roads, he added.
When disaster strikes, it is important for victims and their families to learn about their legal options and file claims as soon as possible, Schostok advises.
“Contacting a lawyer who is experienced in bicycle and motor vehicle accidents can help determine whether you have a good case to make in court,” he explained. “And the stakes are high – a successful verdict or settlement can result in compensation that can help alleviate the burdens caused by medical expenses or time off work.”
About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard is a leading Illinois personal injury law firm with offices in Chicago and Waukegan. In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, the firm focuses on car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. The firm has obtained more than 5 million on behalf of its clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including 160 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. For more information, call (312) 372-1227 or use the firm’s online contact form.
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Obenauf Auction Service, Inc. Opens Its 2006 Auction Season
Obenauf Auction Service, Inc. opens its 2006 auction season with a Vehicle & Equipment Consignment Auction on March 18th – 9:00 am at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Rt. 45 & 120, Grayslake, Illinois.
Obenauf Auction Service, Inc. opens it’s 2006 auction season with a Vehicle & Equipment Consignment Auction on March 18th – 9:00 am at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Rt. 45 & 120, Grayslake, Illinois.
Registration and inspection is on Friday, March 17 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on auction day from 8:00 am. Keys for the vehicles will be available on Friday, March 17 ONLY.
Surplus items to be sold at this auction come from the City of Evanston, the College of Lake County, Lake Villa Township, the Grayslake, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Round Lake Beach & Wauconda Police Departments as well as other consignors.
The auction features Police Cars, Police seized vehicles, SUVâs, Vans, Collector cars, Bus, Dump trucks, Pickup trucks, Trailers, Skid-steers, Fork-trucks, Tractors, Tools, Lawn mowers, Landscape equipment, Generators, Welders, Air compressors, Engines, Bikes and many other misc. items including a 1990 Evinrude 4hp outboard motor that is still new-in-the-box, never used.
Obenauf Auction Service, Inc. conducts surplus municipal equipment auctions in the Chicgaoland area, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. We have been in business over 20 years and include most of the area municipalities as clients. We are members of the Illinois Auctioneers Association, The National Auctioneers Association and the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association.
These auctions have proven to be an effective way to dispose of surplus municipal equipment and have been well attended with as many as 500 people bidding for various items. For auction terms or more information visit our website at http://www.obenaufauctions.com/
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Posted On: Ingleside, IL February 28, 2006
Decision Dynamics, Inc. (DDI) launches Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) services in Nebraska
Decision Dynamics, Inc. (DDI) is now proudly serving Nebraska lenders with a cost-effective, user-friendly Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) solution for streamlining vehicle titling through Premier eTitleLienâ¢.
Decision Dynamics, Inc. (DDI) has successfully completed the Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) certification process with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles and initiated electronic lien and title services for Nebraska lienholders. Nebraska lenders are now experiencing the savings and convenience of electronic titling through DDIâs Premier eTitleLienâ¢ product. DDI President and CEO, Glenn Thames, says âPremier eTitleLienâ¢ has allowed Nebraska lenders to experience a smooth transition to ELT. DDI has worked closely with the Nebraska DMV to ensure that our user-friendly system was ready for lenders when Nebraska launched their ELT program.â
Premier eTitleLien(tm)is a secure, web-based application which allows lienholders to participate in a stateâs ELT program and remain in complete control of their title portfolio. Lienholders may manage their vehicle titles electronically and receive an electronic ownership record in lieu of a paper title. With Premier eTitleLienâ¢, companies have access to their electronic titles and the tools needed to streamline the titling process.
The electronic titling program benefits motor vehicle agencies, lienholders and vehicle owners. Motor vehicle agencies benefit by providing more timely data exchange, improving data accuracy, and reducing and controlling the use of secure forms. Electronic titling benefits lienholders by reducing mailing costs, reducing physical storage requirements, and deterring the inherent fraud associated with duplicate titles and paper title releases. Vehicle owners benefit by receiving clear titles upon the release of the lien on the electronic title.
Nebraska is the most recent state to eliminate the printing of paper titles with liens. All lenders that wish to receive their titles electronically are able to enroll in the ELT program. Other states that have implemented similar programs to eliminate paper titles include Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Arizona. California will be implementing a mandatory ELT program in January 2012.
Decision Dynamics has experienced rapid growth due to its successful Premier eTitleLienâ¢ product and commitment to excellence in customer service. Thames says, âNebraska lenders have selected DDIâs Premier eTitleLienâ¢ for their electronic titling services because it offers the most comprehensive title management features in a convenient, user-friendly application. Lienholders are attracted to Premier eTitleLienâ¢ because it provides a low-cost solution with no start-up fees, no monthly minimums, and no long-term contracts.â Premier eTitleLienâ¢ also offers training and support at no cost.
DDI is a software technology company that provides electronic titling services for lienholders in the United States. DDI has recently expanded to serve over 1,300 lenders in 47 states and Canada.
For more information on electronic titling, visit http://www.etitlelien.com.
Contact: Jessica Trotter
Decision Dynamics, Inc.
PO Box 2078 Lexington, SC 29071
Posted On: Lexington, SC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010
Limousine Association Executive Director, Barry E. Lefkowitz Participates on NJ MVC Safety Advisory Council
With several prominent achievements in the Limousine industry, Barry E. Lefkowitz, Executive Director of the Limousine Association of New Jersey, was requested to be a member of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Safety Advisory Council
The Limousine Association of New Jersey is pleased to announce Barry E. Lefkowitz’ participation on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Safety Advisory Council. The Safety Advisory Council, which held a critical planning meeting in May 2007 regarding the NJ MVC’s future, requested the experience and expertise of Lefkowitz, Executive Director of the Limousine Association of New Jersey, and a recognized key participant in the NJ Limousine industry.
New Jersey is experiencing several key trends from an increase in densely populated areas, to teenage accidents, to special needs for an aging population. To work along with these trends, the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) Safety Advisory Council will be taking active steps to try to improve safety in New Jersey by developing a plan for the next five years, which includes emphasis areas and coordinated strategies. The NJ Motor Vehicle Commission realizes that to capably address the hurdles to its future success, strong feedback and innovative ideas are needed.
Other participants on the advisory council included: the NJ Deputy Attorney General; President of the NJ State Safety Council; Director and Deputy Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety; NJ Dept. of Education – Office of Academic and Professional Standards; Department of Transportation, Chief Technical Assistance Unit Admin Office of the Courts; Assistant Director of Municipal Court Services; Manager of the Motor Vehicle Commission Driver Management Dept.; State Executive Director of MADD; School Bus Owners Association, NJ State Municipal Prosecutors Assn., State of NJ Congressman for the American Motorcyclist Assn.; NJ State Chiefs of Police; Executive Director of the NJ Motor Truck Association; Director of Public Affairs AAA; NJ State Police Field Operations; American Motorcyclist Association; State Coordinator for the AARP/NJ Driver Safety Program; Chief NJ Police Traffic Officer’s Association; CMCA, President of the NJ Municipal Court Administration Association
The MVC realizes that it needs to partner with key organizations to address safety concerns. At the Safety Advisory Council’s most recent meeting, topics that represented key safety areas for the NJ MVC were discussed. Law enforcement, the courts, regulating entities, educators, safety organizations and others organizations impacted the priority of topics.
Representatives discussed, and then voted on which topics were priority. The following are the topics according to priority.
1. Driver Control – MVC has almost lifetime involvement with drivers from supporting driver education, testing, licensing, monitoring, sanctions, improvement and license retirement. Point system and driver improvement are addressed.
2. Teen Drivers – Teens are involved in more accidents per mile driven than any other driver age category. Education, testing and driver improvement issues are addressed.
3. Older Drivers – With the population aging increasing the number of older drivers who can exhibit reduced skills and medical conditions impact safety. Education, medical reporting, and re-exams are addressed.
4. Motorcycle Safety – With motorcycles growing in popularity it is recognized that specialized training is proven to help prevent collisions. Education by novice and experienced riders are addressed.
5. Commercial Vehicle Driving – Many trucks and buses travel NJ roads leading to a greater risk of collisions. Commercial driving is regulated at the federal level. The availability of qualified drivers is a safety concern. School Bus Drivers, small buses and vans, and commercial vehicles are addressed.
“The human and economic costs associated with accidents on the road are too great. The NJ MVC Safety Advisory Council is charged with the courageous responsibilities to develop more effective strategies to reduce the number of lives lost, the human suffering, and the economic costs associated with motor vehicle collisions in New Jersey,” said Lefkowitz. “The Council has effective and well-attended sessions made up of people with various areas of expertise and knowledge including the directors of key traffic and motor vehicle-related departments within the state of New Jersey. I am honored to be selected to sit as a participant on this council.”
Mr. Lefkowitz has a strong government background, with three decades of governmental relations, regulatory, economic development, media, and educational experience at the federal, state and local levels. Lefkowitz has developed and successfully guided over 200 Bills through the State Legislative and Congressional processes, including “The Limousine Safety Act”, and the “Real Interstate Driver Equity Act”.
About the Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ)
The LANJ was created to ensure that New Jersey operators are treated fairly by legislators, enforcement officers and governing bodies. Members are active in Trenton and Washington D.C.
The organization has grown into a dynamic political entity that is respected nationwide for its successes and member programs.
Additional information about the Limousine Association of New Jersey is available at http://www.lanj.org
Posted On: Lumberton, NJ June 6, 2007