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Sledding and Snow Tubing Safety in Illinois

Sledding and Snow Tubing Safety in IllinoisSafety in the Snow

 

Sledding and snow tubing are fun and healthy activities for kids. But the thrill of speeding down a snowy hill comes with significant risks. Many kids are seriously injured when sledding and snow tubing in Illinois every year. To ensure your kids can participate in one of the season’s most enjoyable activities without an accident, follow these three essential steps.

 

Always Supervise

 

Kids need adult supervision when sledding or snow tubing. An adult should always be present to respond to emergencies and injuries on the spot. It also helps to have an adult make sure kids play it safe and are considerate of other snow-goers. Staffed hills are well supervised but can be crowded. Find a location where you can easily supervise your child, and recruit other parents to oversee runs as well.

 

Never Improvise

 

Make sure your kid uses a sled or snow tube in good condition. Properly inflate snow tubes. An underinflated tube is more likely to catch and drag, potentially causing crashes. Don’t use trash bags, shower curtains, or other slippery materials for a DIY sled. Sleds and tubes are designed to glide over the snow, protecting kids from sharp ice and rocks.

 

Location, Location, Location

 

Sledding and snow tubing areas can get very crowded. And more kids means more risk of kid-to-kid collisions. Also, choose a hill with plenty of snowfall and avoid going after a warm night. You want lots of soft, powdery snow to reduce the risk of injuries. Ideally, you’ll find a hill with few hazards, like trees or ponds, and with a flat area at the end to facilitate smooth stops.

 

Take Steps to Prevent Injuries

 

Nothing will get your kids off the couch faster during the winter than a trip to go sledding and snow tubing. But try to remember the potential for serious injury. Avoid a trip to the emergency room with the above tips. And always make sure you exchange information with parents if your child collides with another, in case you have to file a personal injury claim. Serious injuries can come with serious medical bills, so it’s important to hold negligent parents responsible. A seasoned Arlington Heights personal injury attorney can help you determine liability and seek compensation for your child’s injuries.

 

If your child has recently been injured, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Day Safety

Snow Day Safety When kids wake up to a blanket of freshly fallen snow on the ground, they have one thing on their mind: snow day! But to parents, a snow day can mean potential injuries. With a little preparation, however, you can help your kid have the best snow day ever without worrying about their safety.

 

Prepare for the Cold

 

Layering is the best way to conserve heat for kids and adults. Think multiple, lightweight and loose layers to trap warm air. Avoid using cotton as a base layer because it’s not moisture wicking. It’s best to use a poly or poly blend as a base layer to ensure your kids can sweat in the snow without losing heat.

 

Protect Those Little Hands

 

Protect their little hands and fingers with well fitting, water-resistant gloves. Frostbite can set in quickly, so make sure all their extremities are covered.

 

Increase Their Visibility

 

Snow glare and reduced daylight hours lower visibility. Keep your kids visible to motorists by dressing them in bright or reflective clothes.

 

Don’t Forget About Sun Protection

 

Snow can reflect up to 90% of UV rays, making snow days a prime culprit of winter sunburns, so break out that waterproof sunscreen from summer.

 

Practice Safe Sledding

 

Studies show sledding sends up to 20,000 kids to the ER each year, many with serious head injuries. Pick designated sledding areas, which will have fewer obstacles. Bring younger children at off-peak times to limit the chance of kid-to-kid collisions.

 

Safety Inspect Sports Gear

 

Update your kid’s winter sports gear every year. For skates, skis, and snowboards, well-fitting equipment is the key to safety. If you’re not sure how to do this, have a sports pro assess the fit.

 

Keep Them Hydrated

 

Cold winter air can be drying, especially for kids exerting themselves in play. Have kids take frequent breaks to hydrate, even if they aren’t thirsty. Studies have shown cold weather can play tricks on us, leaving us feeling more hydrated than we are. Take extra precaution with kids with asthma, as the dry air can tighten bronchial passages. Have them wear a scarf around their mouth to warm air before they inhale.

 

Be Wary of Ice and Snow

 

Even small accumulations of snow can hold hidden dangers, and not all water bodies are safe for skating. Check with local authorities to find safe skating spots, and have your kids be careful of freshly fallen snow or large drifts, which can cave in.

 

These are some of the most common dangers kids can face on a snow day. They want to have fun, and you want them to stay safe. Keeping the above tips in mind can make you both happy.

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight to get the compensation you deserve. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

 

Rough Ride: The Risks of Damaged Roads in Illinois

Rough Ride: The Risks of Damaged Roads in IllinoisDamaged Roads in Illinois Put You at Risk

 

Driving on damaged roads can be dangerous. Potholes, cracks, and broken asphalt can increase the risk of accidents. To stay safe while driving on damaged roads, keep the following safety tips in mind.

 

Pay Attention to Road Signs

 

Damaged roads in Illinois may have signage displayed to warn motorists of poor road conditions. Steel plates, cut asphalt, and other roadwork hazards can cause cars to swerve thus causing collisions. Heed all road signs to ensure you safely adjust your speed when appropriate.

 

Watch the Road Surface

 

Ruts, groves, cracks, and potholes make the road surface uneven, increasing the risk of accidents. Watch the road surface as best you can to look for these common road hazards. Sometimes it’s best to take it slow when driving on damaged roads to stay in control and avoid accidents. And exercise extreme caution when riding a motorcycle or bike, as uneven surfaces can cause small tires to slip and lose traction.

 

Be Aware of Wear

 

Crumbling roads, faded lines, and worn or damaged road signs can make it more difficult to follow the rules of the road and avoid hazards. While the State of Illinois should be properly maintaining these, limited resources mean some roads are still in need of repair. When in doubt about lane lines or posted speed limits, follow common sense and the flow of traffic, and report the wear promptly.

 

Stay Alert and Ready to Act

 

When driving on damaged roads, reduce your speed and keep your eyes on the road and road signs.

If you were in an accident while driving on damaged roads in Illinois, you might be able to submit a claim to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). IDOT investigates and pays claims for property damage to vehicles driving on roads under State jurisdiction. Claims are paid based on a standard of negligence. Thus, it’s essential to work closely with an Illinois car accident attorney who can help you prove the State failed to take reasonable safety precautions.

 

Damaged roads are a major cause of auto accidents in Illinois. Keep these tips in mind when traveling on Illinois roads to make sure you are able to drive safely and defensively no matter the conditions.

 

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

 

How to Volunteer with the Red Cross

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With the multitude of natural disasters we have been experiencing in our country, organizations such as the Red Cross are vital to the recovery of affected communities. The majority of the work done by the Red Cross is performed by volunteers. Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross.

How can you help?

Volunteer Opportunities

We make possible the vital work of the American Red Cross. Whatever your background, talents, or skills, you can impact your community and your world. Some types of volunteer work include:

  • Taking on a Leadership Role
  • Working to Increase the Blood Donation Supply
  • Assisting During a Specific Crisis
  • Educating Your Community
  • Supporting the Armed Forces
  • Helping with Fundraising
  • Volunteering Your Health Care Skills
  • Volunteering Your Communication Skills
  • Providing Administrative Support
  • Working with the International Red Cross

What About the Children?

25% of Red Cross volunteers are age 24 or younger. Volunteering with the Red Cross can become a family activity. Additionally, many schools have Red Cross clubs. And as your kids get older, they can become interns at the headquarters in Washington, DC. Or network with many other young adults who want to help the world.

 

But to begin your volunteer journey, the Red Cross recommends you contract your local Red Cross office.

Your Local Red Cross

You can find your local group here.

But if you are in Arlington Heights or the surrounding suburbs, for more volunteering opportunities, contact the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois
:
The Rauner Center
2200 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL, 60612
Phone: (312) 729-6100

Fun Facts About Abraham Lincoln

 

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, KY. We celebrate the Great Emancipator in the Land of Lincoln every year. With amazing oratory skills and leadership like none before or after, we honor the fourteenth President. But did you know that he loved to tell jokes? What do you know about his pets? And he wasn’t just a President, he also was a father.

Did You Hear the One About Nero?

“When he told a particularly good story, and the time came to laugh, he would sometimes throw his left foot across his right knee, and clenching his foot with both hands and bending forward, his whole frame seemed to be convulsed with the effort to give expression to his sensations.”

President Lincoln loved to tell a story. Unfortunately, he had an underlying sadness, but his stories and jokes gave him the levity he needed.

Walt Whitman wrote:

As is well known, story-telling was often with President Lincoln a weapon which he employ’d with great skill. Very often he could not give a point-blank reply or comment-and these indirections, (sometimes funny, but not always so,) were probably the best responses possible. In the gloomiest period of the war, he had a call from a large delegation of bank presidents.

In the talk after business was settled, one of the big Dons asked Mr. Lincoln if his confidence in the permanency of the Union was not beginning to be shaken-whereupon the homely President told a little story: “When I was a young man in Illinois,” said he, “I boarded for a time with a deacon of the Presbyterian church. One night I was roused from my sleep by a rap at the door, and I heard the deacon’s voice exclaiming, ‘Arise, Abraham! the day of judgment has come!’ I sprang from my bed and rushed to the window, and saw the stars falling in great showers; but looking back of them in the heavens I saw the grand old constellations, with which I was so well acquainted, fixed and true in their places. Gentlemen, the world did not come to an end then, nor will the Union now.

When you look at the five dollar bill next time, imagine the stories he would tell!

Goats at the White House

Ever see a turtle or lost pet on the side of the road and want to help? So did Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln was known to go to great lengths to rescue animals from adversity – including once backtracking to rescue a pig stuck in the mud because he couldn’t bear the thought of it suffering.

Additionally, his presidency led to people providing his family with support animals. First, they got a dog, in addition to their dog Fido, which had to stay in Springfield. Or really, a second dog found them. “In mid-October 1861, after the defeat at Bull Run, the Lincolns left Alexandria to return to the capital. A black dog followed them home. The Lincoln children, like all children, loved the new dog. Unfortunately, the dog had an owner who read about the White House resident and went to get his dog back. The owner promised the Lincolns a puppy but the dog disappeared before the birth of a puppy.

But Lincoln was not just a dog person. He also had a fondness for kittens. Secretary of State William Seward presented the Lincoln household with two kittens early in his administration.

To complete the menagerie, the Lincolns adopted two goats, Nanny and Nanko, who had the run of the White House property. Of course, the White House staff did not like the destruction that followed the goats, but if the President wants goats, what can you do? And when your kids love those goats, they can join all of the cats and dogs they want! Even if Mrs. Lincoln did not like the zoo.

February Is Heart Health Month – Why Heart Disease Matters to Women

Many do not know that the leading cause of death of women is heart disease. By making healthy lifestyle decisions, you can reduce your chance of heart disease. The following statistics highlight the issue of heart health for women:

  • One in 4 women in the United States dies of heart disease, while 1 in 30 dies of breast cancer.
  • Twenty-three percent of women will die within 1 year after having a heart attack.
  • Within 6 years of having a heart attack, about 46 percent of women become disabled with heart failure.
  • Two-thirds of women who have a heart attack fail to make a full recovery.

The Heart Truth

For over a decade, the National Institute of Health has provided a program called The Heart Truth to help women understand the risk of heart disease.

The focus of the program is to define the risk of heart disease.

The risk factors increase your chance for heart disease and include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being physically inactive
  • Having a family history of early heart disease
  • Having a history of preeclampsia during pregnancy
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Age (55 or older for women)

Of course, their recommendation to mitigate these risks begins with your doctor. Your doctor can be an important partner in helping you reach goals for heart health. But remember, be proactive. Take control of your Heart Truth.

What Can You Do?

The FDA has four tips to help you make good decisions about your heart health:

  1. Eat a heart healthy diet. Watch your salt intake, cut back on sugar, and eat less fatty foods.
  2. Manage your health conditions. If you are on a medication, make sure to take the medicine. See your doctor for your annual physical. Early detection can help prevent serious heart disease.
  3. Get the facts about aspirin. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you should take aspirin daily. Do not self-medicate.
  4. Know the signs of a heart attack. Learn what a heart attack feels like and its symptons.

February is a great month to show love to your own heart by making healthy lifestyle choices!

Disability and Insurance Claims: Fair Compensation

Disability and Insurance Claims: Fair CompensationFollowing an accident, you could suffer from a temporary or permanent disability. Getting compensation for your disability, including your medical bills and present and future pain and suffering, involves determining your prognosis and the extent to which your disability affects your life.

 

Short-Term or Long-Term Disability?

 

A broken bone can leave you disabled for a few months. A spinal cord injury can leave you disabled for life. You need to know how long your doctor expects you to be disabled to seek fair compensation for your debilitating injury.

 

Other Factors to Consider

 

Once your doctor gives you a prognosis on whether or disability is short-term and expected to heal or permanent, you need to consider how your disability affects your life. A short-term disability might put you out of work for a month or two, meaning your damages could include lost wages. If you are unable to return to work ever because of a permanent disability, your damages should reflect your life-long needs, not just those of the present.

 

Why Your Lifestyle Matters

 

You may also recover compensation for your loss of functioning, ability to take care of yourself or your family, and your loss of enjoyment in life. If you are left paralyzed, and you have a family to take care of, your settlement should reflect your loss of capacity. Similarly, if you were a professional athlete and no longer able to play due to your disability, your settlement should reflect both loss of income and your inability to participate in your regular activities.

 

A Note of Caution

 

If you have been disabled in an accident and are seeking compensation, you should work closely with an Arlington Heights auto accident attorney. Cases involving disability can be complicated, especially if the disability is permanent. Your eligibility for Social Security Disability could affect your claim, as could any workers’ comp benefits you could receive. In short, many factors can affect your claim, so you should have skilled legal representation when filing your claim. An attorney can serve as your advocate so you can focus on recovery and treatment.

 

A disability can affect your life in many ways. If you have a disability, make sure your priority is taking care of yourself. Follow your doctor’s recommended treatment plan, stay healthy, and seek support from friends and family.

 

If you’ve recently been injured and need help with your insurance claim, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

Eagle Watching in Winter: How to Safety Enjoy Wildlife

Eagle Watching in Winter: How to Safety Enjoy WildlifeFrom late December to March, thousands of eagles make their way to Illinois to feast on fish from the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Winter is the perfect time to witness this wildlife spectacle. But with winter comes poor road conditions and inclement weather, making the drive out to some of the remote areas where you can see eagles hazardous. Also, the bright white flash of a bald eagle’s head is enough to distract you from safe driving. Consequently, it’s more important than ever to stay alert and safe on the road.

 

Safe and Fun Wildlife Watching

 

Eagle watching in Illinois is an event everyone can enjoy. But to do so safely, keep these things in mind:

 

You aren’t the only car on the road. Eagles gather and feed along rivers and streams until they freeze over. Roads that provide access to these areas might not have designated pull out areas or shoulders. Don’t be tempted to stop on the side of the road unless there is a place you can safely park. If you are unable to pull off the road fully, keep driving.

 

If you can safely and completely pull off the road, respect the eagles. Wildlife experts recommend you don’t come within a quarter mile from eagles and try to watch them from inside your vehicle (another reason to find a safe place to pull off.) Use binoculars instead of trying to get closer. Avoid making loud noises. Even just slamming your car door can alarm an eagle. Eagles need to conserve their energy, and disturbing them can hinder their ability to do so.

 

Practice common sense. Be careful when driving at dusk and dawn when eagles are most active. Other wildlife, such as deer and small mammals, may also be active during these times. When coupled with low visibility, your risk for an accident goes up. If the sun starts to set while you’re eagle watching, consider packing up and heading home. Use high beam headlights if you can, and stay vigilant when scanning the road.

 

The winter eagle migration is a must see. Be cautious when driving at dawn and dusk, and always pull your car entirely off the road. Leave the eagles undisturbed and enjoy one of Illinois’ most amazing wildlife spectacles. If you are involved in an accident while out on the roads this winter, consult with an experienced Arlington Heights auto accident attorney. An attorney can help you file your claim and get you fair compensation for your losses.

 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

Life-Altering Injuries: Seeking Compensation for Immobility

Life-Altering Injuries: Seeking Compensation for ImmobilityIf you suffered life-altering injuries in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. Damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. When it comes to significant injuries that cause immobility, however, determining your damages can be complicated. Many factors can affect your settlement, and it’s important you receive fair compensation for all your losses. You should always work with a knowledgeable Illinois personal injury attorney if you have been seriously injured in an accident, but the following information can help prepare you for your first meeting.

 

The Significance of Immobility

 

If you’ve lost your mobility temporarily or permanently, your life will change. You could have ongoing medical costs, lose your ability to work, and taking care of your family may be impossible. It’s hard to imagine any settlement can truly compensate someone for immobility, but here are a few factors that can influence such a claim.

 

Is your immobility permanent? If so, your settlement needs to reflect your future medical bills and pain and suffering.

 

Have your reached maximum medical improvement (MMI)? MMI is an important criterion when doctors treat severe injuries. You’ve reached MMI if you have healed to the extent that you can, and your doctor does not expect your condition to improve. This can be considered a treatment plateau. If you are immobile because of a severe injury and your doctor believes further treatment will not heal or improve your condition, you may be ready to start settlement negotiations.

 

What was your life like before your injury? Were you active? Did your job require you to do physical labor? These details of your life can affect your settlement because they reflect your unique losses. No personal injury settlement is the same, due in part to these various factors. If your job involved physical labor, you might not be able to return to your line of work. If you need training or an education to find a new job, your settlement could include an amount for that.

 

Similarly, if you skied, hiked, competed in marathons or otherwise enjoyed a very active life, your compensation should reflect the significant losses you’ve suffered. Don’t discount these small details, even if the insurance company does.

 

Moving on With Help

 

Another significant factor is whether you need help to take care of yourself. If you are unable to take care of your daily needs, you may need a home health aide or to stay in an assisted living facility. Again, your settlement should reflect the cost of this care, which can be significant.

 

Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be overwhelming, even more so if you suffered serious injuries and are immobile. You should be focusing on treatment and figuring out what you need to help you adapt to your condition, not fighting for your right to fair compensation with insurance companies. Find an experienced Arlington Heights personal injury attorney who can be your advocate and handle your claim while you focus on what’s important.

 

If you’ve been seriously injured, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

Electric Bikes and Car Accident Claims

Electric Bikes and Car Accident ClaimsAccidents involving cars and electric bikes (also known as electric assist bikes) can be catastrophic. But as electric bikes gain popularity, more and more people are put at risk. Car accident claims involving electric bikes are similar to those involving non-electric assist bikes, but there are a few differences.

 

What Are the Dangers?

 

Electric assist bikes (e-bikes) have 750 (or less) wattage power motors that assist with pedaling. Low-power e-bikes are not considered motor vehicles. But they can allow bicyclists to travel with the speed of traffic, which increases their risk of being seriously injured if hit. It can also increase the risk of an accident with other bikes on the road, as e-bikes can easily travel much faster than traditional bikes.

 

Who Has the Right?

 

Cars do not have the right of way over e-bikes. On most roads, bikes and e-bikes are given equal priority on the road, as they are considered vehicles. This has a significant influence on personal injury claims. In many cases, who had the right of way is disputed. Before bicyclists were given the same right of way rights as motorists, the rules on bicycle right of way were not always clear. Now, both share the same rights, making it easier to determine liability in accidents.

 

What Does That Mean?

 

With the same rights and responsibilities, car accident claims involving e-bikes do not necessarily differ from claims involving two car accidents. But e-bike riders are subject to a few restrictions that could affect a claim. Low-speed electric bikes must have no more than one horsepower and be operated by someone who is at least 16 years old. They can only be driven on streets but cannot exceed 20 miles per hour. And e-bike riders must follow all the applicable rules for bicyclists. Modified e-bikes operating at greater than one horsepower or traveling at speeds exceeding 20 miles per hour could be violating the vehicle code, making determining liability more difficult.

 

You must adhere to Illinois’ rules of the road when operating an e-bike. This is for your safety and the safety of others. If you are involved in an accident, however, you should contact an experienced Arlington Heights bicycle accident attorney right away. An attorney can walk you through the steps of preserving critical pieces of evidence that could strengthen your claim and help you get fair compensation for your losses.

 

Always ride safe and smart on Illinois roads, and respect the rights of all vehicles. Doing so will help keep you, your family, and everyone safer on the road.

 

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

 

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