Stricter Distracted Driving Laws: Will They Make Chicago’s Streets Safer?

Back in 2014, changes made to legislation in Illinois made it illegal to drive while using any type of hand-held cell phone. Whether for texting or making phone calls, cell phones have since been banned in the hands of drivers unless they’re in parked vehicles. Disappointing results Yet the results of these legislation changes have […]

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Dangerous Days for Teen Drivers

As the summer is starting and school is letting out, more and more teens are on the road. Those first summer days – one hundred days specifically – after Memorial Day weekend happen to be the most dangerous days for teen drivers. According to AAA, the number of teen car accident deaths increases over 16% […]

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How To Reduce Late Night Car Crashes

Late night car crashes will happen but increasing the available lighting can reduce the number of late-night car crashes. There are generally a variety of reasons for late-night car crashes. However, one of the most common reasons is human error. While driver mistakes are typically involved in many crash scenarios, there are numerous reasons that […]

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Illinois Personal Injury Law makes it Simple to Seek Compensation

After a car accident, victims should call an attorney as soon as possible after reporting the accident to the police. Because a police report only triggers an investigation within the criminal justice system, calling an attorney is the only way for victims to seek monetary compensation for the losses incurred in the accident. The two […]

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Victims’ Vital Signs: The Health Burden and Medical Costs of Nonfatal Injuries from Car Accidents

Surviving a car accident means avoiding the worst possible outcome, but surviving victims of non-fatal accidents carry burdens all the same. Financially, physically, and mentally, even a relatively mild car accident can inflict serious damages which echo across victim’s lives. Understanding costs Looking at the bottom line for crashes alone, without considering quality of life, […]

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Legal Claims for Drivers in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accidents

Pedestrians can be held liable for the car accidents that their actions cause. Just because a driver’s vehicle strikes a pedestrian, it does not automatically mean that the driver is at fault for the accident. Individuals whose vehicles have been involved in an accident with a pedestrian may be able to hire an accident lawyer […]

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Chicago Car Accidents Most Fatal in Illinois

Car accidents in Chicago and its neighboring suburbs have increased significantly since last year, with traffic fatalities at a record high. In fact, more than a third of all traffic deaths in Illinois were attributed to Chicago and its suburbs. The Chicago area alone has had 207 car accident fatalities in Cook, Lake, DuPage and […]

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The Role of Our Cities in Upholding Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

American cities play an important role in helping to maintain the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Fortunately, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that numerous cities and states around the nation are implementing various efforts to help enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety. In 2015, U.S. Department of transportation secretary Anthony Foxx challenged mayors […]

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When Drowsy Driving Leads to Accidents

According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 100,000 police-reported accidents each year are due to drowsy drivers. According to a nationwide poll conducted by this institution, 37 percent of people admit to falling asleep at the wheel and four percent say that they have been involved in an accident or near accident because they were […]

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Small, Fun and… Dangerous? Examining ATVs and Electric Cars

The popularity of four-wheel recreational vehicles and alternative non-gasoline vehicles has increased over the past several years. As more people operate all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), risks and hazards are discovered through injury and product safety reports. The Injury Journal concluded January 2016 that ATVs are responsible for a higher mortality rate than other off-road vehicles, while […]

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