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Road Trips May Bring Increased Car Accident Risks

Illinois residents who look forward to taking road trips need to be aware that there are higher risks of getting into car accidents when they are traveling. It is important for travelers to understand the factors that contribute to the heightened risk of accidents so they can take preventative steps to minimize their chances of accident involvement while they are on the road. A car accident lawyer … [Read more...]

Studies show that approximately 75,000 injuries and 2,500 fatalities occur each year in the U.S. as a result of drowsy driving. Drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel are twice as likely to die in a head-on collision. Facts About Drowsy Driving Drowsiness can impair driving performance as much as alcohol. Studies link fatigue and sleepiness to decreased functions including decision making, … [Read more...]

Parking lot accidents caused by distracted drivers account for one in five collisions. Drivers checking cell phones for missed calls, messages and social media updates commonly lead to personal injury claims with an injury lawyer. Parking Lot Accidents and Injuries According to the National Safety Council, two out of three drivers pulling into parking lots, parking garages and shopping centers … [Read more...]

Distracted drivers can seriously injure or kill motorists, their passengers, or pedestrians through their lack of attention to the road. It is estimated that over 430,000 drivers and their passengers are injured by distracted driving every year. In 2015, 3,477 people were killed by distracted drivers. This was a nearly 9% increase over 2014 and is cause for concern as more and more drivers take to … [Read more...]

When the owner of a vehicle lets another person use his or her car, the car owner may be named as a defendant in an injury lawsuit if he or she knew or should have known that the driver was an incompetent or reckless driver. Illinois recognizes a legal theory called negligent entrustment, which allows injured plaintiffs to sue car owners who loan their vehicles to people who are bad drivers. … [Read more...]

Running a red light to save a few seconds costs roughly 750 people their lives each year. In 2011 alone, nearly 118,000 people were injured when motorists ran a red light and "T-boned" another vehicle. More than half the time, it is not the person who runs the red light who is injured or killed. On June 5th, Jason Missak was cruising along West Pensacola Avenue in his white Jaguar when he … [Read more...]

After a car accident, Chicago drivers may suffer from debilitating head and body injuries. As time passes, it becomes more difficult to remember the details of the accident. By the time the case goes to trial, the loss of details and lack of documentation place a heavy burden of proof on the victim to show the extent of their injuries. (Article continues below Infographic) A … [Read more...]

Driving on highways is a fact of daily life for many Illinois residents. The laws that govern the operation of cars, trucks and motorcycles are constantly evolving, in an attempt to keep drivers safe. Illinois has several laws that are applicable to highway drivers. While it is not necessary to know each and every law, knowing the basics can help drivers avoid accidents and traffic … [Read more...]

With the start of each new year, comes the implementation of a host of new Illinois laws. 2016 is no different, and 237 new laws went into effect on January 1st of this year. New traffic laws will affect all Chicago drivers. … [Read more...]

Driverless cars are hitting the roads across the country. California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Washington D.C. already allow driverless cars on the road for testing, and with 10 companies approved to test these vehicles, it appears that this technology will making its way to Illinois in the near future. … [Read more...]