How Common is Wrong-Way Driving?

According to the US Department of Transportation and Safety, approximately 350 people die every year from wrong-way driving accidents in the United States. In the Chicago area, an auto accident attorney commonly sees head-on collisions in wrong-way auto accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. (Article continues below Infographic) . What Causes Wrong-Way Auto […]

Mobile Games are Causing Car Accidents

While most of today’s drivers understand the dangers of using mobile devices while driving, the temptation of mobile games is luring the eyes of drivers away from the road, leading to accidents. Unfortunately, both players and those caught in the wrong place at the wrong time have been affected. The Mobile Game Craze Games played […]

Pokemon Go: Worse than Texting and Driving?

Car accident fatalities, after declining for decades thanks to car safety innovations, like seatbelts and airbags, and public safety campaigns against drunken driving, are starting to rise once more. These rates are increasing due to some factors, chiefly, distracted driving. Pokemon Go, the latest craze to hit the smartphone industry, is highlighting this often ignored […]

Overcorrecting is the Incorrect Reaction

Overcorrecting to avoid obstructions or potential collisions is a leading cause of accidents. This last-second attempt at avoiding an accident often leads to disaster. Each year, numerous overcorrection accidents occur when motorists swerve sharply to avoid deer, pedestrians, or traffic in the roadway. It can have deadly consequences. Just this month, two men were killed […]

Advanced Automotive Technology Creates Security & Challenges

Computers have gotten smaller, cameras lighter, and radar and laser camera systems are no longer the stuff of science fiction. As automobiles become more advanced, they are helping provide valuable information that can show the precise chain of events that occurs when an accident happens.

Safety Around School Buses is Just as Important During the Summer Months

There is intense focus on driver safety around school buses during the back-to-school season, but it is just as important to exercise care around buses during the summer months. Summer school programs, camps, daycare centers and sports teams all operate school buses during the summer, but routines often differ. When drivers are not aware, children […]

How Safe Are Driverless Cars?

A recent report by McKinsey & Company suggests that driverless cars could reduce traffic fatalities by 90 percent. This equates to 300,000 lives being saved every decade, along with healthcare cost savings of $190 billion every year. However, while interest in driverless cars continues to grow, questions are being asked over how safe this technology […]

Will Funeral Home Liquor Licenses Increase Drunk Driving?

A decision by the Wheeling, Illinois Village Board created a new liquor license classification. The change will allow a local funeral home to serve alcoholic beverages to those attending funeral services on the premises. This is a first for the state of Illinois. It gives the funeral home pioneer status. It also generates new legal situations for a Wheeling […]

Teen Drivers Continue On Upward Accident Trend

Drivers aged 16 to 25 are more likely to be involved in collisions and cause damage than their older counterparts. This is due in part to their inexperience behind the wheel. In addition, young drivers are more prone to being influenced by distractions. The ultimate result of pairing inexperience with increasing levels of distraction is […]

Injured by an Uninsured Driver?

Driving in Arlington Heights and the surrounding areas carries with it the strong possibility for an auto crash with injuries. The most recent Illinois Department of Transportation Crash Facts and Statistics report documents 27,075 crash related injuries and 211 deaths in Cook County alone. Illinois motorists are required to provide liability insurance for the damage and injuries they cause, but uninsured motorists slip through the […]

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