Drowsy Driving is a Deadly Decision

Drowsy driving is one of the fastest growing causes of vehicular accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy drivers may be responsible for up to 1.2 million crashes every year. The agency further estimates that these accidents result in 71,000 injuries and as many as 7,000 fatalities.

Are heavier trucks safe for the road?

Are heavier trucks on the road safe? A new bill proposed by Rep. Reid Ribble may allow tractor trailers that weigh 91,000 pounds and have six axles on the federal interstate highway system. Currently, a truck is allowed to weigh 80,000 pounds with 5 axles. Safe Trucking Act This is part of Ribble’s Safe Trucking […]

How long will it take for my car accident claim to settle?

With the Illinois Department of Transportation reporting 285,477 crashes on state roadways in 2013 and 85,031 injuries during that time, many state motorists find themselves filing insurance claims for related damages and expenditures. These claims may come from victims seeking compensation for property damage to their vehicles or property, or they may involve those seeking […]

5 signs a driver may be drunk

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one in three U.S. traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver. While drunk driving is a serious problem nationwide, an Arlington Heights auto accident attorney knows that statistics specific to Illinois indicate that the problem is especially severe on state soil. Data from the National Highway […]

True number of drunk driving fatalities unknown

Many people in the United States, including here in Illinois, die in drunk driving accidents on a daily basis and prompt their surviving loved ones to turn to an Arlington Heights car accident attorney. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 people in the country pass away every day in a […]

5 extremely dangerous driving behaviors

There are many different driving behaviors that can put a driver at risk of causing an injurious or fatal car accident, prompting the victims involved to seek the assistance of a Wheeling car accident lawyer. However, some dangerous driving behaviors are more common on the roads in Illinois than others. 1. Drunk driving In Illinois, […]

Distracted driving: New Illinois bill seeks Class 2 felony charge in fatal car accidents

A 17-year-old girl recently killed a cyclist when the van she was driving swerved and struck the 45-year-old man. The Chicago Daily Herald reports that the teen was texting as the accident occurred. The man’s injuries were severe, but he did not pass away until over three weeks following the accident. Although the accident resulted […]

Are voice-activated systems in cars safe?

Many motorists believe they are making safe driving choices when they opt to install and use voice-activated systems in their vehicles. These systems allow drivers to perform many tasks usually reserved to hand-held devices, such as control volume on a stereo, dial a phone number, call an existing contact and tune a radio, all using […]

Be prepared to document a car accident

According to the Chicago Tribune, 2013 saw an average of 782 motor vehicle accidents a day in Illinois. The statistics point to an average of nine people an hour injured statewide. Most conscientious drivers are aware of the necessity to keep proof of insurance in the glove box, as well as automobile insurance cards in […]

Guardrail design may be deadly

Guardrails are devices designed to keep people and vehicles from unintentionally straying off into hazardous off-road areas. However, some guardrails in Illinois produced by Trinity Highway Products may cause more harm than they are supposed to and require injured victims to work with a Chicago wrongful death lawyer. For example, according to ABC 7, in […]

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