Do Electric Vehicles Pose Additional Hazards in a Crash?

Electric vehicles can pose dangers of fire and electric shock in motor vehicle accidents due to high voltage electricity. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that all persons involved in electric... Read More

Disturbing Facts About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Driving distractions endanger the lives of drivers, passengers, other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. By educating the American public about the danger that distracted driving imposes and the impact it has throughout the nation, it is hoped that a significant number of severe injuries and deaths can be prevented. (Article continues below Infographic) What is...
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New Textalyzer App May Eliminate Distracted Driving

New York lawmakers have proposed to give police officers a new device called a Textalyzer to help reduce the high number of distracted driving accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. In Chicago, a car accident attorney commonly sees distracted driving accidents caused by young drivers between the ages of 18 and 30. What is the Textalyzer? The Textalyzer is...
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High Tech Ways to Prevent Texting While Driving

Technology can disable cell phone use while driving, which could prevent many texting-related accidents. Illinois law prohibits the use of all hand-held devices while operating a motor vehicle. Calls, texts, and browsing the Internet are banned. Because it can be difficult to prove cell phone use, injured persons should contact a Chicago car accident attorney if texting may...
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When Insurance Coverage Just Doesn’t Cover Enough

Drivers throughout the country are required to carry minimum levels of insurance to cover liability related to damage to both a person and any physical property that may be involved in an accident. In Illinois, drivers are required by the state to maintain $25,000 of coverage for bodily injury or death if one person is involved in the accident, $50,000 for 2 people, and...
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Discovering Fault When Multiple Parties Are to Blame for a Car Accident

For car accidents involving multiple parties, the court must use the legal concept of “joint and several liability,” also called “all sums,” to figure out fault allocation. For a lawyer car accident injury cases of this type require an anticipation of that calculation of liability. For the injured plaintiff, the process can become quite complicated. Divvying Up the...
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Car Accidents On The Rise

According to data collected by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the rate of car crashes and fatalities is steadily increasing. In 2013, there were 782 motor vehicle accidents per day, the highest on record since 2008. Safety experts blame a variety of factors for the increase in fatalities including lower gas prices and an improving economy which encourages more...
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Five Common Injuries that Occur in Auto Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are five types of injuries that commonly occur from auto accidents. In Chicago, an auto accident lawyer often represents clients who sustain one or all of these common injuries in a single accident. (Article continues below Infographic) Five Common Auto Accident Injuries Head and...
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The Most Dangerous Days for DUI Crashes

Although a DUI crash can occur at anytime, some days of the year are riskier than others. Major spikes in the number of DUI crashes are seen during times of celebration; mainly surrounding holidays and during the summer months when an increased number of drivers take the wheel. By understanding which times of the year are riskiest, motorists can reduce their chances of...
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Why Do Trucks Crash?

Understanding why truck accidents occur is key to preventing future accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are complex, and they typically involve two or more vehicles. There are many factors that can influence an accident, including driver training and experience, highway conditions, weather, fatigue, and speeding. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the...
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