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The Spectrum of Impaired Driving: Prescription Drugs to Alcohol

Driving under the influence is intimately connected in popular consciousness with drinking and driving. However, impaired driving runs the gamut from legitimate prescriptions and insufficient sleep... Read More

Fatal Flaws That Cause Automobile Accidents

Whether it is a tire that is worn and causes a vehicle to spin out of control, or a safety belt that fails to secure a passenger, faulty automotive parts can cause accidents and cost lives. Nationwide it is estimated that mechanical failures are a factor in 13% of all automobile accidents. Depending on the cause of the defect, the vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturer,...
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Fatal Crashes Down Compared to 2016

Fatal car crashes are down this year compared to 2016 data, though it's impossible to predict whether the trend will continue. 2016 saw an increase in traffic fatalities, with over 1,000 deaths in Illinois. Drivers should be attentive and cautious on area roadways. A Chicago auto accident attorney can answer questions after a crash occurs. Why were there more fatalities in...
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Involved in a Taxi Accident? Taxi Color May Be Important to a Case

Choosing a yellow taxicab could mean avoiding a car accident. A newly released study demonstrates that yellow taxicabs experience 9% fewer accidents than blue ones because yellow is more visible to other drivers. Distracted drivers particularly benefit from brightly colored taxis because this improved visibility gives more reaction time to avoid a crash. Chicago licenses...
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Experts Recommend Improved Vehicle Safety Laws in Illinois

Traffic fatalities have risen in the past two years in Illinois and the rest of the country, leading safety experts to review the vehicle safety laws of every state and to make recommendations about the changes that are needed. Illinois received an overall rating of "needs improvement" by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety because the state's laws are not considered...
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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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New Turbulence App May Prevent In-Flight Injuries

US aircraft experience 65,000 incidences of moderate to severe turbulence each year. Turbulence-related injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures, broken bones, and serious spinal and head injuries. A flight attendant workers compensation attorney commonly sees flight attendants with serious injuries sustained in turbulent flights. The Dangers of...
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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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