Automotive manufacturing giants are partnering with, investing in and acquiring key technology companies as ride-hailing and car-sharing companies are joining […]
Whether it is a tire that is worn and causes a vehicle to spin out of control, or a safety […]
Electric vehicles can pose dangers of fire and electric shock in motor vehicle accidents due to high voltage electricity. The […]
Chicago is beginning to prepare for a future in which driverless cars share the road with human-driven cars, even as it debates the efficacy and safety of this new technology. Most automakers and experts believe that self-driven cars will begin operating commercially between 2018 and 2020, depending on the numerous hurdles that remain.
Calculating damages in injury accidents is complex, involving considerations such as disfigurement, the loss of quality of life, ongoing medical […]
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.
Government studies show that nearly 3.3 million airbags have been deployed in automobile accidents, saving hundreds of thousands of lives. They are also credited with preventing or minimizing personal injuries. However, car accident attorneys have seen many instances where these devices designed to save lives and prevent injury have caused fatalities and created severe secondary injuries.
Each day in the United States, approximately 28 individuals lose their lives to auto accidents that involve a driver who is impaired by alcohol. That equals one DUI-related death about every 53 minutes. However, the number of deaths and severe injuries can be reduced by raising public awareness and educating drivers about the impact driving under the influence has throughout the nation.
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 people to drive.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are five types of injuries that commonly occur from auto accidents. In Illinois accidents, an auto accident lawyer Chicago often represents clients who sustain one or all of these common injuries in a single accident.
From 2004 to 2013, the number of deaths attributed to accidents where road rage or aggressive driving was involved has […]