Posts tagged "Car Accidents"
We're certainly used to severe winter storms here in Illinois. However, this January, a powerful winter storm has been impacting people from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic and as far south as North Carolina. Already, numerous people have suffered serious and in some cases fatal injuries on the roads.
A crash in Woodbridge this month left one man dead and another behind bars on DUI charges. Both men were correctional officers with the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
Drowsy driving is a problem here in Illinois and across America's roads all year. One in three drivers surveyed by AAA admitted to driving "when they were so tired they had a hard time keeping their eyes open." According to AAA, about 20 percent of fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver.
You're driving home from work or school or running errands in a gentle winter snowfall. Then suddenly, the snowfall becomes a blizzard. Next thing you know, you're driving in whiteout conditions.
Often, when people get away from the Chicago area and take to Illinois' many rural roads, they let their guard down. Rural roads somehow feel safer than navigating the interstates in and around Chicagoland. However, they carry their own unique dangers that drivers need to be aware of.
Learning that a loved one died because of a motor vehicle accident is a difficult reality to bear. Once you come to terms with your profound loss, it is common to experience anger and profound sorrow.
Driving in downtown Chicago can be challenging and frustrating, to say the least. During the months when snow and ice aren't covering the ground, construction projects abound. This makes things even more confusing and dangerous for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Avoiding car accidents often requires the ability to multi-task inside one's mind. Specifically, motorists must concentrate on many different things at once. Examples include:
Many people feel that it is not a big deal to bend or even break the traffic laws in Illinois. Going over the speed limit, having a little drink before driving and sending a text behind the wheel are all examples of breaking the law. Another example of breaking the laws that govern the roadways is fleeing the scene of a car accident. Unfortunately, breaking this law can have deeply tragic consequences.
When negligence or recklessness injures or takes the life of someone you love, it is natural to want the person responsible to pay for his or her careless behavior. In many cases, criminal law does a good job of holding negligent parties to account. However, sometimes this does not assuage the suffering of those involved in the incident. This is when an attorney can provide you with additional legal remedies.