Car Accident

Pedestrians Are Paying the Price for Deadly Distractions

Distractions often result in accidents that cause serious and even deadly injuries to pedestrians, and according to the Governors Highway Safety Administration, the problem is growing at an alarming rate. In 2016, crashes involving pedestrians caused approximately 6,000 deaths, which is the highest … [...]

Exactly How Dangerous is it to Drive in Illinois?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 914 fatal accidents in Illinois during 2015, resulting in 998 deaths. While car accidents happen every day in every state, Illinois was in the top 10 states for most fatal accidents during 2015. Illinois has taken steps to try to … [...]

Can Emergency Vehicles Be Held Liable in an Accident?

In Illinois, emergency vehicles are often immune from liability in the event of an accident, so filing injury claims can be complicated. When traveling at high speeds, emergency vehicles pose significant risks for injuries to both drivers and pedestrians. Emergency Vehicle Accidents Emergency … [...]

Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car

In the U.S., car accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 18. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many child fatalities caused by car accidents can be prevented with proper child safety restraints. Child Safety Restraints According to the … [...]

The NHTSA’s Proposed Driver Mode For Cell Phones

Each year, thousands of people across the U.S. are seriously injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued guidelines calling for cell phone manufacturers and automakers to work towards developing paired systems and driver modes … [...]

Multi-Vehicle Crashes a Deadly Risk for Drivers

Multi-vehicle accidents, or "pile-ups," pose a considerable risk of injury or death to drivers on Illinois roads. These accidents can happen on highways, city streets, or country roads. They can be caused by everything from drunk drivers to icy roads. Personal injuries and wrongful deaths are common … [...]

Adaptive Devices Improve Senior Driving

Senior drivers cause 16 percent more accidents than drivers aged 20-65, with much higher rates of serious injuries and death. Through the development of adaptive devices, manufacturers are addressing the leading causes of senior accidents. … [...]

Wearing Seat Belts Saves Lives

Seat belts have been standard equipment in automobiles for many decades. Since their introduction in the 1950s, they have saved countless lives. However, millions of drivers and passengers continue to eschew their use. Many view airbags as adequate protection, however, airbags offer limited … [...]

SaferCar Updates April 2016 Recalls

It can take years for auto manufacturers or parts makers to discover accident-causing safety issues. Drivers who ignore recall issues put the public safety at risk, and may transfer liability for a product defect from the manufacturer to themselves. … [...]

Spring and Summer Means Road Construction- And More Accidents

Construction zones can be areas of great danger, and they should be navigated with care. The Illinois Department of Transportation is urging drivers to stay safe in construction zones as the temperatures rise and travel season shifts in to full swing. … [...]