Truck Under-Ride Accidents Increase Fatality Risks

A truck under-ride accident, a collision that allows a passenger vehicle to slide partially or entirely under a truck or trailer, increases the odds of fatality for the vehicle driver and passengers. As a Lake County truck accident attorney knows, severe damage to a car’s roof, hood, windshield, and passenger compartment are common in truck under-ride… Continue reading Truck Under-Ride Accidents Increase Fatality Risks

Recent Studies Reveal Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death

According to recent studies, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. They account for approximately 251,000 deaths every year, equating to 700 deaths every day. Medical errors in Illinois hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities are common reasons for medical malpractice claims filed with an Illinois medical malpractice… Continue reading Recent Studies Reveal Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death

When Bad Brakes Cause Casualties

Faulty brake systems are responsible for causing roughly 29% of all truck accidents nationwide. When they squeal, scream, or smoke, it is the responsibility of the vehicle’s owner to repair or replace the components that are malfunctioning. When this doesn’t happen, it is the vehicle’s operator, and potentially their employer, that is responsible for any crash the… Continue reading When Bad Brakes Cause Casualties

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 protection and are unable to prevent an individual from being ejected from the… Continue reading Wearing Seat Belts Saves Lives

Tire Blowouts Increase Car Accidents During the Summer

Extreme summer temperatures cause unexpected tire blowouts that result in accidents, serious injuries and fatalities. Illinois Department of Transportation accident statistics show an increase in car accidents and personal injury claims filed with an Illinois personal injury lawyer during summer months. According to AAA, tire-blowout season runs from mid-May through mid-October when roads are hotter,… Continue reading Tire Blowouts Increase Car Accidents During the Summer

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. SaferCar.gov recently update its list of automobile recalls for 2016, alerting drivers to serious dangers. 2011… Continue reading SaferCar Updates April 2016 Recalls

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. The Dangers of Construction Zones Thousands of accidents take place Illinois construction zones each year and… Continue reading Spring and Summer Means Road Construction- And More Accidents