These Three Vehicle Safety Features Are Saving Lives in Illinois

Seat belts, airbags and anti-lock braking systems, when properly utilized and functioning, can reduce the severity of injuries and possibility of death in vehicle accidents. Although these three features have been around for a while, they continue to be rated as some of the most effective safety technologies for modern vehicles on the road. Greatest… Continue reading These Three Vehicle Safety Features Are Saving Lives in Illinois

Outdated Headlights Keeping Drivers in the Dark

Many vehicles in Illinois are equipped with headlights that perform poorly, raising the risk of car accidents. When headlight systems do not provide enough light to warn drivers of animals, people, objects or changes in the roads at night, or they cause unnecessary glare for other motorists, the risk for car accidents increases. A number… Continue reading Outdated Headlights Keeping Drivers in the Dark

Who Is Liable in Crashes Involving Rental Cars or Trucks?

When rental cars, pickups, and moving trucks are involved in accidents, liability for damages, injuries and fatalities can vary significantly depending on the type of vehicle rented, the insurance that is obtained, and the cause of the crash. While credit card insurance policies, supplemental insurance that is offered by the rental company, and personal car… Continue reading Who Is Liable in Crashes Involving Rental Cars or Trucks?

Study Indicates 20 Percent of Trauma Deaths Preventable Through Improved Services

A new study by The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine finds that one in five trauma deaths could have been prevented if the people had got treatment from a trauma center sooner. The same report states that trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for people 45 or younger.… Continue reading Study Indicates 20 Percent of Trauma Deaths Preventable Through Improved Services

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 in multi-vehicle accidents, and individuals who have been… Continue reading Multi-Vehicle Crashes a Deadly Risk for Drivers

Adaptive Devices Improve Senior Driving [infographic]

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. (Article continues below infographic) Larger Mirrors Blind lane changes are responsible for over 840,000 accidents each year, with more than… Continue reading Adaptive Devices Improve Senior Driving [infographic]

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

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

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