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PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

13 pedestrians are killed every day in the United States by motor vehicles.  In 2013, nearly 4,800 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in the United States, or approximately 13 people per day.* Pedestrians are most susceptible to injury in big cities such as Chicago.  Despite legally proceeding through crosswalks, drivers who are

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ILLINOIS RANKED 5TH IN CYCLING ACCIDENT FATALITIES

Riding a bike for the first time is one of the most memorable times in a person’s life.  However, cyclists should be weary when riding throughout the streets of Illinois.  In 2014, Illinois ranked 5th in the nation for the most cycling related fatalities.* Bike Accidents are Preventable Cyclists often ride on the road in

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DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS OFTEN RESULT IN THE DEATH OF INNOCENT VICTIMS

Drunk driving accidents are all too common in today’s society. Unfortunately, innocent drivers, passengers and even pedestrians are continuously injured or killed in drunk driving accidents.  In 2013, more than 10,000 people* were killed as a result of drunk driving in the United States. Despite harsh legal consequences, intoxicated drivers continue to drive recklessly. Several

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Federal Regulator to Propose New Truck Safety Technologies

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that new technology is the best way to reduce accidents and is taking several steps to improve truck safety. The agency is currently considering a mandate for stability control systems in heavy-duty tractors. In addition, NHTSA research may soon lead to mandatory speed limiters in tractors, collision-imminent braking

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Rearview Cameras In Cars Will Prevent Injuries and Fatalities

In 2002, the unthinkable happened to the family of two-year-old Cameron Gulbransen. As the boy’s father was leaving for work, Cameron ran into the driveway to wave goodbye. Sadly, Cameron’s father did not see the boy run behind the car and accidentally backed over the child. According to Mark Rosenker, CBS News transportation safety analyst,

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New Crash Test Reveals Bottom Results for Top Selling Cars

The trucking industry is alive and well. At $610 billion per year, revenues for the trucking industry are booming, and these revenues are expected to double as soon as 2015. Despite the success of the trucking industry, it is an unfortunately reality that trucking negligence is responsible for thousands of deaths to people in passenger

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The Trucking Industry from the Perspective of the Plaintiff’s Attorney

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s new crash test revealed surprising results for some of America’s best-selling cars. When put through a crash test simulating a front-corner crash, many cars performed reasonably well, but others had significant shortcomings that could put drivers and passengers at risk of harm in a car accident. New crash test

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Statistics Show Over Half a Million Drivers on the Phone at Any Time

At any given moment during daylight hours, according to a recent survey by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there are approximately 660,000 drivers using cell phones or other electronic devices on U.S. roads. Despite widespread efforts in recent years to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, this statistic has remained more

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Illinois to Increase Minimum Insurance Requirements

Illinois law requires every driver to carry automobile insurance that will provide personal injury and property damage coverage in the event that the driver causes an accident. At a minimum, all drivers must carry bodily injury liability policies that provide at least $20,000 of coverage if one person is killed or injured in a car

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