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Where to turn after losing a loved one in a fatal car accident

In Illinois, each motorist is tasked with using reasonable care while driving, keeping the safety of other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists in mind. Operators of semi-trucks must also comply with federal regulations regarding hours of operation, the hiring of truckers, truck maintenance, and other safety measures. However, it only takes a split-second and one act of negligence, such as speeding, running a red light, or making an illegal turn, for a car accident to occur that turns the victim's world upside down.

Judge gives family the go-ahead to pursue a wrongful death suit

One would think that those who pledge to uphold the law will not break the law itself. Unfortunately, there may be a "code of silence" between members of the Chicago police force that allows officers to get away with breaking the law, often with disastrous results.

Rise in automobile accident numbers linked to smartphone use

Studies are done on a regular basis to determine the cause of car accidents and to try and find ways to reduce their frequency. For drivers in Illinois and across the nation, this information should be factored in when heading out on the road as a driver, passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian. Because a person can become a victim of a crash without warning, knowing how it happened is just as vital as understanding what they will face in its aftermath. This is particularly important if it is a fatal car accident.

Research finds increase in automobile accident fatalities in 2016

Considering the number of accidents that occur on the highway in Illinois and across the U.S., it is beneficial for research to be conducted to determine the causes of these crashes. While knowing how and why it happened might not provide a great deal of solace to those who were hurt or lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, this research can be useful when deciding whether to file a case to receive compensation. Research by the National Safety Council found that more than 40,000 people were killed in accidents on the road in the U.S. in 2016. This was the highest number in 10 years.

Woman standing in car wash killed in automobile accident

It is an unfortunate reality that there can be a fatal car crash at any time in Cook County, throughout Illinois and across the U.S. Many of these accidents occur between a vehicle and a fatal car accident victim who is a pedestrian or otherwise unprotected by a vehicle. For the family left behind, the loss of a loved one can be difficult to reconcile. The automobile accident must be fully investigated to determine its cause and gather evidence to consider moving forward with a legal filing.

Fatal car accident statistics continue to rise across the U.S.

In an effort to decrease the number of car accidents across the U.S., studies are undertaken to determine their frequency and how they happened. People in Illinois who are involved in a crash with injuries or fatalities need to be cognizant of the details of these accidents.

Risk of automobile accident increases with lack of sleep

Drivers in Illinois and across the U.S. will undoubtedly understand the dangers of driving under the influence, operating their vehicles in a negligent manner, or behaving recklessly when behind the wheel. What is often understated is how important it is to get the proper amount of rest before driving and what the consequences can be if this reality is ignored. Recent studies have indicated that drivers who do not get enough sleep are at twice the risk of a car crash than they would otherwise be. This can be an important factor if there is a car accident with injuries or a fatal car accident and the investigation is seeking to discover how and why it happened.

Elderly woman suffers broken bones in hit-and-run crash

Illinois drivers might not expect to be in a car accident, but there are times when they are unavoidable. With that, there is the fundamental necessity to stop and check that the others involved in the crash are uninjured. If they are indeed hurt, the person is supposed to call for help, wait at the scene, exchange information and follow the law. Unfortunately, there are times when an automobile accident occurs and one of the drivers decides to flee the scene making it a hit-and-run. Whether there are injuries or it was a fatal car accident, those who were involved need to know what to do in such a circumstance.

Investigation into driver behavior shows troubling Midwest trend

Research is ongoing to determine how and why car accidents happen and to determine ways to prevent them. For Illinois drivers, there are certain activities that can lead to a greater risk of being in a crash. These crashes can result in injuries with significant medical expenses and the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident. Some research is indicating that those in Illinois and throughout the Midwest are in greater danger than people in other parts of the U.S.

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