With motorcycle season coming on as the weather improves, it is a good time to talk about the legal protections available to victims of automobile accidents. Legal protections are available to help victims of motorcycle accidents with the damages they are likely to have suffered.
Those who drive around Cook County understand that our roads can be busy and congested. Despite this, most people are able to get to their destination safely. Unfortunately, serious accidents still occur on our roads. Many of these car accidents are completely avoidable because of the choices drivers make that put others at risk.
There are many families in the Cook County area that have been affected by a serious car accident. Many of these accidents could have been prevented and are due to a driver's negligence. Whether the driver is texting and driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding or engaging in other dangerous activity, these car accidents can have been prevented.
Many Cook County residents understand the importance of safe driving. Paying attention to their surroundings and not engaging in distracted driving are what most drivers do when they're out and about on our area roads. But, occasionally a serious car accident occurs because of another person's negligence.
Most Cook County residents understand the importance of driving safely. Many believe it is unacceptable to drive negligently. Whether a driver engages in texting while driving, checking their social media account, driving drunk, or any other dangerous activity, it could lead to a serious car accident.
Cook County area residents understand that there can be hazards wherever they go. Sometimes these hazards are caused by other people's negligence. No one ever thinks they will be killed in an unexpected accident due to another person's negligence, but unfortunately these situations can sometimes not be avoided.
Many people in the Cook County area walk to their destinations. There are many forms of transportation that Illinois area residents use, including walking to the train station, their home or other destination. Most of the time pedestrians are able to safely share the road with vehicles, but occasionally a serious accident occurs. A fatal accident recently occurred in Downers Grove.
A 27-year-old Cook County Sheriff's Officer was killed in a December 17 crash. At approximately 4:00 p.m., near the intersection of Joliet and Davey Roads, two vehicles and a light-duty box truck all collided. One of the vehicles was driven by Sheriff's Officer Zachary Perry. Tragically, he was declared dead on the scene. Perry worked in the Cook County jail as a correctional officer.
According to recent reports, a 26-year-old Glenview man is facing charges stemming from an accident that involved the death of a 59-year-old construction worker on a Tri-State Tollway. The charges include possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs involving death, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and aggravated speeding. It was also discovered that the man had an outstanding warrant for parole violation in Berrien County, Michigan.
Despite statewide attempts at increasing driver and vehicle safety, injuries and fatalities appear to be on the rise on Illinois roads. Attempts to get to the bottom of why the increase in driver and passenger injuries and fatalities on Illinois roads have turned up a few clues. However, what this means for all passengers on Illinois roads is unclear and should make those who have been involved in car accidents question the nature of their accident.