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The alarming statistics of impaired driving accidents in the U.S.

With Labor Day weekend acting as the end of summer for many people and approaching quickly, it is not uncommon for Americans to celebrate the holiday with parties and barbeques, often involving alcohol and, in some cases, recreational drugs.

Distracted driving is becoming an epidemic in the United States

With the rise, popularity and ease of use of smartphones and social media apps such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, the roads throughout the United States, including the Cook County, Illinois, area, have become more dangerous. It is not uncommon to turn on the news and hear about an automobile accident involving distracted driving.

One dead, seven injured in major accident on Lake Shore Drive

Tragedy struck a family recently following a catastrophic car accident that took one life and injured several other people. The accident occurred on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's north side when a careless driver speeding and changing lanes clipped another car, crossed the median and struck three other cars.

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.

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