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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.

Many believe automobile accident statistics rising due to app use

For drivers in Illinois who keep their attention firmly on the road and make sure not to partake in the often irresistible temptation to check their smartphones, there is a continuing danger of other drivers crashing into them because they do not resist that temptation and believe they can do so safely. This is a risk not just to other drivers, but to pedestrians, bicyclists and anyone on the road. Research and technology is not only believed to be leading to an increase in the number of accidents, but some like Snapchat, Waze and Pokemon Go are thought to be unwittingly encouraging this behavior. Those who are involved in a crash and are injured or suffer the loss of a loved one who is a fatal car accident victim need to be cognizant of this fundamental reality.

Police search for driver in fatal car accident who fled scene

Any person who is out on the road in Chicago understands the possibility that there will be a car crash. While these are frequently not serious, there is always the danger of an automobile accident being of sufficient severity that it leads to severe injuries or a fatality. Regardless of whether it is a fatal car accident or one with injuries, those who are affected by it need to bear in mind the potential aftermath. That can include vast medical expenses, the need for rehabilitative care and, in the worst case scenario, the loss of a treasured family member. What can make these crashes worse is if it is a hit-and-run.

Study shows links between a fatal car accident and teen behavior

Studies into car accidents and their causes are undertaken to determine how and why they happen and try to formulate ways to prevent them. Issues stemming from a car crash can affect people in Illinois and across the country. Therefore, it is wise to keep a close eye on the results of these studies. New data from the federal government is showing that the number of teenagers who are in a fatal car accident is increasing for the first time in 10 years. Teens are 1.5 times more prone to being in a fatal crash than adults.

Fatal car accident with motorcycle kills off-duty cop

It is unfortunate that accidents between an automobile and a motorcycle can result in a fatality. Motorcyclists are vulnerable when riding because of the lack of protection they are accorded, even if they are wearing a helmet and adhering to all the applicable laws. An automobile accident involving a motorcyclist is not limited to motorcyclists who are riding for fun. They can involve motorcyclists who work in jobs in which they help and protect people, such as those in law enforcement. Regardless, when there is a crash involving a motorcycle and it results in a fatality, the family that has suffered the loss of a loved one needs to bear the future in mind when considering a legal filing.

Drag race believed to have caused fatal car accident

Even drivers in Cook County who are completely vigilant, practice appropriate safety precautions and adhere to all traffic signs can be involved in a crash. These can occur for a variety of reasons, but one of the most prominent is the recklessness of another driver. In the worst case scenario, an automobile accident can result in a fatality. The family left behind will want answers after such an incident has occurred, and it is imperative to keep in mind that an investigation will focus on the case in an evenhanded way.

Medical professor dies in fatal pedestrian car accident

It is an unfortunate reality that when an Illinois resident is out on the road as a driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian, there is a chance that he or she will be involved in a car crash. This can lead to serious injury and even death. Those who are involved in an automobile accident as a pedestrian are perhaps the most vulnerable of all. An accident can happen to anyone at any time, and those who have suffered the loss of a loved one need to be aware of how to pursue compensation in an attempt to recoup their losses.

Man killed in fatal drunk driving accident

When there is a car crash in Cook County with injuries and fatalities, one of the first steps that investigators will take is to try to determine how the accident happened. In some instances, an automobile accident occurs due to circumstances beyond the control of the drivers. In others, however, there was a driver who got behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs. When there is a fatal drunk driving accident, the family who lost a loved one will want answers that could help them with a legal case.

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