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U.S. still ranks high in statistics for a fatal car accident

Drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians in Illinois should be keenly aware of the dangers on the road and how much damage can be done if they are involved in a car accident. In some instances, these crashes are so severe that they result in a death. Researchers are constantly trying to find out why these accidents occur in an effort to reduce their frequency. One particular report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that there are more fatal car accidents in the United States than in other countries described as "high-income."

Teen killed in car accident while mowing lawn

Car accidents in Illinois often involve those who are sharing the road. However, these incidents can happen under any circumstances and affect people who are simply minding their own business, taking care of other tasks nowhere near the road, or even in their homes. An out-of-control vehicle, a crash due to DWI, or weather-related circumstances can send a vehicle careening onto sidewalks, into buildings, and into other areas where vehicles and accidents are unlikely and unexpected. Given the lack of protection pedestrians possess, there is a greater risk for serious injury and death after such an automobile accident, as can be seen in one recent incident

Illinois hit-and-run kills woman and injures her husband

Traffic laws are in place in Illinois and across the U.S. to make sure that drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians share the road and are as safe as possible. When one of these laws is violated, it can lead to an accident with serious injuries and even death. In some instances, a person who is involved in an automobile accident might choose to leave the scene. When there is a hit-and-ru crash, it is important that a full investigation takes place.

Fatal car accident reveals read-end driver had meth equipment

Losing a loved one in a car accident is never easy. Those in Illinois who face the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident need to know how and why the accident happened. This is why it is imperative that a full investigation into the actions that precipitated the automobile accident must be conducted in the event that the family left behind has the basis to move forward with a legal filing.

Hit-and-run between car and motorcycle leads to criminal charges

A car accident can affect anyone at anytime in Illinois, but there are times when the circumstances are such that the people involved and believed to have been at fault should know better. These accidents can involve professionals, people in the legal field, those in public safety, and even law enforcement officers. Whether the person involved in the crash should have known better is irrelevant. When there is an accident with injuries or even fatalities, those who have been harmed by it need to understand what they should do in the aftermath in terms of an automobile accident investigation and seeking to be compensated.

Hit-and-run car accident kills woman, injures a man and a child

Too many people in Illinois and across the United States who meet an untimely death will do so in a fatal car accident. Some of these are due to circumstances beyond anyone's control. But others are because of negligence on the part of one of the drivers. Regardless of how the automobile accident came about, there are many issues that must be taken into consideration in its aftermath. These include medical and funeral expenses and the family that has suffered the loss of a loved one moving on without the person who was killed.

Fatal car accident in Illinois kills one man

Most people accept that when they go out onto the road in a motor vehicle, there is a chance that there will be an accident. However, few think that it will actually happen to them. Unfortunately, an auto accident can happen without warning under a variety of different circumstances and lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. Those who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident need to have a grasp of what must be done to determine how and why it happened, and if they have a chance of receiving compensation in a legal filing.

Car crash with alleged drag racers claims life of Illinois man

When a family in Illinois is confronted with the loss of a loved one in a car accident, there are numerous issues that will arise. The automobile accident alone is a significant enough trauma even if there is not a fatality. When it includes the loss of a loved one, however, it is much worse. What can create even greater anger and sadness is if the accident occurs due to the reckless behaviors of another person. When this happens, those who are affected need to have an understanding of how to have a full investigation conducted to consider a legal filing for compensation.

The role of cellphones in a fatal car accident in Illinois

In Illinois and across the country, drivers are constantly connected through use of smartphones and tablets. This has increased the frequency of drivers getting into accidents due to the negligence of believing they are able to multitask and use their phones while operating a car. This can lead to serious injuries and a fatal car accident. Those who have been negatively affected through the loss of a loved one after an accident like this need to be aware of how and why it happens as well as what to do in the aftermath.

Car accident kills two in Cook County after alleged hit-and-run

Accidents are often unavoidable in Cook County. With any automobile accident, there is a chance that severe injuries and even fatalities will result. Regardless of the reason it happened, those who were involved will have a great deal to consider afterward. There can be medical costs and the need to come to grips with the loss of a loved one. When the accident happens as another driver is breaking the law, it can be even more difficult to deal with.

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