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Fatal drunk driving accident claims life of young Illinois woman

Few people like to consider the worst case scenario when they head out on the road in Illinois. The reality, however, is that there are inherent dangers when a person is in a motor vehicle as a passenger or a driver. A car accident can lead to severe injury and even death. It can be even worse when a fatal car accident is caused by a drunk driver. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal drunk driving accident need to know how to proceed after it has happened.

Fatal car accident victim was passenger in a single-car crash

It's never easy to deal with the sudden loss of a loved one. When the death is in an accident, it's even worse. One of the most common causes of death in America is in a car accident. These accidents can happen in a multitude of ways. One car can hit another. The victim can be a bicyclist or a pedestrian. Or, it can occur when the driver crashes the vehicle and a passenger is killed.

Illinois laws to prevent and check drunk driving-Part II

Anyone who is driving a car while their blood alcohol level is above the legal permissible level of 0.08 percent for non-commercial drivers and 0.04 percent for commercial drivers is subject to stringent drunk driving laws in Illinois. However, drivers under the age of 21 years are not allowed to have any trace of alcohol on their breath or in their blood while driving a motor vehicle. Driving while intoxicated can lead to a slower response from the driver, which has often proved to be fatal for other people on the road, including drivers and occupants of other vehicles.

Illinois laws to prevent and check drunk driving: Part I

Many car accidents that occur in Illinois every year are found to be alcohol-related. Drunk driving accidents in Illinois have not only led to serious cases of injuries and fractures, but have also claimed the lives of over 3,866 people in the past few years. Strict laws were demanded by Illinois residents in order to make their roads safer for their children and their loved ones.

The economic impact of motor vehicle accidents in Illinois

Car accidents often lead to serious injuries or death. Many Illinois residents have suffered physical injuries, property damage and disability due to car accidents. In many of these cases the accident was caused by the negligent actions of the other driver.

Car accidents can be financially taxing

Car accidents claim many lives every year in Illinois. And, even if car crashes are not fatal, they can inflict serious injuries to the victims, causing permanent disability in many cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accidents primarily occur because of distracted driving or driving under the influence of alcohol. Speeding is also another major reason behind car accidents.

Five people hospitalized after multi-car accident in Chicago

Car accidents claim the lives of many Illinois residents every year. Despite the continual awareness programs initiated by state authorities, many car drivers violate traffic laws. Such violation of traffic regulations not only brings serious legal consequences for the car driver but may also result in devastating injuries or fatalities for the car accident victim.

What to watch out for when buying vehicle insurance in Illinois

In a previous post, we talked about the minimum auto insurance that Illinois requires of all vehicle owners, including the types of coverage that satisfy the state's insurance laws. We advised owners to shop around and find the best possible deal before buying.

A truck accident can prove deadly for any Illinois resident

Large trucks carrying goods is a common sight across U.S. roadways, including here in Illinois. The normal day-to-day lives of Americans can be severely affected in the absence of these trucks, since they carry consumer items from one place to another.

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