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On February 2015, a 41-year old male was T-boned at the intersection of 16th Street and Edwards in Springfield, Illinois. When he presented himself in the emergency room at St. Johns hospital, the insurance company originally offered him $1,500 immediately following the accident, which the client felt was suspicious considering the insurance company had not yet reviewed any med ...
Everyone knows you aren’t supposed to text and drive, but many studies are now saying that texting while walking can be even more dangerous. Pedestrian injuries have increased dramatically in the last decade as texting technology has proliferated, and vehicle pedestrian collisions are more deadly than other car crashes.
This year is off to a deadly start for Chicago pedestrians and cyclists. So far, there have been 12 combined fatalities involving pedestrians and cyclists. By this time in 2014 there were only 6 deaths, the same amount as in 2013 Chicago pedestrian accidents. The accidents have effected various people in several different circumstances.
A 36-year old woman was rear-ended by a Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the intersection of Green St. and Maple Ave. in Carpentersville, Illinois. The motorcyclist was cited by the responding officer for a traffic violation. At first the case was being handled by another lawyer but after the woman become dissatisfied with that lawyer, she contacted the Chicago car accident lawyer ...
Nearly 100 lives are lost every day in car accidents around the country. Vision Zero, an international traffic safety movement, wants to bring the number of daily traffic fatalities from 100 to 0. Vision Zero believes that car crashes are more than just “accidents”; they are thousands of preventable deaths every year, and we must work harder and smarter to prevent them.
The Chicago car accident attorneys at Staver Law Group are often hired to represent clients who sustained personal injuries in auto accidents. Last year, a 57-year old man contacted attorney Jared Staver after he was struck by another driver. This driver was being chased by Chicago police in a stolen car when he neared the intersection of Lavergne and collided into multiple par ...
The long haul trucking industry is a necessary piece of our country and economy, but it is not without its risks and expenses. Large trucks are involved in hundreds of thousands of accidents each year, costing the country billions annually, and injuring over 20,000 truck drivers and passengers a year.
In the last decade, railroad traffic through Chicago and Illinois communities has increased from 5 to 20 trains a day. That’s a large increase in a small amount of time. Not only is railway traffic on the rise, but “8 percent of trains contain hazardous materials, up from 4 percent seven years ago.
Recent advances in technology have changed the world, even the world of getting a taxi. Since Uber launched in 2010 with its mobile application that connects drivers with people who need a ride, it has amassed a worldwide following spanning 58 countries. Many other ride sharing services, like Lyft, have popped up in the wake of Uber’s success, and suddenly getting a taxi looks ...
There are over 250 million cars on the road in the United States and tens of thousands of collisions with pedestrians each year. Over 5,000 pedestrians die annually in accidents with motor vehicles. These numbers paint a scary picture for anyone trying to share the roadway with a car. But where are you safe? Ostensibly, people should be safe when they appropriately use a crossw ...
Human progress has been fueled by information. The more we know as a species, the better we do. As we continue to collect data about our minds, bodies, and the natural world around us, lifespans rise and standards of living increase. Not surprisingly, better data and more information has also been pivotal in making our modern world safe.
If you have heard of Uber or Airbnb, you have already had your first introduction to the sharing economy, but if you haven’t yet participated in the sharing economy, you aren’t alone. Still only about 19 percent of Americans have used a service considered a part of the “sharing economy,” although the number has been quickly growing in recent years.
Pedestrian accidents happen far too often. In Illinois, approximately 13 percent of all traffic-related fatalities are pedestrians. In Chicago, this percentage is even higher—over 18 percent of all traffic accident fatalities are from pedestrian accidents. While these numbers alone show a scary trend for pedestrians, it is even scarier when you consider that these pedestrian fa ...
Summer is finally on its way here in Chicago, a fact that makes most of us very happy. Unfortunately, with summer come summer showers. While these showers can be refreshing on a hot day, they can also create dangerous driving conditions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least ten percent of all accidents can be attributed to rainy weather.
While travel by motorcycle in the U.S. is relatively rare, it is still highly important to research ways to prevent motorcycle accidents. Illinois motorcycle accidents are much more dangerous for cyclists than other vehicle accidents, as the driver and any passengers are not protected like they would be in a car.
While a tire blowout can often seem like more of an inconvenience than a real danger, serious accidents are a very common hazard of tire blowouts. In fact, a recent study revealed that about 6.7 percent of accidents are caused by tire blowouts. What happens is that the violent blowout causes the driver to lose control of the vehicle and collide into another vehicle or damage stationary property.
Everyone knows that they need some sort of car insurance. Not only is it the law, but it also protects you and your family from the potentially exorbitant costs of an accident. Still, with so many types of auto insurance coverage available, it can be difficult to understand exactly what each one provides and which ones you may actually need.
Every June, the National Safety Council hosts National Safety Month to bring awareness to the biggest public health risks currently facing Americans, as well as simple ways we can be safer in our homes, on the road, at work, and within our communities. This year, the theme for National Safety Month 2015 is “What I Live For,” and the National Safety Council hopes that it will in ...
Leased cars have lots of perks. You aren’t tied to a car if it turns out that you don’t like it, and you can always have the new car that you may not otherwise be able to afford comfortably. Still, one of the downsides of all leased cars is the hassle of getting repairs or fixing damages after an accident.
Safe driving requires meticulous attention to the road and the cars you’re sharing it with. One small mistake could be end in catastrophe for you, a passenger, a fellow driver or pedestrian. There are a million little things that can take our focus off the road, and needing to pee can be among the most dangerous of distractions.