National Safety Council

  • Fatal Car Accident Numbers Rose Again in 2016

    …Preliminary data from 2016 shows that the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. are on an unfortunate upward trend. There are a variety of reasons that auto accident fatalities are on the rise, but many analysts point to an increase in various types of driver distractions, such as texting while driving. Credit: National Safety Council (NSC…

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  • 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship Award Winner

    … The Staver Law Group PC is happy to announce Juliana Ruggieri on being selected as the 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship award recipient. Juliana currently works as an environmental health and safety specialist and is a member of the recently formed National Safety Council Women’s Caucus. She plans to further her career in safety…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Chevy Explores Texting While Driving Solutions

    … According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 11 teens die every day as a result of texting and driving. Beyond fatalities, accidents caused by this form of distraction are all too common. The National Safety Council claims that over 1,600,000 accidents are caused by texting and driving each year. While many companies advocate against…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Pokémon Go Car Accidents On The Rise

    … Lately, the mobile phone app, “Pokémon Go” has become all the rage. You’ve probably seen groups of people congregating on random street corners, all staring at their mobile phones and wondered what they were doing before someone explained the game to you. While the game has taken the world by storm, it has also caused several Pokémon Go car…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • Car Crashes vs. Car Accidents

    … reflect the same sentiment, replacing the word “accident” in various parts of their state statutes or city ordinances. Even news organizations like the Associated Press have encouraged reporters not to use the word “accident” where the negligence of a driver is claimed or proven in a vehicular collision. All of the actions above stems from a growing…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 32 readers -
  • Distracted Driving is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

    … or switching stations excessively when driving. (Note that publication Business Insider reviewed studies noting that has that even making a telephone call using a Bluetooth communication device or other handsfree device is equivalent to driving while drunk). To put the problem in perspective, according to 2014 statistics compiled by the federal National…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 23 readers -
  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    … and be able to think when you’re behind the wheel. It’s great to be entertained, but it’s not great when you’re so amused that you aren’t thinking about driving and run into the back of another car. Distracted Driving Awareness Month April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The purpose of this initiative by the National Safety Council is to discourage…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 43 readers -
  • Rise In Car Accident Claims

    … insurance providers hurrying to raise premiums in order to offset the expense of paying on an increasingly large number of claims. Geico and Allstate, two of the three largest providers in the country, have already raised their premiums. Allstate raised its rates an average of three point nine percent. Geico intends to implement rate increases…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 53 readers -
  • Drivers Unable to Stop Texting Behind the Wheel

    … is not as dangerous as composing and sending one. Holding the cellphone close to the steering wheel or windshield eliminates visibility problems. “I only text when stopped at a traffic light.” According to the National Safety Council, texting while driving contributes to over one million motor vehicle crashes every year. One in four crashes involve…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 34 readers -
  • 25 Crash Causes: Texting While Driving

    … in a position of having to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for your losses. Preventing Texting While Driving Accidents Many states, including Illinois, have implemented strict laws that prohibit texting while driving. Under 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2, it is illegal for a person to “operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
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