National Safety Council

  • Fatal Car Accident Numbers Rose Again in 2016

    … increased by 23%, Alaska by 29%, Hawaii by 27%, Texas by 7%, and New Mexico by a whopping 34%. Figures for three states remained consistent, while twelve states recorded decreases. In fact, five less-populous states (Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) showed improvements in the double digits. NHTSA has broken down these numbers…

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  • 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship Award Winner

    … in leading safety initiatives, professionals trained in safety science help to prevent on the job accidents. I currently work as an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in which I promote personal and community safety at work and at home. My job consists of daily inspections, hazard analysis, and monthly audits to ensure compliance with local…

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  • 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…

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  • Pokémon Go Car Accidents On The Rise

    … accidents in the United States, when a driver, distracted by the game has plowed into another vehicle and in one instance a tree. These incidents highlight how important it is to not engage in distracting behaviors, like playing “Pokemon Go” while behind the wheel. Multiple Accidents Caused by Drivers Playing “Pokémon Go” Thankfully, at this time…

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  • Car Crashes vs. Car Accidents

    … of accidents involving roadways, such as motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, and pedestrian accidents. We are experienced personal injury attorneys who have also successfully represented clients for medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, premises liability, workers’ compensation, product liability, and police brutality. If you have been involved…

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  • Distracted Driving is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

    … activities while behind the wheel more than doubles the risk of a crash as compared with drivers who simply focus on the road instead of engaging in other activities while driving. Separate research by the National Safety Council found that more than 24% of accidents on America’s roads involved cell phone use by one or more drivers. Nevertheless…

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  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    … and only have seconds to brake and change direction. Distracted Driving Hurts and Can Even Kill If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact Staver Law Group at to work with a Chicago personal injury attorney and learn more about your rights. The post April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month appeared first on Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer. …

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  • 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…

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  • Drivers Unable to Stop Texting Behind the Wheel

    … cellphone use at the time of the incident. Teenage drivers, who have grown up with modern technology, are particularly prone to using their cellphones to text, email, or check social media behind the wheel. In fact, texting and driving remains the number one driving distraction for teens. Illinois Texting and Driving Car Accidents Texting…

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  • 25 Crash Causes: Texting While Driving

    … before they obtain a license. Additionally, it’s important to discourage both adults and teens from engaging in dangerous habits such as: Reading incoming messages while driving. Composing a text message, regardless of length or content, while driving. Texting ‘only at stop lights.’ Reaching for a phone upon hearing a message alert while…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
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