Most Illinois motorists know they must be more careful on the roads when precipitation occurs. Winter is generally when more crashes occur, yet what type of precipitation causes more fatal crashes - rain or snow? Rain causes more fatal accidents Although all types of...
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What should you do after a car accident in Illinois?
It's very easy to get confused and overwhelmed after a motor vehicle accident. But it's important to remain calm and follow these steps to ensure everyone's safety and preserve your legal rights. Check for injuries and call 911 if necessary If you're able, check...
Understanding common types of distracted driving
When you're driving, the last thing you want to do is be distracted. But unfortunately, some of the most common things that Illinois drivers do can are often the most distracting. Here are four of the most common types of distracted driving. Visual distractions These...
Steps in settling a truck accident claim in Illinois
Truck accidents can be the most complicated and frustrating cases that injured victims in Illinois can face when it comes to settling with the other parties. Trucking companies are notorious when it comes to resolving accident claims, and they are especially difficult...
Hazards of texting behind the wheel
It’s every driver’s responsibility to be cautious on public roads because even the smallest errors can have the largest consequences. Rates of motor vehicle accidents in Illinois and around the country are rising each year, and technology plays a role The guise of...
Many accidents take place close to home
Illinois drivers might have certain perceptions about safety. Since auto accidents seem to happen randomly, it will come as a surprise that there are circumstantial hallmarks involved. For example, it is a mistake to think that longer trips raise the risk. On the...
What should you do after a crash occurs?
Illinois law generally requires you to stop and render aid after an accident involving your vehicle. Rendering aid means that you call the police or ask someone else at the scene to do so on your behalf. If it's safe to do so, there are a number of actions that you...
Factors that increase the likelihood that a crash is fatal
Every driver wants to avoid a car accident, even though we all make mistakes at some point that could result in one. However, there are certain things drivers do that increase not only their risk of crashing but also the chances that an accident is fatal. Risk factors...
What makes dogs bite people?
Every year, there are thousands of injuries because of dog bites. In fact, 1,000 people end up in U.S. emergency rooms every day because of dog bites.Sometimes, dogs make it clear that they're not always man's best friend. But what makes them bite? The reasons dogs...
Motor vehicle accidents: 10 injured in tractor-trailer crash
The dangers of distracted driving are often well-publicized. Unfortunately, some people may mistakenly believe that a cellphone is the only distraction in a vehicle. Reaching for an item or changing the radio station can often result in serious motor vehicle...