While drivers must be vigilant at all times, extra vigilance is required when driving in heavy traffic, especially when there are construction projects in progress. Failure to do so could result in motor vehicle accidents with devastating consequences. In fact, police in Illinois are trying to fully understand the cause of a recent crash that killed three people.
Many families in Illinois and across the country have dogs as family pets. These pets can often be fiercely protective of their owners but can pose a significant threat to others if not properly monitored and controlled. Unfortunately, a young girl in another state is now hospitalized after suffering dog bites to the majority of her body.
Winter driving in the Addison area can be very hazardous. It is bad enough with wet, icy or even snow-covered streets, but when people do not compensate and practice safer driving habits, the roadways become even more dangerous. While the safest thing you can do is to stay home when the weather is bad, sometimes that is not possible.
Many people in Illinois often experience accidents due to their own clumsiness and inattention. Others are injured as a result of a property owner's negligence -- the failure to adequately recognize and/or correct potentially dangerous property conditions. For example, a man who recently won a premises liability lawsuit against Walmart claims that while he used to be able to play basketball several times a week, now he must use a walker due to a fall that was the store's fault.
Many streets in Illinois may see relatively few pedestrians during the majority of the year. However, Halloween is a time when pedestrians fill the streets. Because this is an event that is anticipated by many people year round, drivers should be aware that additional caution must be taken on the holiday that brings children in the area out on the streets. Unfortunately, two children were reportedly struck by a car, resulting in personal injury.