Though no one can predict or really expects to get involved in an auto accident, let alone deal with the aftermath of one, they sure do happen. You may not be able to predict one, but you can prepare for one. The likelihood of an auto accident is higher then you think, check out these stats:
Accidents on public transportation in Chicago and our metro area are not as common as accidents involving cars and trucks. But, they do happen. Since passengers on public transit are not protected by seatbelts, airbags, or other safety features, even sudden starts and stops can result in passenger falls, bumps, and injuries. Some injuries can be severe.
Rear-end crashes are the most common type of auto accident – one out of every three car accidents involve a vehicle struck from behind. While it might seem like just a little bump, even a low speed, rear-end collisions can cause lifelong injuries.
It’s amazing how quickly ride sharing has grown throughout Chicagoland. Uber®, Lyft®, and Sidecar® have risen to prominence nationally.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are drugs that speed recovery from injuries by blocking pain pathways to the brain. Doctors…
The violent impact of the massive size, weight, and momentum of a commercial truck make these accidents almost always catastrophic and life-changing.
Cold weather is here and ice skating is great exercise and family fun. But lacing up skates and taking to the ice comes with some unique risks to one’s safety and well-being.
A recent study suggests an increase in the number of driving collisions during late afternoon commuting time in the weeks following the end of daylight savings time…
Bad weather creates situations where they’re vulnerable to slipping, falling, cold stress, hypothermia, and accidents with equipment. Construction workers rely on their skill and strength to raise skyscrapers, create residential homes, build our roads, and maintain our infrastructure.
It’s back-to-school time and children across Illinois are riding school buses, bicycles, walking, and being dropped off before the bell rings. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to their driving before and after school. As an attorney and father, every day I am personally involved in fighting for … Continue reading “Sharing the Road with Students Going Back-to-School”
It was just a minor fender-bender and, unlike your poor car, you don’t have a scratch. Even the 911 operator told you to exchange information with the other driver and mail-in the accident report. But, that doesn’t mean you haven’t experienced physical injuries. Some injuries may not manifest for hours or even days after the … Continue reading “5 Accident Injuries Not Immediately Noticeable”
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