Sharing the Road with Students Going Back to School

As students head back to in-person learning, it’s important to remember how to keep young pedestrians safe. Here are a few ways that drivers can better share the road with children and keep them safe this school year.

How to Drive Safely Around Children

As the state of Illinois begins to open up, children across the state are spending more time outdoors, riding bicycles, enjoying better weather, staring at their phones while walking aimlessly, and hanging out with friends. Kids doing what kids do.  Paying little attention to cars, traffic, and adults. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to their driving.

The Worst Drivers in America

Over the course of 2020, Americans drove more than 2.8 trillion miles. With so many Americans on the road, it made our group of expert truck and auto accident lawyers ask: Which states are home to the worst drivers in America? 

Head injury from truck accident

Surviving Head Injuries from Truck Crashes

The human body is an amazing mechanism but it was never meant to absorb the energy resulting from impact with an interstate truck. Accidents with big-rig trucks injure thousands of drivers and riders every year. Chances of head, neck, and spinal injuries from a trucking-related traffic accident are high. The violent impact of the massive … Continue reading “Surviving Head Injuries from Truck Crashes”

Driving during the winter

The Dangers of Driving During the Winter

Driving at night during winter months in Illinois poses major risks for collisions and injuries. Driving conditions such as darkness, snow, ice, potholes, and frozen slush on your windshield and headlights have an impact on your safety.  

Adapting Driving for Remote Learners

It’s back-to-school time for children in Chicago and across Illinois.  But, this fall, back to school is different than ever before.  Due to the pandemic, most schools will remain closed, and “distance learning” will be the standard for most school-aged children. Students of grammar school, high school, and even college age will be learning online … Continue reading “Adapting Driving for Remote Learners”

Protect Road Construction Workers

Road Work zones are some of the most dangerous within the construction industry. Construction workers are at high risk for on-the-job accidents. They dodge drivers swerving through the maze of cones, barrels, signs, and lane changes.

Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

The number of bicyclists on Chicago and Illinois roads has increased substantially over the past few years. Riders increased, even more, this spring as many who usually take public transportation shifted to biking to limit social contact and risk of exposure to the virus.

Rear-end accidents

Most Common Injuries from Rear-End Auto Accidents

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.   

Truck Crash Spinal Injury

Surviving Spinal Injuries from Truck Crashes

The violent impact of the massive size, weight, and momentum of a commercial truck make these accidents almost always catastrophic and life-changing.