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November 2014 Archives

How can you protect yourself from drunk drivers on the road?


Although adults can legally drink alcohol in the United States, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated is strictly prohibited everywhere. Even so, Illinois, just like every other state, is seeing many cases of drunk driving every day. Frequently, that means accidents with property damage and injuries, or even fatalities. Every motorist has a choice: act responsibly and ensure that roads are safe for everyone or drive while intoxicated and risk accidents and other people's lives.

Three main factors found to contribute to truck accidents


Commercial trucks are less likely to be involved in collisions than smaller vehicles like passenger cars, vans and pickup trucks. When truck accidents do occur, though, the results are often catastrophic. These large and heavy vehicles can easily destroy smaller vehicles in a crash, and drivers and passengers in these vehicles can be injured or killed while truck drivers often walk away unscathed or with only minor injuries.

We can answer your questions about wrongful death


Death comes to every living being. It can come from more natural processes such as disease and old age. It can also come from sudden violent incidents. Some of these deaths are the result of another person's negligence. This is often the case in car accidents -- a driver fails to apply brakes on time, is driving while impaired or is tailgating the vehicle ahead, for example. A death from these and similar causes can give rise to a wrongful death action.

Two elderly women die in rural head-on auto accident


As Illinois residents know, car accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. The majority of car accidents involve at least two vehicles, although single-car accidents are also common. When two cars are involved in a collision, one or both parties involved may have been acting negligently before the collision. Accident investigators routinely try to establish the relative contributions of each party to the crash during their investigation. The party that is found to be wholly or predominantly negligent is most likely to be found liable for the crash.

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