Car accidents can occur in a blink of an eye but change the lives of victims forever. Distracted driving, unfortunately, leads to car accidents each year. Over 3,300 victims were killed in both 2011 and 2012 in distraction-related car crashes and 421,000 victims were injured in distraction-related car crashes in 2012. Car accidents can leave victims with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages or worse.
Alcohol-related driving accidents are preventable because any driver who consumed few drinks has the choice not to get behind the wheel and operate that vehicle. Chicago, Illinois, has had its fair share of drunk driving accidents. Some of these accidents are single-vehicle crashes while others involved multiple vehicles. If clear evidence of negligence can be presented and those involved sustained injuries, compensation for damages from the drunk driver who caused the collision can be sought.
Auto accidents happen every day in Illinois. Unfortunately, too many result from an especially bad type of driver negligence -- drunken driving. Drunk driving accidents often injure and kill, but they are considered largely preventable because drivers can choose between the correct and responsible choice of not driving after drinking, and the incorrect and irresponsible choice of driving after they have consumed alcohol. You may be interested to know more about how to obtain compensation in the aftermath of a drunken-driving accident.
One major cause of traffic accidents is drunken driving. The majority of Illinois residents understand that they cannot consumer alcohol and then drive because the drug impairs their driving abilities. Anyone who plans to consume alcohol away from home, should assign a designated driver or take a taxicab home. Unfortunately, some people still drive while intoxicated, which means they compromise other people's safety and increase the chances of an accident.
Residents of Kane, Illinois, are well aware of how devastating car accidents can be. Some of those accidents are caused by extreme weather conditions or by a driver's negligence. Drivers who disobey traffic rules, drive while impaired or drive recklessly are considered negligent drivers. Such drivers, if involved in a collision, can be held liable for the damaged properties and the medical expenses of the victim. Negligent drivers can also be cited and face criminal charges.
Most adults in Illinois know that alcoholic drinks can severely impair a driver's reflexes and decision-making abilities. Nonetheless, some drivers believe they are the exceptions to the rule. Unfortunately, such magical thinking often leads to drunk driving accidents with serious consequences not only for these drivers but also for others on the road.
The prolonged frigid temperatures of early 2014 have wreaked havoc on drivers throughout Illinois. While heavy snowstorms slow roadways, another more insidious hazard accompanies winter weather: black ice.