Posts Tagged: Car Accidents

Do Age And Gender Have Any Impact On Car Accidents?

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Auto safety is so important. However, more than 35,000 people die in US car accidents annually. Thousands more are hurt. But who are the people most often injured and killed in car accidents? Which ages and gender see more traffic crashes? Find out below if age and gender affect the frequency of car accidents. Then,… Read more »

Prepare Your Car For Winter To Help Prevent Auto Accidents

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The weather may be warm today, but it will be winter in Boone County, Illinois before you know it. It is estimated there have been 286,919 winter car accidents since 2006. However, you can often avoid these dangerous incidents by preparing your car for winter to make driving safer. Below are several critical car prep… Read more »

Leading Causes of Car Accidents Involving Young Drivers

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Nationwide, drivers under 21 only make up about 5% of the motorists on highways and byways. Yet younger drivers cause about 10% of the fatal collisions on our roads. Although these wrecks have the same basic causes as some other kinds of wrecks, young driver collisions are complex legal matters. For example, these collisions often… Read more »

Are Car Accidents More Common in the Summer?

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In the early summer of 2022, bad economic news, like inflation and high-interest rates, dominated the news headlines. Nevertheless, over 80% of American adults plan to take a summer road trip. About half of these people plan to take more than one such trip. The increased summer travel also means an increased risk of summer… Read more »

How Has Cannabis Legalization Affected Car Accidents In Illinois?

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The legalization of cannabis in the state of Illinois has seen some dramatic changes. One of the most important areas of concern was how the legalization could affect driving habits and accident rates. Now that marijuana is legal for personal consumption, many are asking how it may be affecting road safety. If you were hit… Read more »

Precautions to Take When Driving in an Unfamiliar Area

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Driving anywhere is a dangerous endeavor. Driving in an area you are unfamiliar with can be even more dangerous. These areas can be full of crime including drug dealing and prostitution. Not knowing the specific streets or areas to avoid can put you in direct danger. Consider for a moment what it might feel like… Read more »

How to Prevent Cold-Weather Car Accidents

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The unpredictable nature of dangerous winter weather increases the number of car accidents in December, January, and February. However, the weather does not “cause” these wrecks. Instead, driver error causes them, at least in most cases. So, it stands to reason that driver caution could prevent these accidents, once again at least in most cases…. Read more »

Why Photos Matter In Car Accidents

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Most of us have probably heard the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. This common idiom is usually true in car wreck claims. We are not just talking about still photos of the accident scene, which first responders often use for investigation purposes. At least one traffic, security, or other camera… Read more »

How to Hire The Best Car Accident Lawyers In Illinois

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Insurance company TV commercials imply that “like a good neighbor,” they are there when you need them. Wrong. Insurance companies reluctantly pay compensation to accident victims if the company has no choice. Rest assured that a posse of lawyers works hard to give the insurance company an out. Only the best car accident lawyer in… Read more »

Why You Should Avoid Driving in Inclement Weather When Possible

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Many people in the Prairie State have not experienced the sheer joy of driving in an Illinois winter. Driving hazards are much worse between November and probably May, in some years. Black ice is a good example of these winter dangers. This thin, translucent ice is almost impossible to see, especially at night. Furthermore, these… Read more »