Every time we get in our cars to drive somewhere, we face at least some risk of getting into an accident -- even when we take precautions and comply with traffic laws. This is because there are countless drivers on the road who fail to take these same steps to avoid crashes.
Thanksgiving is coming up, and for many people, this means making plans to spend time with family and friends.
Driving is a major responsibility. Unfortunately, there are many drivers behind the wheel who cannot fulfill this responsibility because of physical limitations or health problems. This could include your parents if they are getting older and suffering from conditions that affect their driving abilities.
Serious car accidents happen every day. And despite our best efforts, we cannot stop every dangerous driver from causing a crash.
Did you know that hundreds of thousands of drivers have been injured in accidents involved a distracted driver? In just one year, according to the most recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 391,000 people were injured in a crash with a distracted driver; nearly 3,500 people were killed.
Putting the pieces of an accident together can be an overwhelming challenge, especially when the accident is more complicated than a fender-bender. People don't tell the truth; they embellish; they leave the scene of an accident or are killed in the crash and cannot give their side of the story.
Whether you're in a fender bender in the parking lot or you get hit from behind by a car that has been tailgating you for miles, you could end up seriously injured. If that happens, it's important to understand how injury laws operate in Illinois.