Financial relief is sought by people who file Illinois injury claims. Civil courts cannot undo the harm caused by auto accidents. Compensation is as close as a jury can come to easing the hardships experienced by crash victims and their families.
When a car accident in Illinois happens, it is common for people to not be sure -- at least not at first -- what caused the accident. Everything can happen so quickly that it is almost a blur. The line between driving safely down the highway and being involved in a serious crash is very thin.
Pain and incapacity can severely diminish the quality of life. An injury to the spinal cord through physical trauma or disease may devastate a victim and create hardships for concerned family members. The condition may impose tremendous financial pressure on Cook County families struggling with high doctor, hospital and at-home medical expenses as well as the loss of a wage earner's income.
Getting into a car accident is probably the last thing on your mind when you go for a drive. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous people on the roads. If you're in a crash, remember that you're able to attempt to seek compensation for damages and your pain and suffering, much like these men may want to do.
Driving on Chicago streets is a difficult activity even on the best of days just because of the sheer number of vehicles on the roadways. For pedestrians and those who are parked along these roadways, the danger while they are going about their activities is extreme. For two people who were in the parking lane of N. Sheridan Road, a driver's rushed and reckless driving ended with them being struck.
Driving on Chicago's Bishop Ford Freeway has some risks. The high volume of traffic mixed with the speed limit can often lead to accidents. While most of these accidents involve vehicles moving in the same direction, there are some freak accidents that can happen on the Bishop Ford. One of these accidents recently happened.
New reports about a July 10 accident involving a motorcyclist and vehicle in construction traffic may seem familiar, but the people in this case have been fortunate that no one was more seriously hurt. A car accident involving a motorcyclist could end with a fatality, especially if the rider is thrown or hit by a vehicle. The Illinois State Police have released information about this crash that took place at around 11:30 a.m., and the people who were involved.
The National Safety Council calls summer the "100 deadliest days for teen drivers". There has been a lot of emphasis lately by public safety experts about the importance of reducing distracted driving. In particular, teens are often mentioned as the main culprits of texting and other usage of electronic devices while driving. Ironically, it is not the distracted driving that results in the deaths of the largest number of teens; it's not wearing a seat belt.
By now, most Americans are aware of the threat to public safety posed by drinking and driving. Ironically, few of us consider that talking on the phone while driving is also a very dangerous undertaking. Consider this: the number one cause of all job-related deaths are motor vehicle crashes, according to the National Safety Council.
A well-known former swim coach at Harlem High School was killed in a fatal crash on an Illinois highway. The man causing the crash was reportedly under the influence and driving with a suspended license.