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Waukegan personal injury attorneys, speeding, high speed collision, automobile collision, motor vehicle accidentsLate Wednesday night, April 25, a high speed collision in Southwest Chicago reminded Illinoisans of the inherent dangers that come with speeding. The accident, which occurred in Chicago’s Gage neighborhood, ultimately resulted in damage to nine vehicles, seven of which were parked. While no fatalities occurred in the accident, one fact is clear: the accident occurred because of speeding.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 10,000 Americans suffered fatal injuries due to speeding in 2016 alone. On average, speeding accounts for roughly 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States. If you or a member of your family are injured in automobile collision, contact our knowledgeable team of Waukegan personal injury attorneys to discuss your case and your options.

Speeding Kills

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aggressive drivers, aggressive driving accident, Waukegan personal injury attorneys, safe driving tips, seat belt safetyEach year, nearly 7 million automobile accidents occur throughout the United States. Of those accidents, well over half involve some form of aggressive driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving can be defined as any form of motor vehicle operation that endangers oneself and others on the road. Common examples of aggressive driving include the following:

  • Speeding;
  • Tailgating;
  • Reckless passing; and
  • Overall disregard for traffic guidelines.

While many assume that only a small percentage of drivers engage in aggressive driving behavior, the NHTSA estimates that upwards of 80 percent of all drivers have driven aggressively. Consider the following tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe the next time you encounter an aggressive drivers.

Steps to Take When Encountering Aggressive Drivers on the Road

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safe driving tips, hydroplaning, bad weather driving, speeding, driver safetyAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traveling in the rain can present more hazards than driving in winter conditions. Wet weather conditions can cause loss of visibility as well as hydroplaning—the process in which tires get more traction on the layer of water on the road than on the road itself. Thus, a vehicle can slide uncontrollably and cause drivers to temporarily lose their ability to steer or brake.

In many cases, drivers who experience hydroplaning panic and swerve out of their lane, or they slam on their brakes. Both of these instances can result in car accidents and severe injuries.

Safe Driving Navigation

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automobile collision, traffic fatalities, Waukegan personal injury attorneys, excessive speeding, car crashIn the early morning of April 2, police located a missing man involved in a late-night car crash in Des Plaines. The vehicle, which carried two occupants, was traveling at excessive speeds when the driver lost control and hit an electrical box and utility pole before ultimately skidding across the road into a ditch. Both passengers sustained injuries and are now in stable condition.

Throughout 2015, well over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents occurred in the state of Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, nearly one in every three vehicular collisions involved drivers traveling at high or excessive speeds. Driving at speeds higher than the speed limit endangers both the driver and others on the road.

A recent study conducted by the US Department of Transportation found that the vast majority of American drivers commonly disregard speed limits. If you or a member of your family are injured in an automobile collision, contact our experienced team of Waukegan personal injury attorneys today.

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Waukegan personal injury attorneys, automobile accident, teenage driving deaths, teen car accidents, teen driving fatalitiesA recent teen driving tragedy has reminded parents across the nation of the emotional and trying decision of allowing teenage children to drive. Late on Sunday, March 25, an automobile collision occurred in Des Plaines. The 16-year-old driver suffered serious injuries; however, he remains in stable condition. The other three vehicle occupants suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

Every year, upwards of 2,700 teenagers are killed in automobile collisions throughout the United States. To this day, driving remains one of the most dangerous activities for teenage children. If you or a member of your family are injured in an automobile accident, contact our experienced team of Waukegan personal injury attorneys for assistance with your case.

Teen Driving Fatalities Nationwide

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