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According to studies conducted by the National Safety Council, in both 2016 and 2017, automobile accident deaths in the United States reached 40,000 for the first time in almost a decade. So what is causing the increase in accidents and fatal injuries? 

Law enforcement officials throughout the country believe the increase in collisions is largely due to one major issue: cell phone use while driving

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Libertyville winter car accident lawyerOn the afternoon of Monday, November 26th, 2018, five people were severely injured in a multiple car crash on the Ohio Street Feeder Ramp down to the Kennedy Expressway. According to the Illinois State Patrol, the accident was caused by dangerous winter driving conditions. 

Staying safe while driving in winter weather can be a difficult proposition. If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident this winter, you should seek out legal representation as soon as possible. 

Dangerous Areas and Conditions for Winter Driving

While driving in snow and ice can be dangerous no matter what the situation is, there are a number of road environments that are increasingly dangerous throughout the winter months: 

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Chicago car accident injury attorneyAccording to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), 1.3 million people die in motor vehicle collisions each year. That staggering statistic consists of an average of 3,287 deaths each day. Here in the United States, an average of 2.35 million people are injured each year in motor vehicle collisions. 

Considering the incredible loss of life that occurs around the world due to motor vehicle collisions, it is easy to find yourself wondering what you can do to remain safe while traveling in a vehicle? Below are some simple tips that could help you and your family remain safe while driving this fall: 

Remaining Safe in Your Vehicle

With a staggering amount of reckless drivers on American roadways, remaining safe while driving is not always in one's own control. Still, here are a few ways you can decrease the risk of injury that you and your family face every time you travel:

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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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