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On March 30, two drivers were fatally injured in a head-on collision on I-94, near Libertyville, when one driver was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes. Both drivers, one of which was a 55-year-old Illinois State Police trooper, died due to injuries suffered by the time medical personnel arrived on the scene. 

The collision reminded all Illinoisans of the serious danger head-on collisions present. If you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the actions of another driver, it is important to seek experienced legal assistance as soon as possible. 

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Lake County Car Accident Lawyers

On February 25, three men stole a motor vehicle in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. After the theft, the driver collided with two vehicles in the South Side’s Jackson Park. Local police have yet to release information related to injuries. The man was apprehended on-site and is now in custody. 

For drivers throughout the greater Chicago area, the accident served as a reminder of some of the extreme hazards that occur on our roadways. Not all reckless drivers are fleeing from the scene of a crime, but all are incredibly dangerous. In order to ensure the safety of you and your family, it is important to know how to recognize signs of reckless driving and how to react. Also, if you or a loved one are injured in a car accident caused by a reckless driver, talk to a personal injury attorney who can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve for a full recovery.

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Waukegan personal injury attorneyAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts save an average of 13,000 lives each year nationwide. The importance of wearing a seat belt cannot be overstated in the event of a collision, as 48 percent of all passengers killed in vehicular collisions in 2015 were not wearing their seat belts.

As a vehicle driver, it is your responsibility to ensure that every passenger in your vehicle is wearing his or her seat belt. Accidents do happen, and when they do, the use of a seat belt can be the difference between life and death.

The Importance of Wearing Seat belts

Seat belts are undoubtedly a crucial aspect of motor vehicle safety. Consider the following reasons why:

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Illinois injury attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,Nine times out of ten, when we hear about cell phone-related car accidents, we instantly think of texting and driving. Gone are the days we need to hold our phone to handle a call. Hands-free devices and ever-evolving auto technologies make it easier today, more than ever before, to speak on the phone while driving without putting ourselves or others in danger. While many of these technological advances allow for safer phone calls, cell phone use to be a prevalent problem and an ongoing danger on the roadways.

Three Types of Distraction

While other forms of distracted driving take our attention from the road - like eating, putting makeup on, attending to children, or playing with the radio - cell phone use is especially distracting as it disturbs our focus in three crucial ways: visually, manually, and cognitively, all at once. According to the CDC, texting while driving in particular combines all three forms of distraction, making it one of the most dangerous distracted driving behaviors out there.

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