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Chicago drunk driving car accident attorneyRecently, a man was charged with a DUI after his involvement in a fatal three-vehicle crash in Schaumburg. Emergency personnel were called to the scene shortly after the accident, and one of the vehicle drivers passed away from injuries hours after the collision. The 25-year-old man was charged with the DUI, and he was allegedly driving under the influence of illegal drugs when he collided with two different vehicles before driving into a field off of East Schaumburg Avenue.  

The tragedy marks just the latest motor vehicle accident involving drugs or alcohol in the greater Chicago area. If you or your family are impacted by the negligent and reckless actions of a drunk driver, finding proper legal representation can help you obtain the legal guidance and financial compensation you deserve. 

DUI Statistics Throughout Illinois

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Lake County nursing home abuse attorneyEvery year, thousands of elderly Americans are injured either at their homes in assisted living facilities. From dangerous falls to physical and psychological abuse, the pain and mistreatment that elderly family members may face is staggering. 

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), as many as five million elderly Americans could face elder abuse on an annual basis. Also concerning is the fact that one in every four Americans over the age of 65 are treated in the hospital for a fall-related injury each year. If your elderly family member suffers an injury or faces abuse at a nursing home, finding proper legal representation can ensure they receive the help they deserve. 

Preventing Elderly Falls 

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Gurnee aggressive driving accident attorneyA recent high-speed crash on Chicago’s North Lake Shore Drive is just the latest example of car accidents caused by aggressive driving in the state of Illinois. The accident, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, August 13, ultimately injured seven people. The driver, a 28-year-old man driving a Honda Accord, was traveling at speeds well above the speed limit when he lost control of his vehicle and ran into an embankment. While no one was killed in the collision, the accident serves as a reminder of the tangible dangers of aggressive driving.   

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as “the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” Studies conducted by the NHTSA found that aggressive driving played a significant role in over half of all highway fatalities from 2003 to 2007. 

Identifying Aggressive Driving 

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Lake Forest bicycle collision lawyerEvery year, thousands of cyclists around the country are injured in bicycle crashes. Due to the limited protection afforded to cyclists in these collisions, bicycle crashes can be accompanied by severe, and even fatal, injury. Recently, Chicago area cyclists were reminded of the inherent risks they face every time they ride their bike. 

On Tuesday, August 5th, a bicyclist traveling around North Avenue and Clark Street was injured when he was struck by a 2006 Mazda SUV. The driver of the Mazda fled from the scene and was later arrested after colliding with multiple law enforcement vehicles. For bicyclists around the Chicago area, the accident further proves just how dangerous riding your bike can be. 

Bicycle Injuries Nationwide 

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Chicago head-on car accident lawyerTwo Chicago area teens were killed when their Subaru sedan collided with a Chrysler 300 late Saturday night in a high speed head-on collision. The collision, which occurred on Doty Avenue in Chicago’s Far South Side, serves as a sobering reminder of the violence of many head-on collisions. All four passengers involved in the collision suffered serious injury, with the two Subaru occupants suffering fatal injuries. 

Tragically, this accident was just one of many fatal head-on collisions that occur each year around the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as many as six million automobile collisions occur each year nationwide. While head-on collisions are less common than rear-end collisions and other types of automobile accidents (head-on collisions account for 7% of all urban vehicular crashes and 13% of all rural accidents), they come with increased chances of fatal injuries. 

Why Are Head-On Collisions So Dangerous? 

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