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Chicago rear end collision lawyerIn 2017 alone, over 37,000 Americans were fatally injured in motor vehicle collisions nationwide. An even greater number of Americans were severely injured in automobile collisions but fortunately survived without suffering fatal injuries. One of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents are rear-end collisions, with roughly 1.7 million occurring in the United States each year. 

A rear-end collision occurs when the front bumper of one vehicle collides with the back of another vehicle. While these types of collisions infrequently result in fatal injury, the damage to the vehicle that is struck and its occupants can be substantial. However, in many rear-end collisions, the harm to both the vehicle and the injured occupants can be difficult to detect at first. If you or a member of your family are involved in a rear-end collision, you should be sure to understand your options for pursuing compensation for your damages.

Common Rear-End Accident Injuries 


Gurnee teen driver car accident lawyerOn Wednesday, July 25th, a Wheeling man was arrested after colliding with a Chevrolet Equinox and killing a Mount Prospect teenager. The 16-year-old driver was taken to the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. While the teenager was not in violation of traffic laws in any way, the accident was a stark reminder for parents throughout the greater Chicago area that young teens are at risk every time they travel via motor vehicle. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), automobile collisions are the leading cause of death among American teens. In 2015 alone, 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in automobile collisions throughout the United States. If a member of your family is injured in a motor vehicle collision, a personal injury attorney can provide invaluable legal assistance and help you determine your options for pursuing the compensation you deserve. 

Preventing Your Teen from Suffering Injury


Libertyville brain injury lawyerThis July, an on-duty Chicago police officer suffered a severe head injury in a crash in the Logan Square area. The accident occurred when the officer’s Chevrolet Malibu collided with a Pontiac sedan while driving through the intersection of Kenzie Avenue and West Diversey Avenue. Fortunately, The injuries suffered were non-fatal, but the accident served as a reminder of the dangers of head injuries

Every year, more than two million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries that require hospitalization. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), automobile collisions are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injuries nationwide. Tragically, the CDC estimates that an average of 153 people suffer fatal traumatic head injuries on a daily basis throughout the United States. If you or a loved one suffer a traumatic brain injury, it is incredibly important to receive the legal guidance your family deserves. 

Long-Term Implications of Traumatic Brain Injuries 


Chicago motorcycle accident injury lawyerA recent tragedy in Naperville reminded all Chicagoans of the dangers of motorcycle riding. A young Aurora man and his teen passenger were killed when their motorcycle was struck by a Honda Civic at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and Fort Hill Drive on Friday, July 2. The tragic accident was just the latest motorcycle fatality in the greater Chicago area, and the crash was the second Naperville motorcycle collision that day. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,000 fatal motorcycle accidents occurred nationwide in 2016. Throughout the state of Illinois, more than 100 motorcyclists are killed in accidents each year. If you or a member of your family are injured in a motorcycle collision, contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can be paramount in ensuring your family receives the help they deserve. 

Motorcycle Fatalities Nationwide 


Waukegan bus accident attorneyOn Tuesday, July 3rd, a startling bus crash in downtown Chicago reminded all Chicagoans that bus accidents, while seemingly unlikely, can occur. The accident occurred early Tuesday afternoon when a car crashed into a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus. After colliding with the bus, which was traveling in the Gage Park area, the driver of the car was fatally injured. On the bus, four passengers and the bus driver suffered serious injuries requiring hospitalization. While all the bus occupants are now stable, the accident was a stirring reminder of the fact that CTA bus accidents, when they do occur, can be very dangerous. 

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), more than 1,000 motor coach accidents occur each year nationwide. In 2016 alone, 227 passengers lost their lives in bus accidents. If you or a loved one are injured in a bus accident, it is critically important to find the quality personal injury attorney that your family deserves. 

Nationwide Large Commercial Vehicle Trends 

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