Thanksgiving Travel: Safety Tips to Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year for road travel, but following a few safety tips can help ensure families make it to their festive feasts and home again alive. With a higher volume of vehicles on the roads, an increased number of impaired and fatigued drivers, and a good […]

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Common Shoulder Injuries from Car Accidents

Shoulder pain is often caused by sprains, strains, and other musculoskeletal injuries that happen in car accidents. While some shoulder injuries heal on their own, others require ongoing physical therapy or even surgery. in some cases, shoulder injuries are permanent and cause continued disability and chronic pain. Accident victims should always seek immediate medical care […]

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Failing to Yield to EMS: A Serious Problem in Chicago

Failing to yield for emergency vehicles has become a serious problem in Chicago, putting EMS workers, passengers, patients, and other motorists at risk of serious injury or death. Critical seconds are lost when drivers fail to yield to EMS vehicles. When failure to yield causes a crash, the people at the accident scene aren’t the […]

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School Bus Safety: Get the Facts

Learning the facts about school bus safety can help parents, teachers, and motorists keep kids safe whether they are passengers or pedestrians. Although school buses are the most regulated vehicles in the U.S., crashes and other bus-related mishaps take the lives of almost 100 people each year. These incidents seriously injure thousands more. Victims are […]

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Move Over Chicago: Police Strengthen Enforcement to Protect EMS

To better protect police and other emergency professionals after a recent surge of officer deaths, Illinois passed legislation increasing fines and penalties for failing to move over when approaching vehicles with flashing lights on the side of the road. Drivers who fail to comply with the Move Over Law could face license suspension and up […]

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When Drivers Do the Crime, It Could Still Be on the Insurance Company’s Dime

Insurers are normally required to pay for injuries and losses resulting from a covered driver’s illegal acts. When DUI/DWI, reckless driving, distracted driving, or hit and run accidents happen and someone is hurt, insurers must pay for the injured party’s medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Depending on the negligent driver’s insurance coverage, insurers […]

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Don’t Let a DUI Accident Be a Buzz Kill this Cinco de Mayo

Celebrations on Cinco de Mayo often turn into tragedy as drunk driving and reckless behaviors threaten everyone on the road. The holiday period from 6:00 PM May 4 to 5:59 AM May 6 is especially dangerous, with DUI crashes involving serious injuries and fatalities impacting the lives of hundreds of people every year. Injured parties […]

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These Three Types of Roadways Are No Match for Chicago Winter Storms

Certain types of roadways increase the risk of drivers encountering hazardous winter road conditions. Chicago drivers must always exercise common sense and take extra care while driving during and after winter storms when temperatures are expected to drop below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Drivers should be alert for icy conditions and avoid them whenever possible until […]

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Cars Have Blind Spots Too

It is common to hear about large trucks having visibility issues, but cars can have blind spots too, and they can cause serious or even deadly accidents. Car blind spots endanger drivers and passengers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. They are a top cause of motorcyclist and pedestrian accidents. What is a Blind Spot? A blind spot […]

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Top 5 Reasons Snow Accidents Happen

Dangerous driver behaviors increase the risk of serious and deadly snow accidents. Inexperience and negligence cause winter weather crashes that range from multiple car pileups to individual cars spinning out of control. Illinois in Top Ten Deadliest States Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Auto Insurance Center shows that about 38 […]