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Car accidents: The size of the car may determine how safe one is

A study done over a three-year period by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has once again confirmed findings relating to the safety of smaller cars. Car accidents in which small cars were involved led to the most driver fatalities. It has been documented that bigger cars offer greater protection to occupants than smaller car models.

Car accidents: Negligence may result in civil claims

When the negligence or recklessness of a driver of a motor vehicle results in injuries to other road users, the driver may find him or herself answering to personal injury or wrongful death claims. Many Illinois personal injury lawyers assist the victims of car accidents in the filing civil claims, based upon a contingency fee basis. In short, this means that there will be no initial costs to the client.

Illinois focus now on car accidents due to distracted driving

Distracted driving is not a new concept. Car accidents due to drivers being distracted by their passengers, the radio or even eating and drinking have been happening for many years,. However Illinois officials are of the opinion that smartphones are the most dangerous distraction of all.

Car accidents: tragic when teenager victims are killed

The loved ones left behind after fatal vehicle wrecks are often left searching for answers and seeking ways to find solace. While many families would like to seek advice from an Illinois personal injury lawyer after fatal car accidents, worries about possible costs may deter them from consulting an attorney. Fortunately, many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means no initial payment for the client.

What kinds of damages can victims of car accidents claim for?

The law allows for a person who has suffered harm due to the negligence of another party or parties to pursue a claim for monetary relief. Victims of car accidents may find that they are entitled to receive compensation from the party found to be at fault. The question is -- how will one know if a claim is viable?

The loss of young lives in car accidents -- a tragedy

The recent loss of life of an Illinois high school senior in an accident has left many shocked and saddened. When young people die in car accidents, it seems more tragic. There is little doubt that those close to the victim may question the sense of it all while wondering where to turn.

Fatal car accidents -- tragic for those left behind

An Illinois car accident on a recent Friday afternoon resulted in the death of a 32-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter. Car accidents such as this one can devastate the lives of those left behind, particularly when multiple members of one family dies. There is little doubt that a difficult time requiring many decisions lie ahead for the surviving family members.

Car accidents - recklessness may lead to criminal charges

Reckless driving kills or maims and often results in a driver having to face charges and answer for his or her actions. Victims seriously injured in car accidents, or the legal estate of those killed, may choose to file a civil claim against a driver believed to have been at fault for monetary damages resulting from the accident. Many Illinois personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis in order to assist such victims and families without regard to one's financial position.

3 victims from 1 family -- tragic consequences of car accidents

An accident, described as the worst ever experienced by an Illinois police chief, tragically left two members of a family of five orphaned. Car accidents often have tragic consequences, but when one family loses three members in a single accident, it seems so much worse, as many are left devastated and perhaps destitute. Families left in dire straits after tragic accidents can take solace in the fact that legal avenues remain open to them, as many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis.  

Car accidents: Can changes to Illinois law save lives

The start of a new year is traditionally seen as a time of change and new beginnings. In Illinois, this is literally true, as it means that some new legislation (or additions to older laws) become effective. One such a change to an older law which became effective on January 1 focuses on preventing car accidents resulting from motorists ignoring the dangers they may pose to emergency workers and stranded motorists.   

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