The recent extreme cold weather across the northern part of the country has made traveling difficult at times on Illinois roadways. Despite often treacherous weather conditions during winter weather, drivers can be found negligent for not taking proper precaution as needed. One driver faces traffic citations for his involvement in a recent fatal crash on an icy road, and the victims of the crash may benefit from the advice of a personal injury attorney.
New drivers are taught to be aware of their surroundings, including moving over for emergency vehicles and law enforcement. Paramedics, law enforcement and fire trucks alert drivers of the need to move over through sirens and lights. Unfortunately, an Illinois State Police trooper made the decision to not use lights or sirens when driving towards an officer-related shooting, and as a result, a young woman suffered fatal personal injury.
When an Illinois driver takes the road, there are many factors out of his or her control to maintain safety. Road conditions, weather and negligent driving of other drivers are a few of the conditions that drivers cannot control. Recently, one man died and a passenger suffered personal injury due to another driver's actions on the road.
It only takes a moment for damaging and/or tragic accidents to occur on Illinois roadways. One moment of distraction by a cell phone, passenger, eating, roadside scenery or adjusting the radio is all it takes for a crash to occur with another vehicle. It is unknown what actions resulted in one recent crash, but the crash resulted in personal injury for seven different victims.
Motorcycle and bicycle riders are likely aware of the dangers that exist on Illinois roadways. Over the years, wearing a helmet is one safety feature that many riders use to protect themselves from injury in the event of an accident. One man has claimed in a personal injury lawsuit that adequate warning was missing on his helmet, which he claims contributed to his injury.
An Illinois family remains in shock this week following the loss of a young family member. The 28-year-old man suffered serious personal injury following a motorcycle accident. Sadly, after extensive medical attempts to save his life, he did not survive.
As Illinois cities continue to grow, motor vehicle traffic can increase in particular areas, resulting in some areas in need of improvements. Sadly, one woman suffered a serious personal injury at a busy intersection following a crash. People in the area claim that they have been requesting improvements at the intersection where the woman died due to a history of accidents and fatal crashes; some minor improvements were made this past summer.
People in society are surrounded by other people as they go about their lives. Hundreds of decisions are made by people on a daily basis, and many of those decisions may not affect anyone else. Some decisions, however, can result in serious and unfortunate consequences to others. Common decisions that can cause significant harm to other human beings often involve traffic violations on Illinois roadways. It is believed that a traffic violation and driving under the influence contributed to a recent accident that resulted in serious personal injury to three people.
Some people are lucky to rarely ever experience tragic loss, and sadly others may feel they get more than their fair share. One young Illinois athlete sadly has lost his second parent in a fatal vehicle crash. Personal injury attorneys are able to advise the victim's families when such a loss occurs of insurance and/or wrongful death lawsuit claims.
Illinois motorists have to be careful to ignore the distractions around them more than ever. Prior to the ability of drivers to have access to mobile phones, distractions in and around a vehicle were still an issue, but smartphones undoubtedly add a dangerous distraction. A momentary glance at a text message, maps application or answering a phone call can result in serious property damage and/or personal injury. It is unclear what may have led to a recent serious accident, but accident reconstructionists will likely investigate whether a cell phone was in use just prior to the accident.