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Trucking accident fatality rate increases in 2017

Truck accidents can be particularly frightening for drivers, pedestrians and others on the roads in Illinois. Because commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are so large, their size and weight present a serious threat. People in passenger cars and other smaller vehicles are far more likely to face severe injuries or death. While the overall trend in motor vehicle accident deaths has gone downward, fatalities in truck crashes have continued to rise.

Pace of fatal crashes down a bit in Illinois

What happens out on Illinois’ roads matters greatly. How safe, or dangerous, things are on the roads can have deep implications for families in the state. Car accidents can expose families to all manner of hardships. In some tragic instances, they lead to families suffering the ultimate loss, the loss of a loved one.

After the accident: helpful tips

Hope can easily seem far away in the days following a car accident. Depending on the severity of the crash, it can take months and even years to put the pieces of life back together. While each medical and financial situation can be unique, there are a few tips Illinois drivers can keep in mind in the case of an accident.

Tips for summer road trip safety

With the three-day Memorial Day weekend all but around the corner, it is the time of year that many Illinois residents start planning their long weekend or summer getaway plans. In many cases, these plans include road trips which can be some of the most iconic vacations in America. While hopping in the family car to head out on an adventure can be fun and exciting it is also something that should be planned for properly in order to keep everyone safe.

Liability in self-driving car crashes uncertain

Illinois residents may be well aware that one of the reasons commonly put forward as to a benefit of autonomous vehicles is the potential to reduce or even eliminate vehicle accidents. With the large majority of crashes attributed to human error per some research, this makes sense. However, it has not yet been conclusively proven that rolling out self-driving cars on the roads will actually prevent wrecks from occurring. One question now being asked is who will be liable in the event that an accident does happen?

More needed to stem tide of distracted driving

People in Illinois who have been driving for many decades have seen the change in laws and penalties associated with drunk driving. The effort kicked into high gear when the advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving took up the charge. While too many innocent people continue to die in these terrible crashes, there have been some improvements since that time. Today, a new threat has been added on the roads in the form of distracted driving.

Injuries after a car accident

When you are involved in a car accident in Illinois, you may sometimes receive serious injuries. We at Parker and Parker, Attorneys at Law, understand it can be beneficial for people to know how they might be hurt if they are in a collision.

Describing Illinois' dram shop law

Imagine being involved in an automobile accident on the streets of Peoria that leaves you with severe injuries as well as extensive damage to your vehicle. Then imagine discovering that the driver who caused the collision was driving while intoxicated. If such a scenario has already happened to you, your situation is the same as many of those that we here at Parker and Parker Attorneys at Law have helped in the past. In such an accident, there may be little question as to whether or not the drunk driver is liable. Yet can that liability be extended to those who helped him or her get to such a state? 

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