You have probably heard people throw around rough statistics about car accidents, such as saying that around 30,000 people die every year. Maybe they've talked about how the general trend is a reduction in accidents, though the last few years have seen an increase.
When you get behind the wheel, where do you feel safest, on the freeway or in a parking lot? While highway speeds make many drivers nervous, they never think twice about driving through the lot at the grocery store. It seems like they'd never get into an accident in such a controlled setting. They're safe.
In modern American culture, we often feel like we have to rush constantly. We rush in school to get a paper done on time. We rush at work to meet a deadline for a project. We rush through the store because we need to get home to our families.
The dangers of opioid abuse have been well-documented and heavily reported. However, any use of opioids can present a serious danger for drivers taking them and for others sharing the road with them.
One of the most difficult things that people with aging family members often have to do is try to convince them that they should no longer drive. In a survey by the National Security Council (NSC) and Caring.com, respondents indicated that talking to parents about turning over the car keys was even more difficult than discussing funeral arrangements.
A 56-year-old bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle on Oct. 30 in Round Lake Beach -- a northern suburb of Chicago. Local police say the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. as the Round Lake Park man was crossing Fairfield Road.
When a person passes away as a result of another person's negligent or reckless actions, the event can be hard to come to terms with, and it can feel impossible to forgive. The financial damages associated with the death of a loved one can be debilitating, and this is why it is possible for loved ones to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Car accidents are some of the most unpredictable events a person may experience. Some victims walk away with barely a scratch while others suffer catastrophic injuries or even death. Regardless of the amount of damage to the vehicles in such accidents, it is nearly impossible to predict whether someone will suffer an injury.
A fatal crash recently in Schaumburg was reportedly caused by a high driver. The accident, which happened this month and involved three vehicles, took the life of a 41-year-old man. In a statement, the Schaumburg Police announced the arrest of a 25-year-old man in connection with the crash.
Being involved in a car accident is never easy to handle. Even if it is a minor accident, you need to still exchange information with the other people involved, file a police report and still seek medical evaluation just to be safe. Should you be involved in an accident that causes an injury, you need to keep record of all your medical expenses.