Federal Regulator to Propose New Truck Safety Technologies

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that new technology is the best way to reduce accidents and is taking several steps to improve truck safety. The agency is currently considering a mandate for stability control systems in heavy-duty tractors. In addition, NHTSA research may soon lead to mandatory speed limiters in tractors, collision-imminent braking […]

Rearview Cameras In Cars Will Prevent Injuries and Fatalities

In 2002, the unthinkable happened to the family of two-year-old Cameron Gulbransen. As the boy’s father was leaving for work, Cameron ran into the driveway to wave goodbye. Sadly, Cameron’s father did not see the boy run behind the car and accidentally backed over the child. According to Mark Rosenker, CBS News transportation safety analyst, […]

New Crash Test Reveals Bottom Results for Top Selling Cars

The trucking industry is alive and well. At $610 billion per year, revenues for the trucking industry are booming, and these revenues are expected to double as soon as 2015. Despite the success of the trucking industry, it is an unfortunately reality that trucking negligence is responsible for thousands of deaths to people in passenger […]

The Trucking Industry from the Perspective of the Plaintiff’s Attorney

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s new crash test revealed surprising results for some of America’s best-selling cars. When put through a crash test simulating a front-corner crash, many cars performed reasonably well, but others had significant shortcomings that could put drivers and passengers at risk of harm in a car accident. New crash test […]

Fatal 2 Car, Truck Accident on I80 Reportedly Caused By Wrong Way, Drunk Driver

A terrible confluence of events led to a deadly accident on Interstate 80 earlier this month. A man driving a minivan allegedly got behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. The resulting motor vehicle accident caused one fatality and involved three vehicles. According to police reports, the minivan driver – who is from […]

Statistics Show Over Half a Million Drivers on the Phone at Any Time

At any given moment during daylight hours, according to a recent survey by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there are approximately 660,000 drivers using cell phones or other electronic devices on U.S. roads. Despite widespread efforts in recent years to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, this statistic has remained more […]

Illinois to Increase Minimum Insurance Requirements

Illinois law requires every driver to carry automobile insurance that will provide personal injury and property damage coverage in the event that the driver causes an accident. At a minimum, all drivers must carry bodily injury liability policies that provide at least $20,000 of coverage if one person is killed or injured in a car […]

Improving Bicycle Safety in Illinois

Now that summer is here, more and more Chicago residents are turning to bicycles to aid in their commutes. Not only is biking healthier and more cost-effective than driving a car, but it is also better for the environment and more fun than sitting in traffic. However, bicycle commuting in Chicago does come with its […]

Illinois Truck Safety Lawyer

Trucking safety laws are very strict, dictating specific rules involving everything from weight restrictions on a truck to the amount of hours that a driver can drive in a day. These rules are put in place to protect both the driver and other motorists on the road. If a driver violates the law and causes […]