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Lake County car accident sends 5 to hospital

A car accident in Lake County earlier this week sent five people to the hospital. One transported was in critical condition. The accident involved just one vehicle, a 2013 Kia Rio. The Rio went off the road and struck a tree, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Drunk driving takes another Chicago resident’s life

Unfortunately, it has become far too common to see news reports in which a Chicago resident has died because of a drunk driver. It has happened once again, this time killing a 55-year-old woman and injuring three other women riding in the car.

5 points to know about semitruck crashes

Semitruck crashes can lead to life-altering or even fatal injuries. In the time following a semitruck crash, you will likely need medical care. You may not be able to work. This can lead to you being unable to pay your bills and might send you in a downward financial spiral. Semitruck crashes can have many causes, including the following:

Driver in fatal crash had a history of negligent driving

There is no doubt that the driver in a fatal motor vehicle accident is the one responsible for killing himself and three other people in a Des Plaines motor vehicle accident. However, many are questioning whether the law enforcement system itself may share a portion of the blame.

Illinois has a problem called wrong-way motor vehicle accidents

If you were to initiate an Internet news search for Illinois or Chicago wrong-way motor vehicle accidents, you would receive a shocking number of search results. Wrong-way crashes are considered rare on the national level, but they still happen quite often.

How does motor vehicle accident reconstruction work?

Most people would agree that the typical motor vehicle accident is fast, violent and confusing. Attempting to figure out what happened after the fact is challenging for victims of the accident and for witnesses. This is why there are often different accounts of how motor vehicle accidents occur.

Safe driving in Chicago: Myth vs. fact

It is safe to assume that motor vehicle accidents plague most all Chicago residents. Even if no accident has yet occurred, it has become a constant worry for nearly all conscientious drivers. No one wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, but despite caution and good driving habits, these accidents still occur.

Motor vehicle accidents caused by negligence

A motor vehicle accident can happen for any number of reasons, but negligence nearly always plays a role. It could be negligence on the part of the other driver, negligence on the part of the auto manufacturer or even negligence on the part of a city like Chicago. Since most of these accidents occur because the other driver was negligent in some way, this blog post will focus on driver negligence.

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