Elderly Drivers: How Old is Too Old to Drive?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, elderly drivers only account for about 9 percent of the population, but accident statistics show that they account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and 17 percent of all pedestrian fatalities. Illinois car accident lawyers commonly see serious injuries caused by elderly drivers behind the wheel…. [Read More]

Pedestrian Safety is a Growing Concern in Big Cities

Pedestrian safety is a growing concern in big cities around the country. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a 10 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities from car accidents since 2014. The report is published annually and shows data collected from all 50 states. Data collected in 2015 shows the… [Read More]

Many of the motor vehicle injuries in children can be prevented

More than 125,000 children are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that this is in large part due to approximately 618,000 child passengers age 12 and younger riding without age- and size-appropriate car seats or even wearing a seat belt each year. During 2013, 38… [Read More]

Technology could reduce traffic fatalities

Cars that are completely self-driven may still be more than a decade away, but auto manufacturers are using some of the same sensor technology to reduce accidents in current vehicles. The integration of these technologies improves safety and saves lives.

Ways Drivers Can Be Impaired and Not Realize It

Research shows that many things can impair a driver’s ability to drive properly. People tend to think about someone being under the influence of drugs and alcohol when they think about impaired driving. Other things that impair one’s driving aren’t so obvious, but they can be just as dangerous. It is important for someone in an… [Read More]

Pedestrian Safety is a Growing Concern in Big Cities

Pedestrian safety is a growing concern in big cities around the country. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a 10 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities from car accidents since 2014. The report is published annually and shows data collected from all 50 states. Data collected in 2015 shows the… [Read More]

Fohrman Takes Stance Against Drunk Driving

A multiple vehicle collision on January 18 injured two and killed one on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Alcohol was thought to be contributing factor to the accident, highlighting yet again the prevalence of DUI incidents on the roads of Illinois.

Recent Road Crew Injuries Sparks Focus on Driver Safety

According to the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, there were approximately 87,600 crashes in work zones in 2010. These crashes not only injured numerous drivers and passengers, but caused serious or fatal injuries to road crew workers as well. In fact, more than 75 percent of all road crew worker deaths were due to… [Read More]

Are Hands-Free Devices Truly a Ticket to Safer Driving?

Are Hands-Free Devices Truly a Ticket to Safer Driving? Hands-free devices have long been hailed as a safer alternative to holding a cell phone while driving.  However, recent research into the subject seems to suggest that hands-free devices are no safer than just talking on the phone while operating a vehicle. In fact, they may… [Read More]

Preparation & Caution Crucial in Preventing Winter Driving Accidents

Winter has blown its icy breath across Illinois and made driving conditions more dangerous. Every year, thousands of automobile accidents can be attributed to bad weather and icy road conditions. These lead to innumerable injuries and dozens of fatalities throughout the winter season in Chicago.