Preparation & Caution Crucial in Preventing Winter Driving Accidents

By Donald W. Fohrman
18 Nov, 2015
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.

The Walking Dead: Traffic and Pedestrian Injuries

By Donald W. Fohrman
29 Oct, 2015
When pedestrians and vehicles collide, the likelihood of serious injury, or even death, is unfortunately high. As vehicle usage becomes more commonplace across the globe, the incidence of pedestrian-vehicle crashes become increasingly frequent. Just how commonplace is this? In the United States, it is all too common. According to the National Highway Traffic Association and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

NHTSA Putting the Brakes on Accidents Before They Occur

By Donald W. Fohrman
19 Oct, 2015
One of the leading causes of car accidents is brake failure. When brakes are improperly manufactured, or carelessly maintained, the ability of the driver to stop their vehicle is considerably reduced. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 5%, or 1 in 20 car accidents are caused by brake failures. Thus, it is a significant problem that legislators, regulators, and Chicago car accident attorney's are eager to put a stop to.

Whiplash can lead to chronic pain after a car accident

By Donald W. Fohrman
15 Oct, 2014
A sprain or strain is a soft tissue injury, and when this type of damage happens in the neck, it is called whiplash. Individuals in Illinois who are in automobile crashes frequently experience the condition due to the sudden stretching and bending of the neck. Injuries often include damage to the joints, discs, muscles and nerves. It is critical for a person who is in a motor vehicle accident to seek treatment, even when the injury does not appear to be significant at first. Symptoms may be present immediately after the injury, or may not show up for several days afterward. When pain signals continue in the nervous system for six months or longer, the pain is considered chronic.
Whiplash can lead to chronic pain after a car accident

Driver behavior causes over 95 percent of all accidents

By Donald W. Fohrman
11 Oct, 2014
In motor vehicle crashes, many people place blame on a vehicle malfunction, a defect in the road or road construction. These factors do play a role in car accidents, but in the majority of cases, the primary causes are speeding or driving aggressively. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety, there were 274,291 crashes in 2012. Twenty-two percent of these were injury crashes, and there were 956 fatalities.
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