Drivers are forced to share the road with other motorists. This is why traffic laws were created -- to minimize confusion and to help to prevent collisions which can prove to be fatal. Unfortunately, two men lost their lives recently in a fatal head-on collision in Illinois after one apparently failed to follow the rules of the road.
The rules of the road are designed to protect motorists from injury and death. They are also designed to protect pedestrians. Unfortunately, it seems that one truck driver may have failed to adhere to the rules of the road in a recent truck accident in Illinois. The incident resulted in the death of three pedestrians -- a mother and her two children.
The majority of Illinois resident will require medical assistance at some point in their lifetime. Regardless of how minor or major the medical issue may be, patients depend on medical staff to carry out diagnosis, procedures or treatments free of error. It is an unfortunate reality that medical mistakes are made and patients suffer as a result. If negligence is believed to have contributed to a medical mistake, a medical malpractice claim -- among others -- may be an appropriate legal remedy.
Collisions on the road can be dangerous. There is always a chance of injury when any type of vehicle crash occurs. However, when multiple vehicles are involved in a crash the chances of injury or even death can be significantly higher. This may have been the case in a recent car accident in Illinois.
Drivers should always be mindful of their speed when driving on the road, especially when driving on interstate highways where, in most cases, drivers end up driving too fast. However, there are other times when a motorist will drive too slowly, which can also result in a collision. This is what appears to have happened in a recent truck accident in Illinois.
Drivers are only human, which means it is possible a person may make a mistake on the road which could cause a collision. One of the most dangerous mistakes a driver can make is to drive while under the influence of alcohol. When a person is intoxicated, he or she loses valuable motor skills and coordination which could cause a driver to wreck his or her vehicle. Apparently, this seems to have been the case in a recent truck accident in Illinois.
No parent wants to learn that their child has been killed in a car accident. Such news can be beyond devastating, and parents may feel lost as to how they are supposed to continue on without their child. The understandable emotional upheavals that could stem from a fatal car accident may only be made more difficult by the potential financial issues that could result. Therefore, parents of an accident victim may wish to look into their legal options for compensation.
Hyundai has issued a product recall on certain models of cars because of issues related to the safety of their brakes. Illinois drivers will note that despite the recall, the automaker faces fines of more than $17 million from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) because they delayed the recall for an extended amount of time. Because of the product recall, over 70 percent of the affected Hyundai Genesis vehicles have been repaired.
An Illinois woman has filed a product liability claim against a dog food company after she contracted salmonella from supposedly tainted dog food. Diamond Pet Foods, a national company, is possibly facing claims from other individuals with similar stories. Many of the salmonella-related product liability claims come from incidents in 2012, which is the same year that the company issued a recall on some of its pet food products.
During nice weather, many individuals enjoy long road trips and driving around town to meet some friends. Automobiles have provided a convenience to get from one place to another in a matter of minutes. However, it only takes a minute to make a wrong choice while driving on the road, and as a result, a car accident could quickly occur.