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Just how deadly is drowsy driving?
Check out this article looking at how deadly and underappreciated a problem drowsy driving really is. About one-third of Americans regularly don’t get enough sleep, meaning that the number of tired drivers on the roads is staggeringly high. While data on drowsy driving is hard to come by, some estimates say that 328,000 accidents are caused by fatigued drivers every year.
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Football players and TBI: Is the coach to blame?
This article discusses a case that questions whether or not a coach could be to blame for a TBI. It turns out, in some cases, the answer is yes.
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Medication errors underreported in the OR
Take a look at this article about a recent study looking at the rate of self-reported medication errors by anesthesiologists. The study found that anesthesiologists self-report medication errors only 5.5 times out of every 10,000 cases, a figure that is so unrealistically low that it suggests most errors are going unreported. The study adds to a growing body of research that shows that medication errors are much more common during surgery than many patients realize.
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Higher speeds lead to more deadly accidents
Take a look at this article about a recent study that found that the number of fatalities due to speeding is now about the same as the number of drunk driving deaths. The increase is partly due to some states, including Illinois, increasing their maximum speed limits on rural Interstates. Illinois has also seen traffic fatalities rise in 2017 despite falling nationwide, a fact that likely has to do with the state’s higher speed limits.
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The best vehicle safety features
Discover which safety features are worth the extra money and which ones are not. Discover the benefits and functions of safety features, including which ones are the best. Learn how to choose a safe vehicle and which safety options are worth adding when buying a new vehicle and which ones you should not go without.
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Summertime brings unique driving hazards
Summer driving is full of dangers for drivers and passengers. Read on to learn more.
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Case provides 3 lessons to avoid tragic distracted driving crash
If you or a loved one was injured in a distracted driving accident, this article is for you. It discusses proactive steps to avoid future accidents and a potential legal remedy.
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Hands-free cellphones still distracting
Read this article to see how people who use hands-free cellphones while driving are still at risk of initiating a distracted driving car accident, even though they are not using a hand-held cellphone. Learn more about a study that shows how different tasks are distracting to drivers. Understand how an attorney may be helpful to those who have been involved in a distracted driving accident.
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Illinois bikers face a dangerous riding season
Take a look at this article about some of the dangers motorcyclists in Illinois are likely to face during the 2017 riding season. With holiday traffic expected to increase this year, bikers have to contend with far more cars on the road. Furthermore, distracted driving presents another danger to bikers which could make 2017 a particularly deadly one for them.
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Why should Illinois car wreck victims work with a lawyer?
Read more to learn about the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer following an auto accident in Illinois. Not only may vehicles be damaged in motor vehicle collisions, drivers and their passengers may suffer serious injuries, and thus, a range of financial losses. While people may choose to work with the insurance companies or legal representatives themselves, car crash attorneys’ knowledge and experience may help people recover the damages to which they are entitled.
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