According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and disability for children (aged 0-14) in the United States. But most of these deaths can be prevented. When we put our children in the car, we owe it to them to give them the safest experience possible. […]
The unexpected death of a loved one is one of the most profound losses a family can suffer. When that death is the result of a preventable car accident, families have the right to know who caused the collision so that they can hold them accountable for their financial and emotional losses. While a Chicago […]
Taking a vehicle out for a drive is always dangerous; however, it’s what most of us have to do to go to work, take our kids to school, visit a doctor’s office, pick up groceries, and so forth. One reason why operating a vehicle is so uncomfortable to do for so many is because they […]
For adults living in most parts of the United States, driving is a common and even necessary part of everyday life. Anything that interferes with your ability to drive to school, work, or for errands can make day-to-day life exceptionally difficult. If you have a persistent fear of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, […]
If you’ve ever been in a pothole accident, you may wonder who’s liable; the answer to that question may surprise you. In Illinois, the law is clear: cities and other authorized entities are responsible for maintaining and repairing the roadways. Unfortunately, liability isn’t so cut and dry. If you were injured from pothole damage here […]
Approximately 2.7 million people call Chicago home, so it probably comes as no surprise that the Windy City is just as well known for its traffic as it is for its striking architecture and soaring skyscrapers. If you are new to the area, will be traveling through, or recently bought a car, you might be […]
Do you sometimes see a warning light flashing on your car’s dashboard, but are unclear what it’s for? If you see a warning light that looks like a horseshoe with an exclamation point right in the middle of it, then it’s not one to ignore. It can either save your life or cause a major […]
Most motorists who aren’t well-versed in auto mechanics take their vehicles in to be serviced the moment they show signs of trouble. A select few drivers delay getting their vehicles checked until they start being unreliable or leave them stranded, though. A squeaky steering wheel is one such concern that’s not ideal for putting off […]
Owning a car is a necessity for most people. It is also one of the largest financial investments you might ever make. Taking care of your car can help preserve that investment and lengthen the overall life of your vehicle. Performing regular maintenance either on your own or by taking your vehicle to a mechanic […]
Considering how critical it is to vehicle function, shockingly few people know much about their car’s transmission. Whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission, this component is essential for transferring power from the engine to the wheels, effectively making your car run. If your transmission fails, your car could slip gears or refuse […]
Warning other drivers of a potential emergency is not easy. Although you give your full attention to driving, that focus usually does not extend to inside of other people’s motor vehicles. You cannot ascertain whether there is an emergency by communicating either through facial expressions or words with another driver in a different vehicle. Instead, […]
Anyone who enjoys a lovely day of rain must find Louisville, KY a wonderful place to call home. While the average annual rainfall in the United States is only 38 inches, Louisville enjoys about 46 inches of rain every year. All that rain is not without hazards, though. Heavy rainfall can make it difficult for […]
No one plans on becoming involved in an auto accident. Unfortunately, they are a common occurrence here in Chicago. One culprit that’s surprisingly often to blame for car accidents is car clutter. It can be very distracting.
No matter how safely you may drive, you will undoubtedly encounter situations in which you will have to take significant evasive maneuvers to avoid a car accident. While avoiding a motor vehicle crash is virtually always preferable to a collision, there are times when the evasive action can also cause harm.
When you think of crashes, you might fear becoming involved in almost any type. A head-on collision is what some motorists worry about the most, though.