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February 13, 2020

Fatal Accidents

Statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NTHSA) show that over 30,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes each year. And although the number of fatalities has dropped in recent years, this still amounts to over 80 people per...

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February 13, 2020

Distracted Driving Accidents

In today’s fast moving electronic age, many people feel the need to stay connected at all times, even when they are driving. It seems that conversations with family, friends and business associates via phone or text just cannot wait long...

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February 13, 2020

Cell Phone Accidents

Cell phone abuse on the roadway is a national hazard. More than a quarter of all traffic accidents annually (about 1.6 million) involve drivers who are careless because they are too busy using their cell phones for talking or texting...

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February 13, 2020

Train Accidents

Most of the trains in Chicago and throughout the United States operate smoothly and safely. But when something goes wrong, it can become a tragic situation. When a car, bicyclist or pedestrian collides with a train, one or more people...

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February 13, 2020

Railroad Crossing Accidents

Chicago is one of the largest railroad hubs in the nation. It is estimated that roughly a quarter of all rail traffic in the United States passes through the Windy City. Because there are so many railroad crossings in the...

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February 13, 2020

Pedestrian Crosswalk Accidents

Every year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed on America’s streets; the vast majority in busy, metropolitan cities such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. On average, this translates to a pedestrian being killed every two hours and injured...

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February 13, 2020

Metra Accidents

The Metra commuter rail system is one of the largest of its kind in the country; serving the entire Chicago metropolitan area. The Metra has 241 stations encompassing over 100 communities with 11 different rail lines connecting passengers to downtown...

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February 13, 2020

Taxi Accidents

There are over 200,000 licensed taxicab drivers in the United States. As common carriers, cab drivers are expected to safely transport their passengers to their desired destination. For this reason, drivers of taxis are held to a higher standard than...

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