Reduce teen car accidents: Start school later

The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project began its Awake at the Wheel campaign in 2014 to educate drivers – especially teen drivers – about the dangers of so-called "drowsy driving." … [Read more...]

How to Avoid a Dog’s Bite

Dog bites happen, but often they can be avoided if people understand the mentality of a dog. The key to avoiding a dog bite is to recognize a dog's body language, and to avoid behavior that will provoke a dog to violence. … [Read more...]

Dangerous Medicine: Blood Thinners & Patient Safety

Patients receiving medical care trust that physicians will use reliable medical techniques and proven medications to improve their health condition. Whether this takes place within the operating room, or simply through the prescription of medication, patients rely upon medical science to keep them alive. For a growing number of patients, this means the prescription of anticoagulants that help … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for Icy, Snow Packed Roads

Brisk winds and chilly temperatures often bring with them an abundance of snow and ice in Illinois, and while the glistening white scenery is beautiful to look at, driving on icy, snow packed roads can be dangerous, and sometimes even deadly. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 116,800 people are injured and over 1,300 individuals lose their lives due to accidents on icy, … [Read more...]

Lobbyists Push to Loosen Regulations on Big Rigs

Large truck accidents account for an estimated 4,000 deaths in the United States each year, and result in approximately 85,000 injuries. Fatalities involving big rigs have risen by 17 percent since 2009, and injuries have increased by about 28 percent. As startling as these statistics are, many individuals would expect members of congress to push for tighter safety regulations. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Illinois Responds To Increase In Frequency Of Accidents Involving Overweight Trucks

High diesel and labor costs tempted many owner-operators and trucking companies to push the limits of vehicle weight. They overloaded their trucks in an effort to reduce the number of trips they had to make, but in doing so, they put the public at risk. Overweight trucks are a serious problem and lead to many of the accidents a Chicago auto accident lawyer processes. The vehicles are unstable, … [Read more...]

Defensive Medicine Linked to Fewer Malpractice Claims

According to a recent study by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), physicians who spend more time, money and use more resources on patient procedures and tests are typically at a lower risk of being sued for medical malpractice. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. … [Read more...]

Six Reasons that Big Rigs Crash

In an average year, more than 3,000 people lose their lives in trucking accidents. Approximately 70,000 crashes more result in injuries. This is according to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Its 2007 Large Truck Crash Causation Study(LTCCS) established the top reasons for trucking accidents. … [Read more...]

Who is Liable When an Autonomous Vehicle is Involved in an Accident?

Millions of dollars are currently being spent by government agencies, Google Inc. and major motor vehicle manufacturers around the globe to support the development of the emerging driverless car industry. In theory, the innovative technology that is involved with autonomous vehicles will make the world's roadways much safer than they are today. Reality, however, may be a different story. … [Read more...]

Sports Safety for Kids

Sports related injuries are the second leading cause of hospital emergency room visits for children and teens. A 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 2.6 million children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in 2009 due to sports or recreation related injuries. In fact, every three minutes a child is seen in a hospital emergency room for … [Read more...]

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