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Every year, thousands of Americans suffer serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions. In many instances, these accidents are caused by the careless actions of a driver. Reckless driving can range from drinking and driving to failing to signal when turning or following other vehicles too closely. One of the most deadly forms of reckless driving is speeding. Despite the risk of traffic tickets and potential loss of driving privileges, drivers regularly choose to drive at speeds above the legal speed limit. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you may be entitled to significant injury compensation.

The Consequences of Speeding

In the United States, speeding is a primary factor in more than 25 percent of all fatal motor vehicle collisions. In 2017, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 9,717 Americans were killed in collisions caused by speeding drivers. In today’s busy world, people tend to speed because they are in a hurry to get from place to place.

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Posted on in Pedestrian Accidents

Illinois accident attorney, Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer, Illinois car crash lawyer,The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that since 2015, there has been a significant increase in pedestrian accidents across the nation, with a particularly sad spike in fatality numbers. Over 5,000 pedestrian deaths were recorded in the United States in 2015 alone, shining an overwhelming light on the ever-growing need for an increase in pedestrian injury prevention efforts.

When Are We Most at Risk?

Considering the fact that nearly everyone is an active pedestrian at some point throughout the course of their weekly commute, it is no surprise that pedestrian injury and fatality are ongoing problems throughout the state of Illinois and around the country on a daily basis. The more often we are exposed to pedestrian dangers, the greater our chances of experiencing an accident of some sort. While anyone can be impacted by an auto collision at any time, there are certain risk factors that increase the likelihood of a pedestrian incurring an injury while out and about:

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