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automobile collision, traffic fatalities, Waukegan personal injury attorneys, excessive speeding, car crashIn the early morning of April 2, police located a missing man involved in a late-night car crash in Des Plaines. The vehicle, which carried two occupants, was traveling at excessive speeds when the driver lost control and hit an electrical box and utility pole before ultimately skidding across the road into a ditch. Both passengers sustained injuries and are now in stable condition.

Throughout 2015, well over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents occurred in the state of Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, nearly one in every three vehicular collisions involved drivers traveling at high or excessive speeds. Driving at speeds higher than the speed limit endangers both the driver and others on the road.

A recent study conducted by the US Department of Transportation found that the vast majority of American drivers commonly disregard speed limits. If you or a member of your family are injured in an automobile collision, contact our experienced team of Waukegan personal injury attorneys today.

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Illinios auto accident lawyer, Illinois car crash attorney, Illnois personal injury attorney,As the state of the economy improves, gas prices decrease, and more Americans head back to work, morale throughout the country rises. Unfortunately, there is something else rising as well – traffic fatalities. In fact, statistics suggest the state of Illinois is experiencing the highest number of traffic deaths since 2008. What does this mean for drivers and other road users? The following explains.

The Trend of Rising Traffic Fatalities in Illinois

Records obtained by the Chicago Tribune show that traffic fatalities in Illinois have been rising for some time now. In 2013, crashes raised by 4 percent, reaching an average of 782 incidents per day and just a little more than 1,000 deaths for that year (1,043). Numbers decreased slightly in 2014, but not by much (898 deaths for the year). This year, the number of deaths has already reached 958 and is expected to exceed the 2013 total. Only time will tell, though, if the deaths will surpass those from 2008.

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Illinois injury attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,Every year, the federal government, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tracks the number of fatalities that happen in traffic-related incidents on the road of the United States. Last month, the NHTSA released its findings for the past year. What they found was that, over the course of 2015, no fewer than 35,092 people died on the roads of America in car crashes or similar events.

Traffic Fatalities Spiked, Nationwide, in 2015

Taken alone, saying that 35,092 people died on the roads in 2015 is meaningless. Without context, it does not communicate why this number is so worrisome.

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