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Think about your options for compensation after a car crash

Personal injury cases are difficult for victims of crashes to handle because it adds more things for them to think about on top of the impacts of the injury and normal life events. If you were injured in a car accident, you have to decide what you are going to do now.

Conversations can make visual recognition difficult for drivers

Many people know about the dangers of texting while driving. Some people might not realize that distractions of any sort can be deadly when you are driving. Even something as seemingly innocent as having a conversation with another person in your vehicle can lead to a crash.

School bus accidents can lead to injuries or death

Parents like to think that their children will be safe when they are on a school bus. The fact of the matter is that school buses aren't always safe. When they are involved in an accident, the occupants can become injured or even killed. One recent accident highlights the horrors of these accidents.

Teens must pay close attention when they are driving

One of the hallmarks of being a teenager is getting to ride with friends when you have friends who are able to get a driver's license. Many teens think of this as a right of passage, but they might not realize that remaining safe is imperative when they are riding with friends.

Safety groups urge cautious approach to self-driving cars

The Illinois House Transportation Committee approved a bill in March that paved the way for fully autonomous vehicles to use the state's streets and highways. Several auto and technology companies have vowed to bring such a vehicle to the market within five years, and this has captured the attention of the nation's lawmakers and worried some road safety advocacy groups. Organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want the regulation of self-driving cars to be dealt with at the federal level, and proponents say that a patchwork of local laws could allow unproven and potentially dangerous technology onto the roads.

Important steps to take in the aftermath of a car accident

Illinois drivers who are involved in a car accident should check to see if others have been injured if they have not themselves. While injured people should only be moved if necessary, vehicles should be moved out of the way to prevent another accident. A driver who is not at fault in the accident should get insurance and contact information from the driver at fault even though it is that driver's responsibility to report the accident to the insurance company. Taking witness statements and photos and even calling the police may help protect a motorist who is not at fault.

Should self-driving cars make choices in a collision?

Self-driving cars may be the future. Or so we are made to believe. By some estimates, these cars are expected to see a compounded annual growth of 134% between now and 2020. But as legislation struggles to catch up with innovation, many good questions are arising. Can self-driving cars really reduce accidents?

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