Drugs and Driving

 In America, drinking and driving has been a major problem. The links are clear: the more drinking that is done by an individual, the greater the chance they will be unequipped to handle a vehicle in a safe manner. As a result of this knowledge, laws have been in place that specifically target this type…

Buzzed Driving

 Several years ago the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois police have partnered to raise awareness about buzzed driving. The goal was to reduce the instances of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while slightly impaired with alcohol. What distinguishes buzzed driving from drunk driving is the level of measurable alcohol impairment, with…

Illinois Supreme Court Restricts Recovery in a Dramshop Act Case, Citing State Insurance Code

 Car accidents in and around Chicago are the cause of many serious injuries and even deaths. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there have been 902 traffic fatalities on all public roadways in the state this year to date. Because of the sheer number of accidents and casualties, most people pay for automobile insurance…

Driver Charged With First Degree Murder for Crash That Killed Husband and Wife

 Car accidents occur far too often – especially in and around the Chicago area. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2011 there were 281,788 motor vehicle crashes on Illinois roadways. Further data reveals even more disturbing news: 918 people died in 835 crashes during that time, and an additional 84,172 victims were injured.…

Man Charged With Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants in Deadly Illinois Crash

 When citizens of Chicago learn of a “DUI” accident, most people typically think that the driver was drunk. But many car accidents involving drivers who are found to be driving under the influence are actually on drugs, both legal and prescription medications. According to the Illinois State Police, hundreds of people die needlessly as the…