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teen car accidents, teen driving accidents, DuPage County car accident attorney, seat belt use, dangerous drivingWhen your teen starts talking with you about driving and obtaining a license in DuPage County, what do you need to know in order to help your child remain safe on the road? Specifically, what role do parents play in preventing teen car accidents?

It is important to understand the hazards of teen driving and to take steps to prevent a car crash, whether your teenager has access to an automobile or asks to ride as a passenger in a vehicle with another teen driver. 

Consider the following facts and figures with regard too teen driving accidents, as well tips for parents whose teens are just beginning to drive.

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school bus laws, DuPage County car accident attorney, car accidents, Illinois car accidents, traffic safety lawsNow that September is here, children in and around Chicago are returning to school. This means that drivers throughout DuPage County will be sharing the road with school buses and young pedestrians who are walking home from school or home from the bus stop. When drivers fail to take precautions near school zones, serious car accidents can happen.

It is extremely important for automobile drivers to be careful in any areas where children might be present and to know the laws surrounding passenger vehicles and school buses.

Millions of Kids Returning to School: What Do You Need to Know About Accident Risks?

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car-accidents-pedestrian-injuries-DuPage-County.jpgPedestrians are often in the bulls-eye of danger when it comes to car accidents. Traffic at intersections can be a major area of confusion and concern. About 40 percent of the estimated 5,811,000 crashes that occurred in the United States in 2008 were intersection-related crashes. Although road rules can be seemingly clear, many drivers—for a multitude of reasons—can find themselves involved in a nasty car accident scene.

Sometimes, signage and a lack of courtesy can lead to an accident, but so does negligence. If a driver displayed negligent conduct, and you were injured because of this negligence, then you may have a case.

Being involved and injured in a car accident is a traumatic situation. However, moving forward with a court case can be overwhelming too. Yet having an experienced and diligent car accident attorney by your side increases your chances of a successful litigation to receive compensation for injuries sustained.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_automated-car-accidents-DuPage-County_20170418-150829_1.jpgAutomated, self-driving cars were supposed to be the wave of the future— technology that would decrease the number of car crashes that occur each year. Are they really the answer, though? Or do they have the potential to do more harm than good? Two recent accidents in Arizona, both of which involved automated cars, suggest there may be some major issues at hand.

A Look at the Accidents

The two vehicles—one a Tesla, the other an automated Uber—crashed in Arizona within the same week. The first incident, which occurred in Phoenix, involved the Tesla and an on-duty motorcycle officer. News sources indicate that the officer had been stopped at a light while exiting the highway. The Tesla stopped briefly, directly behind the officer, but then moved forward. The driver of the Tesla stated he had been using the vehicle in the autopilot mode, but authorities were not able to verify this. No one was injured in the crash, and the on-duty officer stated the crash was not severe enough to even warrant a report or investigation.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_traumatic-brain-injury-DuPage-County.jpgAccording to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and estimated 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those, approximately 52,000 experience fatality. Motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of those deaths. Thankfully, science is starting to make some headway in treatments—some of which may save victims that would have otherwise died from their injuries. The following explains further.

Improved Screenings for Injured Victims

Lack of early detection is one of the biggest reasons that TBIs become fatal. This is exactly why science has started focusing on methods for earlier and better detection. For example, rather than search for a brain hemorrhage in a CT scan, some victims might be better served through biomarker testing. MRIs may also be used to better detect if a victim has experienced mild traumatic brain injury. This can reduce the risk that less severe cases are missed, which can, in turn, reduce the risk for secondary injuries that could easily become life-threatening.

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