Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

AAA publishes results of study on drowsy driving

Motorists in Illinois may not think that drowsiness poses as great a risk to driving as alcohol or smartphone distractions. However, new research shows otherwise. While U.S. government statistics, which are based on police reports and post-crash investigations, found that drowsiness causes only 1 to 2 percent of all crashes, a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that the percentage may be higher.

Federal agencies investigate crash of Tesla sedan on 'Autopilot'

The National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have each sent a team to investigate the recent crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that was on "Autopilot." While neither would comment in detail about the pending investigation, it is likely they want to understand the role the Autopilot system played in the frightening wreck.

Highway Accident

Ryan, Ryan & Landa attorney Michael Viglione finalized a confidential settlement for a client injured in a highway accident in Cook County, IL. The accident occurred when a tire from a homemade trailer came loose and flew through a driver's windshield on the expressway. The occurrence resulted in a traumatic brain injury and corresponding deficits. The at fault driver negligently constructed the trailer and subsequently failed to inspect the trailer prior to taking it on the highway. The case was settled without a formal lawsuit filed. 

Pedestrian Accident Award

Ryan, Ryan & Landa attorney Michael Viglione recently obtained a $300,000.00 personal injury award for a Lake County pedestrian that was struck by an automobile. The award, which was reduced to $225,000.00 based upon the pedestrian's comparative fault in causing the incident, was made by a three person Underinsured Motorist arbitration panel.

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