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Car Accident Lawyers in McHenry County

During the winter months, the risk of being involved in a car accident increases. According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 23 percent of the car accidents that occur each year are caused partially or entirely by poor weather conditions. During the 2009-2010 winter season, Illinois was one of the top 10 states for weather-related traffic fatalities.

Weather is not the only hazard one will find on the roads this winter. From November to January, thousands of holiday parties are thrown in homes and event centers across the state. When individuals drink and then take to the road, they become a danger to themselves, other drivers, and property.

If you are injured in a car accident this winter, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your rights and options as a victim. You might be able to seek monetary compensation for your injuries.

McHenry County Personal Injury Lawyers

Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. A lack of adequate sleep can affect the brain similarly to the ways alcohol consumption can affect it, such as slowing the individual's reaction time, decreasing his or her awareness of his or her surroundings, and negatively affecting his or her judgment.

In a lot of ways, driving drowsy can be more dangerous than driving drunk because there is no legally-defined exhaustion point for drivers. In other words, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if one's blood alcohol content is.08 percent or higher. Keeping this in mind, many drivers know their personal alcohol consumption limits and stop drinking when they reach a point that could push them over the legal blood alcohol limit. This is rarely the case with tired drivers, who might not realize how tired they are, might not realize the dangers of driving tired, or might be so eager to reach their destinations that they choose to drive anyway.

If you are involved in an automobile accident because due to another driver, you may be able to hold them liable for all damages that you suffered. This includes liability for injuries suffered by you, as well as any passengers in the car. In this case, it is in your best interests to speak with a personal injury attorney for help.

McHenry County Construction Accident Attorneys

Every year, millions of construction workers in the United States are injured on the job . This includes all the men and women in Illinois who cut, slip, burn, shock, fall and otherwise injure themselves while working with potentially hazardous materials in the construction trades. Many of these injuries can be attributed to poorly-maintained construction equipment and failure to follow safety standards.

McGraw Hill Construction recently published a report outlining the safety risks that are present in the construction industry and strategies to effectively prevent worker injuries and improve general safety standards.

McHenry County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

According to Operation Lifesaver, you are 40 times more likely to die in a crash with a train than you are to die in a vehicle crash . Railroad fatalities and injuries are a major concern in Illinois. The state is looking to change this, as Governor Pat Quinn has declared this week, September 14-20, as the first Illinois Rail Safety Week. Over 300 organizations across the state have agreed to take part in this week's safety event.

The goal of this new state initiative is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that occur each year on or near Illinois railroad tracks. This week will focus on promoting vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad crossings and trains through education, engineering and enforcement, all of which play a fundamental role in maintaining safe rail crossings.

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