Deadly Car Crashes on the Rise, Data Says

Web Admin - Friday, November 03, 2017
Illinois auto accident lawyersWhile car crashes can often lead to injuries and property damage, victims typically do survive. However, statistics now suggest that auto accident deaths are on the rise. Worse yet, the rate of accident fatality has reached a nine-year high. If someone you love has been killed in a crash, the following information can help you understand what rights you may have, including the right to pursue full and fair compensation. You shall also learn how an experienced attorney can help.  

Deadly Crashes Hit a Nine-Year High 

Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that auto accident deaths rose by 5.6 percent over the past year. With 37,461 people killed during 2106, that places traffic fatalities at a nine-year high (in 2007, there were 41,259 killed). NHTSA says there are many contributing factors, including distracted driving, which has been a continuous problem over the last several years. However, it appears that pedestrian deaths, which rose by 9 percent, and drunk driving deaths, which rose by 1.7 percent, were also confounding factors. 

Understanding Your Rights 

If someone you loved was killed in an automobile crash, pedestrian accident, drunk driving crash, or some other type of traffic accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Sadly, the claims process to obtain that compensation is riddled with obstacles. When you are trying to recover from the loss of a family member, that is the last thing you need. To make matters even worse, insurance companies often delay or reduce payouts to try and get victims to settle for less. Some will even attempt to shift as much of the blame as possible over to the victim. If successful enough in doing this, they may even be able to outright deny a valid claim, leaving the family of the victim responsible for any final costs and expenses. Do not let this happen to you! Instead, employ the assistance of an experienced attorney. 

Contact Our Rolling Meadows Wrongful Death Lawyers 

At Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC, we aggressively protect the rights of victims, including their right to pursue full and fair compensation for any losses they may have experienced. Committed to your best interest, our Rolling Meadows wrongful death lawyers will stand by your side, every step of the way, and pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Get started by scheduling a personalized consultation. Call 847-934-6000 today. 

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/10/06/nhtsa-2016-deadly-crashes/739842001/

Recent Posts


Illinois real estate Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Palatine construction attorney Crystal Lake tax lawyer Palatine probate lawyer Illinois employment laws wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Inverness civil lawyer creditors Deer Park medical malpractice attorney Illinois insurance claims lawyers Illinois pet lawyer digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers Illinois Probate Act of 1975 estate plan criminal cause-of-death exclusions Des Plaines Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer Illinois insurance attorney Schaumburg injury lawyer Policy Cancellation Schaumburg criminal law attorney Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Illinois driving without license clemency Illinois speeding lawyer traffic violations Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer construction contracts Illinois living will taxes probate claims process Barrington real estate lawyer low-ball insurance settlement Rolling Meadows insurance attorney insurance claim denial federal crimes Home Sale Contingencies Palatine estate planning lawyer Illinois employee rights attorney. Palatine traffic accidents meal breaks bike accident Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer workers comp Schaumburg elder law lawyer comp time bad faith insurance claims Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney Illinois registered agent life insurance policy probate lawyer Buffalo Grove law firm personal injury attorney Long Grove estate planning attorneys Des Plaines personal injury attorney Arlington Heights car accident lawyer DUI defense Arlington Heights employment attorney employment law Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Schaumburg probate attorney Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer drug possession homestead rights underinsured motorist forming a corporation in Illinois Detainer Actions Kenilworth estate planning lawyer Inverness personal injury attorney insurance negligence material misrepresentation Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer traffic accidents Inverness estate planning lawyer privacy life insurance claim denial, denial of life insurance claim Des Plaines personal injury lawyer real estate zoning Palatine law firm how to avoid common denials of life insurance claims Thanksgiving bicycle accidents medical research Crystal Lake employment lawyer construction accidents Palatine trusts lawyer no contest clauses Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers real estate contract blood alcohol content Colin Gilbert Schaumburg corporate attorney real estate Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Barrington civil litigation attorney Deer Park workers compensation lawyer caretaker rights irrevocable trust Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer motorcycle accident lawyer spinal cord injuries eluding a police officer Palatine workers compensation lawyer Crystal Lake business law attorneys POA controlled substance insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Deer Park employment law attorney Inverness insurance attorney Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney food poisoning Palatine insurance lawyer employment law, Illinois employment laws medication errors landlord tenant law Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Schaumburg personal injury attorney Arlington Heights tax lawyer Illinois attorney LLCs Illinois civil litigation lawyer insurance claim delay Illinois collections attorney startup company product liability senior citizens medical marijuana Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act insurance claim dispute insurance dispute attorney Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer license reinstatement Illinois traffic ticket lawyer marijuana unpaid overtime Illinois employment law agent Illinois insurance lawyer Barrington personal injury lawyer Schaumburg estate attorney pizza emoji Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney employee discrimination Barrington Traffic Lawyer Des Plaines criminal attorney South Barrington real estate attorney pay when paid contract mortgage corporate law icy parking lots Palatine civil attorney car crash Chicago car accident lawyer Chicago estate planning lawyer Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer Crystal Lake law firm drug crimes lawyer traffic offenses DUI penalities natural gas Mount Prospect elder law attorney commercial real estate elder law Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer denial of insurance claim Illinois bicycle safety paid sick leave Transfer on Death Instrument traffic tickets sexual images Schaumburg life insurance attorney caregiver Jay Andrew Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Illinois law workers compensation benefits underfunded trust Rolling Meadows Attorney hands free device probate Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer motorcycle accident accidental death benefits gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys criminal law Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Barrington drug crime attorney minimum wage field sobriety test employee rights BAC Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer Palatine employment lawyer Illinois estate planning law firm Schaumburg traffic lawyer workplace sexual harassment Chicago insurance law firm modern family estate planning FMLA DGAA Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Barrington employment attorney civil litigation car crash injuries Illinois traffic attorneys unpaid assessment nursing home negligence traffic laws Inverness real estate attorney PTSD dram shop law Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer probate process Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Illinois business lawyer slip and fall liens Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Schaumburg Attorney drugs Crystal Lake employment attorney workers compensation Chicago corporate attorney Des Plaines civil attorney cell phone tower data fault based insurance Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer Forcible Entry Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Arlington Heights car crash attorneys life insurance lawyer insurance denials defective products subcontractor Long Grove real estate lawyer involuntary manslaughter Arlington Heights insurance attorney overtime violations criminal defense rollover accidents elder abuse anesthesia errors fiduciary rule institutional trustee boating under the influence Rolling Meadows employment attorney Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer dog bites personal injury claim personal injury lawyer financial advisors blended families consent to a search hit and run accident boating accidents work unions Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Barrington injury attorney Palatine employment law lawyer Illinois Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Illinois job attorney investment property Arlington Heights personal injury attorney pregnant women Illinois mortgages manufacturing Illinois probate lawyer tax attorney Palatine elder law attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer real estate closing Chicago attorney living trust benefits Long Grove estate planning attorney Illinois personal injury attorney expungement IRA benefits Inverness traffic law firm Buffalo Grove probate lawyer DMV Inverness elder law lawyer Des Plaines tax law firm Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Palatine criminal defense lawyer Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer new real estate form pedestrian accident personal injury law firm Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents life insurance claims trusts Illinois employment law firm beneficiary complications Crystal Lake employment law attorney estate planning for college students medical malpractice compensation texting while driving estate planning attorney Illinois home inspection brain injury Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Crystal Lake car accident attorney Illinois traffic attorney insurance claim denials car accident lawyer Rolling Meadows traffic law firm severance agreements Palatine injury attorney trench injuries personal injury Palatine traffic lawyer personal injury accidents foreclosed rental property back injuries Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Illinois will lawyer CAM uninsured motorist real estate lawyer Illinois trusts attorney boating DUI Des Plaines accident attorney first degree murder digital assets Barrington estate planning attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Deer Park accident attorney Schaumburg estate planning attorney Barrington medical malpractice lawyers most common reasons for life insurance claim denials insurance claims Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm South Barrington real estate lawyer special needs trust IRA trust transfer Illinois Smoke Detector Act insurance denial appeals Barrington business law firm medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers crossover accidents civil rights violation Illinois employment lawyer Rolling Meadows business lawyer Barrington workers compensation attorney jet ski accidents job lawyers Chicago employment lawyer Palatine drug lawyer Des Plaines pet law attorney estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers health insurance dispute pet law probate claims Illinois wills and trusts attorneys drug crime comparative negligence Crystal Lake accident attorney Arlington Heights traffic attorney probate fees advance healthcare directive Barrington criminal lawyer Rolling Meadows tax attorney Palatine Attorney Arlington Heights employment law attorneys breathalyzer test Schaumburg criminal attorney Deer Park real estate law firm Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Rolling Meadows criminal attorney TBI social media after death Barrington criminal defense lawyer Schaumburg car accident attorney contracts Illinois personal injury lawyer Arlington Heights lawyer compensatory time personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys Illinois medical malpractice attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Crystal Lake will lawyer Barrington attorney Inverness DUI lawyer Illinois construction accident attorney Arlington Heights TBI attorney reckless homicide Crystal Lake injury attorney unauthorized overtime appealing an insurance claim Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute civil litigation attorney drunk driving insurance claim dispute attorney estate planning Illinois car accident attorney defective products lawyer products liability denied insurance claims insurance claim Fair Labor Standards Act employee misclassification Illinois medical malpractice case Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act employment attorney Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Des Plaines real estate lawyer owner responsibility premises liability Des Plaines DUI attorney fatal car accidents Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers swimming pools Deer Park personal injury lawyer problem employees ken apicella residential real estate top life insurance claim denials Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney fiduciary rule delay preventable medical errors Palatine civil litigation lawyer Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer preventing accidents Arlington Heights estate planning attorney overtime pay Illinois traffic accident lawyer business litigation Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Long Grove estate planning Illinois estate planning Schaumburg Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney trauma after an accident BAIID employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Illinois defective products attorney Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Crystal Lake traffic attorney car accident lawyers auto accidents Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument speeding Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Palatine life insurance lawyer wrongful death estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Arlington Heights real estate lawyer ObamaCare Crystal Lake insurance lawyer loss of consortium deed transfer Super Mario Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers traffic deaths traumatic brain injuries Exclusions Illinois small business Illinois DUI attorney Illinois corporate lawyer ACA real estate leasing Schaumburg employment attorney Illinois jet ski accident lawyer estate planning lawyer small business murder defense DUI attorney denial of life insurance Chicago employment attorney breach of contract pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Illinois workers compensation attorney commercial leasing Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney IRS changes to mortgage law Illinois workplace lawyer slip and fall accidents Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission filing a medical malpractice claim Illinois employment attorneys Schaumburg employment law attorneys real estate attorneys Do Not Resuscitate Arlington Heights trucking lawyer natural gas explosion Family Medical Leave Act Illinois employment law attorney denied insurance claim deadly crashes liability claims child safety Attorney Ken Apicella murder license suspension rent to own real estate contracts car collision Illinois Trust Code Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer traffic crimes Schaumburg insurance lawyers home inspection lawyer pedestrian accidents Liquor Control Act Palatine business attorney IRELA landlord right to work pet bites DUI privacy laws dynasty trusts power of attorney personal injury claims Des Plaines drug lawyer license Illinois workplace discrimination attorney wills college kids Barrington life insurance lawyer Chicago traffic lawyer car crashes Chicago lawyer Schaumburg real estate lawyer Schaumburg civil litigation attorney truck collisions GM ignition switches trustee jet ski Inverness corporate attorney Rolling Meadows life insurance claim denial attorney wage theft disability benefits Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Chicago estate planning coronavirus head on collisions cell phone Class A misdemeanor Fourth of July Illinois Human Rights Act Deer Park DUI lawyer rollover car crashes Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys whistleblower protections living trust independent contractor trucking accident lawyers insurance attorney medical malpractice claims wrongful termination murder charges healthcare claims real estate attorney guardianship attorney marijuana crimes attorney cell phone accidents Illinois tax attorney living trust vs will FSLA Barrington employment law firm Inverness probate lawyer bicycle dooring accidents Mt Prospect Attorney Illinois trucking safety Illinois personal injury Illinois medical malpractice claim Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Illinois business law atorneys Affordable Care Act Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Self-Directed IRA Accounts School Visitation Rights Act federal regulations for LLCs Palatine employment attorney liability estate tax lapse in policy Chicago trucking accident attorney Des Plaines personal injury lawyers texting and driving medical malpractice insurance disputes Illinois real estate lawyer Chicago life insurance attorney construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation gift taxes Illinois elder law attorney Illinois boating accident lawyer condo Palatine personal injury lawyer traumatic brain injury power of attorney for healthcare llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association Illinois employment law attorneys Rolling Meadows living wills Palatine real estate lawyer Illinois pedestrian accident attorney digital evidence license revocation rumble strips commercial leases Illinois workers compensation lawyer in terrorem provision Des Plaines injury law firm Arlington Heights accident attorney Rolling Meadows probate lawyer drunk driving statistics Illinois lawyer Deer Park criminal attorney Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Legal Info trust payments insufficient documentation Palatine corporate attorney Illinois traffic laws Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer insurance adjusters employment lawyer attorney fees Long Grove real estate attorney Des Plaines claims law firm Illinois criminal defense attorney Buffalo Grove employment lawyer healthcare BUI Whistleblower Claims Kenilworth estate planning attorney Arlington Heights criminal lawyer distracted driving accidents Des Plaines collections attorney Schaumburg drug defense lawyer pain and suffering Retaliatory Discharge Barrington litigation attorney mass shooting spinal cord injury surgical mistakes Home Remodeling Repair Act Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Barrington employment law attorney Palatine corporate law attorneys underage DUI Palatine punch death Illinois injury lawyer life insurance golf accidents sole proprietorship Riverwoods estate planning lawyer driving capital gains tax Illinois personal injury lawyers Arlington Heights Attorney Buffalo Grove life insurance attorney Illinois LLC creation unfunded trust DNR Illinois insurance claim attorney automated cars Schaumburg wrongful death attorney pedestrian-automobile accident Chicago insurance claim attorneys traffic violations defense dealing with problem employees holiday statistics vacation home installment contracts Barrington personal injury attorney Inverness real estate lawyer vacation home fines trucking accidents distracted driving accident victims hiring employees Schaumburg construction accident lawyer estate attorney employment contract Deer Park traffic lawyer insurance dispute car accident Landlord Tenant Ordinance employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, Chicago will attorney Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Illinois red light cameras Illinois insurance disputes operating agreements criminal record car accidents Illinois wills and trusts Crystal Lake traffic lawyer digital information Des Plaines real estate attorney Joliet general practice lawyers Crystal Lake car accident lawyer Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Illinois estate planning attorney revenge porn Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Illinois rollover accident lawyers internet suspended license Des Plaines insurance attorney Inverness accident lawyer Deer Park traffic accident attorney Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers employees Arlington Heights injury attorney condo association estate planning trusts loopholes Illinois Sales Representative Act drug crimes Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers income distribution deducation Inverness injury lawyer Colin H. Gilbert Barrington estate planning lawyer Employment Discrimination Law Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer rest breaks insurance agent negligence Crystal Lake pet attorney Chicago biking tips wills and trusts digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Barrington boating accident attorney insurance agents foreclosure sexual harassment