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December 2018 Archives

One third of all traffic deaths due to drunk driving

Drunk driving is behind one-third of all deaths resulting from traffic injuries, so Illinois drivers will want to know what some of the common factors are in these crashes. The groups with the highest risk for a drunk driving crash are drivers under the age of 24, motorcyclists and those with a prior DUI conviction. Those who mix alcohol with drugs or medication increase their risk, too.

Hyundai, Kia face class-action lawsuit over engine fires

Illinois motorists may be interested to learn that Hyundai and Kia are being sued by consumers over an engine defect that causes vehicle fires. The class-action suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Dec. 14.

Understanding how the law applies to your Illinois car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in the state of Illinois, you will have some legal rights that protect you and give you the opportunity to file for damages. However, you will also have several responsibilities relating to the incident that are important for you to fulfill.

ZF uncovers benefits to external airbags

Many car parts manufacturers are working to perfect the technology behind external airbags. This safety feature should be of interest to drivers in Illinois, but they should keep in mind that it won't be introduced to the driving public for a while yet. The ZF Group is one car parts manufacturer that is clear about the benefits of external airbags. According to ZF, this technology could reduce injury severity by up to 40 percent.

An improper diagnosis can be fatal

Patients depend on their doctors for many things, ranging from the basic, such as well-checks or influenza treatment, through broken bones and minor surgeries, and all the way to life-threatening conditions. At every stage there is a level of competence required by the doctor or the patient may suffer harm. In many cases, errors are made not as often in actively doing something wrong as a surgical error, for instance, but in a misdiagnosis of observed symptoms.