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Driver distraction: Selfies and social media posts

Although it is widely known that distracted driving causes serious car accidents, injuries and deaths, people continue to engage in these hazardous behaviors while behind the wheel. Even though it is against the law to use a hand-held cellphone in Illinois and in many other states across the nation, drivers continue to manipulate their cellphones to call, text and message friends. To take it a step further, motorists also take ‘selfies’ while driving and continue on to post them to social media sites.

What is loss of consortium?

Should one of your close relatives die in Illinois as the result of a motor vehicle accident, you can sue the person responsible for your loved one’s untimely and wrongful death. One of the things you can sue for are damages to compensate you for loss of consortium.

When motor carriers compel truck drivers to speed

Motorists in Springfield are likely aware of how much more difficult it becomes to control their vehicles at high speeds. One can only imagine, then, how hard a truck driver must work to control that semi-traveling on a freeway or highway. Most might assume that truck drivers would avoid struggling with keeping their vehicles under their complete control and avoid speeding altogether. Yet according to information shared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, speeding is listed amongst the most common causes of truck accidents. 

Which type of divorce is most applicable to your situation?

No matter how long you and your spouse have been married, if you decide to file for divorce in an Illinois court, you must resolve numerous issues before the judge can finalize your case. Since your situation is not exactly the same as any other couple's, the course of action you pursue may be different than the one your friend, relative or co-worker chose when he or she divorced.

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