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Illinois car accident attorneyIn Chicago, more than 2,000 people are killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents each year, with an average of five serious injuries each day and one death every three days. The City of Chicago has been looking to lower the number of traffic deaths and injuries that occur, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently released the city’s Vision Zero plan, which has a goal of reducing deaths from car crashes by 20 percent and serious injuries by 35 percent by the year 2020. The plan’s ultimate goal is to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries altogether by 2026.

A Vision of Traffic Safety

Vision Zero is an international project that began in Sweden in the 1990s. Because of its success throughout Europe, the plan is now being put into effect across the United States. Chicago is joining cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Seattle in implementing these safety goals.

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DuPage County car accident lawyerAs you can probably imagine, social media sites can be very dangerous if you are seeking damages for injuries caused in a car accident or another type of personal injury claim. Facebook and Instagram posts may present an image of your life that is very different from the reality, but, taken out of context, certain photos and content may impact your credibility and call your claims of serious injury into question.

There are other dangers associated with social media, as well: its ubiquitous nature and the disconnect that seems to exist between some social media users and the real world. Some people become so obsessed with sharing every moment on Facebook that they neglect to notice how their sharing may affect other people. Such was the tragic case last year when the family of an accident victim was forced to learn of their loved one’s death via grisly images posted to Facebook.

Tragedy on the Highway

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