When people think of distracted driving, they generally think of texting or talking on a cellphone while driving. However, there are many distractive tasks Illinois drivers can engage in while behind the wheel. These activities can be organized into three main types of distractions: manual, visual and cognitive. Manual and visual distractions involve drivers who remove their hands from the steering wheel and take their eyes off of the road. Cognitive distractions, on the other hand, divert a driver’s mental focus from the road, which many Cook County car accident lawyers know can be deadly.
Like any other vehicles, tractor trailers are designed to carry a specific maximum amount of weight. When drivers fail to abide by these weight limits, the safety features of the large commercial vehicles may fail and accidents may be more likely to occur. To help protect motorists and pedestrians from accidents related to overloaded commercial vehicles, Illinois requires drivers to submit their trucks for weight inspections and issues citations when they find overloaded trucks.
The medical industry is continuously developing new pharmaceutical drugs, treatment therapies, patient safety protocols and surgical procedures that improve patient outcomes for people in Illinois and elsewhere. In recent years, robotic surgery has picked up in popularity due to its non-invasive methods. Manufacturers have marketed the benefits of robotic surgery as including shorter recovery time, less time in the hospital, less bleeding and a short incision, reducing scarring.