While one might think that traveling after midnight is safer than trying to navigate midday traffic, the fact is that Illinois roadways can be just as dangerous in post-midnight hours as they can at noon or during rush hour traffic. It all depends who a traveler happens to be sharing the road with; if there is a negligent or reckless driver nearby, anyone in the vicinity is at risk for injury. When motor vehicle accidents occur, some victims may escape unscathed while others suffer serious injuries or even death.
Construction workers in Illinois and across the country often face danger on the job. Workplace injuries frequently occur in this industry; in fact, most lists regarding which jobs are most dangerous often list construction work in the top five. On a recent Wednesday, a tragic accident occurred at a construction site in another state.
When a collision occurs on an Illinois roadway, the result is often catastrophic, if not deadly. Recovery periods following motor vehicle accidents can take weeks or months. In fact, many injuries cause partial or full permanent disabilities.