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How Deadly is Your State this Holiday Season?
Tom Koester

The Time of Day, Speed, and Alcohol and Drug Use Factor Significantly in to Thanksgiving and Holiday Car Accidents About this time every year Americans are inundated with news stories and articles about holiday travel and the dangers associated with a sharp increase in travelers during November and December. However, there is usually very little…

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Caught in the Act of Stupid–Livestream Speeding Videos Putting Lives at Risk
Tom Koester

The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic effects American motorists. Beginning early on in April and May 2020, the sharp decrease in drivers across the country, as well as in Illinois, drove the normally stingy car insurance industry to return some of its premium payments back to customers or to give discounts for future premium payments.…

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What Are the Most Common Injuries After a Car Accident in Illinois?
Tom Koester

Car accidents happen. It is just a fact of life. In fact according to the New York Times, American have a 1 in 103 chance of suffering a death from a cart accident. Still, car crashes and accidents usually do not result in death. When you’re injured in a vehicle accident in Central Illinois or…

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When and How Most Illinois Car Accidents Happen
Tom Koester

Auto mishaps are the leading cause of death among individuals aged 1 to 34 years old nationally. The same general pattern holds true for Illinois as a state and also Champaign County and Central Illinois where Koester Law, PLLC focuses its personal injury practice. Over 40,000 individuals each year in the United States die as…

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Illinois State Troopers: Protecting Drivers Across Central Illinois
Tom Koester

Everyone who has had the pleasure of navigating the highways they pass through Central Illinois in Champaign County has no doubt been on the lookout for the Illinois State Troopers. Each day these law enforcement professionals put their lives on the line to make sure that travelers on Illinois highways are safe and secure. Illinois…

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Semi Trucks Are Annoying and Dangerous–Don’t Let Them Hurt You
Tom Koester

How to Share the Road With Trucks on Interstate Highways With 10 gears, 500 horsepower, hauling 80,000 pounds and an average cruising speed of 65-70 miles per hour, today’s commercial vehicles were built with the long-haul in mind. But if you’ve ever gotten stuck behind an 18-wheeler in the city, you are all too aware…

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