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October 2014 Archives

Disabled adults are among those most prone to nursing home abuse

The number of baby boomer Americans joining the ranks of the retired increases every year; many of them live here in Illinois. However, because of technological advancements and improvements in health care, many boomers are living longer. As this elderly population grows, so will the demand for nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Who can receive compensation in a wrongful death claim?


A loved one's death often causes an entire family to mourn. The loss is usually easier to accept if it comes from natural causes such as disease, a medical condition or age-related illness. If the loved one died because of someone else's actions or inactions, however, the family may want some measure of justice in order to better accept the person's death. If negligence was a contributing factor to a person's demise, then surviving family members may be entitled to financial compensation based on their incurred losses.

Sleepiness among leading causes of car accidents in United States


Car accidents continue to be the leading cause of personal injury claims in the United States. In Illinois, car accidents are frequent, causing catastrophic injuries and death. Motor vehicle accidents can result from a variety of conditions, including extreme weather, road conditions, mechanical malfunctions and driver error. Experts continue to work at determining general causes of accidents and finding ways to prevent them.

We are experts in handling truck accidents


If you have seen the aftermath of a collision between a car and another passenger vehicle, you understand how catastrophic car accidents are. But when it comes to accidents involving trucks, the results are far more devastating. To better understand the destructive outcomes of truck accidents, Aurora residents need to understand that an average car only weighs 4,000 pounds while a fully loaded truck can weigh approximately 80,000 pounds. By considering the size and weight of a truck, a person can easily understand why trucks are capable of causing catastrophic injuries and fatalities in collisions.

Latest data on alcohol-related accidents


Anyone of legal age can consume alcohol. Drivers, on the other hand, understand that drinking and driving is not legal. Drunk drivers can make poor decisions while on the road, such as running a stop sign, driving too slow or too fast and other erratic, dangerous behaviors that can lead to motor vehicle accidents. In the United States, on average, 30 people die daily in drunk driving accidents or the equivalent of one fatality in every 48 minutes. This is a serious problem with alcohol-related accidents costing more than $51 billion every year.

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