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April 2015 Archives

Distracted driver hits 7-year-old child


For many people, driving a car is a fact of life. Even though many people drive a car, at some point most drivers will park their vehicle, walk and may even have to cross streets to get to their final destination. Alhough most of us do not think about it, at any point during our driving, walking and crossing, an accident could occur and cause serious injuries or even death.

NHTSA tips to prevent car accidents


At some point in their lives, most of our Illinois residents have likely walked to and from point A to point B. When an individual travels on foot, they are choosing to walk as their mode of transportation and, by definition, they are a pedestrian. According to a recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian fatalities have increased in recent years.

Tips on selecting a nursing home in Illinois


When a loved one or elderly family member more care than family can provide, a decision may have to be made to move the loved one into a nursing home. A nursing home is place where an individual who does not need to be in a hospital but needs additional skilled medical care can go. There are different kinds of nursing homes and what is best for a loved one or elderly family member will depend on their needs.

The dangers of truck accidents and how to avoid them


Due to their sheer size, truck accidents often lead to far more severe damages and injuries than traditional passenger vehicle accidents. Trucks can weigh up to 25 times more than a passenger car, and often carry hazardous or flammable material, making a bad situation even worse at times.

What are some examples of nursing home neglect in Illinois?


Many Illinoisans depend on the staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to take good care of their aging loved ones. Unfortunately, instances of nursing home neglect occur all too often, leaving some of our nation's most vulnerable individuals in situations where they are unable to protect themselves. It is important, then, to understand what is meant by nursing home neglect.

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