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May 2015 Archives

Collision between a bicyclist and a car claims the life of one

With spring here and summer right around the corner, it is not uncommon this time of year to see more pedestrian and bicyclists on the roads enjoying the spring weather. As more people venture out to enjoy the season, it becomes crucial for motorists to be more observant and vigilant when behind the wheel, and to look out for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.

Is there any regulation in place to minimize trucker fatigue?

Many people work in an office setting, but there are those who spend their work days operating an 18-wheeler to transport goods. It is fairly common to see semi-trucks in Illinois. In fact, most Illinois residents likely encounter semi-trucks on the roadways on a daily basis. For truckers, driving long hours to get to their destination without a break or sleep is an economic incentive. But, driving a vehicle can get tiring, particularly if such driving is for several hours at a time, and doing so can result in truckers experiencing fatigue which can put not only them but other motorists on the roadways at risk of an accident.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

The sudden loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things for a family to endure. Although the sudden loss of a loved one may not automatically mean that the passing was due to the negligence of another, in some cases negligence may play a role. In such cases, the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and be entitled to compensation.

Preventing elder abuse by recognizing signs

As baby-boomers enter retirement, their families may be confronted with issues regarding their care. Our Illinois residents may not be aware of this, but nursing home abuse is a growing problem in today's society. Thus, it may be beneficial to have a basic understanding of what elder abuse is, signs to look out for and how to prevent it.

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