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August 2015 Archives

Illinois traffic fatalities have surpassed last year's numbers

Illinois residents should be interested to know that traffic crash fatalities have been on the rise this year when compared to last year. With a quarter of the year still left, road fatalities that were the result of car crash accidents have already surpassed last year's total which was just over 550 traffic deaths. Sadly, Illlinois has already experienced a little over 600 traffic fatalities.

Understanding young teen drivers and car accidents

Car accidents do not discriminate and can impact anyone regardless of their age, sex, gender, and socio-economic status. However, what our Illinois readers may find interesting to learn is that according to the Centers for Disease Control one of the leading causes of death for teens and young drivers in the United States is motor vehicle crashes.

Illinois elders are not immune to elder abuse

According to the National Center for Elder Abuse, studies have shown that anywhere from 7.5 percent to 10 percent of elderly people have experienced some kind of elder abuse. Abusers tend to be caregivers and also family members such as adult children. Furthermore, a research article published in the Journal of Aging Research a couple of years ago reported that elders with cognitive degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's are more likely to suffer elder abuse.

Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another?

Suddenly and unexpectedly losing a loved one due to the negligence of another person is very difficult if not impossible to fully comprehend. Family members may feel numb and unable to process what happened and what to do next. Without a doubt, everyone grieves the loss of a loved one differently. The staff at Konicek & Dillion P.C. understands that the loss of a loved can be very difficult. Illinois residents may find it helpful and comforting to learn that they can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek damages and get compensation for their loss.

Five killed in Illinois truck accident

Illinois residents may have heard about the recent tragic multi-vehicle accident involving a 34-year-old Illinois truck driver. Investigators say the alleged failure of the truck driver to slow down as he approached a construction zone resulted in a collision involving seven vehicles in total. Sadly, as a result of this tragic collision, five people died.

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