Some people are lucky to rarely ever experience tragic loss, and sadly others may feel they get more than their fair share. One young Illinois athlete sadly has lost his second parent in a fatal vehicle crash. Personal injury attorneys are able to advise the victim's families when such a loss occurs of insurance and/or wrongful death lawsuit claims.
Illinois motorists have to be careful to ignore the distractions around them more than ever. Prior to the ability of drivers to have access to mobile phones, distractions in and around a vehicle were still an issue, but smartphones undoubtedly add a dangerous distraction. A momentary glance at a text message, maps application or answering a phone call can result in serious property damage and/or personal injury. It is unclear what may have led to a recent serious accident, but accident reconstructionists will likely investigate whether a cell phone was in use just prior to the accident.
Because school is out, it is good timing for construction on Illinois roadways to increase. Although traffic is often less than during the school year, traffic still must occur on roadways under construction. Careful non-distracted driving must occur in order to maintain the safety of all drivers and workers in a construction zone. It is easy to become distracted when traffic slows down, and this can result in serious personal injury and property damage. Unfortunately, three individuals discovered how much damage can occur after they suffered injuries in a recent multi-vehicle wreck.
Motor vehicle accidents have been occurring on Illinois interstates and roadways since they day they were built. Despite years of learning best practices to maintain safety for everyone involved, accidents that result in personal injury and death continue to occur on a daily basis. Despite laws, flashing lights, signs and education, motor vehicle drivers often place firefighters and other emergency worker lives at risk when they drive distracted near an accident.
As the weather warms up, motorcycle riders all over Illinois are promoting May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, which has been occurring for 35 years. Riders hope that their message will encourage other drivers on the road to be watchful and cautious when a bike is in the vicinity because a collision with one can result in serious personal injury or death. One man shared his past year's struggle after suffering serious injuries when a tractor-trailer collided with his bike.
After a fireman was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting another driver along the side of the road, Illinois legislatures passed Scott's Law. The law is also known as the "Move Over" law, and violations of it can result in thousands of dollars in fines and suspended driving privileges. Recently, a semi-truck driver was charged with violating the law after his actions resulted in the personal injury of a construction worker.
Spring has sprung in Illinois and in most of the country, and people all over are flocking outdoors to thaw out from the brutal winter. Because it is prime weather to plant seeds and plants, farmers tend to be very busy this time of year. Large farms often must use the same roadways as other vehicles to transport equipment and tractors from one farm to another or to places to be repaired; as a result, the occupants of farm vehicles are in jeopardy of serious personal injury when accidents occur just like everyone else. Unfortunately for one young man, his recent trip on a tractor turned into tragedy.
It only takes a moment for lives to be tragically altered. When the irresponsibility of one person's actions results in harm and pain to others, that individual may be deemed negligent. When a person is found liable in a civil court, they will be responsible for the monetary damages incurred by their personal injury victims. Sadly, one Illinois family is suffering the tragic consequences of one man's unfortunate decisions to allegedly operate his vehicle intoxicated.
Sadly, the human body is often no match for the impact of most motor vehicles. Unfortunately, tragic pedestrian accidents are not uncommon. Depending on the circumstances of each case, personal injury attorneys are able to assist some victims or family members of deceased victims obtain legal recourse. One family and the University of Illinois recently received tragic news about the death of one of its students following a hit-and-run accident.
There is an enormous amount of decisions to make and bills to pay following any motor-vehicle accident. Once accident-related bills begin to surface, many families become overwhelmed with the inability to cover them. Personal injury attorneys in Illinois are able to assist families through insurance claims and/or lawsuits in civil court. One family was recently awarded compensation for a second time due to misrepresentation in the prior settlement.