If the police attempt to pull a motorist over who refuses to stop, a police chase could result. While the police often stop these chases before they enter populated areas, it's impossible to know exactly what the driver will do, even when they're in relatively open areas.
From car accidents to work accidents, there are many common causes of serious injuries in Illinois. One of the most pernicious types of trauma affects the brain because it is difficult to diagnose and treat the body's most complex organ.
Brain injuries can be significant or fairly minor, but they impact your life no matter their severity. Most people don't realize, however, that there are actually two different kinds of brain injuries that you can suffer.
When someone is hurt, there is always the desire to blame someone. Some accidents cannot be attributed to a person's legal responsibility, or in some cases, the blame would rest with the victim of the injury. But some laws exist simply to show guidelines for behavior that would not make a person liable.
After a crash, the person who is responsible for hurting or killing others is held liable through their insurance. Not all of these types of incidents will have criminal charges filed. Even if there is not a criminal case, it's still possible to file a civil lawsuit against the other party.
From the streets of Chicago to the agricultural heartland in the Mississippi River Valley, there are plenty of ways for a resident of Illinois to get inadvertently hurt. Most injuries in the state are accidents with the main concern of recovery, but occasionally someone may be hurt by someone else's actions or negligence.
A new report on traumatic brain injuries is making news in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) research. These kinds of brain injuries can happen to anyone from athletes to those who are involved in traffic accidents.
Illinois has seen its share of gun violence, and it regrettably has not changed much for people at risk. The lawmakers in Springfield worked this year to institute the Firearms Restraining Order Act, which will hopefully make it easier for people to prevent possible injury or death.
Many people owe their lives to hospitals and their dedicated employees. Although it is rare that a person becomes sicker in a professional care setting, it can occasionally happen due to hospital-acquired infections. Clinics and clinicians may be legally responsible for an illness if it could have been prevented by their work.
All types of personal injury can be tragic to victims and their families, but medical negligence can be especially devastating. Unlike being hurt accidentally, injuries caused by medical negligence are 100 percent preventable. The health and medical industry have standards of practice in place developed to help eliminate instances of preventable personal injury to any American patient.