A personal injury can be anything from a bump on the head during an athletic event to broken bones in a car crash. Regardless of the injuries you've suffered, do you know how you'll cover your financial losses? What will you do to make ends meet?
When it comes to accidents that may have been caused by other people, our only recourse as victims may be the ability to get financial damages. This may seem petty or loathsome when malice or damage was clearly not a person's intent, but victims may need to consider the parties at fault.
A personal injury is more than just physical. Sometimes, the injury impacts your psychological well-being, too. For example, if the accident was traumatic, you may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression or anxiety.
Personal injury lawsuits are a possibility for people who have suffered a serious injury at the hands of a negligent or legally liable person or entity. This can be a relief when someone is looking at a long and potentially expensive period of recovery after an unexpected accident.
Workplace accidents can happen suddenly, and depending on the kind of incident, they could impact many workers. Take, for example, this case discussed on May 4 in which two people have been killed.
Nothing beats a grill for the taste of the great outdoors. Charcoal and gas grills have gone from a weekend treat to a part of the modern kitchen in the last few decades, and now seven out of every 10 American adults have a grill or smoker. Between the heat and the smoke, there are some health hazards of which users should be aware.
Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. That means it's a time when more people are heading out on the water, enjoying their time boating.
The most common victims of motor vehicle accidents are people on the road who are also driving. But in Illinois, where many streets and roads bring cars and trucks near bicyclists and pedestrians, that is certainly no guarantee. Motor vehicles are only as safe as the people driving them, and the safest drivers are the focused ones.
Road closures are fairly common occurrences around Illinois, especially in the spring as highway workers resume road-building and repair activities. Add to this the potential hazards inherent during flood season, and it can be difficult to get around.
Injuries do more than hurt you physically. They cause a mental strain, too. Though you're focused on getting better, the reality is that the stress of such a sudden change in your life can have real mental health-related consequences.