There are many ways that people could be hurt in Illinois. Miles of lakefront can come with water hazards, especially during bad weather and several vital industries could come with workplace injuries due to accidents. But the road is among the most common places to be hurt or killed.
When you're in pain and suffering, no amount of money is going to make things better. Still, being able to have the funds to fall back on as you focus on your recovery is important. That's why it's so smart to begin a personal injury case as soon as you can after you're hurt.
Is it okay to use a cellphone while you're stopped at a stop sign? Can you check social media if it only takes one hand working the screen? Is it a bad idea to talk on the phone as long as one hand is still on the wheel? Illinois has a simple answer to all these questions: no, no and no.
When you were heading to your university, you were surprised by how congested the roads were, but you were moving safely in your lane. Suddenly, a vehicle from your left began to merge into you. With nowhere to go, all you could do was brace for the inevitable crash to come.
There are many ways that a person can get hurt or even killed by accident. When this happens, no one is often to blame. Occasionally, everyone was to blame in some way. But when one party is liable for the pain and damage felt by another, it may be time to claim financial damages.
It's the fall and with fall comes hayrides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes. People are aware that slower agricultural vehicles may be on the roads, which is why they have to be more cautious about traveling in areas where fall events could be taking place.
Personal injury lawsuits are often relatively simple. The key factor in these proceedings in Illinois civil courts is showing that the defendant had liability, or responsibility to act or not act in a certain way. That responsibility can take a variety of forms depending on the defendant's relationship to the plaintiff or the context of the situation.
It was a nice day outside when you noticed that traffic was unusually slow up ahead. You slowed your own vehicle, taking time to put on your brakes. In fact, the traffic ahead slowed so suddenly that you even turned on your hazard lights.
Accidents can happen at any time for nearly any reason. Natural disasters, poor judgment and changing circumstances can cause damage and injury in professional settings as well as on the road or other places. When are others responsible for the results of accidents?
Among the injuries you could suffer in a car crash, one of the most devastating is an injury to the eyes. Motor vehicle crash-associated eye injuries can take many weeks, months or longer to heal. In some cases, surgery may be needed or a patient could be left blind.