The busy streets of Chicago, Illinois, have an extraordinary number of vehicles on them each day. Because of that, there are periodically accidents, some of which result in serious injuries and wrongful deaths. In those cases, survivors or families of survivors often sue those who are responsible.
Some Chicago, Illinois, roads get extremely busy, so it is no surprise that there are periodic car accidents in Chicago and surrounding areas. Some of those accidents can involve serious injuries and wrongful death. A particularly shocking accident occurred in the community of Beecher last month.
No amount of money can bring back a child who has died unnecessarily. However, sometimes the only recourse that parents have is to file a civil lawsuit against those responsible for the tragedy.
Car accidents involving trains are very often deadly, or at least so catastrophic that they leave people with serious injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that those in cars are about 20 times as likely to be killed in such a crash than in an accident with two automobiles.
When individuals suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI), it will inevitably be costly to treat it. However, depending on the age of the victim at the time the accident occurs or how severe the injury is, the price can go up considerably.
Every wrongful death case is a bit different, and it can be complicated to know when you have a right to compensation. Obviously, fault and negligence are some of the biggest factors to consider.
There are few stories sadder than those about a promising young person who is taken away before getting a chance to realize their potential. That tragedy just unfolded recently in a violent motorcycle accident in which a 25-year-old Chicago area man lost his life to a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene.
Accidents and unintentional injuries lead to an incredible amount of fatalities every year. In some cases, these spark wrongful death lawsuits. It can be eye-opening to look at the reasons for fatal injuries by age group, showing what things are the greatest risk to people of a specific age. When going over these risks below, they'll be contrasted with the risk of death in a motor vehicle accident -- one of the most common reasons behind fatalities annually.
There are many terrific health benefits when your child plays sports, and he or she also gets to learn valuable lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and the rewards of working hard.
Halloween is a special holiday for young kids. They get to dress up, go and knock on neighbors' doors and best of all, get their hands on candy. One little Chicago boy's Halloween turned into a nightmare, however, when he was struck by a car as he and his family crossed a street in the Clearing neighborhood just south of Midway airport.