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September 2018 Archives

Making a claim as an injured cyclist

When two cars become involved in a collision, the process in terms of insurance claims tends to be quite straightforward. This is because each driver is legally required to carry car insurance that will take care of damages in the event of a crash. However, if you are a cyclist and become involved in an accident involving a motor vehicle, the issue can be a little more complex.

Deadly Mistakes: The 3 Types Of Distracted Driving

Driving can be a dangerous endeavor for all involved. A daydreaming driver. An inattentive pedestrian. A fatigued trucker. Adding actual distractions to the mix can make a dangerous activity deadly. While there are countless different driving distractions - from eating to personal grooming to reading a newspaper - they typically fall into three categories.

Is the nursing home responsible for your loved one's infection?

Nursing home residents can be vulnerable to different illnesses and medical complications because of their age or physical impairment. However, one of the responsibilities of nursing homes is to make sure that medical complications are prevented whenever possible and the risk of infection is kept to a minimum.

Nursing Home Residents And Dangerous Falls

Residents at nursing homes must often deal with muscle weakness, loss of flexibility and impaired equilibrium. Due to this, they might be physically compromised while walking. This means that they should use wheelchairs or walking frames when necessary. They should also be using chairlifts or elevators in order to move between floors in the nursing home.

Is it legal for nursing homes to use restraints?

People who reside in nursing homes do so generally because they are very vulnerable. This means that they are at a higher risk of being taken advantage of or abused. If you have a loved one who resides in a nursing home in the state of Illinois, you may be concerned about the way they are being treated or have questions about what type of treatment is legal.

The most serious outcomes of car accidents

Car accidents can vary from very minor collisions to multicar incidents that cause many casualties and deaths. Unfortunately, some of these accidents can be completely unavoidable for drivers. Perhaps, for example, there was extreme weather or a fault in road signage. But for the vast majority of incidents, especially those that resulted in serious injury, fault can be assigned to one or more of the drivers.

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