When you place your loved one in a nursing home, the last thing you would expect is to find out that they've passed away suddenly. You may have many questions about what happened and why, especially if they were not ill or in poor physical shape.
Catastrophic injuries can be difficult for a person to live with. These often come with considerable pain and changes in what they are able to do. Brain damage and spinal cord injuries are two examples of what will fall under this category.
When a person is involved in a car accident, their body can be injured permanently. Tragically, this is a reality for many car accident victims across the United States each year. One of the most serious consequences of a car accident is paralysis, which results from an injury to the spinal cord.
If you have lost your spouse or someone you know has lost their spouse due to a tragic car accident, it will feel impossible to know how to move forward. After you have taken your time to grieve and come to terms with such a terrible loss, it is likely that you will want to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
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.
Being involved in a serious car accident can be life-changing. Not only can it affect you from a financial point of view due to damage to the vehicle, medical bills and lost wages, but you will almost certainly suffer from an emotional perspective too. The stress that a car accident can create, as well and the pain and suffering that results from injuries can create a great deal of tension and trauma.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that there are as many as 2.3 million car crashes here in the United States each year. Of those, at least 30,000 prove to be fatal.
Being involved in a serious car accident has the potential to change your life forever. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of a car accident, it may take years of costly rehabilitation treatment in order for them to make a near or full recovery.
In Chicago, Illinois, there are many sober and safe drivers. Unfortunately for those drivers, there are also many other drivers who are out on the same roads driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The actions of those who drive under the influence often result in serious injuries and wrongful death. That was the case with a man who directly caused the death of an elderly woman in a recent crash in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Throughout Chicago, Illinois, mothers and fathers experience great joy when learning that a baby has been successfully conceived. However, sometimes accidents happen, resulting in serious injuries and the wrongful death of the baby and the mother. That happened recently when a pregnant woman was driving to her home after her workday ended. As she was driving on I-80, tragedy struck.