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.
From time to time, residents in Chicago, Illinois, get hurt in accidents. In the worst cases, serious injuries and wrongful death can be the result. In those cases, the people who get hurt, or their next of kin, can seek legal remedies. One particularly tough injury experienced by some people after an accident is paralysis.
Burn injuries are among the most serious you can ever encounter. They can be incredibly painful, and many leave lasting scars that may never entirely heal.
The bustling metropolis of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the busiest transit areas on earth. In addition to regular flights to and from O‘hare Airport, there are trains, buses, trucks, SUV's and cars transporting people and goods between residences, businesses and recreational destinations throughout each day. The sheer volume of individuals involved means that there are also a high number of accidents, some of which involve serious injuries and wrongful death.
The son of a woman who died at age 65 at Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Joliet has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the staff's negligent treatment of his mother.
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.