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No one goes out of their house planning an accident. It’s one of the unexpected eventualities that happen to humans. But there are ways we can reduce the effect on ourselves.
A report by the U.S. Commission, ASIRT, shows that traffic accidents are the major cause of death among people aged 5 to 29. A car accident in Chicago happens regardless of who is involved, so long as a reckless driver is at the wheel.
This article reveals the damage that auto accidents cause to our cars and bodies and how we can reduce the effect on ourselves.
Car
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Being the victim of a fall, a car crash, or any other serious accident is a traumatizing experience, and it’s common for victims to go into physical or psychological shock right after the accident. When looking for injuries, it is easy to see the visible ones such as broken bones, cuts, and bruises. Traumatic brain injuries, however, are not visible to the naked eye but are still responsible for 61,000 deaths a year.
Brain injuries can lead to a lot of complications, from minor cognitive delays to debilitating and life-threatening symptoms such as seizures and comas.
These complications can even
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Although both a criminal lawyer and a defense lawyer may represent persons or organizations accused of committing criminal charges, there are significant distinctions between the two sorts of lawyers that make up the legal profession.
A defense lawyer is involved in defending a client who is accused of committing a crime in court. Their primary responsibility is to protect the client they are working for by defending their legal rights and interests and working to ensure that they have a level playing field throughout the legal process.
To construct a case for their client, defense lawyers are tasked with conducting
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If you have been accused of a crime with penalties ranging from fines to up to five years in prison, you probably know that the consequences can be life-changing. The best way to ensure your future isn’t ruined is with the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Experienced criminal defense attorneys know criminal law best because they’ve studied it for many years and know how to use that expertise in a courtroom. From investigating the charges to preparing for trial, these lawyers know what questions to ask and which documents are most crucial to have before and during a
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Criminal defense lawyers are a significant part of the criminal justice system. Without them, criminal defendants will most likely never get a fair trial considering the resources of the United States regarding criminal law.
About 90 percent of litigants in many states represent themselves in court. And in all cases, they fare worse than individuals with legal representation.
Hiring a professional attorney for a criminal case or any other case increases an individual’s chances of positive results, regardless of the circumstances. These improved odds of positive outcomes are even more crucial when there are criminal charges against you.
If you
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Car accident injuries can be devastating, and some of them can last for years. Similar to the causes of accidents, there is a wide range of car accident injuries.
However, some injuries are frequent in car accidents. Car accident injuries include head injuries, post-traumatic disorders, and neck injuries.
The presence and effectiveness of airbags, whether the driver and passengers were wearing seat belts, the direction of impact (front, side, or rear), the occupants’ focus at the time of the collision, and the car’s speed at the time of the crash all affect the type and severity of vehicle occupant injuries.
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With winter in full swing, many people will be cuddling around bonfires and fireplaces to warm their bodies. Unfortunately, as with any other recreational activity, there is always the risk of an accident occurring when a fire is involved.
An accident involving fire or any other heat source can cause serious burn injuries ranging from mild to severe, depending on how much skin was exposed and what part of the body is affected. In some cases, a burn injury victim may have extensive scarring if they have third-degree burns or worse.
That said, a severe burn injury can cause significant
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If you own a motorcycle, you know that it’s not just for cruising. It can be both an excellent way to quickly get from point A to point B and a fun hobby. After all, who doesn’t like being able to zoom around at breakneck speeds?
As with any type of vehicle, however, owning a motorcycle comes with risks. In fact, motorcycle riders are exposed to a slew of hazards while riding, perhaps the most of all motorists.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are six times more likely than passenger car occupants to be injured in a crash.
Continue Reading What Is the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injury?

As a dog parent, you want your furry friend to be obedient and well-mannered. However, their behavior can sometimes be far from perfect and land you in a serious dog injury lawsuit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly five million people suffer dog bites annually in the U.S. of those, nearly a million dog bites require medical attention. As much as you love your canine buddy, keep in mind that they are still animals that act not on logic but instinct.
Dog Owner’s Responsibilities
There are a variety of dog behaviors that are considered bad. The extremity
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A motor vehicle accident can occur anytime, causing property damage, bodily injury, and even death. Millions of Americans drive around in their vehicles while heading to work or running errands, increasing the chances of car accidents along the roads. Getting involved in a car crash can be a stressful and frightening experience, especially if you are the one who partially or entirely caused it.
Illinois is a “fault” state, meaning that the driver responsible for the accident is liable for the damages, injuries, and losses incurred by the parties involved. You may panic or even flee the scene once you
Continue Reading What Are Your Grounds If You Are the One Responsible for the Car Collision

When most of us hear the words “domestic abuse,” our minds almost always conclude it to be domestic violence. In an abusive relationship, one partner may display the behavior of constantly trying to control or dominate the other through physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, economic abuse, and technological abuse.
Any word or action meant to intimidate the other partner in order to control them counts as domestic violence. If you are or know a victim of violence concerning a man, woman, or child, do not hesitate to call a lawyer.
Understanding Domestic Violence
Domestic violence affects people
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Intersection car accidents are a significant portion of car accident occurrences and litigated cases. Illinois is ranked 5th among the top ten states for running red traffic lights. The National Safety Administration estimated that 9,227 people in the US died in red-light-running-related car accidents.
Red-light running caused the deaths of more than 840 people in 2019 alone. 2/3 of these intersection car accident victims are people other than the person who ran the red light, such as bicyclists, pedestrians, and the occupants of the other vehicles.
Why Are Traffic Light Cameras Important?
Nobody expects to be involved in a car
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According to information the American Burn Association provides, more than 450,000 people receive medical attention for burns yearly. Forty-five thousand of them require hospitalization, and 3,500 of them pass away. More unintentional deaths occur in car accidents in the US. For survivors, the experience and the subsequent battle are typically overwhelming. Serious burn injuries can cause excruciating pain and suffering, and the cost of medical care, including expert care, skin grafts, and physical therapy, can be exorbitant.
Those familiar with burn victim situations know that the devastating impact goes beyond the physical harm. Third-degree burns can cause disfigurement, excruciating agony,
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If workers get injured on the job due to violating workplace safety rules, they are still eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, this is as long as the workplace safety rule violation is not a purposeful act.
Your workplace and employer in any industry are subject to various safety regulations under federal and state laws, in this case, Illinois. The sole purpose of these laws is to protect you from unnecessary risks on the job.
Workplace Safety Guidelines
Employees must adhere to certain safety guidelines put in place by their employers in many workplaces. Depending on the type of employment
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When you rent an apartment, you have certain duties for the safety of the property. Any additions or modifications you make to the apartment become your responsibility. When a landlord or property owner hands over the keys to an apartment, they do not relinquish all property owner responsibilities. They retain several for the safety and habitability of your apartment building.
Landlords may be held accountable if something goes wrong with the building’s underlying construction, heating, water, plumbing, common spaces, or grounds and causes an accident. As the legal owner of the apartment building, the landlord is still accountable for the
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The skin is damaged when a person suffers a burn injury. Severe burn injuries, on the other hand, can affect almost all of the organs and nerves. The injuries may cause permanent damage, and the victim of a burn injury may experience emotional trauma. If the burns are severe, the victim may experience significant pain and stress.
Burn injury
A burn is damage to the skin or other tissues caused by heat, too much sun, or contact with electricity or chemicals. Burn injuries can cause minor medical problems or an emergency.
The treatment for a burn injury is determined by
Continue Reading Which Is The Most Painful Type of Burn Injury?