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Common road conditions can present dangers

As you become a more experienced driver, you may become more and more aware of the many dangers on the road. When you were younger, you may not have given too much thought to driving over the speed limit, tailgating slow drivers or weaving in and out of traffic. Now, you know that those behaviors are reckless and want to avoid putting yourself and others at unnecessary risk.

How do I know if my injuries are catastrophic?

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may already feel overwhelmed and hopeless at how long it seems to take to recover. To you, your injuries seem severe and, at least for now, life-changing. However, you and other residents of Illinois should understand the term “catastrophic injuries” when it comes to the legal system.

Recovering from a head injury requires time and patience

Head injuries can be scary to deal with, especially because for many victims in Illinois the outcome of their situation and whether or not they will make a full recovery is often questionable for some time. Because head injuries take significant time to heal and must be carefully monitored to identify concerning developments, people may not know just how severe their injury is or how much of an impact it will have on their life until some time has passed from their accident. 

Recognize risks to children during Back to School month

It may still feel like summer to most people, but school starts for children across Illinois at the end of August. While this can be an exciting time for students – or the day many children have dreaded all summer – it can also be a dangerous time, as drivers everywhere must become accustomed to seeing children walking, riding their bicycles or waiting at the side of the road for their buses to pick them up.

The risk of animal bite infections

In Illinois, when a person is bitten by someone else's pet, that owner will often have to take financial responsibility. However, the victim is the one who will need to tend to their injuries. Unfortunately, some bites can be more dangerous than others. They may carry the risk of infection, scarring, or other health issues.

Chain reaction crashes involving large trucks can be devastating

Any Illinois resident who has had experience on the freeway can attest that sharing the roads with semi-trucks can be harrowing. They may have had a close call with a big rig or could have already been in an accident with one. Regardless of one’s past experiences, most people can agree that collisions involving large commercial trucks are likely to be life-changing, if not deadly.

Keeping detailed records after a car accident is a must

In the blink of an eye, you went from driving your car on an Illinois road to taking an ambulance to the local hospital. It only took a matter of seconds for another driver to hit you and cause you to suffer injuries -- injuries that have affected you physically, emotionally and financially. While the event was quick, getting relief following it can take time, more time than you would like. You can help yourself and your quest for compensation by keeping detailed records following the car accident.

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