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Truck accidents: Bicyclist injured after being struck in Illinois

Many individuals know that even the most skilled truck drivers could potentially be involved in a serious accident. These vehicles can be much more difficult to navigate than smaller automobiles, and without the proper training and license, the likelihood of truck accidents taking place could increase. In such a situation, individuals who are involved in such a wreck could become seriously injured and need medical attention.

Dust hazard may lead to workers' compensation in Illinois

Working in a manufacturing facility can lead to potential hazards for employees. There is machinery that must be used properly and certain other protocols that must be adhered to depending on the specific nature of the facility. If workers are not properly trained and/or employers do not take the necessary steps to ensure safety, unhealthy conditions could result, and an employee may need workers' compensation.  

Family may see Illinois accident as wrongful death situation

Being a passenger in a vehicle essentially leads to the driver being responsible for that passenger's safety. Similarly, if the driver is under the influence or otherwise impaired, the likelihood of being involved in an accident increases for the occupants of the vehicle. If a car accident does occur, the situation could result in serious charges and possibly wrongful death claims if there are fatalities.

Car accident in Illinois leads to multiple deaths

The deadly outcomes of some single-car accidents can be difficult for families of the victims to come to terms with. They may wonder how such a car accident could take place, but specific information may not be available until the authorities complete their investigations and reports. Though they may be waiting for details on the accident, decedents' families may wish to go ahead and find out more about whether they could potentially file wrongful death claims.

Motorcycle accidents: Driver sentenced for fatal Illinois crash

In many cases of fatal accidents, individuals who are considered responsible for the accident may face criminal charges. In such a situation, the families of individuals killed in a motorcycle accidents may not be able to pursue a civil case until the criminal case closes. However, if an individual is convicted of the charges leveled against them in relation to the accident, the family may find that verdict helpful if they choose to file their own claim.

Sleepy drivers could lead to Illinois truck accidents

As many drivers are aware, operating a vehicle while tired or sleepy can increase the risk of potentially being in an accident. A driver not being as alert as a fully rested individual could suddenly make a driving error that injures that driver or other parties on the roadway. Truck drivers especially have regulations against driving without the proper amount of rest, and if they do not follow those rules, truck accidents could have serious results.

Lack of information may lead to workers' compensation in Illinois

It is the responsibility of employers to make sure that their workers are aware of the risks they face while performing their workplace duties. If employers do not explain how certain situations could become hazardous, an employee could easily become injured on the job. As a result, a workplace could be the subject of an investigation and citations, and a worker would possibly be in need of workers' compensation.

Wrongful death claim may result from Illinois teen's death

Parents of new drivers are often uneasy when they first start letting their child drive on their own. Unfortunately for some parents, their wariness may not have been unwarranted if their child is involved in a serious accident. Should a car accident with a young driver prove to be a fatal, the driver and his or her parents may have a serious legal situation to contend with, especially if the victim's family files a wrongful death claim.

Chain-reaction Illinois car accident results in fatality

When a vehicle breaks down on the roadway, it can become a hazard for other drivers. In many cases, drivers are able to notice the stopped vehicle and adjust their speed and course in order to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, some drivers may not be aware of the hazard or may not accommodate adequately enough to avoid a car accident. In such a situation, a fatality could potentially occur.

Monetary losses could further burden accident victims' families

Many individuals know that a situation that may seem under control can quickly take a turn for the worst. For example, if a driver is traveling at a high rate of speed, he or she may believe that the car can be kept under control. Unfortunately, fatal accidents often result from drivers losing control due to excessive speed. Families of victims involved in such accidents are frequently left facing emotional and monetary losses.

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