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Delayed injuries: What to expect as you recover

You never expected to be someone who was involved in a serious crash, but nevertheless, it happened. You traveled to work like any other day, but when you entered an intersection close to your office, a driver turned in front of you and cut off your path of travel. Moments later, you found yourself waking up to the sound of a passerby banging on your window and trying to open your door. You hit your head, but otherwise were capable of getting out of your vehicle and waiting for help to arrive.

Insurance nightmares: Should you talk to the insurance company?

After a crash, the last thing you really want to do is to think about filing an insurance claim. Your mind is probably still reeling from getting hurt, and you're adjusting to all the new problems you have to deal with. Your health isn't 100 percent, and you don't feel like you have the energy to try to negotiate with an insurance agent over this crash.

Summer and spring driving requires preparation

As the warmer months of the year march ever so slowly to the Belleville area, it is time for all drivers to get ready for the spring and summer driving conditions. Many people tend to think that getting ready for driving is a winter activity because of the snow. It might surprise you to know that there are many hazards that come with driving in the warmer weather.

Most common driving distractions that don’t involve phone use

Distracted driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. The reason for this is that distracted drivers often display the same characteristics that drunk drivers do. For instance, if drivers are distracted, they will not be focused on the road and their reaction times will be slower. While cellphone use often gets the most attention when it comes to distracted driving, there are several behaviors that can lead to distractions behind the wheel.

Burns are difficult injuries to handle

Being burned is a horrible accident that leads to a long recovery when the burn is a third-degree or fourth-degree burn. These burns damage tissues so healing is much more difficult. Getting the proper care quickly can make a big difference in how you fare after the burn occurs.

Severed body parts and the road to recovery

Many types of accidents can result in serious injuries. In some cases, a traumatic amputation is possible. Whether you are dealing with an amputated body part due to a car accident, malfunctioning farming equipment or some other accident, you have a long road to recovery ahead of you.

Beware of brain injuries if you've been in a car crash

The force of a car crash can have a host of repercussions on the body. These effects vary based on several factors related to the crash. Brain injuries are among the most common, and potentially life-changing, consequences of an accident on the roadways.

Many treatments can come in the aftermath of a spinal cord injury

After a spinal cord injury, the medical care you receive is likely going to seem like it is moving quickly. In the past, doctors thought that it was important to allow the spinal cord to recover before any treatments were done to it. Now, this isn't the case.

Truckers exhibiting unsafe driving methods are dangerous

The highways and interstates around Belleville are usually filled with semitrucks. Making sure that you stay safe around these vehicles is imperative. One thing that you can do is to watch these rigs to make sure that you don't spot anything amiss.

How workers' compensation can help if your loved one dies at work

When someone in your family works in a high-risk business, such as manufacturing, farming or construction, you probably worry every day about the potential for an injury at work. People get hurt on the job every day in Illinois, some much worse than others. A work-related injury can leave someone unable to return to work for a long time. For some people, however, the reality is that a work injury actually costs the life of someone they love.

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