People of all walks of life may find themselves suffering from an injury that is someone else's responsibility. Whether you are a businessperson, teacher, farmer, union laborer, artist, or any number of other occupations, you may suffer an injury just about anywhere, at any time.
In the blink of an eye, your life - or the life of a loved one - can change. It is likely that you or a family member will be involved in an accident at some point during your life.
Are you a seasonal employee in Illinois? Does your boss refer to you as an independent contractor or pay you cash under the table?
Data recently released by homeowners' insurance provider State Farm reveals that Illinois was second only to California for the number of dog bite claims seen in 2015. Illinois pet owners and dog bite victims filed a record number of claims last year. While the number of dog bite claims fell for most states around the country, and for every other state in the top 10, they rose in Illinois.
We have all seen THAT driver on the road - the one who swerves out of the lane, drives erratically or stops suddenly to narrowly avoid disaster. Some of us have probably sworn at that driver. And we may not like to admit it, but many of us have also been that driver at some point. As construction season begins in Illinois, so does an increase in work zone accidents caused by speeding and inattention.
Spring in Illinois brings the planting and growing seasons for our state's farmers. It also can bring an increased number of car accident cases involving farm equipment, such as a tractor. That is why one local man is stressing the need for people to be aware that such slow moving vehicles are on our roadways.
An Illinois intersection that is the site of more car crashes than almost any other intersection in the state was the place where yet another crash occurred. The car accident was in Buffalo Grove and closed a local roadway for a short time. Now, officials are working to investigate the injury incident.
As drivers get behind the wheel of their vehicles each day, they may not realize the impact that their choices could have on other drivers. In this particular case, one driver took a course of action that eventually affected five other vehicles. The car accident took place in Oswego, Illinois, and appears to have been caused by driver negligence. The incident forced a shutdown of a major highway that lasted for several hours.
Car accidents can prove devastating for those who have to deal with their aftereffects. One Illinois car crash ended the life on a local woman recently. The 65-year-old was in the back seat of a car being driven by another woman when she was killed. The car accident happened in Madison County on a fall afternoon.
Details of a serious Illinois crash were few in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Illinois police are investigating to determine exactly what happened to cause three cars to be involved in a car accident on the Eisenhower Expressway. The crash occurred in the inbound direction as people began to enter the city in the early morning commute.