The accidental death of a loved on is a terrible, heartbreaking time for a family. What adds to the grief is the feeling that the death was avoidable. Does this qualify as wrongful death? It might help you and other Illinois residents to understand the basics of a wrongful death case.
There are three ways that pain and suffering damages are calculated in a personal injury claim. Typically, the greater the injuries, the greater the amount of compensation an individual can pursue. Pain and suffering include both the physical and emotional trauma that injuries from burns, falls, or automobile accident in Illinois can cause.
Being pregnant and giving birth should be one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But sometimes the birth experience results in a permanent injury to their newborn due to the failure of hospital staff or doctors to meet the expected standard of care.
Dangerous drug interactions are a considerable health crisis that can have severe, and even lethal consequences for patients. It is estimated that adverse drug reactions cause injuries to nearly 2 million people in the United States each year. Approximately 100,000 victims lose their lives. This makes adverse drug reactions a leading cause of death in the country, behind heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and accidents.
December and January are some of the most dangerous months for drivers and certain behaviors are responsible for causing the lion's share of accidents. There are plenty of driving dangers to be wary of as the holiday season approaches but drug or alcohol impairment, distractions, drowsiness and weather-related road conditions can create a dangerous wintry mix. When victims are injured due to the negligence of another party, an auto accident lawyer can help them hold the responsible parties accountable.