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Tragedy strikes in recent collision, leaving one person dead

Hit-and-run collisions can be some of the worst circumstances in which to lose a loved one. Not only does the unexpected event end in a tragic death, but the person responsible for the death flees the scene, making those involved wonder if the culprit will ever be located and held responsible for such reckless behavior. In a recent tragic and deadly collision in Chicago, the hit-and-run driver was located.

According to the reports, the incident in question occurred on April 28 on Interstate 55 in the early morning hours. The reports indicate that three young friends had been out that evening celebrating one of their birthdays and were in an Uber ride, a Hyundai sedan being driven by a 47-year-old man. The Hyundai was struck from behind by an Infiniti being driven by a 22-year-old man. The Hyundai reportedly burst into flames in the immediate aftermath of the collision.

Illinois cracks down on distracted driving

Even though car usage is down across the state of Illinois, fatal motor vehicle accidents are on the rise. And Illinois State Police distracted driving is a leading contributor to the increasing number of deaths on the roadways.

In an effort to curb distracted driving, state troopers are making more traffic stops and issuing more tickets to people using their phones behind the wheel. Police have already issued almost 4,000 tickets for distracted driving across the Chicago area in 2019 alone.

When is it safe to stop using your child’s car seat?

There are many reasons that you might want to move on from your child’s first car seat. Maybe you are tired of carrying it around all the time and buckling it yourself. Or maybe your baby is getting fussy because they’ve grown out of it.

Whatever your reason is, you should know that Illinois has legal requirements for every type of car seat. To keep your child safe and avoid a ticket, make sure you use the proper seat for your child.

Know what caused the truck accident that left you injured

For anyone in the Chicago area who is involved in a serious car accident, the first question is usually the same for everyone: What happened? The vast majority of motor vehicle accidents happen without a moment's notice, and these accidents - particularly if they involve large vehicles like semi-trucks - can cause a massive amount of damage and serious injuries for those involved. When Chicago area residents are involved in a truck accident, they need to know what caused the accident in the first place.

Reckless driving of any type could cause a serious truck accident. Many truck drivers feel pressured to make their deliveries on time - or ahead of schedule. The result? They speed. A semi-truck going the speed limit is dangerous enough, but one that is traveling at an excessive speed can seem like an unstoppable freight train, without the benefit of tracks to keep in on course. Many truck accidents are caused every year due to speeding truck drivers.

Faulty medical devices and products liability claims

When people in the Greater Chicago area think about products liability claims and defective products, they probably think about airbags and baby cribs, items that have, in previous years, been defective, led to deaths and injuries and have been subject to recall.

However, while there are certainly numerous consumer goods that are pumped into the market each year, which may present a danger to people throughout the country, faulty medical devices may actually be the greatest cause for concern. Why? Because these types of devices are specifically designed and marketed as something that will enhance or stabilize a person's health, not cause injuries or death.

What type of medical malpractice might happen to you?

There are millions of people who live in the Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area, and many of them will require significant medical treatment at some point in their lives. Although we all almost universally expect that the medical care we receive from doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals will be top-notch, our readers who are familiar with previous posts here know that isn't always the case. Medical malpractice occurs with alarming frequency in America. So, if you are worried about the worst-case scenario, what type of medical malpractice do you have to worry about?

To begin, misdiagnosis is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. When a misdiagnosis occurs, this means that a healthcare professional made a mistake in determining what exactly the patient's medical condition is. Such a mistake - or a delay in making the right diagnosis - can cause significant health problems for the patient or even result in death.

Police hunting for driver in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run

There are millions of pedestrians near the roads and streets in the greater Chicago area on any given day. Although many drivers take precautions to make sure that they do not endanger these pedestrians, not all drivers operate their vehicles with the highest level of care. This fact was on full display in a recent tragic accident.

According to the reports, a 50-year-old pedestrian who was walking on the northwest side of Chicago in the Cragin neighborhood was struck by a red Volkswagen. The man died at the scene as a result. To make matters worse, the red Volkswagen was driven away from the scene, and now law enforcement officials are on the hunt for this reckless driver.

Proving your case after a truck accident in Chicago

Some of our readers in the Chicago area may think that proving a personal injury claim based on a truck accident is just the same as a car accident case. However, this is not entirely accurate. Truck accidents, particularly those involving large trucks such as semis, can be quite a bit more complicated than car accident cases that involve two passenger vehicles, for example.

Anyone who has been involved in a truck accident can probably appreciate the unique danger that these vehicles present to others on the road. Although the vast majority of truck drivers are specially trained to handle these large vehicles, that special training doesn't prevent truck accidents from happening. A truck driver may be drowsy due to logging long hours making deliveries, or the truck driver could be driving a vehicle that is unsafe due to an unsecured or overly heavy load.

Knowing the critical issues in a medical malpractice case

Many of our readers in Chicago probably know that medical malpractice cases can be among the most difficult lawsuits to prove. After all, these types of cases can involve highly technical medical terms, which can be enough to make any given person's head spin trying to make sense of it all. That is why it is so important for victims of medical malpractice to know the critical issues that will arise in their legal claim.

For example, is the victim able to exactly pinpoint what went wrong and when with their medical treatment? Is it possible to determine the right defendants to name in the lawsuit? Was more than one party responsible for the incident? Can the issue be corrected? How much compensation should be sought?

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