In September 2018, a construction worker was struck and killed by a car that drove into closed lanes on Interstate 294. This incident occurred only a few days before the anniversary of a similar crash that resulted in the death of another worker on the same interstate in 2017. The Chicago Tribune reported that Illinois sees 4,800 work zone crashes every year.
Anyone who finds themselves in a hospital or other healthcare facility in Illinois is likely to be fairly nervous about the situation. A health scare can be intimidating, leaving a patient in the hands of what they hope will be competent medical professionals. Unfortunately, our readers who are familiar with previous posts here know that medical malpractice does occur, with alarming frequency.
There are many different types of injuries that Chicago area residents might suffer in an accident, but a traumatic brain injury is probably one of the most debilitating in the long-term. Sure, broken bones and lacerations take a long time to heal, but a traumatic brain injury - or "TBI" - might never fully heal. So, what can our readers expect if they or a loved one suffers a TBI in an accident?
Fatality rates for passenger car and semi-truck accidents are high. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 66 percent of passenger vehicle occupants end in fatality.