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IL injury lawyerWhen the nerves contained with a person’s spinal column or backbone are damaged, the injury does not only affect the specific injury site. The damage may also interrupt the flow of nerve signals from the brain to the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury may lead to intense pain, loss of motor function, breathing problems, incontinence, loss of sexual function, and much more. After suffering a spinal injury, a person’s life may never again be the same. If you or someone you care about has suffered a spinal cord injury after being in an auto accident, slip and fall accident, workplace accident, or other incident, you may be curious about your legal options. In some cases, a personal injury claim may enable a spinal cord injury victim to recover compensation for the losses incurred by his or her injury.

Reimbursement for Your Medical Bills, Disability, Lost Income, and More

If another party’s reckless, negligent, or unlawful actions resulted in your spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You may be reimbursed for your:

  • Past Medical Expenses and Ongoing Medical Treatment: This may include the costs of your emergency room treatment, ambulance transportation, hospitalization, surgery, prescription medication, and more. You may also receive reimbursement for your ongoing rehabilitate care such as physical therapy. A major spinal cord injury does not only cause physical harm. It can also result in significant emotional and psychological trauma. The costs associated with any mental health treatment, counseling, or therapy may also be included in your personal injury award.
  • Lost Income and Lost Earning Capacity: You have likely missed a great deal of work due to your injuries. Your injuries may also prevent you from ever returning to your previous line of work. A personal injury claim may help you recover compensation for your lost wages as well as the loss of any associated benefits, commissions, and bonuses. You may also be compensated for the decrease in your ability to earn income.
  • Disability: As a result of your spine injury, you may be left with partial or full paralysis or other incapacities that dramatically affect your lifestyle. If so, you may be entitled to compensation for the costs associated with home modifications needed to make your home wheelchair accessible and for any medical assistance or nursing home care you require.
  • Pain and Suffering: You may receive compensation for your physical suffering and mental anguish. Non-economic damages such as these are often difficult to quantify, but your attorney will help gather evidence that shows the extent of your physical and psychological pain.

Contact a Waukegan Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

A spine injury can have life-altering consequences. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, contact Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. to learn about your legal options. Call our office at 847-662-3303 and schedule your free consultation with one of our accomplished Lake County injury lawyers today.

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Large trucks present special dangers to others on the road due to their size. Trucks usually weigh 20 to 30 times that of a passenger car. When truck accidents occur, the occupants of the truck are less likely to be hurt than those in passenger cars. In representing victims of truck accidents, our firm sees several common factors that contribute to truck wrecks, including:

  1. Driver fatigue. Due to demanding schedules, truck drivers are often overworked. Even though there are strict requirements about how long a driver can operate, drivers flout these regulations so that they can meet their deadlines.
  2. Improper maintenance or defective parts. Drivers and trucking fleets are responsible for regular maintenance. Tire blowouts are one dangerous condition that can occur if a truck is not properly serviced. Brakes are another part that must be kept in good repair.
  3. Distracted driving. Because of the length of time drivers must operate, driving distracted is a real risk. Whether talking on the phone or surfing the internet, such a habit can take a driver’s eyes off the road.
  4. Driver inexperience. Even though drivers must be properly licensed, such a license does not mean they have mastery of operating an 18-wheeler. Also, a driver may run into conditions such as rain or snow that he or she is not familiar with.
  5. Improper cargo loading. Loads must be properly secured, and truck trailers must be properly weighted. Also, trucks are sometimes overloaded making it harder to brake.

Dangers 18-Wheelers Pose to Others

It is important to understand that most fatalities in accidents involving tractor-trailers are the occupants of passenger vehicles. The size of the truck makes everyone else on the road vulnerable.

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Illinios accident lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illnois personal injury attorney,Car accidents in Illinois can cause bodily injury or death. According to the most recent data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 296,049 car accidents in the state in 2014. In about 20 percent of the crashes, injuries were sustained. In 845 car accidents that year, at least one person died.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident where someone else is at fault, the law provides that you are entitled to compensation for your loss. Damages can include a family’s grief, sorrow, and mental suffering. These damages must be asserted in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Have Certain Requirements

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Illinois bike accident attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,Summer is here, which means more people are engaging in outdoor activities such as bicycling. While bike riding is an enjoyable activity, it can be dangerous, particularly for those riding their bikes at night. In fact, the pedestrian/cyclist fatality rate is three times higher at night. While it is recommended you ride your bike only during the day, for many that is not possible. If you often do bike at night, you should take certain precautions to avoid a collision with a car or other vehicle.

Prevent Accidents with Cars
  1. Do not ride on busy streets. The more traffic there is on the road, the more likely you will get into an accident with a vehicle. If you can, avoid riding your bike on busy intersections and highways. Speeding cars and distracted drivers can confuse you or cause you to panic — especially at night — which can result in an accident.
  2. Follow road safety rules and laws. You should not ride your bike against the direction of traffic. You should also adhere to all pavement markings and signs, such as pedestrian crosswalks or yield signs. Adhering to road laws will not only keep you out of trouble with law enforcement but will also keep you, and those around you, safe.
  3. Wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet may be one of the most essential safety measures you can take when riding your bicycle. The Journal of Pediatrics conducted a study of U.S. bicyclists who were injured or killed in accidents between 1999 and 2009. The study compared the injury and fatality rates among bicyclists who were age 16 or younger in states that require them to wear helmets to death and injury rates in states that do not require minors to wear helmets. The study found that in states with helmet laws, the injury rate among minors was about 20 percent lower than in states with no helmet laws.
  4. Make sure others can see you. Place reflective decals or stickers, lights, and reflectors on your bike. Avoid wearing dark clothing. Studies show that pedestrians who wear dark clothing are less likely to be seen by drivers. The better drivers and pedestrians can see you, the safer you will be while riding on the road.

Sometimes, no amount of safety precautions will prevent an accident from occurring. Crashes between bicycles and cars can be caused by several factors such as driver negligence, bicycle or auto defects, drunk driving, etc. If you believe any one of these factors caused an accident between you and a driver, contact the skilled Lake County personal injury lawyers at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C.. You may be able to be compensated for your injuries and any property damage.  Call us at 847-662-3303, or contact us via email.

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Illinois injury attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,It happens every year: as spring morphs into summer and the growing season begins, tractors and other large farm machinery take to the fields. They also take to the roads. Unfortunately, auto accidents involving farm machinery also increases during this time of year. Learn more about how to avoid such accidents, and what your options might be if one does occur, with help from the following information.

Sharing the Road with Farm Machinery

There is little more frustrating than being late for work or an appointment and finding yourself stuck behind slow-moving farm machinery. As your stress mounts, you may be tempted to go around. Be careful! This is one of the most common ways that accidents involving farm machinery occur. Hills, curves, stress, and limited vision all contribute to this devastating type of accident.

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