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Many women face preventable childbirth complications

With the advances in modern medicine, most pregnant women in Illinois expect that their labor and delivery process will result in a healthy baby being born, with little to no issues. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 50,000 women annually will suffer serious or even near-fatal complications from childbirth. In fact, of the industrialized nations worldwide, the United States is the country with the highest maternal mortality rate.

Can a person in Illinois sue for a wintertime slip-and-fall?

Winter weather is coming to Illinois. This means the inevitable ice storms and even snow storms. While different areas of the state experience different types of winter weather, what everyone can agree on is that simply put, it is a hassle. It makes driving difficult but even more important it leaves even basic activities such as taking a walk difficult.

Truck crash claims the lives of 4, injures 10 more

Although winter weather is upon us, construction activities are still going on around Illinois, including projects on the interstate. While some people may get frustrated with the seemingly never-ending roadwork they encounter every day, it is important that motorists drive safely in construction zones. The failure to do so could lead to a catastrophic event, as one recent crash shows.

Helping with a personal injury claim after a car crash

The holidays are a busy time for travelers on Illinois' streets and highways. Sometimes the added traffic congestion simply means more traffic jams, which are a real headache for drivers stuck in them. However, with the increase in the number of cars on the road comes the increase in the chance that there will be auto accidents.

Dos and don'ts of ladder safety at construction sites

As a construction worker, there is a wide range of things you could encounter on the job. Some could have the potential to turn your life, and that of your family, upside-down. Among these are workplace falls. Injuries from such construction site accidents could change your life in a great many ways. This is among the reasons why compensation issues can be such critical ones for construction workers here in Illinois after workplace falls.

Five hospitalized in Illinois after man runs stop sign

It is an unfortunate fact that no one in Illinois is immune to the possibility that they may be involved in a motor vehicle accident. No matter how carefully a person drives, there will always be those who drive recklessly, leading to accidents that could seriously injure innocent people.

What happens in Illinois when dogs go from friendly to fierce?

Dogs may be "man's best friend," but people in Illinois need to keep in mind that they are still animals. And, like any other animal, if they feel threatened in some way they may lash out and bite someone. Sometimes a dog doesn't even need to be threatened to bite, it may just be high-strung or playful. Regardless of the circumstances, people in Illinois are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that their dogs do not bite. If their dog does bite someone, the dog's owner could face liability for that person's injuries.

Motorcyclist injured in auto accident in Belleville

Motorcyclists in Illinois may be enjoying the weather the fall season has to offer, whether they are going on a scenic ride or simply commuting to and from work. However, it is important for motorists to pay attention to their surroundings, and this includes keeping an eye out for motorcyclists sharing the road. Motorcycle awareness is important, as motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries.

You deserve justice after an injury

There are countless types of minor injuries that we can experience throughout our lives. From falling down and scraping our knees to accumulating bruises from bumps and nudges, most of these injuries will heal and not present any long-term consequence. There are more serious injuries, however, that can affect a person for the rest of their life or, tragically, end a life completely. When these types of accidents and injuries happen due to the negligence of another party, justice must be sought.

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