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Friends or not, personal injury claims might happen after crashes

Anytime Illinois residents get into their friends' cars, they put their lives in the drivers' hands. They expect the drivers to get them to their destinations unharmed. If that does not happen and an accident occurs, seriously injured passengers retain the right to file personal injury claims despite their friendships.

Personal injury claims include more than just car accidents

Car accidents happen all the time here in Illinois, just as they do elsewhere, so the probability that you know someone injured in one is high. You might hear your friend, acquaintance or loved one talk about filing a personal injury claim in connection with a car wreck, but you should know that such claims go beyond this one type of event. Many other incidents could give rise to such a claim.

How can I help protect my child from dog bites?

Being bitten by a dog can be a very traumatic experience for anyone and unfortunately, it is not an uncommon occurrence. It is estimated the 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually. Half of dog bite victims are children ranging from five to nine years of age. And as you would expect, a child is more likely to suffer an injury when bitten by a dog.

Falling objects can cause motor vehicle accidents, too

Not all crashes that take place here in Illinois or elsewhere result from two or more cars or trucks colliding. Objects falling off other vehicles onto the roadway cause some motor vehicle accidents. When the driver of another vehicle is unable to avoid the object or objects, a serious or deadly collision could result.

Getting Compensation For A Personal Injury

It is unfortunate that innocent people bear the brunt for other people's carelessness and negligence. In turn, the innocent person's physical and mental wellbeing is compromised, and the person is also stuck with medical bills, the trauma, and other extensive damages as well. A personal injury lawsuit presents itself when someone is involved in an accident due to the disregard of another person, and the accused can be held responsible in a court of law. It primarily focuses on determining the extent of liability of the accused party for the injuries of the plaintiff. Before proceeding to file a personal injury lawsuit, it is prudent to establish the particular cause of injury.

One sure thing about motor vehicle accidents is unpredictability

A two-fold meaning exists to that statement. First, no one in Illinois or elsewhere can predict whether a car accident will occur. Sure, conditions might be right for one to happen, but whether it does remains a mystery. Second, there is no way to predict who will survive and who will walk away from many motor vehicle accidents.

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