The holiday season is well underway. As you and your loved ones in Chicago get ready to enjoy the festivities, shop and travel to spend more time with family and friends, you should think about how commercial vehicle accidents can ruin your plans and change your lives.
If you suffer harm because of a person's or a company's actions, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Dealing with damages due to a defective product involves several aspects that differ from other types of personal injury claims.
You may already be aware of how dangerous trucks can be, especially when drugs and alcohol involved. The sheer size and weight of commercial vehicles are enough to make you leery when you drive near them on the roads. The thought of truckers driving while intoxicated is downright frightening.
When you entrust your mother, father or another loved one to the care of a nursing home, you trust what the representatives tell you: that your loved one will receive specialized care, he or she will be happy and your loved one’s well-being will be the top priority. It often comes as a shock when these claims are revealed to be untrue and abuse or neglect has occurred. Bruising, malnutrition and irritability are a few signs of such incidents.
As you consider placing your aging parent in a nursing home, one thing to remember is the possibility of abuse. Unfortunately, according to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, rates of abuse are significant, with neglect occurring at more than double the abuse rate. Most of these instances go unreported, however.
Obeying all traffic laws can significantly reduce the risk of getting into an accident with another passenger vehicle. However, basic safety standards are not enough to prevent severely damaging accidents with semitrucks in Chicago.
Many people contemplating a personal injury lawsuit want to know what type of compensation they might be able to get. Some plaintiffs wonder if they should ask for punitive damages.
If you have a loved one who has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you know how traumatic the entire process can be. From the abuse itself to the legal arguments to finding and trusting a new caretaker, it can take a toll on even the strongest individual.