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2 factors that make someone a risky driver

With the number of car accidents occurring in Chicago increasing, you may feel concern over the risky behaviors of others behind the wheel. Even those with a good driving record who are in the habit of obeying the speed limit may still be putting others in danger. 

How nursing home understaffing leads to abuse and neglect

Choosing a nursing home and then leaving your loved one there is never easy, but it can prove far less emotionally taxing when you have trust in the quality of care your loved one will receive. Regrettably, however, not all American nursing homes uphold the standards you would probably like, and part of the rampant problem lies in understaffing.

2 lesser-known causes of truck accidents you should know about

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. 

Product liability claims in Illinois

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.

Who is caring for your loved one in a nursing home?

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.

3 steps for preventing nursing home abuse

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.

The dangerous traits of semitrucks

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.

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