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Lake County boat accident lawyer

With temperatures rising here in the greater Chicago area, thousands of Illinoisans are gearing up to take their boats out on the water. From Lake Michigan to Lake Potawatomi, Illinois is home to some of the nation’s most beautiful boating opportunities. Unfortunately, boating accidents are common. If you or a loved one are injured in a boating accident, contact an experienced legal team as soon as possible. 

Boating Accident Statistics 

Throughout 2017, approximately 4,300 recreational boating accidents occurred in the United States. In many of those accidents, passengers were severely injured. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2,629 boaters suffered injuries that required medical attention in 2017. Of those injured, 658 ultimately died due to their injuries. 

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Posted on in Bus Accident Injury

Lake County school bus accident lawyer, school bus accidents, school bus safety tips, child bus safety, personal injury claimFall is back to school season, and as students return to their studies, many of them will be traveling to and from school via bus. While school buses provide a number of safety features, children may still be at risk in school bus accidents.

In order to avoid injuries, drivers and parents should practice the following safety tips around school buses.

Safety Tips for Drivers

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Illinois injury attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois bicycle accident lawyer,The moment you find yourself in a car accident, the initial shock that takes over makes it difficult to focus on the necessary, immediate steps you need to take to protect yourself. Not only is it crucial to act quickly in order to protect your safety and the safety of your vehicle’s passengers, it is also important for the protection of your rights. Once the collision is over and the aftermath begins, the clock is ticking. Everything you do - or do not do - in the minutes following the crash may work for or against you later on, in a court of law.

Knowing When to Seek Help

It is not unusual for car crash victims to want to rush the process and hurry home immediately after the collision. This can be dangerous for a number of reasons, the most obvious being that you may have incurred injuries during the collision that do not reveal themselves until hours or even days later. There are other reasons to consider staying put and seeking help before you leave the scene, however. Here are four signs that indicate it is a good idea to seek legal help following a car accident:

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Illinois accident attorney, Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer, Illinois car crash lawyer,Over the years, countless studies and surveys have been compiled investigating the patterns that lead to the most car accidents and injuries on our roadways. Safety experts, authorities, and roadway engineers alike all benefit from such statistics, as these facts help paint a vivid picture of what the true hazards are out on the highways, allowing us all to better understand how and where we can work to prevent fatal collisions and life-changing injuries.

Common Collision Predictors

Out of the many studies that have been conducted on the causes behind car crashes, however, specific factors have emerged that are proven to be consistent predictors of collision. Nearly all of these factors are somehow related to dangerous driving behaviors, although others are simply tied to natural hazards, such as bad weather and the elements. Most often, though, it is a combination of these factors that ultimately leads to an increase in accident and injury incidences.

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Posted on in Car Accidents

Illinois accident attorney, Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois car crash lawyer,Every day on our Illinois roadways, an overwhelming number of drivers experience car accident and injury, leaving them to face a barrage of health and financial challenges in the collision aftermath. According to the Illinois State Police, more than one million U.S. annual crashes are due to distracted driving incidents alone, not counting crashes due to intoxication and other factors. Every time we decide to ride in a vehicle, we place ourselves at risk. While taking proper safety precautions - like wearing our seatbelt and refraining from talking on the phone while driving - can increase our chances of remaining safe in the event of an accident, we are still susceptible to a variety of injuries upon impact.

Ongoing Conditions often Triggered by Collision

Collision-related injuries can be very tricky to detect, predict, and treat. Even with a full physical exam immediately after the accident, certain injuries may not be discovered right away. It is not uncommon for these injuries to give way to long-term, chronic conditions that develop later on, sometimes days or weeks after the initial accident took place. This is especially true for injuries related to the muscles or nerves, which do not always reveal themselves in full scope until some time after the collision.

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