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Motor vehicle accidents: 6 injured during crash at bus stop

A collision that took place at a bus stop in Illinois has reportedly left multiple individuals with severe injuries, two of whom were children. While waiting at a bus stop, individuals may rely on nearby drivers to take every precaution to remain in the lanes of traffic, as they likely stand little chance of moving out of the path of a fast moving vehicle. When the fallout of motor vehicle accidents spill over onto nearby pedestrians, the results can be cataclysmic.

According to reports, the incident occurred as several individuals were waiting at a bus stop at around 9 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. While many of the details concerning the initial crash remain unclear, police advised that as many as four vehicles were involved. The initial impact reportedly forced multiple vehicles to veer off the road and crash into the bus stop.

Motor vehicle accidents: Interstate collision kills 1 in Illinois

With the high rate of speed at which vehicles travel on the interstate, even one minor error in judgment or a slight deviation in direction could prove disastrous. Motor vehicle accidents that occur at excessive speeds also run a greater risk of leaving those involved with long-term or permanent injuries, or worse. A 57-year-old man was killed during a recent accident that took place on an interstate in Illinois.

According to reports, the accident took place just before 8 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. According to initial investigations, the man was driving northbound on a local interstate when another vehicle suddenly crashed into his car and forced it to veer off the road and strike a concrete barrier. A third vehicle struck his car shortly thereafter and the impact on this crash caused the car to overturn and come to a rest upside down.

The time change could be a hazard to your health

When the time changes in the spring, it results in more daylight hours, and it's a clear indication that summer is just around the corner. Many people in Illinois look forward to this, but they also know that this means they will lose an hour of sleep. By moving the clocks ahead, everyone gets one less hour of rest in a night. 

This lost hour doesn't just affect a person for that one night or the next morning. The time change can affect a person for weeks as he or she adjusts to new sleep patterns and driving in the mornings when it's darker. Because of these reasons, there is a spike in fatal car accidents following the week after the time change. 

Types of spinal cord injuries a person may experience in a crash

A car accident can change your life in an instant, especially if you suffered a serious injury in the crash. Spinal cord injuries are a common result of serious auto collisions, and they have the ability to leave an Illinois victim unable to work, move, walk or function independently. 

If you suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, it's likely that you are experiencing pain, limitations and other issues. There are different types and degrees of severity with spinal cord injuries, but any damage to the spine is serious. You may find it helpful to learn more about your injury and your recovery needs if you determine it is beneficial to move forward with a personal injury claim in the future. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Rear-end crash in Illinois proves fatal

Drivers who fail to allow sufficient space between their vehicles and others nearby might not always be fully prepared to react to certain scenarios. Motor vehicle accidents that take place when a vehicle crashes into the rear-end of another car can prompt a chain reaction of events that places the safety of those involved in jeopardy. One person has died following a recent rear-end collision that forced a vehicle to crash through a barrier and erupt into flames in Illinois.

Authorities say they responded to reports of the crash just after 2 a.m. on a recent Friday. According to reports, the incident occurred when for reasons unknown, the driver of a car suddenly crashed into the rear-end of a nearby vehicle on a local interstate. The impact of the crash forced the second vehicle to crash through concrete barriers and become engulfed in flames after crossing onto nearby railroad tracks.

Let's Talk About Medical Malpractice With Attorney Mark Mathys

Today we sit down with attorney Mark Mathys to talk about Medical Malpractice cases. Medical malpractice often results in devastating injuries that have a serious, long-term impact on victims. These cases can be difficult to pursue, but Mark, and all the lawyers at Mathys & Schneid, believe in seeking justice when the negligence of a trusted medical professional causes immense harm.

Motor vehicle accidents: Interstate crash injures 2, kills 1

With the average rate of speed at which most vehicles travel on the interstate, it can take little more than a moment for a potential hazard to turn into a disaster. Motor vehicle accidents that take place under similar circumstances can be catastrophic incidents that could leave those involved with life-altering or even fatal injuries. A recent collision that took place on an interstate in Illinois has left two individuals with severe injuries and claimed the life of a 62-year-old man.

Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the crash just after 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations indicate the incident took place after the driver of a northbound vehicle suddenly lost control and veered across the median. The vehicle proceeded to enter the opposite lanes of traffic before colliding head-on with a southbound pickup truck.

Motor vehicle accidents: 6 injured, 1 killed in recent collision

When a driver loses control of a vehicle and crosses into oncoming traffic, other drivers nearby may be left scrambling to react and steer out of its path. In some cases, maneuvering away from a vehicle that suddenly emerges from the opposite lane could prove difficult at best, and motor vehicle accidents stemming from such negligence could place the safety of everyone nearby at risk. One person was killed and several others suffered severe injuries during a recent car accident that took place after a vehicle drifted across the median in Illinois.

Authorities say they received reports of the incident just before 1 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. They say the accident occurred when, for reasons unknown, the driver of an eastbound truck suddenly lost control and veered across the median. Upon entering oncoming lanes, the truck proceeded to side-swipe a car before colliding head-on with a third vehicle.

What you need to know about the risk of spinal cord injury

A serious injury can change a person's life in many ways. From the medical bills to the physical impairment, it can have a far-reaching effect into multiple areas of a person's daily activities and financial security. This is particularly true for individuals who suffered a spinal cord injury.

Injuries to the spine can be particularly serious, often causing permanent damage. There are different types of injuries to the spine, but an Illinois victim can experience difficult circumstances emotionally, physically, financially and mentally as they seek to adjust to their new normal. If you or a loved one suffered an injury to this part of the body, it may be helpful to learn more about the potential impacts and what you can do as you try and put your life back together.

Do e-cigarette users have a higher chance of health problems?

Vaping is a popular trend at the moment, but it is also a controversial topic. There are many reasons to believe that this seemingly benign activity is actually quite dangerous, as there is ever-increasing evidence that links this activity to various health complications. Many people believe that vaping is a safer alternative to smoking, but that is likely not the case. 

The findings of recent studies link vaping with an increased chance of heart attack and stroke. E-cigarettes are actually much more dangerous than consumers believe, which is concerning because people who are at risk may be completely unaware. In fact, many in Illinois think vaping is a safe way to reduce their tobacco consumption and eventually stop smoking traditional cigarettes.

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  • Mar 16

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    Read More
  • Mar 05

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    When the time changes in the spring, it results in more daylight hours, and it's a clear indication that summer is just around the corner. Many people in Illinois look forward to this, but they also know that this means...

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