As summer temperatures start setting into Illinois, you may be getting ready to take a dip in the nearest pool as soon as possible. Unfortunately, pools can be very dangerous places. Today, we'll discuss some potential sources of injury to keep an eye out for.
Construction cranes – those impossibly tall, imposing structures that loom over buildings under construction – are so much a part of the background in Illinois cities that many people rarely notice them, even when they have been present on a worksite for some time. However, these giant cranes can pose a significant danger for not only construction workers, but anyone nearby if something goes wrong, as a recent accident illustrated.
Illinois residents who frequently work with ladders may forget how inherently dangerous they are, especially if they are used day in and out without any incident. However, falls from ladders can be extremely dangerous and may leave a person with severe, lasting damage.
When someone is behind the wheel, they may be injured in countless ways if they collide with another vehicle. Moreover, passengers also face these risks, and many lives have been thrown upside down due to auto accident injuries. Some injuries are less common, but also create many hardships for victims. For example, hand and wrist injuries have turned many lives upside down, and these injuries can take place in many ways when two vehicles collide.
One injury that is common among workers who do a lot of heavy lifting is disk herniation. However, this can affect anyone who does repetitive motions every day, as well as people who get in workplace incidents or crashes on the road.
As with all injuries of the spine, a disk herniation in Illinois is potentially serious. It may be helpful to understand what a disk herniation is, what causes it and what one can do to prevent it.
People fall all the time. Often, such accidents are not serious. They may result in some scrapes and bruises and a little embarrassment, but the person recoups and carries on without much thought about the incident. However, in some fall accidents, a person gets seriously injured. According to iMedPub, most serious falls happen to older adults who already have other health problems or who may have balance issues, so they fall harder.
On October 8, 2018, Hinigo Olvera, 67, struck and killed a pregnant woman near Lake Street and Park Avenue in Streamwood, Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Authorities say Olvera, who previously faced a DUI charge in 2013, was under the influence while driving his truck when he hit Aries Cobian, age 29, who was helping her cousin push their broken-down car along Lake Street. Cobian was 12 weeks pregnant at the time of the crash.
College life comes with a great deal of responsibility, as well as rites of passage. Many of these traditions, such as making new friends, joining a fraternity or sorority and drinking responsibly, are harmless and can help you create lifelong memories about your university experience. However, at the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we also know that some college traditions can be harmful, even when Illinois college students consider them harmless fun.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have numerous effects on a person. Along with physical complications, TBI is also associated with mental and emotions issues, some of which can persist indefinitely. If you or a loved one is suffering from a TBI, knowing the facts is crucial for getting the right treatment, as well as offering assistance if you wish to file an injury claim.