Archive, June 2013.

The best way to prevent car accidents is to be proactive. In regards to automobile accidents, wearing a seat belt, using signals and keeping the car up to date on maintenance are all ways to help. However, accidents are bound to happen and damages incurred. Some might even be inflicted with personal injuries and sustain serious damage to the brain, neck and spine. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the cause for 5.3 million people living with disabilities. 50,000 people die from it and over 230,000 are hospitalized. The leading cause is car accidents.Many people walk away from accidents …
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Dennis Quaid and his estranged wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid are reportedly calling off their divorce and getting back together again.Although the couple filed for divorce in Nov. 2012, it has been reported that they have reconciled their differences. There is one major issue however, the couple has already signed all of the divorce documents, which means that the split will soon become official.According to a celebrity divorce attorney, the couple’s next move will be based on whether or not a judge has already signed the divorce papers or not.
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Many people who are involved in domestic violence are convinced that it is the correct way to live and that they deserve the abuse or that the person whom they are abusing deserves it. Domestic abuse, however, is never okay, no matter what the situation is.
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When going through a divorce, it is important not to get wrapped up in your own stresses and emotions and forget the needs of your children.  Children can be greatly affected by the stresses and worries of a divorce, and they need to be treated with care.  One very important step is knowing how to approach breaking the news to your children about your divorce.Once your decision to get a divorce is finalized, don’t put off telling your kids the big news.  Try to have both parents present, if it’s possible.  When talking to them, don’t include any feelings of anger, guilt, or blame…
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Working and the wear and tear of your body is normal in everyday living. But when your job is adding to the stress on your body, it can become unbearable. Professions from factory workers to fire fighters to construction workers all have important roles in our society, often at the price of their backs. When the pain is too much or debilitating, wages can be lost and the effect of the injuries can go so far as to hurt businesses and the economy.
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Divorce isn’t easy. It’s rarely kind, and more often than not emotions of hurt, disappointment, and anger surface in an ugly way. The idea that you could keep your divorce amiable by attempting to stifle these emotions may be too simplistic, but, according to the Huffington Post, there are some easy things you can do to keep your divorce from heading deep into the abyss of irreconcilability. These are especially important tips if you’re divorcing from a partner with whom you have children—it may sound cliché, but allowing your children to keep a healthy relationship with your ex is …
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An 18 year-old Barrington Hills man is being held on $100,000 bond “following a March 3 crash that killed a 61-year-old Elgin man and seriously injured his fiancée,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Karsten Eilersten is facing charges of aggravated DUI involving death and aggravated DUI involving great bodily harm. These are both Class 4 felonies in Illinois. According to the Illinois State Police Department, in convicted, Eilersten faces a minimum of one-year loss of full driving privileges, a maximum fine of $25,000, and possible imprisonment for up to 12 years.  According to the …
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Everyone’s excited to get close to the water with the onset of summer, but with an increase of boaters out and about in the Chicago area, there’s an increase of the possibility of accidents. A grisly reminder of this came in mid-June when David Hatyina, 51, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2012 boating accident that claimed the life of 10-year-old Tony Borica, according to MyFoxChicago. Hatyina, according to Fox, “pleaded guilty to operating this boat under the influence of alcohol and cocaine” when he ran over the child last summer. The sentencing came after two days of…
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There are several different laws to be aware of if you are looking to file for a medical malpractice lawsuit; many of these laws vary state to state. It is important to be aware of the statue of limitations when filing for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The statue of limitations is the amount of time allotted for the plaintiff to file for a lawsuit against a health care provider. The statue of limitations for medical malpractices is one of the shortest and most severe out of any other lawsuit. The plaintiff, also, has to go through several different steps that they need to fulfill before they…
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During a divorce, one of the most contentious issues involves money matters.  Both spouses contribute to the financial estate of the marriage regardless of what their profession is.  But it is difficult to have that same feeling during the process of divorce and the division of property.That is why it is necessary to take steps to protect yourself before seeking a divorce.  The first step is to become better about your individual finances.  If you do not have an income it will be a good idea to seek one. You will have the benefit of having a job when you become single and also teach you …
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A recent research study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Safety Administration reveals several common causes for trucking accidents. The size and weight of trucks can leave incredible devastation in the path of an accident. This particular study involved nearly 1,000 crashes involving trucks across 17 states, and unsurprisingly, the majority of accidents were caused by trucks and a smaller vehicle.One of the leading causes for truck crashes fell into the category of driver-related issues. This category includes issues related to the drivers focus …
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There are all sorts of unprecedented threats to marriages in today’s busy and less than traditional society, and new research suggests that social networking could be one of them. According to the Huffington Post, a new study “which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, found that people who use Facebook excessively (interpreted by the researchers as checking it more than hourly) are more likely to “experience Facebook-related conflict with their romantic partners, which then may cause negative relationship outcomes …
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Ending a marriage is not something that is easy to do. A couple who no longer wants to live together but want to remain married may opt instead to pursue a legal separation.The legal separation does not put an official end to the marriage as a divorce does. The terms of a separation are handled in the same manner as a divorce. Issues of child support, custody, visitation, as well as spousal support will be discussed. A separation agreement can also protect certain assets. There will be an order that is put into place by the court that must be adhered to, just like a divorce.There are several …
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Throughout everyone’s romantic life, there are sad moments when important people leave.  While the stress can leave you feeling lonely, angry, mad and other emotions, it can also have an effect on your wellbeing.  During a divorce, the stakes are even higher because it is a family that is changing not just a relationship.A divorce can result in heightened stress levels, especially if the process takes a long time.  The body releases cortisol in times of anxiety as a way to deal with the fight or flight response.  Over a long amount of time, the cortisol can create negatively affect …
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If you are in a car accident and you don’t have proof of insurance to show officials, many issues can arise.  Here in the state of Illinois, we have some of the most severe penalties for those who are caught driving without car insurance.According to a recent article, if you are caught driving without insurance in Illinois the court can suspend your driver’s license for three months.  The court also has the power to fine you as well as add points to your driver’s license.Specifically, if you are in a car accident and do not have car insurance, you will be faced with some heavy …
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In the state of Illinois, and in most states, premises liability can be a very serious subject.  When you own property, you are faced with many responsibilities.  These responsibilities not only include things like lawn care and general upkeep, but also making sure that the property is free of any hazardous or dangerous conditions that could lead to an injury.  However, there are also a few different requirements that must be met in order for a property owner to be held liable.
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