Auto accidents are among the leading causes of brain injuries, accounting for approximately 14 percent of all non-fatal concussions and about 26 percent of all brain injury fatalities. With more than 2.5 million cases per year, that “small” percentage equates to thousands of TBI sufferers each year. If you have experienced an auto-accident-related brain injury, the following information will help you understand the risks and your right to compensation.
When divorce involves children, the aura of the situation illuminates an entirely different hue. Beyond the dissolution of marriage is the parental responsibility of both parents preparing for their children’s health, economic, and overall wellbeing. These concerns are often addressed under each state’s family law guidelines and statutes. For the pre-divorce couple residing in Illinois, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS) provides structural guidelines and statutes regarding child support and visitation under Part VI, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities.
Even as summer draws to a close, it is still wise to practice “safe sun” as skin cancer remains the most common type of cancer in this country. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 76,000 new cases of melanoma in the United States this year with an estimated 10,000 people losing their battle against the disease.
Sustaining an injury in a car accident as a result of another person’s negligence can be stressful and overwhelming; especially if the injury is a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries include a wide range of serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, or any other injuries that are permanent in nature. In some cases, the injuries sustained may not be noticed until after the accident, which can lead to the injury getting worse and more difficult to treat.
Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5), Section 505 is fully dedicated to the provisions and penalties of compliance to court-sanctioned child support orders. With upwards of 50 percent of American children witnessing the breakdown of their parents' marriage as well as the family dynamic, family law discussions involving child support and visitation schedules may very well reign as the primary focus of a family’s divorce.
Often overlooked, excused, or even blatantly denied, domestic abuse remains rampant across the United States despite recent awareness campaigns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every minute, 20 people, both male and female, experience some type of physical or psychological abuse by an intimate partner.
The minutes that follow a collision can feel like a blur. Once the accident happens, your mind and body are wrestling with shock and the compelling need to take some sort of immediate action. What you do not do after a car accident, however, can be just as important, if not more so, when it comes to protecting your best interests.
Our firm handles family law and personal injury matters for clients in Chicago and throughout the western suburbs including DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Cook County and the cities of Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Joliet, Kendall County, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Park, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Clarendon Hills, Oswego, Park Ridge, Roselle, St. Charles, Geneva, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wheaton, Western Springs, LaGrange, Winfield, Woodridge and Yorkville.