If you have been injured in a car accident, the stress of the incident, dealing with your injuries and potentially a long recovery can all create problems for you and your family. But, what if red tape makes the situation even more difficult for you? This can happen when an insurance company of the party who caused your injuries attempts to settle your case for a sum that is far less than you need to put your life back on track. Insurance companies have a notorious reputation for making “lowball” offers to avoid litigation which could result in a greater payout for you.
It appears as the American dream of marriage, owning a home and bringing the average of 2.5 children into the world, may be a shrinking violet. As millennials are pushing the marital age limits to 27 for women and 29 for men, the iconic picture of the traditional household is changing, especially when it comes to bringing a child into the fold. Taken from U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the number of two-parent households with children has declined by 20 percent since the 1970s.
When you first learn to drive in DuPage Henry County or elsewhere in Illinois, your “education” may come not only from formal driver’s education classes but also from anecdotes and bits of wisdom shared by friends and family members. Some of these stories and pieces of advice can be helpful. Others, however, are incorrect, however, and can lead drivers to make errors in judgment that can either lead to car crashes or jeopardize the rights of an injured accident victim. Some of the more prevalent myths and inaccurate advice regarding Illinois car crashes include:
No matter the circumstances, a divorce is an emotionally charged event in the lives of two people deciding to dissolve their marriage, but a divorce with a high-conflict personality can be especially challenging.
With both female and male millennials opting against traditional marriage, CBS News is now reporting that millennial men are having even a more difficult time tying the knot. With marriage rates on a downward trend since the decade of protests and cultural change, economists are acknowledging that within a dwindling economy, men with less than stellar salaries are experiencing dwindling marital prospects.
According to data from Distraction.gov, the Official U.S. Government Website for Distracted Driving, there were more than 3,000 deaths and some 431,000 injuries caused by distracted driving in 2014. That was the same year that Illinois enacted its hands-free cell phone law which required drivers to use their phones hands-free—i.e. Bluetooth, speakerphone, etc.—or face a fine. Sadly, Illinois police say the ban has done little to improve safety on the road and that most drivers continue to ignore the ban. What does this mean for other motorists, particularly when it comes to the risk of …
With the spring season now upon us, people throughout the region will undoubtedly be looking to stretch their legs and leave winter behind them. Stores and retail outlets are likely to see a boost in sales over the next few weeks and months, but with more customers out and about, there will also be an increased risk of shopping injury. Wet floors, tripping hazards like extension cords, and falling merchandise can all pose serious threats to shoppers. Fortunately, the legal system provides protection—known as premises liability—for those injured on the property of another. At its most …
It is estimated that in Western cultures, up to 90 percent of the population will make one of the most important decisions of a lifetime - to tie the knot. But it is almost impossible to escape the staggering statistics that 40 to 50 percent of all American couples will face divorce.
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