Getting rear ended can take you by surprise. Most drivers never see the other car coming. Rear end accidents often present the same types of injuries. However, just because these injuries are common, does not mean that they are not painful or should not be compensated. Even the more minor injuries left by an accident can take months to fully heal.
As a woman under the age of 45, are you more likely to be killed by a stranger in a dark alley or by someone you know? According to a recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, 55 percent of killings in women under 45 were intimate partner violence-related. The CDC defines this as killings that occurred at the hands of a current or former partner or the partner’s family or friends. In the vast majority of these cases (93 percent), the assailant was an intimate partner or an ex. Perhaps surprisingly, strangers committed 16 percent of all female homicides in this group.
The adage that it “takes a village to raise a child” is making a comeback with limitations. Children learn an enormous amount of information and behaviors from their parents and guardians, but as they grow, children begin to watch the world around them. The truth is, to become well-rounded and functioning adults, children need guidance from positive adult role models around them. Naturally, the group of most trusted individuals remains within the family. When a couple is married or in a domestic partnership, the children involved often have two family trees. Deep-rooted bonds form, …
School is just around the corner, and many families are making plans to get their children ready to go back to their classes. Depending on how far away the school is for the student, he or she may have the opportunity to conveniently walk to school. However, the students who walk to school need to make sure they know how to navigate their route as safely and smoothly as possible. At the same time, individuals operating motor vehicles need to be aware of certain times when students are likely to walk to and from school.
The statistics that over 50 percent of marriages in the United States today end in divorce are grim, to say the least. The fact that the number is repeatedly brought to the forefront of our thoughts eventually has each of us questioning the stability of our relationship, regardless of the current situation. Once you start second-guessing, you begin to ponder and fret over every conversation and missed phone call. These are a few indicators of difficulty in a marriage which may require your immediate attention.
Many car accident victims are curious about punitive damages - and for good reason. Punitive damages are often awarded in large amounts, and Illinois does not cap punitive damages. It is not unheard of for punitive damages to reach millions of dollars, although they can be much lower depending on the facts of the case.
The dead beat dad has a negative connotation throughout society. The cliche mental picture of the full-grown man who, after a single night or even years of fun, impregnates a woman and walks away, out of both the lives of the mother and the future child. The legal system spends obscene amounts of money annually tracking these individuals, many times to no avail. While there are men out there hiding from their responsibilities, there are many others who do everything possible to become a part of their child's life. Sometimes, people jump through hoops to have a legal connection with their …
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may think that your case is straightforward and that it is obvious that you deserve compensation for your losses. Sometimes this can be the case, but often, in order to get you a full recovery, the case becomes more complicated and requires the use of accident litigation professionals.
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