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During the winter season, black ice is a phenomenon that makes the roads much more dangerous than during the summer. According to research based on news media reports, there can be upwards of 400 deaths as a result of icy roads each winter across the country. Winter road conditions can increase the chances that you might be involved in a serious car accident. Knowing how to handle your own vehicle can help you stay in control.

Black ice can happen when freezing precipitation makes the road just look wet as opposed to coated in ice. It’s hard for drivers to tell the difference, which means that some might drive at a normal speed without their full attention on the road. Another danger of black ice is that it can be patchy over the course of a road, making it difficult to control a vehicle that suddenly enters a patch of black ice.

Those drivers who don’t proceed carefully can make the roads much more dangerous for everyone, because everyone should approach winter conditions with caution. Even individuals with a lot of experience with winter driving should be prepared to slow down or pull over if necessary. Black ice can even cause your car to spin out of control at speeds as low as 10 miles per hour.

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If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, it’s important to understand the official definition of this negligence and the next steps you need to take with regard to your case. You should never enter into negotiations with the individual doctor, clinic, or hospital involved in your case without the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney. Remember that hospitals and clinics have a great deal of experience in managing malpractice cases and are not looking out for your best interest in this situation. This is why it’s essential to have your own representation as soon as you believe that you have been a victim of medical malpractice.

In Illinois, the official definition of medical malpractice is professional negligence in the form of physician failure to carry out an applicable standard of care. This is measured by considering what any other professional would have done in the same situation. In order to be successful in a medical malpractice case, you must be able to demonstrate that the physician or medical professional did not exercise a proper standard of care, leading to serious injury, complication, or death of a patient.

After you have consulted with an attorney regarding your case, you will need to find a medical expert to file a report on your behalf. This medical expert will be another individual who reviews your case and evaluates the impact that the negligence has had. This medical professionals responsible for providing their official opinion about a physician breach of care. Once as a partisan file, you will enter the discovery and motions stage of a case. This can be the most time-consuming part of a medical malpractice case since the defendant will also be getting their own evidence and experts to refute what you have brought forth. As you can see, a medical practice case can develop relatively quickly and enter the legal process immediately after the filing of the medical expert report. Hiring an Illinois personal injury attorney as soon as you realize injuries or damages is a crucial step towards the success of your case.

A car accident is generally stressful and hectic for all involved.  Here are some useful tips if you ever find yourself in a car accident in the future.

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Student athletes are constantly on the run with NCAA football players reportedly spending nearly 45 hours a week on sports-related activities (Diverse Education). They are twisting back and forth in training, and it is often their knees that take the hits. Of the top ten most common sports injuries, seven are related to the leg and three are directly related to the knee according to Ask Men magazine. When these injuries are caused by someone else, perhaps not taking the required precautions in training, contact a personal injury attorney with questions about what you can do.

According to MayoClinic, some causes of knee pain are:

Injuries: The knee cap is not the only body part affected by knee injuries. Often ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and nearby bones are also damaged.

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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 Tribune, Eilersten was forced to surrender his passport, “abstain from drugs and alcohol and submit to random drug tests if he posts bond.”  

The accident occurred on Highway 59. Authorities told the Tribune that Eilersten was northbound on the road when he sideswiped a southbound car. After this, Eilersten drove head-on into a car that was being driven by Ronald P. Zioloa. “Ziolo was killed and his 44-year-old fiancée, Mary Matziuw, suffered serious leg injuries,” according to the Tribune. The double charges increase the chance that prosecutors will seek the maximum punishment for Eilersten, despite his age. When police searched the car, they found Lorazepam, which, according to the Tribune, is a “potent prescription sedative.” Eilersten’s blood tested positive for the sedative, though he does not have a prescription. “Police also found a bong and other drug paraphernalia,” reports the Tribune.

According to a recent Fox News report, “while drinking and driving may be on the decline, prescription drug abuse is up.” Unless tragedy strikes, as it did for Eilersten, the abuse of prescription drugs while behind the wheel is much more difficult to detect than alcohol. Some states have begun special training sessions so that traffic officers are able to pick up on the subtle signs of prescription drug abuse on the road.

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