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Naperville car accident wrongful death lawyer

One of the most difficult and traumatic experiences a person can go through is grieving the death of a loved one. When that death is due to the recklessness of another individual, it can be even more devastating for the family. While many car accidents result in property damage or injuries, far too many result in the death of one or more people. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 35,000 traffic fatalities that occurred in the United States in 2017. Although nothing can bring back your loved one, Illinois does allow the families of wrongful death victims to file claims to help mitigate some of the financial burdens that an unexpected death can cause.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death claims exist to allow a deceased person’s family members to claim damages that the deceased individual would have been able to claim in a personal injury lawsuit if he or she were alive. Illinois law allows surviving spouses and minor children of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim and recover damages, though this right can also be given to an adult child of the deceased or the parents of a deceased minor.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_wrongful-death-actions-Illinois.jpgWhen a loved one dies unexpectedly in an accident, it can feel like nothing can make you whole again. This is an understandable and common feeling. Illinois law does attempt to make a victim’s family whole again by giving family members the option to file a wrongful death action in cases where the fatal accident was due to someone else’s negligence.

If your wrongful death action is successful, you could be awarded damages for your grief, sorrow, and mental suffering.

Myth #1: Anyone Who Loved the Decedent Can Get Damages

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DuPage County car accident attorneys, daylight savings and automobile accidentsOn any given day, there are approximately 1,000 automobile accidents per day. In those accidents, somewhere around 3,287 people are killed, and another 55,000 or more are seriously injured. However, those numbers may be higher immediately after daylight savings time, researchers say. Because of this, some suggest we forgo the age-old time jump tradition.

History of Daylight Savings Time

America has not always sprung forward or fallen back; in fact, prior to World War I, daylight savings did not exist. By the 1960s, it became the national standard. However, experts say that the presumed and expected energy conservation benefits are either unclear or completely non-existent. To make matters worse, it seems to be affecting the health of Americans everywhere.

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 DuPage County nursing home abuse lawyers, quality of care, nursing home abuseEach year, thousands of nursing home residents are abused or neglected in long-term care facilities. Tragically, some of those cases result in death. Others, though maybe not immediately fatal, can severely diminish quality of life. Some states have turned to video surveillance, hoping it might reduce the number of abusive incidents. Yet could this provision truly improve patient care? Or does it become an issue of privacy?

The Disturbing Prevalence of Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

Although there is no real data on the total number of allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect, estimates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s office figures that at least 85 percent of all nursing homes had at least one report filed against them in 2012, which equates to about 60,000 allegations per year.

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DuPage County product liability attorneys, government recall, defective firearmsDesigned to keep people safe, national recalls extend to everything from toasters and blenders to cars and medical devices. There is one industry that remains untouched, however, despite having caused thousands of deaths and even more injuries. Interestingly enough, this very same industry is solely dedicated to the creation and distribution of lethal weapons.

National Recall Double Standard

Vitamin makers have 15 days to report a hospitalization or death linked to one of their products. Every other one of the 15,000 products governed by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission has just 24 hours to notify officials that one of their products could pose a substantial risk of injury. Yet gun manufacturers are under no obligation to report defects, injuries, hospitalizations, or other incidents—not to consumers, and certainly not to the government.

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