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February 2019 Archives

Common causes of car accidents and sources of fault

After medical attention is provided following a car accident in Illinois, the next step is to identify likely contributing factors and causes. It's usually the police and insurance company claims adjusters who take the steps necessary to complete this process. In turn, it's determining the cause of an accident often leads to the identification of parties who may have been at fault, which ultimately establishes legal liability.

Tips to protect a business if divorce happens

People who are starting a company or getting married generally do not want to think about getting a divorce. However, business owners in Illinois may want to take steps to protect their company if their marriages end. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements do not mean a couple is planning to get a divorce or that one person wants to take financial advantage of the other. Instead, such an agreement provides the opportunity to talk about financial matters and how property should be divided outside of the emotionally fraught atmosphere of divorce proceedings.

Planning for divorce

In many cases, the last thing married couples in Illinois may want to think about is divorce. However, they should know that the rate for divorce in the United States is almost 50 percent, with nearly 2 million divorces occurring every year. The subject can be intimidating, but understanding the process and having an idea of what to expect can make it easier to handle and can lessen stress. Planning that is done before, during and after a divorce is also helpful.

Single vehicle crash in Illinois kills driver and passenger

Excessive speed was likely the cause of a fatal one-car accident during the early morning hours of Feb. 10 according to police in Illinois. The 29-year-old driver of the car and his 25-year-old male front-seat passenger lost their lives in the crash, which took place on Sheridan Road in Central Peoria at approximately 4:15 a.m. A second passenger was taken by paramedics to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center with what media accounts described as life-threatening injuries. A Peoria Police Department representative said that toxicology tests were being performed on a blood sample taken from the deceased driver.

Illinois nursing homes ranked among the worst

When people have elderly loved ones who need nursing home care, finding a facility that provides high-quality care can be difficult. The nursing home facilities in Illinois have been found to be among the worst in the nation in terms of the care that they provide.

GHSA: efforts to reduce speeding need to be renewed

The Governors Highway Safety Association has a report out that tackles the challenging topic of speeding. Unfortunately, many drivers in Illinois, as elsewhere, think of speeding as being culturally acceptable and do not think about the dangers. Speeding, according to the GHSA, will increase the severity of crashes and, with it, the risk for fatalities, especially among pedestrians and cyclists.

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