Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense that carries penalties in every state. In Illinois, drivers under the influence are responsible for hundreds of deaths on the state's roads every year, and underage drivers cause around 17 percent of all these fatalities. As such, if your teen drives under the influence, he or she could get into serious trouble. Learn more about the problem and the penalties associated with DUI with the five following crucial facts for parents.
- Because of a semi truck's larger size and greater potential for causing injury than passenger vehicles, semi drivers are subject to a great responsibility toward other drivers to operate their trucks in a safe manner. However, not all truckers are able or willing to uphold this responsibility, and the haphazard manner with which trucking safety regulations are enforced can mean that these truckers fly under the radar while violating state laws.
- Have you been injured on the job under a worker's compensation claim and are in need of continuing physical therapy? Physical therapy can be a very important part to a full recovery of an injury or accident. It is very important to understand your rights for compensation, especially when it comes to physical therapy, which often involves many appointments and related expenses. Here's what you need to know in the meantime.
- If you've been hurt in a car accident and are expecting a settlement, it may be tempting to take out a loan and make a large purchase. You could buy a new car or go on a vacation now, and pay off the debt when you receive your settlement. It's never a good idea to spend a settlement before you receive it, though. First, you could lose your case. Second, even if you do receive a settlement, it might not be as large as you're anticipating.
- If you are hurt on the job, consider filing for workers compensation. Before you file, you should know that there are numerous steps involved with filing and even being eligible for workers compensation in the first place. You can't just simply receive workers compensation; oddly enough, there is plenty of work involved in actually becoming eligible for workers compensation. This brief article will discuss the steps you need to take for a successful workers compensation claim.