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Can I seek relief after a hit-and-run car accident?

When involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether as a driver or a pedestrian, one would expect the responsible party to step up and accept liability. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. There are those who flee in an effort to escape any consequences. Most times hit-and-run drivers are caught, though sometimes they are not. If one is the victim of a hit-and-run car accident in the state of Illinois, even if the responsible party is not found, it may be possible to seek relief for one's losses through legal means.

Experiencing PTSD after a car accident?

Auto accidents happen every day in Illinois but, thankfully, most are minor in nature. There are some, though, that have severe -- if not fatal -- outcomes. After a serious car accident, a survivor may experience a number of physical injuries, which is expected. What he or she may not expect are the psychological injuries that often present following this type of traumatic event. Post-traumatic stress disorder, for example, is experienced by nearly 40% of all car accident victims.

Injured by a drunk driver?

You hear about drunk driving-related collisions happening all the time. You never expected to be in one yourself, though, but here you are. You were injured by a drunk driver, and now you are wondering if you can seek compensation for your losses. The good news is, in Illinois, as in other states, you may file legal claims against the responsible party in an effort to seek monetary relief.

Was your workers' compensation claim denied? Appeal

If injured on the job, Illinois residents expect to be taken care of. Most employers are required to offer workers' compensation coverage, which is a good thing. The bad thing is many people struggle to gain access to this benefit, and those who do often find the coverage granted them is insufficient for their needs. When workers' comp coverage is denied or fails to cover one's losses, it may be possible to appeal.

Inadequate driver training can lead to truck accidents

Experience and proper training are essential when driving any motor vehicle. It is particularly important, though, for individuals who wish to operate commercial trucks. These vehicles are difficult to maneuver and do not manage the same as typical passenger cars. As such, inadequate driver training can lead to truck accidents. Those in Illinois who have suffered losses in such events may seek relief through legal means.

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