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Car accidents can be incredibly scary and confusing experiences. While nobody wants to get into a car accident, there are several steps you can take in the aftermath of a traffic incident to help ensure your own well-being while also boosting your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve for what happened. Here, we outline the most basic steps any car accident victim should take when an incident occurs.

What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident In Illinois

1.      Stop your car

As soon as an accident occurs, pull your car to a safe location on the side of the road or in the median if you are able to do so. Do not leave the scene of the crash, as this is a crime in Illinois. Even if the incident seems minor, stay at the scene of the incident.


Anytime we see a medical professional for assistance, we expect to be treated with a high level of care. While there can always be unforeseen complications with any medical procedure, it is often the case that a healthcare professional’s negligence contributes to a patient’s injury. Obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) can also make mistakes, and they regularly face medical malpractice lawsuits in Illinois. It is important to understand what OBGYN malpractice looks like and what you can do if you or a loved one are harmed due to the actions of an OBGYN.

Can I Sue For OBGYN Negligence In Illinois?

OBGYN negligence explained

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country. In general, medical mistakes occur in a variety of ways, including:


Nobody should ever have to worry about being harmed due to a medical mistake made by an obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN). However, medical mistakes are not uncommon in the United States, particularly by OBGYNs. A study mentioned by the American Medical Association (AMA) shows that OBGYNs and general surgeons are at greatest risk of facing medical malpractice lawsuits. The study cited shows that surgeons and OBGYNs are three-and-a-half to four times as likely to be sued than psychiatrists and pediatricians (they faced the lowest risks of medical malpractice lawsuits).

5 Common Medical Errors By OBGYN Doctors

5 types of OBGYN medical malpractice

There are various ways that an OBGYN can create serious medical problems for a mother or a child. Complications that arise during regular screenings, pregnancy, or birth can be devastating for families.


Getting into a truck accident can be a scary experience. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, you should be compensated for what happened. Unfortunately, the insurance claims process for an Illinois truck accident case can become incredibly complicated and drawn out. There are several steps to the truck accident claims process that you should be aware of. Please keep in mind that a skilled Illinois truck accident lawyer will be able to help guide you through each step of your case.

First stage for a truck accident claim

The first stage of a Springfield truck accident claim begins right after the accident. This is the time to focus on your well-being. You must seek medical attention while at the same time pursuing your claim. Every aspect of the case needs to be documented. Save every piece of evidence related to the case. This includes:

  • Any video or photo surveillance
  • All medical records
  • Accident reports
  • Letters, emails, and other documents related to the case

Your truck accident lawyer will need all of this information as soon as possible so your claim can be processed.


The long-anticipated wait for legal marijuana in Illinois is over. On January 1, 2020, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. With any major changes in state laws, it is important that Illinois citizens thoroughly understand every aspect of what is legal and what is not legal. This law did not throw open the floodgates, and there are still restrictions in place.

Understanding Marijuana Laws in Illinois

We want to answer some of the most commonly asked questions related to legal marijuana in Illinois.

Who can buy marijuana in Illinois?

Anyone over the age of 21 is allowed to buy marijuana products from licensed Illinois sellers.

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