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Helping your child after a traffic collision

When someone is hit by a car, their life may change in various ways, whether they sustain an immobilizing injury or take on costly medical bills. However, car accidents can be particularly devastating for parents when their children are injured in a crash. Sadly, some parents have had to face the unimaginable pain that comes with losing a child due to someone else’s reckless driving. If you and your child are struggling with the aftermath of an auto collision, it is vital to go over your options closely.

If a child is hurt in an auto accident, their life may be disrupted from a physical, emotional, and academic standpoint. The injuries can leave them with an incredible amount of pain, affect their ability to play sports or participate in other activities, and leave them feeling depressed or stressed out. Moreover, their grades may go down after the injury, whether they have a harder time concentrating or struggle with school work due to the accident-related challenges they are going through. As a parent, you should try to support your child and utilize any resources that may assist in their recovery.

Traffic crashes and posting on social media

There are many aspects of traffic collisions that victims have to consider, such as recovering from the physical consequences of a crash (broken bones, lacerations, etc.) to addressing the emotional and even financial ramifications (hospital bills, missed work). If you were involved in a traffic collision recently, it is important to remember that there are even more factors you may want to take into consideration. For example, it would probably be a good idea to watch what you share on social media, particularly if you anticipate legal action or filing an insurance claim.

We understand how tempting it can be to share something on social media, especially if you are upset about an accident that turned your life into chaos or would like to find a sense of support from others who have been through this. Moreover, you may have all sorts of questions and want to look for answers. Regrettably, some people have shared certain details on various social networking platforms only to have their posts come back to haunt them. For example, sharing information about the extent of injuries or details surrounding the accident could be used as evidence. If you plan on uploading video, photos, or messages about what you have been through, it is important to be cautious and avoid sharing anything potentially damaging.

Reviewing large truck rollover crashes

Any type of traffic collision can result in the loss of life or cause serious injuries. However, those which include a large truck, such as a semi truck or a delivery truck, can be particularly troublesome. Unfortunately, trucks of this size pose a serious risk to other people on the road when truck drivers lose control for whatever reason. Sometimes, these trucks also flip over, which can cause a truck to careen into another vehicle or pose a serious threat laying on its side in the middle of the road. Our firm knows how difficult these collisions can be for victims who are directly involved and their family members too, in some cases.

A large truck might roll over for all sorts of reasons. For example, a truck driver might be unable to manage his or her semi because cargo was not loaded properly. Or, they could flip over because they went around a turn at a dangerous speed or because the roads are covered in ice. Regardless, these wrecks can be devastating for victims in various ways. Many suffer an injury and some are even unable to survive the crash, which can leave their loved ones with lifelong emotional pain and other hardships. If a negligent truck company or trucker is responsible for a rollover or any other type of large truck crash that leaves a person injured, they have to be held liable.

Problems involving eyesight and car crashes

Drivers have to keep an eye out for all sorts of hazards when they get in their vehicle, such as roads covered in ice or other drivers failing to follow the rules of the road. However, there are certain risk factors that could affect drivers who are very concerned about traffic safety when they get behind the wheel, such as poor eyesight and visual disturbances. Regrettably, the victims of an accident may face the same hardships regardless of the reason why they were hit, from those which affect them financially (medical costs, lost wages), physically (broken bones, pain), and mentally (PTSD, depression, etc.). If you were hit by a driver who could not see the road properly, you should firmly defend your rights.

Drivers may lose their ability to see the road for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, drivers cause a crash because their vision becomes obstructed by something on the road or due to inclement weather. For example, foggy conditions can interfere with a driver's ability to see what is in front of them. However, others may cause an accident after misplacing their glasses while behind the wheel or because they were afflicted by an unanticipated medical issue which disturbed their vision.

More mid-life men may be filing for divorce.

Women file for divorce more often than men. One 2015 study found that women filed for nearly 70 percent of divorces in heterosexual marriages. However, there was about a 50/50 split when it came to ending a non-marital relationship.

A new study out of England may be showing that this trend is reversing. In 2016, British men filed for 40 percent of divorces, up 13 percent from the previous year. While the data may not translate directly to the U.S., it is indicative of broader social trends. Nor is this a reflection of the younger generation. The divorce rate is increasing only for the over-50 age group, and in the average length of divorce in the U.S. is 8 years.

Being mindful of less common distractions

Drivers have to pay attention to many things while on the road, from the speed limit to signs and reckless behavior of other drivers. However, it is also crucial to watch out for any distractions that could make a crash more likely. Our law firm knows that cell phones are a common cause of distracted driving, but there are many other different distractions that can interfere with someone's ability to operate their vehicle safely. In order to reduce the chances of a crash, it is pivotal for you to watch out for these risks.

For some people, certain insects can generate anxiety, such as spiders and bees. When a driver notices that a spider is on his or lap, crawling along their leg, or dangling nearby, it can divert their focus from the road. Sadly, drivers who become distracted have caused fatal accidents and crashes that leave victims with a variety of hardships, which may follow them through life (such as a permanent disability). If you were hit by a driver that was distracted during the time of the accident, it is essential to carefully go over the details of what took place and review your options. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the collision, you may even want to think about heading to the courtroom.

Obtaining a liquor license in Colorado

Business owners in Colorado who want to sell alcohol on their premises need to go through a number of steps through local and state authorities. Also, due to state laws, not all of certain establishments are even able to apply for a liquor license.

According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, retail establishments are required to first get approval from the local government. This includes going through an initial background check and showing evidence of the needs of the neighborhood. Once this approval is obtained, retailers go to the state level to get final approval for a license. In order to be considered for license approval, the state reviews a number of items related to the applicant. These include:

  • History of tax payment
  • Criminal history 
  • Ownership interests in other industry associates
  • History of license violation 

Marriage changing as online dating sites become more popular

It wasn’t that long ago that no one would have considered entering into a relationship with someone who they met online. Most romantic partnerships instead began through individual personal networks, including friends of friends, people at schools, churches or social events. But the online dating movement, began in the mid-90s, has increased steadily and is now a reliable source of long-term relationships. In many cases, it has replaced the usual way of finding a romantic partner.

This change has led to some surprising turns in marriage, including an increase in interracial marriages and more marriage stability.

Where do most fatal rollover crashes occur?

With rollover accidents, there are a variety of factors to consider. Sometimes, people are able to walk away from these wrecks relatively unscathed, while others sustain a serious injury or pass away. Some rollover crashes are caused by another driver's negligence, while others only involve one vehicle. Although any type of traffic collision can be deadly, rollover accidents are especially concerning. As a result, it may be beneficial to familiarize yourself with some of the characteristics of these collisions, such as where they occur and other statistics.

According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 75 percent of deadly rollover accidents take place on rural roads. This trend could partially be a result of the lack of barriers and highlights the potential dangers of driving in a rural area, even on seemingly quiet roads. However, rollovers also happen in urban environments, so it is vital to remain mindful of the risk wherever you are driving. Certain types of vehicles, such as pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans, are more likely to roll over. Furthermore, intoxicated drivers also have a higher likelihood of finding themselves involved in a rollover crash.

Discussing family law matters with your child

Divorce can have a wide range of consequences for families, especially for those who are not prepared. For example, people may face financial issues after splitting up with their spouse due to child support, property division, or unanticipated changes to their income. Divorce can also be taxing from an emotional perspective, whether parents are stressed out about a custody dispute or depressed following a court's decision. Our law firm knows that these issues can also affect children in Broomfield and across Illinois, which is why parents should take steps to make the transition easier for their children.

Whether you child is worried about how their life will change or has questions related to your divorce, you might be able to help them work through these changes by discussing what is going on with them. When you do your best to answer their questions and assure them that any changes will not affect your love for them, they may have a much easier time accepting and moving on from the end of your marriage.

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