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Keeping record of medical expenses after a crash

Being involved in a car accident is never easy to handle. Even if it is a minor accident, you need to still exchange information with the other people involved, file a police report and still seek medical evaluation just to be safe. Should you be involved in an accident that causes an injury, you need to keep record of all your medical expenses.

You should never throw out any documents associated with the injury you suffered in a DuPage County car accident. These documents include bills, statements, receipts and any other documents sent to you by your doctor, a hospital, a therapist or any other medical professional.

What maneuvers can I use on my motorcycle to avoid a crash?

Riding a motorcycle in Illinois seems like a rite of passage, especially during the summer when the weather is at its best in the region. There's so much to see and explore on your motorcycle in the area. The next time you go for a ride, make sure you are protected from potential accidents. So, what are some maneuvers you can use on your motorcycle to avoid a crash?

Riding a motorcycle is not as easy as driving a car. You aren't protected from the elements and if you drop the bike you will be face-to-face with the asphalt, which can leave quite the mark. You should never take curves at high rates of speed. You need to slow down entering a curve and accelerate as you come out of the curve. This will help you prevent the bike from skidding out from underneath you.

5 Steps to take after a public transit accident

Buses, trains and other forms of public transportation are an eco-friendly convenience for Illinois commuters. Unfortunately, they can also pose a high risk of injury to many people if an accident occurs. If you are a regular public transit user, it’s important to know the steps to follow in the event of an accident.

Here are 5 safety steps to follow in the aftermath of a bus or train accident:

Scaffolding safety tips to prevent workplace deaths

The construction industries is one of the most dangerous in which to work in DuPage County, Illinois. Even if you are as safe as possible, you never know when a tool might not work properly or a piece of equipment might fail, causing an injury. That's why it's important to do everything possible to prevent scaffolding accidents that could lead to workplace deaths.

First and foremost, every worker assigned to scaffolding should be properly trained before he or she begins work on the equipment. They need to know how it was built, how to operate it and the weight limit it can withstand. This ensures they know what can and cannot be loaded onto the equipment.

Coping with the drunk driving accident death of a loved one

Drunk driving is a problem that affects the roads of DuPage County and the rest of Illinois on a daily basis. Law enforcement officials do everything they can to identify and remove suspected drunk drivers from the roads but as long as people continue to make bad decisions this will continue to be a problem. If you've lost a loved one due to a drunk driving accident we have tips for you on how to cope with the loss.

First and foremost you need to talk about the loss of your loved one as much as possible. Don't hold anything inside. Don't let the grief and sadness build inside you. Talk with family members, friends, a priest, an attorney, your doctor and even join a support group.

What funeral expenses are caused by fatal truck accidents?

The cost of a funeral is in the thousands of dollars these days and prices for various services don't seem to be going down anytime soon. Whether you lose a loved one to natural causes or due to being involved in a fatal truck accident, you will incur thousands of dollars in funeral expenses. So, what are the expenses associated with funerals in DuPage County, Illinois?

Families of a loved one killed in a truck accident will first find an expense for working with the funeral home. This expense will likely amount to at least $5,000 and could go as high as $10,000. You will need to pay for transportation, embalming, the casket or urn, cremation, burial, mass cards, a memorial slideshow and many other items.

Spotting a distracted driver in Illinois

Law enforcement across the state of Illinois and the rest of the country is working tirelessly to curb distracted driving. This has become a major problem that has led to tragic accidents. More and more victims of distracted driving crashes are speaking out against it in an effort to put an end to this senseless issue. Here's how you can spot a distracted driver in DuPage County.

A distracted driver likely swerves often. Swerving is a common sign of distracted driving because the driver is not paying attention to how he or she is operating the vehicle. The vehicle might swerve from the shoulder lane to the line that divides the lanes of travel.

How to choose the right motorcycle helmet

Every motorcyclist knows that even if you’re the world’s most careful biker, all it takes is one careless motorist to cause an accident. Because of that, safety features are even more important when you’re on your motorcycle. A good helmet is the cornerstone of motorcycle safety, but not all helmets are created equal. Choosing the right one can literally save your life.

Making yourself visible on your motorcycle

Owning a motorcycle is one of the most exciting purchases you can make in your life. You need to be responsible from the minute you make the purchase so your investment can be protected. You also want to protect yourself. A great way to make sure that you are safe when you ride, whether at night or during the day, is to make yourself visible to all other drivers on the roads of DuPage County.

Motorcycle riders should always wear reflective gear no matter the time of day. This gear can be a shirt, jacket, gloves, stickers on the helmet, boots and even pants. Reflective apparel is important because the headlights of oncoming vehicles will reflect and let drivers know you are on the road in front of them.

How can you protect yourself from drunk drivers?

You are very cautious when you drive. You make sure you drive the speed limit. You always respect the road and drivers when you are behind the wheel. But what about when it comes to people who are driving impaired? Is there any way to protect yourself from them?

It sounds almost impossible. Drunk driving is still the #1 cause of death on our roadways, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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