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Fatal DUI crash leaves 1 dead in McHenry County

Traffic accidents claim lives and leave victims maimed. Some people get lucky and walk away without injuries, but for many, car crashes mark the moment when their lives change forever.

Sometimes, poor decisions lead to the deaths of others. Take, for example, this report about a crash that took place in McHenry County. One person was killed, and another has been charged with a DUI in connection to the collision.

Why you should never try to “tough it out” after a job injury

Having a strong work ethic can help set you apart from your coworkers when your boss wants to hand out raises or promotions. Unfortunately, your work ethic can also put you at risk for unnecessary injury. If you get hurt while working, your first instinct might be to just shrug it off and keep going. Whether you start feeling a pain in your knee every time you bend or a twinge in your back as you lift materials, an injury that flares while working may seem like something to simply ignore until it goes away.

However, if a single dose of over-the-counter analgesic medicine and a night of rest do not resolve your symptoms, you may actually have a serious work injury that requires medical care and rest. The potential for a long-term, disabling injury to go untreated is exactly why workers who experience an injury on the job should report it to their employer as soon as possible.

You deserve support after suffering severe injuries in a crash

You were heading home from a local musical, and you were having a wonderful night. You and your partner were really pleased with how the evening had gone, and you were heading back home to have a drink and watch a movie.

Then, just as you made your plans, a light appeared unusually to the right of your vehicle. It wasn't a second later that a vehicle collided with your passenger side as its driver quickly backed out of their driveway.

Star ratings can affect financing for nursing homes in Illinois

Nursing home abuse and neglect are some of the worst things that can happen to the elderly. These cases are troubling because they affect the people who rely on the support of others the most.

What's good to know is that the lenders who give loans and consider financing skilled nursing facilities will withdraw their support if they find issues in these facilities. These lenders offer loans through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.) To be able to give a loan, they do need to look into the operation's history, both clinical and financial. If there are red flags, the investment might not be considered good, and the nursing home or skilled nursing facility may not get the loan it's looking for.

How to adjust to living with an amputation

Living_with_an_amputation_after_injury_accident.jpgAs you were working, one of the guards on the machines fell away. You knew you needed to reattach it, but with only a few more cuts to make, you decided to complete the job.

Moments later, it was every nightmare you'd ever had come true. Your hand was jerked into the machine, and you suffered serious lacerations to your fingers, hand and forearm. Fortunately, a coworker was nearby and shut off the machine.

4-vehicle crash leaves 2 with significant injuries

When you're traveling on the road, one thing you might notice is an uptick in the number of large semitrucks. With a better economy, more goods move around the country. As the holidays arrive, even more of these vehicles will cram their way onto roadways.

Semitrucks are dangerous, though. The drivers don't have great visibility, so they can't see you if you're too close to their vehicle. They need more time to stop and accelerate, and they need a lot more room to pass.

Rear-end crashes cause serious injuries

rearend_crash_neck_injury.jpgYou were on your way to your children's school when a bus driver behind you failed to slow down fast enough for a four-way stop. The next thing you knew, your vehicle was being pushed into the intersection, where you were hit by another driver after the initial strike by the bus driver.

Now, you've been left with multiple injuries, many of which were from the initial collision. You have a tender neck, headaches and problems associated with whiplash. You also struggle with pain and broken bones as a result of the second collision.

Rear-end crash leads to 2 injured in McHenry

Crashes can scar, maim and take the lives of those involved. Take, for example, this case that happened on Nov. 8. One driver was seriously hurt, and another suffered minor injuries when they were involved in a rear-end collision.

According to the story, the McHenry police were sent to the 4500 block of Elm Street and Route 120 after a two-car crash was reported at around 9:30 p.m. There, they found that two vehicles were involved, with one flipped over against a pole in a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot.

Recognize neglect to give your loved one the help they need

Nursing home neglect is something that you may find harder to identify than abuse. Someone who is neglected may get used to being left alone for days at a time, or the staff of a nursing home may know when families are coming and get those who are neglected ready and cleaned up only when they have to.

The sad reality is that neglect is often easy to hide and difficult to identify. Without physical signs of abuse, neglect could go on for months or years without being noticed by those who visit loved ones in their nursing homes.

If you're in a crash, you may want to file a claim

When you were driving home from your child's soccer game, you were just trying to get there safely. You took your time and stayed off your digital devices. You had your kids be quiet, and you made your way home.

Unfortunately, not everyone is as cautious as you are. As you were passing through an intersection and green light, a vehicle came toward you from the left. They blew through the red light and T-boned your vehicle. Fortunately, your children were seated on the other side of the vehicle, but you still took the brunt of the force on the driver's side.

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