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Have You Suffered One of These Common Car Accident Injuries?

Posted on in Car Accidents
Illinios accident lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illnois personal injury attorney,Every car accident is different, but as experienced car accident attorneys, we see that our clients often suffer from the same types of injuries. A skilled car accident attorney should be able to assess your injuries and talk to you about the value of your case.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accident victims have been known to experience:
  • Soft Tissue Injuries. This injury is caused by stretched or torn ligaments, tendons or muscles.
  • Broken Bones. This injury can leave a victim with months of healing and rehabilitation work to do.
  • Neck and Back Injuries. This type of injury includes conditions such as herniated discs, strains, sprains, and whiplash.
  • Head and Brain Injuries. This category of injury includes everything from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries. It also encompasses lacerations, skull fractures, and internal bleeding.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries. These are typically very serious injuries that can result in lower-body or neck-down paralysis and loss of sensation. The severity of the injury depends on where on the spine the injury was inflicted and whether the spinal cord was totally or partially severed.

Severity of Injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control, for every person killed in a motor vehicle accident, eight people are hospitalized and 100 people are treated and released from the emergency room. The CDC also reports that Americans spend one million days in the hospital annual from collisions. These injuries are costly to treat. The CDC states that car accident injuries in 2012 required $18 billion in lifetime medical costs. Over 75 percent of these costs were incurred in the 18 months following the injury. When you are speaking to the insurance company and to your attorney, it is important to keep in mind that any settlement will have to cover all future medical costs. If you settle your claim too quickly, you may not fully comprehend that scale of your injuries and what lifetime treatment costs will be.

Contact a Lake County Auto Collision Lawyer

While you should not settle if the extent of your injuries is unclear, it is important to keep in mind that in Illinois you have two years to file a car accident lawsuit. If you wait too long, a court will not hear your case and you will not be able to settle.

Call the knowledgeable Lake County car accident attorney of Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. at 847-662-3303 to schedule your first meeting with our firm. Our attorney offers free consultations.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/crash-injuries/

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=073500050HArt%2E+XIII+Pt%2E+2&ActID=2017&ChapterID=56&SeqStart=102300000&SeqEnd=105700000

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