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On March 30, two drivers were fatally injured in a head-on collision on I-94, near Libertyville, when one driver was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes. Both drivers, one of which was a 55-year-old Illinois State Police trooper, died due to injuries suffered by the time medical personnel arrived on the scene. 

The collision reminded all Illinoisans of the serious danger head-on collisions present. If you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the actions of another driver, it is important to seek experienced legal assistance as soon as possible. 

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Lake County car accident lawyers

Every year, millions of Americans are seriously injured in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 2.5 million Americans are sent to the emergency room after suffering injuries in motor vehicle collisions each year. 

Life-changing injuries can occur even when a driver or passenger takes all conceivable safety precautions. The impacts of an injury are not limited to the pain itself, as severe injuries can result in costly medical bills and significant loss of work hours. On an annual basis, people injured in car accidents pay about $18 billion in medical expenses while losing an estimated $33 billion in work income.

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Waukegan personal injury attorneys, car accident victims, mental illness, brain trauma,  post-traumatic stressAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone across the United States is injured in a motor vehicle accident every 10 seconds. Throughout the country, as many as 50 million people suffer injuries in automobile collisions every year. In 2015 alone, over 65,000 people suffered motor vehicle related injuries in the state of Illinois.

When victims suffer injuries in motor vehicle collisions, the aftermath can be devastating. From painful rehabilitation to missed time at work, recovering from a car accident injury is an incredibly difficult process. Oftentimes, recovering from a motor vehicle collision can result in unexpected complications, especially for those who suffer brain trauma. Now, recent studies suggest that those involved in even the most minor of car accidents can suffer long-term mental side effects.

Post-Accident Anxiety

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