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Lake County Child Injury Lawyers

On March 3, a 2-year old girl was fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision on the South Side of Chicago. The young passenger was killed when she was ejected from the vehicle, as the car crashed head-on with another vehicle and ultimately collided with a tree on South Calumet Avenue. According to police, the girl was not in a car seat. 

Protecting children of any age from serious auto accident injuries can be difficult. Listed below are some of the steps you can take to help ensure your children do not suffer severe or even fatal car accident injuries

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Lake County Car Accident Lawyers

On February 25, three men stole a motor vehicle in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. After the theft, the driver collided with two vehicles in the South Side’s Jackson Park. Local police have yet to release information related to injuries. The man was apprehended on-site and is now in custody. 

For drivers throughout the greater Chicago area, the accident served as a reminder of some of the extreme hazards that occur on our roadways. Not all reckless drivers are fleeing from the scene of a crime, but all are incredibly dangerous. In order to ensure the safety of you and your family, it is important to know how to recognize signs of reckless driving and how to react. Also, if you or a loved one are injured in a car accident caused by a reckless driver, talk to a personal injury attorney who can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve for a full recovery.

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Lake County Brain Injury Lawyer

An average of 153 Americans dies each day due to traumatic brain injuries. Brain trauma is defined as a blow to the head that interrupts normal brain function. The most common traumatic brain injuries are minor concussions, yet if left untreated, even the most minor injuries to the brain can lead to life-changing health problems. If you or a loved one suffer a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible.

Common Brain Injuries 

In a recent 12-month measurement, approximately 2.8 million Americans were hospitalized due to brain trauma. The most common form of brain injury is a concussion. Concussions are common in car accidents and symptoms can range from minor headaches to chronic migraines, blurred vision, and declination of motor skills. More serious brain injuries include hematomas (clotting of blood in the brain) and hemorrhaging (bleeding in the outer space of the skull). A hematoma or a hemorrhage can result in substantial brain damage and even death. 

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Lake County Injury Attorney

According to the National Burn Repository (NBR), one civilian fire-related fatality occurs in the United States approximately every 2 hours and 40 minutes. Throughout to 2016, nearly 3,300 Americans died in fire-related incidents. 

From structure fires to motor vehicle collisions, serious burns can cause life-long health complications. If you or a loved one suffer a burn injury, seek medical attention immediately and contact an injury lawyer to discuss your options.

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Waukegan Train Accident Lawyer

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 1,000 Americans are killed in train-related accidents every year. For those who live in the greater Chicago area, train accidents are a somewhat regular occurrence. In January, a 96-year-old woman narrowly avoided severe or fatal injuries when her vehicle was struck by a Metra train. Fortunately, the elderly driver was saved by two good samaritans and a Lombard police officer. Sadly, many people are not as fortunate in train collisions. If a member of your family was injured in a train-related collision, seek legal assistance immediately. 

Types of Train Accidents

Train collisions are usually devastating regardless of how they occur. Listed below are the most common forms of train collisions. 

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