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Five Most Common Car Crash Injuries in Illinois

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Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,Despite advances in vehicle-safety technology, car accidents remain common causes of serious injuries and fatalities in Illinois. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers can fall victim to the negligence of other road users.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car crash injuries sent more than 2.5 million Americans to emergency rooms in 2012. These hospital visits are not cheap; in fact, Americans will each pay $3,300 on average for treating car accident injuries in their lifetimes. Read on to learn five of the most common car crash injuries in Illinois:

1. Neck Injuries

A collision can bring your car to a dead stop, whipping your head forward and straining your neck. In most crashes, motorists sustain varying degrees of whiplash. However, some victims require emergency treatment for cervical dislocations and disc injuries.

2. Back Injuries

The back absorbs a lot of the shock in a serious accident. Unsurprisingly, many people suffer long-term spinal damage after crashes. Back injuries can cause chronic discomfort and paralysis.

3. Facial Injuries

Even if you always wear a seat belt, your face can still whip forward and collide with the dashboard or steering wheel, breaking your nose or lacerating your skin. These injuries can range from minor cuts, grazes, and bruises to a broken jaw.

4. Brain Injuries

Hitting your head in a crash can cause damage to your brain – even when there is no visible sign of a concussion. Traumatic brain injuries are particularly common after accidents.

5. Psychological Injuries

The trauma of a crash can leave you suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety issues, or even depression.

If you have been in a crash that resulted from another driver’s negligence, call an experienced Lake County car accident attorney. The other driver may be responsible for your accident-related expenses, including health-care bills and lost wages. An attorney from Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. can evaluate your case to determine if you have valid grounds for a lawsuit. To schedule a consultation, call 847-662-3303.

Source:

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