Category Archives: Personal Injury

Hinsdale car accident lawyerThe minutes that follow a collision can feel like a blur. Once the accident happens, your mind and body are wrestling with shock and the compelling need to take some sort of immediate action. What you do not do after a car accident, however, can be just as important, if not more so, when it comes to protecting your best interests.

Here are five things that a driver should never do after a crash:

1. Hit and Run

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Hinsdale personal injury attorneyEven as summer draws to a close, it is still wise to practice “safe sun” as skin cancer remains the most common type of cancer in this country. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 76,000 new cases of melanoma in the United States this year with an estimated 10,000 people losing their battle against the disease.

Not only is melanoma the most common form of cancer, it is often the most neglected or misdiagnosed cancer with the number of those misdiagnosed rising annually, both in the United States and globally.

If caught early, the survival rate for melanoma is good but only if the patient and their doctor are vigilant about the investigation of any type of skin changes. If a patient is concerned about the evolution of any type of skin change, his or her physician should take full responsibility for conducting a thorough history and alerting the patient to possible danger signs. If there is any measure of suspicion, it is best that the physician orders a biopsy and conducts a thorough investigation.

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DuPage County personal injury attorneySustaining an injury in a car accident as a result of another person’s negligence can be stressful and overwhelming; especially if the injury is a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries include a wide range of serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, or any other injuries that are permanent in nature. In some cases, the injuries sustained may not be noticed until after the accident, which can lead to the injury getting worse and more difficult to treat.

Unnoticed Problems Go Untreated

A delay in seeking medical attention is sometimes caused by the lack of symptoms following an accident. For example, a person who suffers a traumatic brain injury in a car accident may not think to seek medical attention if all they have is a slight headache at the scene of the crash. They may think that they can take a painkiller, get some sleep and be okay. However, concussions and traumatic brain injuries are not always immediately symptomatic. Indications that a serious injury has occurred may not be seen until hours or days after the accident, which may cause the brain injury to become worse, or may cause death.

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DuPage County personal injury attorneyOf all the passengers on the road, children are the most vulnerable. They are more likely to sustain injuries in general, but they are also at an increased risk for serious injury when an accident occurs. This applies, even when parents are using car seats correctly. For this reason, parents should be aware of the injuries that children are likely to sustain in an accident, and how to appropriately respond, should an injury occur.

Most Common Injuries

In a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), children of all ages were most at risk for head injuries (contusions, lacerations, concussions, skull base fractures). Children under the age of one were found to be at a particularly high risk for concussions, and children between the ages of one and seven were at an increased risk for skull base fractures. Children were also at an increased risk for rib fractures during a crash, especially if they were under a year old.

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DuPage County car crash lawyersAccording to the National Safety Council, 2015 saw one of the largest annual increases in U.S. traffic accident injuries and deaths in half a century. In total, an estimated 4.4 million were injured (2.3 million were serious injuries) and another 38,300 were killed. A number of factors are thought to be responsible, but all drivers are being encouraged to know how to accurately respond if and when they experience an accident. The following information can help you know what steps to take – and what not to do – if you are involved in an automobile accident.

Stay Calm and Check for Injuries

An accident is bound to shake you up, but it is important that you stay as calm as possible in the aftermath. You need to ensure that you are safe, that you are not seriously injured, and that the driver and passengers of the other vehicle have not been seriously injured. If you do, in fact, find that someone has been injured, do not move them (unless not moving them puts them in more danger) and immediately call 911. Stay with them, try to stop any bleeding if you can, and attempt to keep them calm. If you are the one injured, do not move unless you have to and, again, call 911.

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