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DuPage County personal injury attorneysAs children grow up, parents have a myriad of situations to worry about. But, if you have a trustworthy teen who knows to make good choices, the anxiety levels may ease slightly. Unfortunately, though, life is not always as simple as a smart choice. Fate has a way of presenting circumstances which cannot always be avoided and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur frequently in car accidents involving youth. In fact, young adults aged between 15 and 24 have the highest proportion of TBI-related hospitalizations due to motor vehicle-related events.

If your son or daughter has been involved in a car accident and suffered a serious brain injury you should consider your legal options. If the negligence on the part of someone else contributed to the accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. With the exorbitant costs of urgent medical care and long terms rehabilitation and physical therapy costs, a financial settlement can help ease the burden on families coping with their new normal. A personal injury attorney with catastrophic injury experience is the sensible place to start.

Closed Head Injury

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DuPage County personal injury attorneyWhen a person who has been drinking gets behind the wheel of a car or truck, he or she is playing a very dangerous game in which there are no winners. If the person gets home safely that night, it reinforces the erroneous belief that it will be okay to drive drunk again at a later time. If the person is involved in an accident, however, the results can be devastating to the driver and innocent victims.

Local officials believe that this was exactly the scenario that claimed the life of a 9-year-old Aurora girl this past weekend. One man was taken into police custody and is now facing several felony charges, including aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of the accident which killed the young girl and injured at least two others.

Tragedy in Aurora

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Hinsdale personal injury attorneysFor decades, automakers and software developers have been working toward the reality of self-driving automobiles. Once merely a staple of futuristic science fiction, autonomous vehicles are now becoming part of the everyday traffic on American roadways. Recent events, however, have demonstrated with tragic clarity that self-driving vehicles are not without their risks. A number of accidents have been reported over the last several months, including one that resulted in the first autonomous vehicle-related death in the United States.

Fatal Crash in Florida

According to preliminary reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the May 9 crash occurred when a tractor-trailer attempted to turn left at a highway intersection in Williston, Florida. As the truck turned, a Tesla Model S sports car operating on “Autopilot”—Tesla’s self-driving feature—failed to notice the big rig and went under the trailer. The collision sheared the roof off of the car, killing the occupant in the driver’s seat.

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pain and suffering, psychological injuries, DuPage County car accident lawyersOver the last several decades, advancements in science and human behavior have created entirely new standards for the way we look at mental health. Emotional and behavioral issues that were once ignored or written off have become increasingly recognized as legitimate medical concerns, often treatable with a combination of various types of therapy and medication regimens. When mental health or psychological issues are caused by a traumatic event, such as a car accident, however, there seems to be some hesitancy to recognize the injuries as medical in nature. In most cases, compensation for emotional or psychological injuries is possible, but the path to financial recovery is often more complicated.

Compensation for Medical Expenses

You probably realize that if you are physically injured in an auto accident caused by another person, he or she will typically be responsible for covering the costs of your necessary medical treatment. In most cases, this is handled through auto insurance companies, at least at first, but, depending on the severity of your injuries, may require litigation to secure full reimbursement. Proving that your injuries were the result of the accident is usually straightforward, with doctor’s notes and medical records providing reliable evidence.

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