Driver Suffers Head Injury Caused By Route 53 Road Hazard

Head injuries can happen in a variety of accidents.  Recently, there have been a number of serious head injuries that have happened in Chicago area vehicle accidents, including those in which people were hit by cars.

On October 14, 2016, an accident which caused a head injury to a driver happened in Elk Grove Village.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of October 14, 2016, titled “Woman injured in crash that stops Route 53 traffic“:

A pickup towing a trailer that was traveling north on Route 53 between Higgins and Biesterfield roads around 6:40 p.m. lost a rear wheel, according to Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village fire officials. The tire crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the woman’s car; she was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center with unspecified injuries. The trailer flipped on its side, blocking the northbound lanes.

The October 15 Arlington Cardinal article (“Woman seriously injured…“) says that the tire “hit a 30-year-old woman in the head.”

The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the accident scene.

As seen in an accident scene photo (such as that seen in the abc7chicago.com article of October 15, titled “1 injured after tire flies off truck, smashes windshield of SUV in northern suburbs“) the damage to the SUV appears to be substantial.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this head injury caused by a road hazard can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald, Arlington Cardinal, and abc7chicago.com articles mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Lincoln Park Pedestrian Accident Causes Head Injury

Head injuries, including concussions as well as other types of head trauma, have been discussed frequently on this site.  Head injuries are particularly problematic from an overall health perspective for many reasons.  Among the more worrisome aspect of head injuries is that the long-term health impact of various types of head injuries is, in many cases, unclear.  As well, depending upon the type and nature of head injury sustained, various types of impairments – some permanent – can be ongoing in nature.

Another aspect of head injuries is that often head injuries will cause substantial expenses of various types.  As well, there may be an inability to work, which leads to lost wages.

These expenses and lost wages, among other factors, may lead someone who has sustained a head injury to seek accident injury compensation through filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

During accidents, there are many different types of head injuries that can occur.  Among common injuries are concussions.  However, other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur.

Any time a head injury occurs, it is recommended that one should have it immediately assessed by a qualified medical professional.  Head injuries can often be serious, and in many cases fatal.  More information with regard to head trauma can be seen on the Traumatic Brain Injuries page.

An example of a Chicago pedestrian accident that caused a head injury is summarized below.

The accident was a “hit & run” accident that happened on September 23, 2016, in which two pedestrians were injured in Lincoln Park.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 9, 2016, titled “Man charged with striking two women in Lincoln Park hit-and-run“:

Brenton Holston, 24, faces four counts of leaving the scene of a crash causing great bodily harm and two counts of aggravated reckless driving, all felonies, according to Chicago Police and Cook County court records.

At 8:07 p.m. Sept. 23, the two women — 24 and 34 — were walking in the street headed west in the 1800 block of North Clybourn when a black Acura sedan struck them, police said. The driver then made a U-turn in the middle of Clybourn and struck them both again.

The two pedestrians suffered various injuries during the collision, and were taken to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

As described in the dnainfo.com article of October 9 titled “Man Charged In Lincoln Park Hit-And-Run That Left 2 Women Injured:  Police,” quoting Chicago Police spokesman Officer Kevin Quaid:

A 24-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries to her abdomen, back and buttocks, and her hip was injured, Quaid said. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.

A 34-year-old woman’s head was injured and she was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition, Quaid said.

The traffic accident investigation was conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago hit & run pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times and dnainfo.com articles seen above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Head Injuries During Stroller And Child Carrier Use

Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have been discussed extensively on this site, due to the serious short- and long-term impact such head injuries can have on one’s health.  Many accident injuries, as well as sports injuries, that have led to head injuries have been discussed on this site, and these posts are generally found in the “head injuries” category.  Often, these head injuries, depending on their severity, can generate very high levels of medical bills and other expenses.  In cases where another party’s negligence has caused the person’s injuries, injury compensation is often pursued through a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.

Recently, there has been new research that indicates that the incidence of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in infants and children is significant in stroller and child carrier accidents and mishaps.

The new research is discussed in a variety of sources, including the August 17, 2016 New York Times article titled “More Head Injuries Reported for Babies in Stroller Accidents” as well as the August 17 CBS News article titled “Parents:  2 children get hurt every hour in strollers, baby carriers.”

An excerpt from the New York Times article:

The analysis found that in 1990, fewer than one in five accidents in strollers or baby carriers resulted in traumatic brain injuries or concussions. But by 2010, 42 percent of children in stroller accidents and 53 percent of babies in carrier accidents who were treated in emergency rooms were found to have suffered a brain injury or concussion, according to the report published Wednesdayin the journal Academic Pediatrics.

The higher rates of brain injury in recent years do not necessarily mean that strollers and baby carriers have become more dangerous, the researchers said. Instead, it may be that doctors and other health care providers have become more aware of traumatic brain injury and concussion, said Kristin J. Roberts, the study’s co-author and a research associate in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The article also explains why these injury statistics are likely understated, and provides tips as to how to avoid head injuries and other harm that can occur during stroller and child carrier use.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Severe Head Injuries Incurred During Joliet Collision

Head injuries are often discussed on this site, due to both the short- and long-term impacts these injuries can have on one’s overall health.  One aspect of head injuries that are especially problematical is that the long-term health impact of various types of head injuries is, in many cases, unclear.  Recovering from head injuries can take much time and effort, as seen in the Men’s Health article seen in the September 2016 issue titled “The Crash, the Coma, the Comeback.”

During accidents, there are many different types of head injuries that can occur.  Among common injuries are concussions.  However, other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur.

Any time a head injury occurs, it is recommended that it be immediately assessed by a qualified medical professional.  Head injuries can often be serious, and in some cases fatal.  More information with regard to head trauma can be seen on the Traumatic Brain Injuries page.

Recent vehicle and pedestrian accidents in Illinois, including those in the Chicago area, have involved various types of head injuries.  One such accident was a four-vehicle “chain-reaction” collision Monday morning (July 18, 2016) in Joliet.  The accident happened at Cass Street and Collins Street.

According to the Joliet Police Department, the accident happened at 6:05 a.m., when a 2002 GMC Envoy was stopped at a red light on eastbound Cass Street.  At that time, it was “rear-ended” by a Ford Econoline van.

This collision caused the vehicles to go into the intersection, at which point they collided with two other vehicles.

Joliet Police officers administered CPR to the driver of the Envoy.  He may have been in respiratory arrest.  The 54-year-old man was initially taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and later was flow to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.  His injuries included what was described by Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory as “severe head injuries.”

The driver of the Econoline van, identified as Octavio Vargas, 53, of Joliet, was also taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details regarding this “chain-reaction crash” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 18 The Herald-News article titled “Two hospitalized after crash in Joliet” as well as the July 18 Joliet Patch article titled “CPR Performed on SUV Driver After 4-Vehicle Crash in Joliet.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pedestrian Accident Involving Serious Head Injury

Head injuries have been discussed frequently on this site.  Head injuries are particularly problematic from an overall health perspective for many reasons.  Among the more worrisome aspect of head injuries is that the long-term health impact of various types of head injuries is, in many cases, unclear.

During accidents, there are many different types of head injuries that can occur.  Among common injuries are concussions.  However, other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur.

Any time a head injury occurs, it is recommended that one should have it immediately assessed by a qualified medical professional.  Head injuries can often be serious, and in many cases fatal.  More information with regard to head trauma can be seen on the Traumatic Brain Injuries page.

Recent vehicle and pedestrian accidents in Illinois, including those in the Chicago area, have involved various types of head injuries.

One pedestrian accident that involved a head impact happened on March 16, 2016.  The specific incident is discussed in the post titled “Arlington Heights Pedestrian Accident Injures Boy.”

In this pedestrian accident, a boy suffered a blow to the head when he was struck by a car and his head hit the vehicle.  The injuries included bleeding on the brain.

If you are involved in an accident in which your injuries include hitting your head, various types of head injuries can occur.  Concussions and their “danger signs” are further discussed on the “Concussions” page.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Concussions Stemming From Recent Chicago Area Accidents

Concussions and their health impacts has been discussed on this site.  One reason for this focus on concussions – as well as other head injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) – is the seriousness of their long-term health impact.  While the long-term consequences of such head injuries are not fully understood, many now believe that many different types of head injuries – including those that might seem to be “minor” in nature – can be very detrimental to various aspects of one’s health.

Concussions can happen in many different settings, and for many different reasons.  Recently, concussions have happened in various Chicago area accidents, including car and pedestrian accidents.

One such recent accident, near Grayslake, is summarized in the January 13, 2016 post titled “Crash Involving Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy.”

Another post in which concussions and other head impacts is discussed is the December 14, 2015 post titled “Concussion Injuries In Recent Car Accidents.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Concussions In Sports

On this site, head injuries are discussed extensively, given that such injuries are often suffered in various types of accidents.  Serious head trauma that is not fatal can cause wide-ranging impairments that require substantial medical treatments and rehabilitation.

As well, there is a growing recognition and awareness that head injuries in sports should receive more concern.  Research is now indicating that repetitive head impacts – even if seemingly routine – can, from a long-term perspective, be harmful to one’s long-term health.

Various pages on this site discuss aspects of head trauma, ranging from concussions to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  These pages are:

Concussions

Long-Term Health Consequences Of Repeated Head Impacts

Traumatic Brain Injury

There is growing recognition that repeated head impacts – even if those head impacts are seemingly minor – can accumulate into chronic long-term mental and emotional impairments.  One disease that has been receiving increasing recognition is that of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE.)

There are a number of sports for which routine head impacts are of concern.  The New York Times article of December 13, 2015, titled “How a Boy’s Concussion Death Changed British Sports” discusses deaths in rugby that have been attributed to concussions.

One of the issues regarding concussions – especially in sports – is what is a proper time to refrain from returning to a sport (or other activity) after one receives a concussion?  There is growing recognition that this period of inactivity is critical, as one does not want to aggravate the condition and/or subject oneself to additional head trauma.  An excerpt from the New York Times article mentioned above:

Mr. Robinson did his own research into concussions and learned about second-impact syndrome, or a rapid and severe swelling of the brain that occurs when someone sustains a second concussion before a first one has properly healed.

Additional details regarding these issues can be seen in the media sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Health Consequences Of Concussions

On this site, head injuries are discussed extensively, given that such injuries are often suffered in accidents.  Serious head trauma that is not fatal can cause wide-ranging impairments that require substantial medical treatments and rehabilitation. As well, there is a growing recognition and awareness that even seemingly-minor repetitive head impacts can, from a long-term perspective, lead to a variety of adverse maladies.  The “Long-Term Health Consequences Of Repeated Head Impacts” page discusses adverse health consequences of repetitive head impacts, commonly associated with various sports.

A December 14, 2015 Wall Street Journal article titled “After Concussions, Athletes Are More Injury-Prone” discusses another purported aspect of getting concussions – that of being more prone to other types of injuries.

An excerpt from the article:

Concussion may impair the brain’s ability to coordinate physical movement, the researchers said. Subtle disruptions to brain pathways may increase the interval between reaction and movement time, potentially increasing the risk of subsequent injury, the study suggests.

Additional details on this study may be found in a variety of media sources, including the Wall Street Journal article mentioned above; as well as the abstract of the “Acute Lower Extremity Injury Rates Increase after Concussion in College Athletes” study.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.