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slip and fall accident, DuPage County slip and fall personal injury attorney, DuPage County personal injury attorney, traumatic brain injury, personal injury claimMore than 930,000 residents call DuPage County home, and anyone who has lived here for over a year understands the significance in fluctuation of weather patterns. Everything from sunshine to snow causes damage to buildings and other structures.Therefore, it is especially important that landlords repair damages as soon as possible to precent tenants from being injured, or even killed, in slip and fall accidents. 

Potential Damage From a Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents occur when a person trips, slips, loses balance, or otherwise falls and an an injury results. Causes of slip and fall accidents may be due to any number of outside forces. Perhaps the paint on the concrete was wet with rain and therefore caused loss of traction. The sidewalk may have been cracked and caused one's foot to catch. Or, an object may have been in the walkway that was not appropriately flagged or otherwise signaled and caused tripping.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_traumatic-brain-injury-DuPage-County.jpgAccording to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and estimated 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those, approximately 52,000 experience fatality. Motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of those deaths. Thankfully, science is starting to make some headway in treatments—some of which may save victims that would have otherwise died from their injuries. The following explains further.

Improved Screenings for Injured Victims

Lack of early detection is one of the biggest reasons that TBIs become fatal. This is exactly why science has started focusing on methods for earlier and better detection. For example, rather than search for a brain hemorrhage in a CT scan, some victims might be better served through biomarker testing. MRIs may also be used to better detect if a victim has experienced mild traumatic brain injury. This can reduce the risk that less severe cases are missed, which can, in turn, reduce the risk for secondary injuries that could easily become life-threatening.

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DuPage County personal injury attorneys, simple fall, minor accidentWhen most people think of head injuries, they think of concussions: blows to the head experienced during major falls, automobile accidents, or while playing sports that can have lasting effects. There is, however, a lesser known but quieter, insidious type of head injury in which few people are aware. Experienced even during minor accidents or simple slips and falls, these injuries are slow-growing but can quickly and easily become fatal if not detected. These injuries are known as subdural hematomas.

What is a Subdural Hematoma?

Like concussions, subdural hematomas are injuries to the head. However, unlike concussions, subdural hematomas do not need a major blow to occur. They can occur because of a simple fall, or even just starting to fall and then catching yourself. Subdural hematomas can also occur even during a minor automobile accident, where the head is suddenly jolted or bumped so slightly that the injured person does not even remember or fully register the hit. Those who are aged 60 or older are most susceptible because of how the brain changes with age.

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DuPage County car accident attorneys, t-bone collisionsCar accidents occur daily on our nation’s streets. Several factors contribute to how they occur, and fault can be directed at drivers and the circumstances in which drivers find themselves. What is most disheartening, however, are the accidents that could have been prevented and the accidents which end in death or devastating injuries.

Side impact crashes, also known as “angle” crashes or T-Bone crashes, occur when a car is impacted on its side, with both cars forming a “T” formation. Even at low speeds, the injuries can be fatal. Traumatic brain injury, severe whiplash, internal injuries, and broken bone just touch the surface of the consequences victims sustain.

Side Impacts/Angle Crashes

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