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Not uncommon for mental health issues to follow an auto accident

Being involved in a serious motor vehicle collision can be a traumatic experience. Not only can it cause a victim to suffer physical injuries, but it can result in one enduring psychological damages as well. What type of mental health issues are common following an auto accident and can Illinois residents seek compensation for any losses related to such injuries?

2 injured, 1 killed in Illinois car accident

Police in Illinois are investigating the cause of a crash that injured two people and claimed the life of another. This car accident reportedly occurred April 7, in Sterling. Per state laws, the surviving victim and the family members of the deceased may have legal recourse.

Car accident in Illinois injures 4

Police in Illinois are in the process of investigating a two-vehicle crash that injured four people. This car accident is said to have occurred March 26, in Massac County. Per state laws, the victims of this incident may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.

Illinois car accident: Cognitive distractions a real issue

In Illinois and elsewhere, it is common to find distracted drivers. They are usually pretty easy to spot as they can be seen talking or texting on their phones, grooming, eating or participating in various other activities that remove their fully attention from the road. Something not often talked about, though, are the distractions cannot be seen. Cognitive distractions can also lead to a car accident.

Passenger injured in recent auto accident involving a semi

Police in Illinois are currently investigating the cause of an accident between a semi-trailer and a passenger vehicle. The driver of the car is actually believed to be responsible for this auto accident. The injured passenger may be entitled to seek compensation for his or her losses through legal means.

Car accident: Distracted driving a real issue in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, distracted driving is a serious issue. It leads to accidents involving pedestrians and other vehicles and often has serious -- if not fatal -- outcomes. When a car accident occurs as a result of distracted driving, the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation through legal means.

Car accident victim's families may be eligible for compensation

When raising a child, parents childproof their homes, encourage their children to wear helmets when riding bicycles, teach kids to look both ways before crossing the street and other things in attempt to protect their children from dangers in the world. Unfortunately, a parent cannot always control the actions of other people that may bring harm to their child. Recently in Illinois, a mother and daughter lost their lives in a car accident due to the apparent reckless driving of another man.

Speeding and DUI likely a factor in fatal Illinois car accident

There are many holiday parties at this time of the year, which may lead to an increase of drunk driving incidents on Illinois roadways. Drivers who make the unwise decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol increase their chances of injuring others and/or themselves. Recently, three women lost their lives and two others were injured in a car accident after a man may have driven drunk while speeding.

Illinois car accident injures woman and kills young boy

It only takes seconds to distract a driver's eyes off the road. Whether it is another person in the car, texting on a phone, eating or looking at nearby businesses, an insignificant distraction can mean the difference between life or death for someone involved a car accident. Recently, in Illinois, a driver struck a woman and a 2-year-old boy with his car as he made a left turn onto another street.

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