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If you get in a car accident that results in serious injury, you might wonder who pays for medical bills after a car accident. You are responsible for ensuring the bills are paid when you seek medical treatment. However, financial recovery is a combination of your funds, your health insurance, your auto insurance, the at-fault driver's insurance, and the at-fault driver themselves. This is particularly true if you hire an Illinois car accident attorney to assist with your claim.
There are many types of car accident injuries that victims suffer. These injuries range in severity, and heavily influence the value of a car accident claim. More severe injuries can increase a victim’s losses, and have a long-term effect on his or her life. It’s important to be aware of the impact of car accident injuries and what kind of compensation those injuries qualify for when starting a claim. 
Car accident settlement amounts depend on factors such as the insurance coverage held by the motorists involved, liability, and the severity of the injuries and property damage. However, other factors may also play a role. For example, punitive damages may be calculated in a settlement if the other party was acting recklessly and in conscious disregard to others.
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Chicago, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Cicero, or a nearby community, call the injury attorneys at Lloyd Miller Law for a free consultation.

Roof Crush In Car Accidents: Preventing Brain Injury

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Roof Crush In Car Accidents: Maintaining Survival Space to Prevent Brain Injury.

Brain Injuries sustained in car accidents can often be the result of  “roof crush” caused by rollover of the motor vehicle. We have written several articles detailing the part of tire failure in roll-overs.

Rollovers may also be associated with a type of motor vehicle with SUVs being among one of the most suspect class. It should be noted that safety varies greatly among makes and models.

The issue in rollovers is the protection of the occupants through maintaining “survival space”.  “Survival space” is the space around an occupant that remains free of intrusion in a motor vehicle accident – the area in which an occupant is able to “survive” the crash. A roof is part of the structural support of a vehicle and is a critical component in protecting the occupant.  A roof may crush from the failure of the side rails, headers or support pillars. Substantial crush decreases the survival space resulting in impact to the head. Catastrophic injury can occur, death, paralysis, and brain damage. Most devastating is partial ejection through an opening created during the roof crush.

Roof crush may be unavoidable or it could be a result of an unreasonably dangerous roof design or defect in manufacturing. For example, a $2.75 million dollar verdict against Ford was awarded when a wrongful death occurred during the rollover of decedent’s 1999 Ford Explorer.

The South Chicago accident lawyers of Grazian and Volpe (now Lloyd Miller Law) have handled a multitude of motor vehicle accidents in their plus 25 years of personal injury practice in Chicago and metro area. We advise our clients to research the safety ratings on vehicles before purchase and to follow all maintenance guidelines. It is always better to stay safe, but if you can’t stay safe-stay with Grazian and Volpe (now Lloyd Miller Law).

About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Illinois State Bar Association U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar
About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar