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Attorney Sean Mowery Obtains $65,000 Settlement for Client Who Sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury

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In this case, our client was a passenger in a vehicle that had lost control and left the roadway, striking a culvert and utility pole. The victim of this single car accident hired Davis & Gelshenen LLP to assist in the handling of their injury claim. The significant impact of the collision caused our client to sustain a traumatic brain injury, and also resulted in the need for a shoulder surgery. Attorney Sean Mowery garnered a settlement of $65,000 through his representation of the passenger.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Have You Gotten Your Dot? Illinois’ Yellow Dot Program

illinois-yellow-dot-program“Got the Dot?” is Illinois’ slogan for their statewide initiative designed to provide important medical information about vehicle drivers and passengers in case of an emergency. Illinois implemented the Yellow Dot Program in 2011 to decrease deaths on their roadways. According to the Yellow Dot website, people who experience a traumatic injury have the best chance of survival when they are seen and treated within an hour of being injured. In the moments following a serious crash, every second counts. This program has been put into place to ensure that those seconds are not wasted.

The Yellow Dot program assists first responders in knowing important medical information about people involved in an accident. Information contained on the medical cards can be the difference between life and death. To join the program, you need the following three things:

  1. A clear photograph, which will be placed on your medical card to identify you.
  2. Personal information, such as your name, emergency contacts, medical providers, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies, and any current medications. This info is placed on your medical card, which will be placed in your glove compartment.
  3. The yellow dot decal, which will be placed on the lower corner of the rear-facing window on the driver’s side. The decal alerts responders that you have your medical card located in your glove compartment.

If you live in Illinois and haven’t joined this initiative, it is highly recommended that you do so. Any person at any age can take part, so you should have medical cards made for anyone who frequently drives or rides in your car, especially if someone has a specific medical concern. Go to YellowDotIllinois.org to find information, order Yellow Dot materials, and see locations where you can get your dot decal. Other states participate in similar programs, so if you don’t live in Illinois, it is encouraged that you visit your state’s department of transportation website to view what you can do. Accidents are unpredictable, so it is best to be prepared. You never know – a program like this could save your life.