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What If I Am Injured in a Head-On Collision in Illinois?

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When you are involved in a car accident, it is entirely common to feel flustered or panicked. You may have suffered serious injuries, or your vehicle may have been significantly damaged due to the impact of the collision. After seeking out any necessary medical attention, it is important to react quickly. In order to provide yourself with a greater chance of securing compensation after a motor vehicle collision, it is critical to hire a skilled personal injury lawyer. Head-on collisions can be especially dangerous, and victims of these types of accidents should be sure to understand their legal options.

Common Injuries 

A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. Due to the sheer velocity of many of these accidents, the injuries suffered can be life-altering or even fatal. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), there were over 3,500 fatal head-on collisions throughout the United States in 2016, and these crashes accounted for more than 10 percent of all fatal accidents that year. Common injuries suffered in head-on collisions include multiple bone fractures, spinal damage, and traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can occur even when a car's driver and passengers are protected by safety systems such as seat belts and airbags.

Securing Compensation 

When pursuing compensation for injuries that occurred in a head-on collision, you must show that the other driver was operating his or her vehicle in a negligent manner at the time of the accident. These types of accidents typically occur when a driver strays from their lane into oncoming traffic, and this may occur because of texting and driving, driving while inebriated, or driver inattention. Your attorney can help you gather evidence demonstrating that the other driver acted negligently and that this negligence was a direct cause of your injuries.

Contact an Arlington Heights Car Accident Lawyer 

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we are dedicated to helping our clients secure the compensation they deserve in the aftermath of a car accident. In addition to proving that another driver caused the accident by operating his or her vehicle negligently, we can help demonstrate the severity of the injuries you have suffered. We will work to ensure that you receive compensation that fully addresses your damages. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a compassionate Schaumburg personal injury attorney, call us today at 847-797-8000. 

 

Source:

https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-highway-safety

 

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