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Champaign, Illinois Head-On Collision Attorney

Tazewell County personal injury lawyer for front impact car accidents

Lawyers for Serious or Fatal Car Accidents in Springfield, Bloomington, and Macomb

Of the many different types of car accidents that take place in central Illinois, head-on collisions are often the most dangerous. The strong impact of these types of accidents can cause severe injuries, and if vehicles are traveling at high speeds, they are likely to result in wrongful death. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a serious auto accident, you will want to understand what you need to do to receive financial compensation for your injuries. By working with a skilled personal injury attorney, you can hold a negligent driver responsible and receive payments that will address your physical injuries, financial losses, and pain and suffering.

At Kanoski Bresney, we know how car accident injuries can cause long-term problems for a person and their family, and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims and ensuring that they are made whole. With over 40 years of experience and more than $400 million recovered for our clients, we know the best ways to help you achieve success in your case. We pledge to provide you with the respect, response, and results you deserve.

Causes of Head-On Collisions

Roads and highways have clearly-marked lines and signs to ensure that drivers stay in their lanes, and drivers are required to operate their vehicles safely and avoid driving in a way that could put others in danger. A head-on collision will usually occur because a driver does not follow the rules of the road, and in most cases, a driver who travels into oncoming traffic will be at fault for an accident, and they may be held responsible for the injuries suffered by other drivers or passengers.

There are several different types of driver negligence that can lead to head-on collisions. In some cases, a driver may violate traffic laws, such as by illegally passing a slower-moving vehicle. This type of reckless or aggressive driving can often occur on rural roads, two-lane highways, or other dangerous highways. In other cases, a driver may not follow the signs posted in construction zones, or weather hazards or road conditions may cause a person to swerve out of their lane.

Distracted driving and drowsy driving are other common forms of negligence that may cause a driver to travel out of their lane and into oncoming traffic. Drunk driving can also lead to head-on collisions, since a person may be too intoxicated to tell that they are driving the wrong way on a road.

Injuries in Head-On Collisions

Because of the high speeds that are often involved in a front-end impact, drivers and passengers can suffer catastrophic injuries, which may require extensive medical treatment and result in permanent disabilities or death. These include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can cause cognitive impairment, memory loss, mood disorders, chronic headaches, and dizziness
  • Spine injuries, which can lead to chronic pain, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
  • Bone fractures that can be very painful and debilitating, especially if bones are shattered or parts of the body are crushed
  • Amputations of arms, legs, or fingers
  • Burn injuries that can cause severe scarring and disfigurement
  • Internal injuries, which can lead to hemorrhaging of blood or organ failure

The costs related to these injuries can often be overwhelming, and they can include expenses related to emergency medical care, surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy, and assistive devices needed to address a permanent disability. Injuries can also lead to the loss of income for a family, including when a person is unable to work while recovering and when disabilities affect their ability to earn an income in the future. Victims should be able to receive compensation for all of these damages, as well as their physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Contact a Schuyler County Car Accident Lawyer

If your family is struggling to recover from a head-on collision, Kanoski Bresney can provide you with dedicated legal help to make sure you are repaid for the harm you have suffered. Contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 and scheduling a free consultation. We represent injury victims in Peoria, McLean County, Sangamon County, Bloomington, Macon County, McDonough County, Rushville, Springfield, Champaign County, Adams County, Champaign, Quincy, Peoria County, Tazewell County, Pekin, Schuyler County, Decatur, and throughout Illinois.

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