A head-on collision is every driver’s nightmare. When one car or truck crosses into a lane heading the opposite direction and the two vehicles collide head-on, serious injury or death is often the result. Drivers and passengers in either or both vehicles may suffer head and brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, broken bones, or crush injuries. Those who survive will almost surely require extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation. Injuries are often catastrophic in a head-on collision.
Who Is At Fault After a Car Crash?
To determine fault, one might assume that it would be straightforward and clear: the driver of whichever vehicle left its own lane is the likely candidate for negligence. However, assigning fault in a head-on collision is often challenging for several reasons:
- Drivers and passengers of both vehicles are often too badly injured to recall clearly what happened.
- Vehicles are knocked out of position by the speed and impact of the crash. They will most likely come to rest far from where they collided.
- Cars may be involved in head-on collisions on highways with no other traffic around. There may be no eyewitnesses.
- Insurance companies often insist that even the driver who remained in his or her lane was also at fault, for not having sufficiently kept a lookout necessary to dodge the oncoming vehicle.
Accident reconstructionists look at a number of factors to determine which vehicle most likely left its lane. Skid marks, pavement markings, damage to vehicles, and the precise location of the cars are all important clues for determining liability in a head-on collision.
After A Head-On Automobile Accident, Attorneys In Illinois Offer Free Consultations
We assist clients who have suffered all types of car accident injuries in Chicago, including accidents on I-290, I-88, I-80, I-55, I-90, I-94, I-294, I-57, I-74 and the expressways and tollways.
We instigate investigations on behalf of individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes such as:
Our firm has vast experience investigating and litigating motor vehicle accident injury cases, including head-on collisions, rear-enders, crashes caused by speeding, and crashes caused by distracted driving. Our experience is vital as we challenge large insurance companies, transportation authorities, trucking companies, and other negligent parties such as car part manufacturers.
After a Chicagoland area head-on collision, attorneys at Anesi, Ozmon can advise you how to pursue and obtain compensation.
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We understand the uncertainty you face and aim to provide you peace of mind. Clients may worry about making ends meet while missing work because of injuries or staying out of debt from medical bills. Our aim is to go above and beyond what you expect so that you can focus on recovery.
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