Injured in a Car Accident? We Can Help
Cook County, Illinois is the second most populous county in the entire United States, right after Los Angeles County. The population of Cook County exceeds five million. Chicago is the largest city within the county and the State. With its large population and mass of highways, Cook County is also home to a number of car accidents. The Illinois Department of Transportation reports 175 fatal traffic accidents thus far for the year 2016, and thousands more car accidents resulting in serious injuries.
Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents can happen in many different scenarios. The cause of a car accident will, in part, determine your ability to seek compensation from the other driver or drivers involved in the crash. Some of the most common types of car accidents include:
- T-bone accidents: “T-bone” or side impact crashes happen when the side of a vehicle is hit by another vehicle. These accidents occur most often at intersections. Side impact crashes can result in serious injuries for both drivers and passengers. The side of a vehicle affords fewer protections than the rear or front, leaving passengers vulnerable.
- Rear-end accidents: When one car crashes into the rear of another, it results in a rear-end accident. Rear-end crashes often happen when traffic slows and a following car does not stop in time. Rear-end accident may result in whiplash and other serious injuries. In most cases, the following car will be considered at fault for the accident because the driver did not leave adequate following space.
- Head-on accidents: Often considered the most serious type of car accident, head-on collisions occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the front of another. These accidents are often fatal and can result in life-changing injuries.
- Rollover crashes: When a vehicle flips onto its side or back, it is considered a rollover crash. All vehicles have the potential to rollover, but SUVS and large vehicles carry an increased risk of flipping.
Damages for Your Car Accident
Car accidents, whether major or minor, can seriously impact your life. Being involved in a car accident can leave you physically suffering. Potential damages in a car accident include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term disability, and more. Your right to recover from the other driver or drivers involved will depend on the circumstances surrounding the crash, the extent of your injuries, and the strength of your case, among other factors. Contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible for help with your car accident case.
Cook County Car Accident Attorneys with Over 45 Years of Combined Legal Experience
Any car accident is a frightening experience and potentially costly, both financially and emotionally. If you are injured in a car accident, contact our experienced Cook County Car Accident Attorneys. Our firm has decades of experience handling car accident cases and has achieved over 40 million in settlements and verdicts for our valued clients. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers at (312) 422-0500 or by filling out a free contact form online.