Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Automobile collisions lead to more serious injuries and fatalities than any other type of accident. If another driver is liable for injuries you sustained in an accident, learning more about motor vehicle accidents can help you understand what happened. By working with an experienced Kankakee personal injury attorney, you may even be able to seek repayment for your pain and suffering.
Automobile collisions come in many forms. Some collisions involve just one car: for example, a car that loses control and hits a tree. Rollover accidents, in which a car tumbles over onto its roof, typically occur when a driver swerves to avoid an accident but loses control of the vehicle. Two-car accidents can be divided into different categories depending on the location of the impact: for example, they may be head-on accidents or rear-end collisions.
Head-on collisions involve two cars driving directly into each other and are among the most fatal car accidents. Rear-end collisions happen when one car runs into another from behind. While these collisions are less likely to be fatal, they commonly result in whiplash or paralysis. A side-impact collision occurs when one car hits the side of another (often the driver side door). Since car doors provide less protection than the front and back of the car, side-impact collisions can cause very serious injuries.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, and you believe someone is liable for your suffering, you can take legal action against them. To discuss your case with a compassionate Illinois personal injury lawyer, contact the Kankakee personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (815) 929-9292.