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Seeking Compensation After a Head-On Collision in Cook County

 Posted on December 22, 2021 in Auto Accidents

IL accident lawyerThere are nearly countless ways a serious car accident can occur. Head-on collisions in which both cars are traveling toward each other are often some of the most severe. Sadly, fatalities and catastrophic injuries are not uncommon in head-on crashes. If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a head-on crash, read on to learn about your legal options under Illinois law.

Personal Injury Claims and Head-On Accidents

When two vehicles are traveling in opposite directions, the force of a collision is magnified. Head-on crashes often cause head, neck, and spine injuries, broken bones, internal damage, and other severe injuries. An individual involved in a head-on crash or frontal crash may never be the same again. Money cannot make up for such a horrific experience, however, it may help the injured person cover accident-related costs and move past the experience.

Sometimes, liability in a head-on crash is straightforward. For example, one driver may have been traveling the wrong direction on the highway due to intoxication by drugs or alcohol while the other driver was an innocent victim. Other times, both drivers’ actions contribute to a head-on crash. In the case of a shared-fault accident, an injured person’s entitlement to monetary damages may be reduced according to his or her share of fault.

Damages in a head-on crash may include compensation for vehicle repair, medical expenses, and lost wages. If the injured person can no longer work or must take a lower-paying job, he or she may also recover compensation for lost earning capacity. In Illinois, compensation for non-financial harm, including physical pain and emotional and mental suffering may also be available in a personal injury claim.

Seeking Justice for a Deceased Loved One

Not every head-on accident victim can survive their injuries. If your loved one died in a head-on collision, taking legal action in the form of a wrongful death claim may the best way to seek justice. Wrongful death claims are separate from any criminal consequences the at-fault driver faces, and a successful wrongful death claim may be possible with or without a criminal conviction.

A wrongful death claim may help you hold the at-fault party for your tragic loss. You may also be able to recover financial compensation for financial losses caused by the death. You could be compensated for your loved one’s lost income as well as medical and funeral expenses. Compensation for your grief, lost society, and other non-financial damages may be recoverable.

Contact a Bensenville Car Crash Lawyer

If you were hurt or your loved one was killed in a head-on crash, contact Kaiser Hafezi Law for legal help. Our compassionate DuPage County personal injury attorneys will sit down with you and help you determine the next steps. If you choose to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, we will passionately advocate for you throughout the process. Call 630-233-9946 for a free consultation.




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