Chicago Head-On Auto Accident Attorneys
Representing the Victims of Head-On Auto Accidents throughout Illinois
Head-on collisions are among the scariest and most dangerous car accidents. When a head-on collision occurs, at least one driver is out of its designated driving area, whether a driver crosses the center line or the driver is moving in the wrong direction of the traffic. While it may seem that one driver was clearly at fault in a head-on collision and that recovering a personal injury lawsuit would be relatively straightforward, auto accidents involving head-on collisions can involve complicated legal and factual issues.
The Chicago auto accident law firm of Ankin Law Offices, LLC represents clients in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including head-on collisions, as well rear-end accidents, side impact collisions, alcohol-related accidents, and cell phone-related accidents.
Importance of Evidence
Head-on auto accidents, like many auto accidents, offer hinge on the production of sufficient evidence to support a claim that the other driver was negligent in causing the head-on collision. Police reports are incredibly helpful at proving your cases, but in many cases the police reports will lack sufficient information. Accordingly, our team of Chicago head-on auto accident attorneys will conduct an independent investigation in conjunction with private investigators and accident reconstruction experts in order to gather the evidence necessary to support your claim.
As part of our independent factual analysis, we will evaluate the reason why the other driver was traveling in the wrong direction and whether anything could have been done to avoid the accident in order to consider the strength of your claim.
Not only does a factual investigation require an analysis of the factual circumstances of the accident itself, but it also requires a close examination of the medical records regarding the injuries that you suffered as a result of the head-on collision.
Causes and Effects of Head-On Car Collisions
Head-on collisions are also almost always the result of negligence on the part of one or both drivers. Some of the most common causes of head-on collisions include:
- Excessive speeding
- Going the wrong way on a one-way street
- Going the wrong way on a freeway entrance ramp
- Drunk driving
- Cell phone use and distracted driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Common Injuries in Head-On Collisions
Head-on auto accidents can result in some of the most serious injuries. Certain injuries are common in head-on collisions. For instance, head-on collisions often result in injuries to the chest and ribcage caused by the seatbelt or steering wheel. Serious head injuries, lacerations, and broken bones are also common as well.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on auto accident, contact the skilled Chicago head-on auto accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and remedies following a head-on collision.