A head-on collision occurs when two cars crash directly into each other from the front. Head-on vehicle collisions are one of the most severe and tragic types of car accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there were over 2,700 head-on collisions in 2021 alone, with almost 150 of them proving fatal.
Common Injuries Incurred in Head-on Collisions
The nature of head-on collisions makes them extremely dangerous and likely to result in severe and sometimes even life-threatening injuries. These commonly include:
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Burns and abrasions
- Tooth and jaw damage
These are just some of the many injuries that can result from a head-on collision. Depending on the type of injury and the severity of the damage, these serious accidents can lead to permanent disability and even death.
How to Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
Whether you were personally involved in the accident, or you have lost a loved one to a head-on collision, you may be entitled to significant compensation under the law.
Unfortunately, the process for determining and proving liability in an accident, as well as for securing recoverable damages, can be complicated and tiresome. If you are recovering from an accident or grieving the loss of a loved one, you should be able to spend your time recovering and trust the experienced attorneys at Cullotta Bravo Law to seek compensation on your behalf.
When you rely on Cullotta Bravo Law to represent you in the aftermath of a head-on collision, our team will work tirelessly to determine the cause of the collision, identify liable parties, and go after those at fault for necessary compensation.
Our attorneys will guide you through every step of the process, including helping you with insurance claims and determining the appropriate amounts to request for recoverable damages.
We work hard to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case. This includes leading negotiations and weighing your options for reaching a settlement or filing a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Can I File a Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a head-on collision, you could be eligible to seek compensation through a lawsuit.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you were personally injured in a head-on collision, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Injuries caused by front-to-front accidents can be very severe, preventing you from working and sometimes leading to permanent disability. Head-on collisions can also cause extensive property damage. As such, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Lost wages if the accident left you unable to work
- Expenses related to fixing your vehicle and replacing the items inside of your vehicle that were damaged during the accident
- Medical expenses for current injuries and any future complications resulting from a long-lasting injury or permanent disability
- Non-economic damages like physical and emotional pain and suffering
Whether you’re suffering from some or all of these costly damages, the experienced attorneys at Cullotta Bravo Law can help you relieve some of the burden.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you were not personally involved in the incident, but you lost someone close to you because of a head-on collision, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for the following:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Emotional pain and suffering resulting from your loss
- Lost income, if you relied on your loved one for financial support
Fatal collisions take a substantial emotional and financial toll on the victim’s loved ones. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit as a surviving family member may entitle you to significant compensation.
Call Cullotta Bravo Law Today for a Free Consultation About Your Head On Collision Case in Illinois
Our firm has over 30 years of experience in personal injury law in Illinois, and we have earned a stellar reputation for helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. When you trust an attorney at Cullotta Bravo Law, you can be sure that they will go above and beyond to meet your needs. Call us today at 630-898-7800 or contact us online.