The effects of a head-on collision are very serious for everyone involved. The force of impact at the time of collision combines the speed and mass of both vehicles, leading quite often to a violent crash that causes severe and life-changing—and sometimes even fatal—injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in this type of accident, a Joliet head-on collisions lawyer from the Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you recover compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance company.
A head-on collision can lead to overwhelming medical bills, force you to miss work for an extended period, and reduce your earning capacity even after you return to your job. It can cause untold pain and suffering, and it can prevent you from enjoying activities and hobbies that you love. The at-fault party should compensate you for all of these losses, whether they can be quantified in dollar terms or not. The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We offer a free head-on collision case evaluation and never collect a fee until you get paid. To speak with a member of our team today and to find out how a Joliet head-on collision lawyers can help, call us at (312) 223-1700.
Head-On Collision Liability
Like most car accidents, head-on collisions typically do not happen at random. They occur because one or more drivers either violate a traffic law or otherwise act with negligence behind the wheel. As your Joliet head-on collision lawyers, our job is to collect evidence and show that the other driver, because of their negligence, is liable for your injuries.
In order to prove negligence in a head-on collision, we must establish four facts:
Duty of Care
In any civil liability claim, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed them a duty of care. Because all drivers have a legal duty to operate their vehicles safely and to watch out for others, this duty is implied in a car accident claim.
Failure of Duty
We must show that the other driver failed to uphold their duty of care to you. This failure typically results from negligent or unsafe behavior behind the wheel. We will show evidence that they violated a traffic law, drove drunk or distracted, or otherwise failed in their responsibility to practice safe, defensive driving.
Injuries Caused by Failure
We have to show that the car accident and your resulting injuries were a direct result of the other driver’s unsafe or negligent behavior. For that reason, it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible after your accident, as a medical exam conducted immediately following a collision offers substantial evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship.
Compensable Losses Resulting From Injury
Finally, we will tabulate the specific economic and noneconomic damages you have incurred as a result of the head-on collision you suffered. We will pursue the at-fault driver and their insurance company for the full amount.
Our Joliet head-on collision attorneys are ready to get started on your claim today. To receive a free case evaluation from a member of our team, call us at (312) 223-1700.
Head-On Collision Injuries
Because a head-on collision compounds the force of each vehicle in the crash at the time of impact, the resulting trauma is often substantial for everyone involved. Severe, debilitating, life-changing injuries are quite common in head-on collisions. Some of these injuries may include:
- Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal trauma, including whiplash, nerve damage, loss of mobility, and paralysis
- Broken bones
- Extreme bruising
- Damage to internal organs
- Amputation or severed limbs
Monetary Damages Awarded for Head-On Collision Injuries
Our Joliet head-on collision lawyers can help you fight for all of the compensation you deserve for your head-on collision accident injuries. You may receive money for:
You deserve compensation for both your current and anticipated future medical costs, and we will fight to help you receive this compensation.
We will do all we can to ensure you get compensated for the income you have forfeited while missing work during your recovery from your car accident injuries.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If you cannot return to work at full strength, we will help you fight for compensation that makes up the difference between what you are earning and what you should be earning.
Pain and Suffering
We will build a strong case for pain and suffering damages. Our attorneys have several models and formulas we use to assign a dollar value to your ongoing physical and emotional pain.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
You deserve compensation for your loss of ability to partake in hobbies and activities you once enjoyed.
The Statute of Limitations
From the date of your accident, you typically have two years in Illinois to file a lawsuit for bodily injuries and five years for property damage. It is ideal to start the process as soon as possible after a head-on collision. The success of your case depends on the strength of the evidence, and that evidence can fade and lose its impact over time.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, is ready to get to work on your Joliet head-on collision claim right away—and you never owe us a fee until you get paid. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Call (312) 223-1700 for a Free Head-On Collision Case Evaluation
The Joliet head-on collision lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your accident injuries. We never charge a fee until you get paid. To receive a free legal consultation today, call us at (312) 223-1700.