Champaign County Auto Accidents Lawyer
Auto accidents happen every day in Illinois. They are a leading cause of personal injury, often causing broken bones, head trauma, lacerations, internal injuries, whiplash, and back and neck injuries. In severe cases, they even cause death.
Auto accidents can happen at any time and in many ways, which is why you should always be alert and careful while driving. However, you could still get involved in a major crash due to someone else’s negligence.
Auto accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. When they are severe, they can be debilitating, disabling, life-threatening, and even permanent. You need to ensure you have adequate compensation to pay for past, present, and future medical expenses. Patel Law, PC has more than 30 years of experience helping auto accident victims like you with physical and financial recovery. Contact our experienced Champaign County auto accident lawyer today to learn more.
Types of Auto Accidents
Common types of auto accidents include:
Rear-end accidents. Rear-end accidents are the most common type of crash. They occur when the front of a vehicle hits the back of a vehicle in front of it. They are often caused by speeding, distracted driving, and tailgating.
Sideswipe accidents. These crashes occur when the sides of two vehicles hit each other. This often happens when a driver attempts to change lanes without looking to see if there are any vehicles in the adjacent lane. Distracted driving can also cause a vehicle to accidentally move into the next lane over.
Side impact accidents. Also known as T-bone accidents, side impact accidents occur when the front of a vehicle hits the side of another. These often occur when a vehicle runs a red light.
Rollover accidents. Rollover crashes occur when a vehicle flips onto its side or roof. This often happens when the vehicle hits a curb or other object. SUVs and trucks face the highest risk.
Head-on accidents. Head-on crashes are the most serious type of accident. They occur when the fronts of two vehicles collide with each other. Because the vehicles are often traveling at high speeds (60 miles per hour or faster), the impact often causes catastrophic injuries and death.
Hit-and-run accidents. A hit-and-run crash occurs when a vehicle is involved in a crash and the driver flees the accident scene. As drivers are required to stop after an accident in Illinois, hit-and-run accidents are illegal, and the fleeing driver can face serious penalties.
Contact Patel Law, PC Today
While many car accidents are minor, some are devastating. They can cause injuries, emotional distress, property damage, lost wages, and other damages.
You need someone on your side who can help you get full and fair compensation. Patel Law, PC can evaluate your case for free and inform you of how we can help. Call our experienced Champaign County auto accidents lawyer at (217) 384-1111. You can also fill out our online form.