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What is the most dangerous type of Loves park auto accident?

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As Loves Park auto accident attorneys, we have experience with many different types of crashes—they are all dangerous. However, one type of Loves park car accident, the head-on collision, stands out due to the incidence of severe injuries and even death.

A head-on collision occurs when the front end of one vehicle crashes into the front end of another, usually because one vehicle enters a lane of oncoming traffic. This can happen intentionally when a driver is trying to get around a slow-moving vehicle and misjudges the distance required to pass safely. It can also happen unintentionally when a driver is intoxicated, distracted, or drowsy and drifts into the lane of opposing traffic.

When a head-on collision occurs, both vehicles stop quickly, but the occupants continue to hurtle forward in the vehicle. Because vehicles rarely crash squarely, rotation occurs and passengers slide off the airbags or miss them entirely. Impact with the interior of the vehicle can cause severe injuries including internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and fractures.

Many times, victims of a head-on collision do not survive. In 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,323 people died in head-on collisions. Countless others were seriously injured. If a negligent driver hit you and caused serious harm, a Loves Park car accident attorney at The Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Contact our office today at 888-716-7336 to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation. We will answer your questions and explain your legal options in a language you can understand. Call today—we are here to help you.