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Head-On Collisions and Improper Left-Turn Accidents in Illinois

McHenry County auto accident lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Clients in McHenry, Cook, DeKalb, Boone, Kane, and Winnebago Counties

Assigning fault in a motor vehicle accident is the first step to recovering damages for any injuries sustained. In Illinois, a victim must be 50 percent or less at fault for an accident in order to recover damages. In some accidents, the responsible party is obvious. In other accidents, however, a thorough investigation is required. Two of the most dangerous and deadly types of car accidents are head-on collisions and accidents caused by improper left turns. At the law office of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, we are skilled in proving fault in these and all types of motor vehicle accidents. We provide strong advocacy for our clients and ensure you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.

Head-On Collision Dangers

According to statistics collected by the Illinois Department of Transportation, head-on collisions are the least common type of motor vehicle accident, but they are the most likely to cause injuries and deaths. Head-on collisions are so dangerous because the impact force is doubled when two vehicles collide from opposite directions. Most head-on collisions are caused by one driver veering into oncoming traffic. This can occur for numerous reasons including:

  • Unsafe passing on a two lane road
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Losing control of the vehicle on a curve (often due to speeding)

If you were injured in a head-on car accident because of someone else's negligence, our personal injury attorneys can help you get the greatest possible financial recovery.

Improper Left-Turn Accidents In Illinois

A left turn is one of the most dangerous traffic maneuvers you can make. Consequently, most states, including Illinois, have strict rules of the road that apply to left turns. Often these types of accidents occur at traffic lights as they change to yellow and then red. Our firm deals with all types of car accidents and truck accidents and we are experienced in handling cases involving improper left turns.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision or an accident caused by an improper left turn, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We are located in Crystal Lake, Illinois and work with clients throughout McHenry, Cook, Lake, DeKalb, Boone, Kane, and Winnebago Counties. We offer flexible appointment hours and will come to you if you cannot travel.

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