Injuries That Result From Various Types Of Car Accidents

Types Of Cook County Accidents

On this site many types of Cook County vehicle accidents and associated injuries are discussed.  These accidents include those involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles.

Many of these accidents lead to injuries for vehicle occupants that range in both type as well as severity, with some being either life-threatening or fatal in nature.   For those that are fatal, the fatality can be either immediately after the accident (i.e. those accidents in which the person dies at the accident scene) or the fatality can happen sometime after the accident, i.e. either hours, days, or months later.

Reasons For Cook County Accident Injuries 

There are many reasons as to why accidents occur.  While there are various ways to avoid and/or minimize the possibility of accidents and their accompanying injuries, from a general perspective one of the best preventative measures continues to be wearing a seat belt.  The many benefits of seat belt usage, including various statistics, are discussed on the “Seat Belts And Their Safety Benefits” page.

Various types of accidents and associated injuries include the following:

Loss Of Vehicle Control

“Loss of vehicle control” accidents are among those that often lead to serious accident injuries and fatalities.  There are many reasons why a driver can lose control of the vehicle, and often the vehicles that are out of control jeopardize not only the driver and other occupants but also drivers and occupants in other vehicles.   Many aspects of these accidents – including both the associated medical and legal issues – are discussed on the “Cook County Loss Of Control Accidents” page.

As seen in various Cook County loss of vehicle control accidents discussed on this site, these accidents can lead to a broad range of injuries.  These loss of control accidents are particularly hazardous as many of them lead to the vehicle leaving the roadway at higher speeds.  Among accident injuries are those that involve the head and neck, especially if the vehicle occupants are not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.  Head trauma varies in both type and severity, and serious head impacts can either lead to fatalities or cause various types of permanent injuries and/or impairments.  On this site head injuries are discussed on both the “Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)” page as well as the “Head Injuries Resulting From Vehicle Accidents” page.

“Head-On Collisions”

“Head-on collisions” typically are highly physically traumatic to vehicle occupants, and occupants are subject to strong and highly unnatural forces.  As seen in many Illinois accidents, it is not uncommon for these crashes to lead to immediate fatalities for those involved.

Many aspects of “head-on collisions” are further discussed on the “‘Head-On Collisions’ In Cook County” page.  As seen in the crashes highlighted on that page, many led to one or more fatalities.

Pedestrian Accidents

Cook County pedestrian accidents often have led to serious injuries due to the typically highly traumatic nature of such crashes.  Many accidents lead to injuries that are life-threatening in nature, and many have led to fatalities.  The topic of pedestrian accidents, including medical and legal aspects of such accidents, is further discussed on the “Cook County Pedestrian Accidents” page.   As seen in various Cook County pedestrian accidents, including those in Chicago, a broad range of accident injuries can occur.  These accident injuries have included concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, various broken bones, and internal bleeding.

Bicycling Accidents

Bicycling accidents are also among those accidents that are highly physically traumatic and often lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities.  The topic of bicycling accidents and the injuries that can occur are discussed on both the “Bicycling Accidents In Cook County” page and “Bicycle Accident Injuries” page.  Among those injuries that occur during bicycle accidents are various types of head injuries – especially in those accidents during which a bicycle helmet was not worn – as well as bone fractures, bruises and abrasions.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often lead to serious accidents injuries and fatalities.  On this site crashes involving motorcycles are summarized in the “Motorcycle Accidents” category.  Among the most traumatic types of motorcycle accidents – as well as those that often lead to the death of the rider – is when a vehicle makes a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle.  A “head-on collision” typically occurs and in almost all cases the motorcyclist is hurt in the collision.  The motorcyclist is often forcefully thrown onto the vehicle, into another object, or onto the ground.  A broad range of physical trauma often results, including head injuries, blunt-force trauma to the chest and broken bones.

What To Do If Hurt In A Collision

There are various steps you should take if you are hurt in an accident.  These steps are needed to protect both your health as well as your legal rights.  They also help maximize your ability to collect accident injury compensation if the accident was the fault of another person.

Ten steps to take after a vehicle accident are discussed on the “Steps To Take After An Auto Accident” page.  Of note, these steps should be taken as soon as possible after an accident.

While some of these steps involve legal issues, medical issues are also of primary importance.  As further discussed on the “Important Reasons For Getting A Medical Exam After An Accident” page, there are many reasons why you should get a comprehensive medical exam if you have been hurt during an accident.  A thorough medical examination – typically done in the Emergency Room (ER) – can thoroughly check for all injuries, including those that may not be immediately apparent after an accident.  The injuries can then be thoroughly evaluated and properly treated by qualified medical professionals.  Also, from a legal perspective, it is highly advisable to have such injuries properly evaluated and documented immediately after an accident, or as soon as possible.

The Filing Of An Accident Injury Lawsuit

If a person has been hurt during an accident, and the injuries are the fault of another person, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be warranted.  One of the primary reasons for filing a personal injury lawsuit is to pursue accident injury compensation, which is often needed to pay for medical bills and other expenses and financial hardships caused by accident injuries.  [in the case of a fatal accident, relevant parties can pursue compensation for the loss of life through filing a wrongful death lawsuit.]  The trial lawyers at the Elman Law Group can help you determine whether the filing of a lawsuit is warranted, as well as what types of compensation and amounts of compensation may be expected given the specific circumstances of the accident and the accompanying injuries.   In order to get a free and confidential legal consultation from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney, at (773) 392-8182 at any time. 

Elman Law Group has been handling Illinois personal injury lawsuits for over 25 years.  During this time the firm has handled over 10,000 lawsuits.  It has earned a reputation for its trial capabilities, which often results in higher accident compensation for those injured.

Elman Law Group handles cases on a “contingency” basis – clients do not pay legal fees unless and until they get money from a lawsuit settlement or court trial (jury award).