Statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation have revealed that there were 5,775 auto accidents throughout St. Clair County in 2011, which resulted in 31 deaths, and 1,917 injuries.
While law enforcement officials in the region have been working to reduce this number, they still cannot prevent drivers from performing negligent actions or acting irresponsibly when behind the wheel, which can put other motorists, passengers and pedestrians in significant danger.
If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident caused by another individual, at the law offices of Tapella & Eberspacher we offer 100% FREE case reviews to help determine the validity of your claim and we only ever get paid when we win.
To learn more, contact us today at (855) 522-5291 or fill out the "Free Case Evaluation" form on this page.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
A car accident can occur in the blink of an eye; however the after affects may last a life time.
Unfortunately, many accident victims fail to recognize the repercussions of being involved in an accident and often only feel the affects of the collision after a number of days have passed.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident that was caused by the negligence of another motorist, are your best interests being projected?
With this in mind, some common causes of car accidents include:
- Adverse road conditions
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Neglect to obey traffic signals
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence
Of course, these are simply the most common causes of car accidents, as there are several other ways reasons for car accidents to occur. However, these causes of car accidents will typically lead to a variety of different types of car accidents.
Types of Auto Accidents
Many times, the causes listed above will lead to many different types of car accidents. These accidents will typically vary in severity based on a number of different circumstances but in many cases, will often result in the victim and their families feeling the affects of the collision for a considerable amount of time AFTER the accident has taken place.
In most cases, victims will often need time off work to recover from their injuries, a rental car while their vehicle is being fixed by a smash repair company and many other issues that can further complicate the recovery process.
Do you need help understanding what options you have to obtain a legal solution to the situation? Our attorneys can help explain those options in simple terms and guide you through each step of the litigation process.
Some common types of car accidents include:
- Blind spot accidents
- Construction zone accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover crashes
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Truck accidents
In many instances, these types of car accidents will usually lead to serious injuries. Of course, the chance for injuries and deaths increases substantially at higher speeds of travel and usually depends on the location of where the automobile was struck.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Due to the extreme force produced by the collision of automobiles, they typically result in a variety of different injuries.
As previously stated, these injuries are typically more severe in accidents that occur at higher speeds of travel along with the position which was struck on the vehicle, however this is not always the case.
In fact, slow MPH impacts can often produce significant neck, back and head injuries that often take injury victims months to recover from.
Some common car accident injuries include:
- Air bag injuries
- Broken bones
- Broken glass injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Passenger injuries
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Wrist injuries
Following any type of injury, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention to assure your wounds are taken care of correctly and to avoid further injuries. It is also helpful for our attorneys, as these medical documents can be used in the court of law to formulate a case against the negligent accident causing individual.
Contact Our O’Fallon Auto Accident Lawyer Today
The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is proud to serve the O’Fallon community and help them seek justice as a result of the negligent actions of other individuals or entities. Over the years, our attorneys have achieved MILLIONS in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients and work relentlessly to seek the MAXIMUM compensation benefits available.
Our law firm also operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not charge our clients for any of our services unless a successful verdict or settlement has been made and our client recovers.
Being located in O’Fallon, Mattoon, and Charleston, we are licensed to serve clients throughout the entire state of Illinois and proudly provide contingency-based legal counsel to injury victims in:
- Granite City
…. And most of the suburbs that surround these areas.
To schedule your free case evaluation, or to simply learn more about our law firm, we invite you to call us at 855-522-5291 today. Here, a staff member will collect information from your auto accident and quickly connect you with one of our compassionate attorneys ready to handle your case.
Begin here by completing the “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page – it’s strictly confidential and 100% FREE.