Carbondale is one of a few cities in Jackson County and despite its small size, there were more than 1,400 accidents reported in the county in 2011 according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in an automobile accident in Carbondale that was caused by a careless or negligent driver? Have you considered hiring the services of a personal injury law firm to help explore your legal options and fight for the MAXIMUM amount of any compensation that you may be entitled to?
At the law offices of Tapella & Ebespacher, our auto accident lawyers have successfully recovered MILLIONS in compensation for our clients and will fight for the justice that you deserve. We offer FREE consultations and we only get paid when we win.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your Carbondale car crash claim, call us today at (855) 522-5291.
Alternatively, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form to your right and we will contact you shortly.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Despite a large number of safety advances, accidents often lead to injuries no matter what type of crash occurred. In many cases, these injuries can take months to recover from, with the associated medical costs being extremely high.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by another driver?
Do you know that you may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit to help cover those medical expenses, along with any other damages or losses that may have been associated with that accident?
Some common injuries include:
Drivers and passengers should always seek medical attention after an accident. Not only will it help diagnose any potential injury, should you decide to make a claim it could also help your case.
What Damages Could I Be Eligible For?
The consequences of a serious vehicle collision could include monetary and non-monetary damages as in most cases, the victim is often injured and unable to return to work.
This then creates another series of issues as while the victim is incapacitated, any other people that are dependent on that person (children, family members) are also affected.
Auto accidents also often lead to physical, financial and mental strain that victims and their families must deal with.
Some types of damages a victim may be entitled to include:
- Property damage
- Emergency care
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Mental anguish
- Loss of wages
…just to name a few.
Types of Auto Accidents
There are many different ways a driver can be involved in an accident.
Although most collisions involve passenger vehicles, truck accidents, collisions with bicyclists and pedestrians also occur almost every day and each type of accident can produce different types of personal injuries.
Unfortunately, most of these collisions can be avoided if the at-fault driver was paying attention to the road while they were behind the wheel.
The following are some of the most common types of passenger car accidents:
Additionally, single and multi-vehicle accidents are two more different types of collisions. Typically, a single-vehicle accident occurs with a fixed object such as a lamp post or a parked vehicle. Multi-vehicle wrecks are more likely to occur on a highway and involve a large number of vehicles.
Common Causes of Car Wrecks
Despite recent advancements in accident avoidance technology and emergency braking systems, the introduction of smart phones and personal navigation systems into our vehicles has significantly increased the chances that a driver is paying more attention to their device than the road.
In fact, According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of people injured in a motor vehicle crash involving a distracted driver increased by nearly 9 percent between 2011 and 2012.
Are YOU a victim?
Some other common causes of accidents include:
In Illinois, accidents with deer are also common. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were more than 18,000 crashes involving deer in 2011.
Contact our Carbondale Accident Attorneys Today
At the law offices of Tapella & Eberspacher, we understand how devastating automobile accidents can be to not only the victim, but also to their family members and other dependents.
We strongly believe that victims should receive the compensation they deserve when they have lost property, been injured and suffered the trauma of a crash.
If you or a loved one is seeking legal counsel after being involved in a car wreck, our attorneys are ready to help.
We have several offices located throughout Illinois and proudly serve the central and southern Illinois region, including:
… and all of the surrounding areas.
Contact our knowledgeable Carbondale attorneys today at toll-free (855) 522-5291 to schedule a free and confidential initial case review and let us help with your accident injury compensation claim.
If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top right hand corner of this page – it’s FREE to submit and completely confidential.