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Common injuries in head-on collisions

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2021 | Car Accidents

While virtually any type of collision can carry dire ramifications, those that occur head-on could prove to be some of the most dangerous types of incidents that can occur. Head-on accidents can occur under various situations, and in some cases, it may take little more than a moment of distraction to prompt similar safety threats. There are also a variety of injuries a person in Illinois might suffer in similar car accidents, and these injuries could have a significant impact on one’s life. 

According to experts, there are certain types of injuries that may prove a common concern for victims of head-on collisions, such as: 

  • Bone fractures:  Experts indicate that the force of the impact or the act of being crushed up against the dashboard during a crash could leave a person with bone fractures. 
  • Cuts and burns:  Lacerations and burns are also listed as common injuries stemming from head-on accidents, and such injuries can range from minor to severe in nature. 
  • Chest injuries:  According to experts, the pressure a seat belt may place on one’s chest during a similar incident could also increase the chances of severe chest injuries. 
  • Head and spine:  Head and spinal cord injuries are also common concerns in head-on collisions and such injuries could have a lingering impact on one’s life. 

Injuries stemming from such an incident could also cause severe or even permanent harm and leave a person facing a need to seek out long-term medical care. 

Head-on car accidents can carry devastating repercussions that could have a lingering impact on the lives of those involved. Should the incident stem from the negligent actions of another party, the victim could be left in search of answers about what took place as well as justice for the pain and suffering he or she experienced. After suffering severe harm under similar circumstances, a person in Illinois could choose to retain the services of a personal injury attorney for guidance on the next steps to take to seek the full amount of restitution deserved. 

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