Types of Car Accidents

No two car crashes are the same. Every single accident in the Chicagoland area involves its own unique factors and circumstances that impact investigations in to determining causes and assigning fault.

Certain kinds of collisions are more common than others in Illinois, and the actions that victims take in the immediate aftermath of such crashes can become even more important. If you suffer serious injuries or your loved one is killed in any automobile accident in Illinois, it is always in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation in order to ensure that all of your rights are protected, and you can recover all of the compensation you are entitled to.

Lawyer for Car Accidents in Chicago, IL

Were you or your loved one recently involved in a motor vehicle crash anywhere in the greater Cook County area? You will want to contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates before making any kinds of statement to an insurance company.

Chicago personal injury attorney Susan E. Loggans represents clients all over northern Illinois, including Elgin, Evanston, Des Plaines, Berwyn, Chicago, and many surrounding areas. Call (312) 201-8600 right now to have our lawyer provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless you receive a financial award.

Types of Car Accidents in Cook County

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Common Car Accidents in Illinois

Multiple factors can influence the severity of the injuries people suffer in automobile crashes in and around Chicago. Some of the most frequent types of collisions in Cook County include, but are not limited to:

  • Head-On Collisions;
  • Multiple Vehicle Accidents;
  • Construction Zone Accidents;
  • Drowsy Driver Accidents;
  • Low Speed Impact Collisions;
  • Rollover Accidents;
  • T-Bone Collisions (Side-Impact Crashes); and
  • Rear-End Collisions.

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Types of Compensation for Chicago Car Accidents

Following automobile accidents caused by the negligence of other parties, victims can be entitled to several different forms of compensation—depending on the types and severity of the injuries caused by the crashes. Compensatory damages are intended to indemnify a victim for the injury or losses he or she suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence, and usually come in two forms:

  • Economic Damages — Objectively verifiable monetary losses are referred to as economic damages. Such quantifiable damages generally include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, property damage, loss of use of property, costs of domestic services, and loss of employment or business opportunities.
  • Noneconomic Damages —Losses that cannot be calculated and are far more subjective are referred to as noneconomic damages. Some of the most common kinds of noneconomic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of society and companionship, disability or loss of a normal life, loss of consortium, shortened life expectancy, and loss of a normal life.

In certain cases, juries may also award punitive damages (also referred to as exemplary or vindictive damages). Punitive damages are specifically intended to punish defendants for and deter others from engaging in similar wrongful conduct in which harm was willful and wanton or outrageous or where the defendant acted with actual malice, deceit, fraud, violence, or gross negligence.

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Car Accident Resources in Cook County

Active Transportation Alliance — The Active Transportation Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization “that works to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit and engage people in healthy and active ways to get around.” Visit this website to learn more about the organization’s efforts regarding transit, walking, and bicycling. You can also find news, crash support, and information on upcoming events.

Active Transportation Alliance
9 West Hubbard Street, Suite 402
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 427-3325

Safe Communities for Illinois (SCIL) — The SCIL program was initiated by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (UIC SPH). The program “provides a platform for communities to coalesce and share resources to implement traffic safety initiatives within 37 high-risk Chicago communities.” On this website, you can view an SCIL brochure, find answers to frequently asked questions, and view numerous testimonial videos.

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Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Chicago Car Accidents Attorney

If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in any automobile crash in the Chicagoland area, try not to speak about your accident to anybody until you have retained legal counsel. Susan E. Loggans & Associates assists car accident victims in Elmhurst, Park Ridge, Calumet City, Burbank, Oak Forest, and many surrounding areas of Cook County.

Susan E. Loggans is an experienced personal injury attorney in Chicago who will work to hold all negligent parties accountable and get you the compensation you need and deserve. She can review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (312) 201-8600 or complete an online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.

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