Vehicle accidents—mostly involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles, but also including trains and planes—are the number-one source of serious injuries in the United States, including devastating brain and spinal cord injuries. At the Chicago law firm of Lane & Lane, LLC, we focus on personal injury lawsuits stemming from vehicle accidents, on behalf of individuals who face months, or even years, of convalescence or who have sustained a permanent disability.
There Are as Many Different Types of Vehicle Accidents as There Are Vehicles
The end-result of a major vehicle accident is always the same—deaths, serious injuries, and/or extensive property damage. However, there are characteristic ways that you can be involved in an accident while driving (or being a passenger in) a car, truck, motorcycle, or other type of vehicle, as follows:
Car accidents, involving anything from subcompacts to luxury SUVs, are far and away the most common cause of serious injuries on the roads and highways in the greater Chicago area. The most serious car accidents are head-on collisions, but rear-enders or side impacts can be equally devastating, depending on the speeds of the vehicles involved.
Truck accidents rarely result in injuries to truck drivers, who are protected inside a roomy cabin and usually don't sustain the brunt of an impact. However, the drivers of cars or motorcycles that collide with a truck—or lose control of their vehicles because of the truck driver's negligence—are in a much worse position.
Motorcycle accidents almost always result in serious injuries, since motorcycle riders are relatively exposed and helpless and car and truck drivers often behave irresponsibly when passing motorcycles. If the cyclist is not wearing a helmet, the result can easily be a serious brain or spinal cord injury.
While far less common, train and plane accidents involve dozens, or even hundreds, of individuals at the same time. Most plane accidents result in fatalities rather than injuries, but a high-speed train collision or derailment can have serious medical consequences for the passengers involved, as well as other people in the vicinity.
Have You Been Injured in a Chicago Vehicle Accident? Call the Law Offices of Lane & Lane, LLC
If you—or a loved one—have sustained serious injuries in an accident involving a car, truck, or motorcycle, you need to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable. The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Lane & Lane, LLC, will advise you whether another driver, the manufacturer of your car, or even the city of Chicago is responsible for your accident, and will work with you to recoup the damages you deserve. Call us today at 312-332-1400 for a free consultation!