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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re not alone. More than 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. every year, injuring more than 3 million people and resulting in permanent injuries for about 2 million drivers. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries today. But just because they’re common, that doesn’t mean that you deserve to be injured, especially when your injuries have been caused by negligence. If your injury was caused by the reckless actions of another driver, you could be entitled to compensation needed to pay for out of pocket expenses caused by your accident. At Rehn Law LLC, our Kewanee car accident attorney has helped countless clients heal after devastating motor vehicle accidents. We can stand by your side during this difficult time.

Call (309) 228-2008 or contact us online for a free consultation regarding your car accident case. Our attorney can determine liability and provide you with next steps should you want to proceed. We also serve clients in Macomb and Monmouth.

Common Auto Accidents & Causes

Even if you’re practicing safe driving, you don’t have control over the driving habits of other cars on the road. Most car accidents are caused by human error and can easily be avoided if you can understand how they’re caused.

Common types of car accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions: The most common type of car accident, this occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle from behind. This can happen when the first vehicle slows or stops suddenly, giving the second vehicle little time to react, or can occur as a result of the second vehicle tailgating the first or being distracted. In most cases, the blame falls on the second vehicle who hits the vehicle in front.
  • Head-on collisions: One of the most dangerous types of car accidents, this occurs when the front ends of two cars collide with one another, producing catastrophic injuries like head and brain trauma and internal bleeding. This can happen when a driver is speeding and loses control of their vehicle, or when a driver is intoxicated and drifts over onto opposing traffic.
  • T-bones: Often occurring at intersections, T-bones can happen when a driver doesn’t yield to the right of way of another, and one car collides with the side of another car. This can occur when drivers attempt to make left turns when they don’t have the right of way, or they misjudge the distance of oncoming traffic.
  • Lane-changing accidents: These accidents occur when drivers collide with other cars while attempting to change lanes on service streets or highways. Distracted or reckless driving is a common cause, as many drivers who are on their phones may fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes, or fail to signal before changing. Intoxicated drivers are also more likely to drift out of their lanes and collide with other cars or pedestrians.

Car accidents can produce injuries ranging from minor to catastrophic, including cuts and abrasions, broke bones, sprains and fractures, burns, whiplash, head and brain trauma, spinal cord and neck injuries, and internal bleeding. More than 90 people die in car accidents every day in the U.S.

While accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, there are three main types of driver errors that often contribute to a crash resulting in injuries.

Our attorney has represented individuals who have been injured in collisions caused by:

  • Drunk driving: When drivers are under the influence of alcohol (or drugs), their response times tend to be slower, which means they may not be able to brake or swerve in time to avoid colliding with another car, pedestrian, or other road hazard. Intoxicated drivers also tend to be distracted and may run red lights, drift into other lanes, and fail to follow general traffic laws.
  • Distracted driving: A driver is distracted when something else has their attention, diverting them from focusing on the road and other surroundings. Because of technological developments, it’s extremely common for drivers to text or talk on the phone while driving, which can prevent them from seeing stopped or slowed traffic ahead or a car that has merged into their lane.
  • Reckless driving: Reckless driving includes driving that is considered unsafe or illegal and breaks traffic laws. One of the main causes of car accidents is speeding. Cars that drive over the speed limit tend to lose control when approaching hazards, making turns, or driving on slippery or wet surfaces. Failing to signal or check blind spots before changing lanes is also considered reckless and often causes collisions.

For quality representation you can trust, call our Kewanee car accident attorney at (309) 228-2008. We have the resources and experienced needed to achieve your desired results after a devastating accident.

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