Vehicle crash injuries can vary significantly depending upon the characteristics of the accident. While some vehicle crash injuries are minor, and the associated pain and other impairments diminish after a short time, other injuries can have lasting effects.
As discussed on the “Injuries Resulting From Various Types Of Vehicle Accidents” page, while serious injuries can occur during many types of crashes, there are certain types of collisions which typically result in serious, if not life-threatening vehicle crash injuries. Among those types of crashes that often lead to critical injuries are “head-on collisions.” An excerpt from the page regarding this type of highly traumatic collisions:
“Head-on collisions” typically are highly physically traumatic to vehicle occupants, as vehicle occupants are subject to physical forces that are both strong and highly unnatural. As seen in many Illinois accidents of this type, it is not uncommon for these crashes to lead to immediate fatalities for some of those involved.
Many aspects of “head-on collisions” are further discussed on the “Will County ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. A high percentage of the Will County “head-on crashes” highlighted on that page led to one or more fatalities.
An Illinois crash, summarized in the August 24, 2016 Madison Record article titled “Woman sues over Granite City collision,” serves to highlight various injuries and the impact they have had, as claimed in a lawsuit. As seen in the article, the accident involved a “chain-reaction” crash that involved three vehicles.
An excerpt from the article, concerning the injuries alleged by the plaintiff, Tonya M. Racelis:
The lawsuit states Racelis sustained injuries to her head, neck, spine and lower back, causing her pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of wages and medical expenses.
Additional discussion concerning vehicle crash injuries, including those that have occurred during Will County accidents, can be seen in the sources mentioned above.