Head-on collisions are always dangerous but are not always fatal. When two cars collide and the point of impact is at the front of each car, the drivers and passengers are at risk of enduring severe injuries.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “Frontal impacts accounted for 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2018.” Of the drivers and passengers who survive head-on collisions, many sustain severe injuries involving the head and face. All car accidents are dangerous and present the chance of injury. You should always get medical attention after a car accident.
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Contributing Factors in Head-on Collisions
A head-on collision is one where two vehicles collide at their front ends while traveling toward each other. Negligent driving or excessive speed can make head-on collisions fatal. If you were involved in a head-on collision, your attorney can help you understand the cause of your accident. Your attorney can also explain the actions you can take to recoup your accident-related medical and personal expenses, including:
- Emergency medical costs
- Recovery and treatment costs
- Replacement and repair of personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
A lawyer can help you evaluate your damages and help you understand the compensation you may be eligible to pursue.
Injuries Caused by a Head-on Collision
Circumstances can make head-on collisions fatal, but even if a head-on collision does not prove fatal, it can leave its victims suffering from a range of serious injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries can cause vision trouble, trouble concentrating, light sensitivity and more serious conditions.
- Concussions can lead to loss of consciousness, confusion, and amnesia.
- Whiplash can lead to stiffness and neck pain, shoulder pain, and numb arms
- Facial injuries including a broken nose, damage to the eyes, and severe tooth damage
Your medical team will explain the injuries you suffered and any ongoing treatment you may require. Your attorney can explain the process of pursuing your accident-related medical expenses. We are prepared to:
- Gather and analyze evidence to support your claim
- Keep you updated at every stage of the case
- Handle communication with all relevant parties, including insurance companies
- Represent you in court, if necessary
We want to help you in any way we can.
Review Your Head-on Collision Claim with an Attorney Near You
Head-on collisions affect many lives past the immediate victims, especially when circumstances make head-on collisions fatal. The responsibility of holding the at-fault party liable falls upon loved ones after a fatal accident. If you are trying to handle insurance claims and legal documentation while grieving, you have our utmost sympathies.
If you were involved in a head-on collision or a family member was killed, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible about the possibility of seeking financial compensation. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to review your case with an attorney near you. Do not wait, you might have a limited time to file a claim under the statute of limitations imposed by Sec. 95.11 of the Florida Statutes.