Recovering Compensation for Head-On Collisions
Motor vehicle accidents can happen when negligent driving behavior, such as speeding, road rage, or drunk driving, leads to a driver colliding with the front, side, or back of another vehicle. A head-on collision is when a driver strikes the front of another vehicle. This type of motor vehicle collision can happen at intersections, in parking lots, and on highways where two lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are close together.
Head-on collisions can expose drivers to significant harm, as a car can directly impact them. It can lead to damages, such as medical bills, property damage, and mental anguish, that you could pursue compensation for in a car accident claim. The car accident lawyers at The Russo Firm can help you assess current and future damages, collect evidence to prove your case, and negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
What is a Head-On Collision?
A head-on car accident is when the fronts of two cars strike each other. This type of car accident is rare, as there aren’t many circumstances when two cars would be driving in a way that could cause this accident. However, when it does happen, it is one of the most catastrophic car accidents because the driver and front-seat passenger can receive a direct blow from another vehicle.
The trauma caused by direct blunt-force trauma can cause significant injuries, such as broken bones, lower extremity injuries, and chest injuries. These injuries can cause long-term pain and suffering and negatively affect the victim’s standard of living. A car accident attorney could help you hold a negligent party liable for damages if they caused a head-on collision.
Cars do have safety measures to mitigate the impact of these types of collisions, such as airbags, seatbelts, and crumple zones. However, a direct impact to the front of a vehicle at high speeds can cause catastrophic impact. The structure of the vehicle can receive too much impact to handle, leading to its integrity diminishing and the people in the car being exposed to tremendous pressure that can cause severe injuries.
What Causes a Head-On Collision?
More often than not, a head-on collision will result from one driver’s negligence or intentional recklessness. This is when a driver breaches the duty of care they owe another driver, which is the acceptable standard of behavior to keep others on the road safe. Driving distracted, drunk, or recklessly can expose others to harm and can cause a head-on collision. This type of behavior can cause a car accident on a highway, at an intersection, or in a parking lot.
The following are some of the negligent driving behaviors that can cause a head-on car accident:
Head-On Collision Injuries
Head-on car accidents can cause injuries due to the trauma to the body of the victim from the impact of the collision. They can receive a direct blunt-force blow from the car that hit them in the head-on collision. The impact of the car accident can also cause the victim’s body to move violently, which can cause a whiplash injury. Other ways a head-on car accident can cause a severe injury is through an explosion, penetrating trauma from shattered glass, or a blow from a hard object inside the car.
The following are some of the severe injuries caused by a head-on collision:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Bone fractures
- Neck injuries
- Knee injuries
- Leg injuries
- Facial injuries
- Chest injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Organ damage
- Internal injuries
Damages You Can Pursue for Head-On Collision Injuries
Damages are losses that personal injury victims incur due to the negligence or intentional recklessness of another party. These losses can be financial, which are known as economic damages, or have to do with your reduced quality of life, which are known as non-economic losses. With the help of a car accident lawyer, you can assess the true value of your head-on car accident claim by assessing your current and future damages.
The following are some of the car accident damages caused by a head-on collision:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of society
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help You Recover Compensation for Head-On Collision Damages?
Handling the process of a car accident claim independently can be challenging, as your inexperience in handling claims can lead to a mistake that can affect the compensation you can receive. Hiring a car accident lawyer to handle the head-on collision claim process can help put you in the best position to recover fair compensation for your damages. They will know how to maximize your potential for recovering compensation by performing certain helpful tasks.
Some of what a car accident lawyer can do to help with the claims process include assessing damages, determining liability, collecting evidence, speaking with expert witnesses, and representing you in court. They can also negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company, who will try to deny, delay, or devalue your claim to keep its profits up. They will know the best way to handle the negotiations to minimize the effect of their attempts to limit your compensation.
Contact The Russo Firm for Help With Your Head-End Collision Claim
The experienced car accident lawyers at The Russo Firm can use that experience helping car accident victims across the United States to help you pursue compensation for head-on collision damages. We know how damages like medical expenses and property damage can impact your financial health, as well as how your physical health is affected by a head-on collision. We can help you hold the negligent party responsible and put you in the best position to recover fair compensation for current and future damages.
At The Russo Firm, we offer free consultations to potential clients to showcase how we can help them pursue compensation for head-on car accident damages. Contact us for a free consultation at (561) 270-0913 or leave a message on our online contact page.