There are few things that can elicit more shock, panic, and terror than seeing another vehicle careening towards yours, with only a matter of seconds until the other vehicle collides with yours head-on. When impact occurs, the damages can be cataclysmic, leaving you and any other occupants of either vehicle with serious, long-term, or even fatal injuries. To be sure, car accident data published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlights the fact that head-on/frontal-impact collisions are the deadliest accident type.
If you have been in a head-on crash, our Los Angeles head-on accident lawyers can provide you with the quality representation that you deserve. We understand the degree of loss that you have suffered, and are ready to start working on your case today.
Causes of Head-on Collisions
Head-on collisions are a type of car accident that should never happen and are almost always the result of the negligence of one of the drivers involved. Some of the top causes of head-on collisions include:
- Improperly marked highway entrance and exit ramps;
- Unmarked road construction or confusing road signs;
- Falling asleep at the wheel;
- Drunk driving;
- Illegal passing (driving into oncoming traffic in an attempt to pass another vehicle);
- Distracted driving;
- Poor visibility; or
- Vehicle defects, such as steering or brake defects.
When a head-on collision occurs, determining the cause of the accident and proving the fault of the responsible party is a critical aspect of building a claim and getting any victims the compensation they deserve.
Injuries from Head-on Crashes Can Be Significant
As stated above, head-on collisions are the most deadly car accident type. When these accidents are not fatal, they can have life-changing effects for any impacted vehicle occupants. To be sure, head-on collisions may result in permanent and disabling injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Crush injuries;
- Scarring and disfigurement;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Limb amputation injuries; and
Head-on crashes can also lead to psychological injuries, too, and a person who is involved in this crash type may suffer from nightmares about the crash, flashbacks, anxiety about riding in a motor vehicle, depression related to their injuries, and other mental, psychological, or emotional harm.
Let Our Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers Advocate for You
When you or a loved one is seriously harmed in a head-on crash, there is nothing that can truly compensate you for the injuries you’ve suffered or the loss of quality of life that you’ve undergone. But working with our Los Angeles car accident lawyers and bringing forth a claim for damages may yield a compensation award that can, at the very least, provide you with monetary compensation for your economic losses, as well as financial remuneration for your noneconomic losses. A damages award can help to ensure that you get the medical care you need, are able to make any adjustments to your home or vehicle to compensate for disabilities, and have enough to support yourself moving forward.
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To learn more about how our Los Angeles head-on car accident lawyers can help, please call us today or send us a message to schedule your free consultation. We are passionate about serving our clients.