Pursuing Full Compensation Following A Head-On Collision
Head-on motor vehicle crashes often occur because of a driver’s unintended actions (such as accidentally running off the road), or because of negligent actions (such as attempting to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road). Many head-on crashes are the result of an unintentional act, such as:
- Falling asleep
- Distracted driving
- Driving too fast around a curve
There may be other contributing factors as well, such as alcohol use or speeding.
The consequences of head-on accidents are frequently dire. Although head-on collisions make up only 2 percent of motor vehicle accidents, they are responsible for 10 percent of all traffic fatalities.
The Serious Nature Of Head-On Collisions
The reason head-ons are so deadly is a simple matter of physics: when two moving vehicles speed directly toward each other and collide, the force of the impact is doubled. Because the driver and often a passenger are sitting in the front seat near the point of impact, they are more vulnerable to life-threatening or life-changing injuries.
Most head-on collisions that cause a serious injury or death can be prevented if people avoid driving when under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription drugs; when over-tired or sleep-deprived; or when distracted by texting or talking on a cellphone, eating or drinking, adjusting the radio, or setting the GPS. It only takes seconds when moving at a high speed for a distracted driver to drift into the wrong lane and hit another car head-on.
Maximizing Your Recovery
If you have been seriously injured in a head-on crash, or if a family member has died, you should contact Richard Ramler at Ramler Law Office, P.C. You may be able to recover monetary compensation for your losses, including:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
In many cases, you may need a recovery sufficient to cover the cost of long-term or even life-long care. With your future and your family’s future on the line, you need to be represented by an experienced car accident lawyer who will help you maximize the amount you recover.