Head-On Collision Lawyers In California
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What Constitutes A Head-On Collision?
A head-on collision occurs when the front ends of two vehicles, such as cars, trains, ships, or planes, collide in opposite directions, as opposed to a side or rear-end collision.
What Frequently Leads To Head-On Collisions?
While many different things can lead to head-on collisions, human error is the most frequent.
A car usually collides head-on with an approaching driver when it crosses the centerline. In addition, driving oppositely while traveling down a road can result in a head-on collision.
A head-on collision can also happen due to several other factors, such as speeding, driving under the influence, passing on a two-lane road or street, swerving between lanes due to construction or a stopped car, flaws in the road, malfunctioning vehicles, and passing another car. Nevertheless, due to the high speed of the participating cars, head-on crashes on highways are typically the most dangerous.
Ultimately, it is every driver’s responsibility to obey traffic laws and consider other people’s safety. Someone can be held accountable for all damages when they breach this responsibility and cause a collision due to their carelessness. The following are some of the more frequent causes of head-on collisions:
- Drowsiness and Fatigue While Driving
- Distracted Driving is Caused by Using a Cell Phone and Other Distractions
- Slower Reflexes
- Multiple Vehicle Crashes or “Collateral Accidents”
- Drugged or Drunk Driving
Head-on collisions can also be caused by external factors like broken traffic lights or malfunctioning auto parts. Because they frequently involve claims against influential parties like governmental organizations and auto manufacturers, these lawsuits are typically more complicated. In any situation, you should speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who can assist you in determining the cause and take on litigation against such huge corporations on your behalf.
Injuries from Head-On Collisions in California
Despite the rarity of head-on collisions, they frequently result in severe injuries or many fatalities. Passengers and drivers in a head-on collision likely sustain catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries, which can cause permanent paralysis due to the high degree of intense forces involved.
Numerous internal wounds and bone fractures all over the body are additional injuries usually linked to head-on crashes. The amount of property and human injury in a head-on accident depends significantly on the weight and speed of the involved vehicles.
Speaking with a law firm that is well-versed in the physics involved in a head-on accident is essential. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker have what it takes to win your case with decades of experience successfully settling lawsuits for passengers and drivers involved in head-on crashes.
How To Win A Head-On Automobile Collision Claim
You must have strong evidence and sufficient proof to show that the other driver was at fault for the incident and your injuries.
Our creative lawyers are skilled in developing and fortifying claims via research and planning. We can assist you in obtaining the proof required to prove your case by
- Obtaining and examining medical and police reports.
- Collecting testimony from witnesses.
- Obtaining surveillance videos that may be available.
Having necessary resources such as experts in accident reconstruction, medicine, and other relevant professions are important in collision cases. Since evidence deteriorates over time, you must start your claim as soon as possible. If you let too much time pass by, you may significantly weaken your claim and lose out on much-needed monetary compensation.
The Facts on Head-On Collisions
It is not unexpected that head-on crashes happen far more frequently in rural locations, given that drivers have much more open space, fewer regulations, and the option to go off-roading.
Urban area roads are significantly more heavily policed and include a lot of one-way streets, which greatly reduces the possibility of a head-on collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head-on collisions account for up to 13% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in rural areas. While head-on collisions cause less than 7% of all fatalities on urban roads. Additionally, government statistics show that only head-on collisions include 2% of annual car accidents in the U.S.(approximately 123,000 crashes). And head-on collisions are responsible for 10% of US fatal crashes yearly.
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Wondering if you have a strong case for compensation following an auto accident? The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is here to take your call or online case submission through the night and on the weekends. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case and help you understand your rights and options under the law.
Take the first step towards full and fair compensation for your injuries now by calling 800-333-0000.