Head-on Car Collisions

Head-on collisions are deadly crashes. Because of the high-speed nature of head-ons and the limited amount of reaction time afforded to other drivers facing a driver who veered into their lane, if the injuries aren’t fatal, they are often catastrophic and cause significant damages. 

Nearly one-fifth of non-interchange, non-junction auto accident fatalities occur in head-on accidents, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  (AASHTO). Driver distractions and reckless driving may cause these serious accidents, but there are many other causes as well. In the event of a head-on collision, accident victims can file a lawsuit to hold the negligent driver liable for damages. Ron Meyers & Associates can help, so call us at (360) 459-5600. 

Understanding Head-On Car Collision Cases 

Causes of Head-on Collisions 

Often, the cause of head-on collisions is related to driver distraction. When a driver reaches for an object on the floor, texts or talks on the phone, or is distracted by kids in the backseat, he or she inadvertently may veer into the other lane. 

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The following also can cause or contribute to head-on collision accidents. 

  • Driving while intoxicated 
  • Speeding 
  • Swerving to avoid debris or an animal in the road 
  • Driving in the wrong direction 
  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued 
  • Taking turns at too high of a speed 
  • Slippery roads due to ice, sleet and rain 
  • General loss of control of vehicle, such as from tire failure 
  • Unsafe passing or overtaking another car 

Common Injuries Drivers Suffer in Head-on Accidents 

The sheer force and crushing impact of head-on collisions claim the lives of many drivers and passengers. If victims are not killed, they can sustain serious, debilitating injuries, such as those listed below. 

  • Spinal cord injuries (leading to permanent paralysis) 
  • Skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries 
  • Back and neck injuries 
  • Fractures and crushing injuries 
  • Amputation 
  • Severe burns from car fires and explosions 
  • Lacerations 
  • Facial injuries, scarring and disfigurement 
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage 

Seeking Compensation for Damages Related to Your Accident 

When innocent people are injured because of a driver’s negligence or carelessness, they can sue the responsible party to recover damages from the accident. If your loved one died in a head-on collision caused by another driver or by some type of defect (like faulty tires), you can speak to an attorney about filing a wrongful death claim. 

You may recover a settlement that covers your or your loved one’s medical bills and funeral expenses, as well as financial and emotional damages related to your accident or losing your loved one. In addition to economic damages, you can collect financial compensation for mental anguish and pain and suffering. 

In order to file a successful case, you must establish that the other driver was negligent. This may include unsafe passing, speeding, distracted driving or other reckless driving practices. You also must prove that negligent behavior led to the accident and thus your injuries. Finally, your claim for damages must establish that you suffered damages as a result of the accident and your injuries. 

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Our Approach to Head-On Car Collision Cases 

At Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC, we understand the devastating impact head-on car collisions can have on individuals and their families. These accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, loss of life, and significant emotional and financial burdens. Our dedicated legal team is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to those who have suffered due to the negligence of others. 

Compassionate Guidance 

Our foremost priority is the well-being of our clients. We recognize that head-on collisions can lead to physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Our approach begins with listening attentively to your story, concerns, and goals. We strive to create a supportive environment where you feel heard and valued. 

Legal Expertise 

Our attorneys bring extensive experience in handling head-on car collision cases. We possess in-depth knowledge of the complex laws and regulations governing personal injury claims. With this expertise, we are well-equipped to navigate the legal processes, ensuring that your rights are protected, and justice is served. 

Thorough Investigations 

We conduct thorough and meticulous investigations into head-on collision cases. Our legal team collaborates with accident reconstruction experts, reviews accident reports, and gathers compelling evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. Our goal is to establish negligence and demonstrate how it has resulted in harm. 

Focused on Accountability 

We believe in holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Whether the head-on collision resulted from distracted driving, speeding, or other reckless behavior, we vigorously pursue legal action to seek compensation and justice for our clients. We advocate fiercely on your behalf to ensure your voice is heard. 

Comprehensive Remedies 

We understand that the consequences of head-on collisions can be far-reaching. Our approach includes seeking remedies that address both economic and non-economic damages. This may involve recovering medical expenses, lost wages, emotional suffering, and other noneconomic losses. 

Collaborative Decision-Making 

We value your input and involve you in the decision-making process. Your perspective is essential as we tailor our legal strategies to address your unique circumstances and goals. We keep you informed and empowered to make informed choices about your case. 

Your Trusted Advocates 

When you choose Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC for head-on car collision cases, you’re choosing advocates who are dedicated to making a meaningful difference in your life. We are committed to helping you regain your health, financial stability, and peace of mind. 

How Ron Meyers & Associates Can Help with Head-On Car Collision Cases 

At Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC, we approach head-on car collision cases with unwavering commitment and a comprehensive strategy. Our priority is your well-being, and we understand the significant physical, emotional, and financial toll these accidents can take on victims and their families. 

Our Accident Lawyers at Ron Meyers & Associates Can Help 

If you or your loved one has been in a head-on collision, you are welcome to call our injury lawyers at Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC for a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us today at (360) 459-5600. 

Take the First Step 

Your journey to justice begins with a no-obligation consultation. Reach out to us today at (360) 459-5600 to discuss your head-on car collision case. Let us be your trusted legal advocates, working tirelessly to protect your rights and well-being. Don’t wait; contact us now to reclaim your life and seek the compensation you deserve. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Head-On Car Collision Cases 

After ensuring your safety and the safety of others, call 911 to report the accident. Seek medical attention for any injuries, even if they appear minor. Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved. Gather evidence if it’s safe to do so, including photos of the accident scene and contact information from witnesses. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. 

To establish negligence, you may need evidence such as witness statements, accident reconstruction reports, and law enforcement reports. Distracted driving, speeding, unsafe passing, or other reckless behaviors can indicate negligence. 

You may be eligible to recover various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. In wrongful death cases, compensation may also cover funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other related costs. 

Yes, there’s a statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits, typically within a few years after the accident. It’s crucial to consult an attorney promptly to ensure you meet the deadline. 

It’s generally advisable to consult an attorney first before engaging with insurance companies. Insurance adjusters may aim to minimize your settlement, so having legal representation can protect your interests. 

An experienced attorney can evaluate your case, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court if necessary. They can work to maximize your compensation and ensure that your rights are upheld. 

Before accepting any settlement, consult with an attorney. Insurance companies may offer low settlements initially, and an attorney can help determine if it’s fair or negotiate for a more appropriate amount. 

Yes, you may have options. Depending on your situation, you could file a claim with your own insurance company if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. An attorney can guide you through this process. 

In some states, you may still recover damages even if you were partially at fault. The amount you can recover might be reduced based on your level of fault. Consult with an attorney to understand how this applies to your case. 

When selecting an attorney, consider their experience with personal injury cases, their track record of success, and their commitment to your case. Personal rapport and communication are also essential factors. 

If a family member died in a head-on collision due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. This can help you recover damages related to the loss, such as funeral expenses and financial support. 

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