Being involved in a car accident can be a distressing experience. But, when that accident is a head-on collision, the experience may be especially traumatic. These types of accidents result in some of the most devastating injuries, including fatalities. According to one source, in 2019, frontal impacts accounted for 57 percent of all passenger vehicle deaths in the nation.
If you have suffered an injury that has permanently affected the quality of your life or you have suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one due to a head-on collision, Fielding Law can help you get through this tough time. Our attorneys have decades of experience with head-on car accidents and can provide the legal assistance you need while you focus on healing. Call us at (877) 880-4090 for a free consultation.
Unfortunately, car accidents in Texas are not uncommon. One reportable crash occurred every 1 minute and 7 seconds in 2020 in Texas. Even the safest driver can experience an unexpected accident, due to his or her inability to control the actions of others. Frequently, the cause of these accidents, and especially head-on collisions, is driver negligence.
Intoxication is the leading cause of head-on collisions. Under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a driver’s thinking ability, and reflexes are impaired. This results in the vehicle weaving in and out of lanes or driving on the wrong side of the road outright.
In 2018, distracted driving was the cause of 95,572 auto accidents in Texas. These accidents resulted in 2,340 people suffering serious injuries. Types of distracted driving include talking on the phone or texting, daydreaming, eating or drinking, adjusting the GPS, and engaging with passengers.
For every 25 adult drivers, 1 is reported to have fallen asleep at the wheel in the past 30 days, according to the CDC. Especially affected by driver fatigue are truck drivers who drive long distances and shift workers who often work at night. Additionally, persons taking medication or suffering from sleep disorders often drive while drowsy.
It is extremely important to obey safe passing signs while driving on a two-lane road. When a driver negligently tries to pass in a no-passing zone or pushes the limit when passing, he or she risks causing a devastating head-on collision. The same is true if a driver miscalculates the distance or speed of oncoming traffic.
When someone drives recklessly, such as by speeding, there is a strong possibility that he or she will lose control of the car, and suffer a head-on crash in oncoming traffic. Further, when an accident results from driving at excessive speeds, the injuries to victims are usually catastrophic. Other forms of reckless driving include running red lights, failing to yield, and ignoring stop signs.
Inclement weather, like rain or snow, can create hazards on the road, such as flooding and black ice. These hazards often result in drivers hydroplaning out of their lanes and causing head-on crashes. The state has a responsibility to maintain the roads in a reasonably safe condition. Failure to do so may result in liability.
In an effort to avoid potholes, cracks, or debris in the road, a driver may veer out of his or her lane into oncoming traffic. This creates the potential of a head-on accident. Again, it is the state or municipality that is most likely responsible for making sure the roads are reasonably safe for drivers.
Of course, this list is not comprehensive. There are other common causes of head-on collisions like faulty auto parts or mechanical failure. As such, even though your car may have been struck by another vehicle, proving liability may not always be straightforward.
This is why it’s imperative to speak with a head-on collision attorney at Fielding Law if you or your loved one has suffered injuries from a head-on collision. Our attorneys know how to investigate, examine the evidence, and pursue the at-fault party for compensation.
Quite often, car accidents result in injuries to victims. In head-on collisions, the injuries are usually severe or fatal. In fact, in 2016, Texas led the nation with the highest number of fatalities from car accidents at 3,776.
Common injuries from head-on collisions include the following:
If you sustained life-changing injuries or lost a loved one in a head-on car crash, let a head-on collision attorney with Fielding Law get you fair compensation for your damages and losses.
Compensation may include:
It only makes sense for the person or entity responsible for your injury (or that party’s insurance provider) to pay for your recovery. However, if you handle your claim on your own, you might feel pressured to settle for a lower amount of compensation or feel forced to pay your own recovery expenses.
Further, a potential third party may share liability, such as the manufacturer of an auto part. If this avenue of compensation is properly pursued, then you could get even more money to cover your medical expenses and other accident-related damages.
Therefore, it’s wise to speak with an attorney before speaking with the insurance adjuster. The lawyer and law firm you choose to represent you will have a direct impact on your case. The attorneys of Fielding Law have years of experience in personal injury law and will fight for you so you get the compensation you deserve.
Let Fielding Law’s head-on collision attorneys put their years of legal experience to work for you and get you every penny you deserve. Call us at (877) 880-4090 for a free consultation.