Columbus Head-On Collisions Lawyer
As anyone can visualize or imagine, anytime a vehicle directly collides with another vehicle head-on, the result is often catastrophic or deadly. Victims of head-on collisions often feel overwhelmed and confused regarding the steps they should take to seek compensation.
If you suffered injuries or any kind of losses as a result of a head-on collision, a Columbus head-on collisions lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you better understand all of your legal rights, as well as the amount of compensation you may deserve under the law. Call us at (800) 598-7557.
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Understanding the Causes of Head-On Collision Accidents
There are many different causes of head-on collisions that can result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Some of the causes of head on-collisions can result from the following circumstances:
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Driving While Intoxicated or on Drugs
Any driver that operates a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is essentially risking their life and those of other motorists around them. Any type of mental impairment as a result of drugs or alcohol causes a driver to have a reduced ability to make appropriate judgments and decisions as a driver on the road.
With a limited ability to make correct decisions, many drivers that drink alcohol or take drugs and drive will not have the cognitive function to understand that they should not cross over the centerline on the roadway. In other cases, drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol will realize that they crossed the line and will swerve incorrectly. In all of these cases, the driver operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol can result in a serious accident, including a head-on collision.
Distracted or Inattentive Driving
Some people equate driving while distracted with texting and driving. While texting or talking on a non-hands-free cell phone are common examples of inattentive driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that any time a driver loses focus from the roadway, it is an incident of distracted driving.
Some other examples of distracted driving include eating, drinking, smoking, attempting to grab something inside the vehicle, checking the GPS or another device for navigation, or simply becoming distracted by something outside the vehicle. When a driver remains distracted for any period of time, they may cross the centerline of the road, thus causing a head-on collision.
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Drowsy or Fatigued Driving
Any driver that feels fatigued or drowsy may close their eyes, even momentarily, and drift into oncoming traffic. Crossing the centerline while fatigued or drowsy is, unfortunately, a common occurrence and can easily result in head-on collisions resulting in serious injuries or even deaths.
Failure to Follow the Law
Any driver that makes the decision to violate any law on the roadway can cause a head-on collision. Speeding, passing around a vehicle without the proper legal right to do so, failing to properly come to a full stop at a stoplight or another type of intersection, or driving in any kind of a reckless manner can result in the driver crossing over the median and causing a head-on collision.
No matter what reason the police report determines was the cause of your head-on collision, you may have cause to pursue compensation for your losses. A Columbus head-on collisions lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you build your case, starting with the actual cause of your head-on collision accident.
Determining the Amount of Compensation a Victim May Receive After a Head-On Collision
There is no way to estimate an exact amount of compensation that a victim can seek following a head-on collision. However, if you experienced physical or even psychological harm or injuries as a result of a head-on collision, you may have the legal right to receive monetary compensation and monetary recourse for your injuries and for the following types of losses:
- Medical Costs: Medical costs can include many different types of injuries a victim could potentially receive. Some of the types of medical costs you could recover include medical bills, emergency room treatments, hospitalizations, surgeries, prescription medications, medical equipment, physical therapy, psychological counseling, rehabilitative ongoing treatments, diagnostic imaging or testing, or medical treatments needed in the future and related expenses. It is important to note that victims can suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) as a result of a severe or intense car accident.
- Property Losses: Any victim that suffers a head-on collision will likely have substantial damage to their vehicle. They can pursue compensation for this damage.
- Loss of Income: If you experienced a head-on collision, you may remain unable to immediately return to your place of employment to work as you heal from your injuries. Consequently, you may have lost income in the form of lost wages, used vacation as well as sick leave, missed expected bonuses or promotions, missed employee benefits, pension contributions, and more. If your injuries prove severe enough, you may have a permanent disability and lose all ability to earn wages in the future.
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Along with everything listed above, you may also have the legal ability to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, which involves complex calculations. If you experienced injuries or losses as a result of a head-on collision, consider learning how a Columbus head-on collisions lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557 can work with you and answer all of your questions and help you with your legal rights.