Head-on collisions are a dangerous type of car accident where one car hits another car head-on. This will almost surely cause severe damage to both vehicles and lead to serious injuries for everyone involved. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.5 million people are injured in car accidents each year. A significant number of those are head-on collisions.
There are many ways that a head-on collision can happen. For example, a car driving the wrong way down the road can cause a serious accident. Another example would be cars driving in opposite directions on the same road where one car loses control and crosses the median into oncoming traffic. Whatever the reason, you will likely have extensive medical issues and expenses to deal with after the accident.
If you or a loved one is injured in a head-on collision, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation from the at-fault driver. With all of the expenses related to the accident, recovering compensation can remove a lot of the financial and mental stress while you are trying to recover. Speak to a head-on collisions lawyer to explore your legal options. Call the office of Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 959-1444 for a free consultation with our team.
Dangers of Head-on Collisions
Head-on collisions are especially dangerous for drivers and passengers. Some of the dangers of head-on collisions include:
- Brain injuries: Because the impact force of a head-on collision is so high, there is a much higher chance of suffering a brain injury. The sudden stop caused by two cars slamming into each other can shake your brain around inside your head where it is not protected. This can damage the brain and lead to lasting problems.
- Disabilities: Disabilities or more likely, and head-on collisions because the potential injuries tend to be more severe. A disability develops when injuries are so severe that it never fully heals. This can affect your quality of life and your ability to work.
- Death: According to the CDC, more than 32,000 people are killed in car accidents each year. Head-on collisions account for a significant portion of those deaths.
There are other potential dangers of head-on collisions that are not covered on this list. If you are in a head-on collision, seek medical treatment immediately. Some conditions can develop days or weeks after an accident and have a significant impact on your life. Emergency medical treatment may help you avoid these conditions.
One of the biggest concerns that car accident victims have is the cost of medical treatment. Medical expenses after a car accident should be difficult to deal with because emergency care is so expensive. For most people, the most expensive part of dealing with an accident is dealing with the medical costs. If you file a lawsuit to recover compensation, you can file a claim for medical expenses compensation.
Property damage this practically always the problem after a car accident. The repairs to your car can be expensive, many accidents and with cars needing to be replaced. Your insurance policy should help cover these costs. However, that is not always the case. The insurance company may offer you less than the repair costs or the cost to replace your car. If this happens, you will have to pay the difference to get your car back in working order. Fortunately, you can recover compensation to help with your property damage costs.
Lost Wages and Other Expenses
One of the most common problems after an accident that most people do not think about is the fact that they may be out of work for a while. Many people recover within a few days and can get back to work, but this is not always the case. More serious injuries may keep you out of work for an extended period of time. This will impact your quality of life because you will not be able to earn a living.
On top of your normal expenses, you have to deal with medical expenses and work on your car, among other problems related to your accident. You can file a claim for lost wages compensation to minimize the impact on your life. This is also the case for most other types of expenses related to your accident.
No matter what your expenses are after a car accident, you should be able to recover compensation from the at-fault driver to help cover those expenses. Since the other driver caused the accident, filing a lawsuit should result in addressing the need for having to pay some or all of your expenses.
There are many types of compensation that you can ask for in a lawsuit. While medical, property damage, and lost wages compensation is based on the monetary expenses that you have, there are other types of compensation that are not based on hard numbers, like compensation for pain and suffering.
Reasons to Consider Legal Help
Hiring a lawyer may offer several benefits. Perhaps the most important benefit is that you will have trained legal help in building and filing a case. If you have never managed a legal case before, this could be a valuable benefit. If you are still recovering from your injuries and may try to start your case, it may be difficult to manage a case and recover at the same time. Having a lawyer can make this process easier since your lawyer can manage the legal aspects of your lawsuit while you focus on the other parts of your life.
Consider Working with a Lawyer
Car accidents can derail your life and make it difficult to recover. However, you do have options for getting help with problems. If you or a loved one is injured in a head-on collision, you may be able to recover compensation from the driver that caused your accident. Ask about how a head-on collisions lawyer can help you with your legal options. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 959-1444 to discuss your case.