An experienced lawyer can help
Head-on collisions are some of the most severe accidents to occur on California roadways. Due to the impact of two vehicles colliding in opposite directions, the damage to yourself and your vehicle can be devastating. Luckily, the likelihood of being involved in a head-on collision with another motorist is slim, but if you’ve been injured, the impact can last a lifetime.
Most highways and roads with high speed limits are safeguarded by road separators, guard rails and cables, preventing motorists from veering into oncoming traffic. However, head-on collisions can occur on any road without preventative safeguards, especially on narrow streets and winding back roads.
Head-on collisions are typically caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Negligent lane passing
- Negligent left-hand turns
- Drowsy driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Failing to yield to traffic signals
Severe injuries sustained in a head-on collision
Injuries sustained in a head-on collision can take months – even years – of medical care and physical therapy to fully treat. In far too many cases, the bodily damage caused by a head-on collision can be permanent.
Injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Torso injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Damage to lower extremities
- In severe cases, paralysis
How the Law Offices of Brian Brandt can help
Even if the other motorist is 100 percent at fault, insurance companies will stop at nothing to downplay your claim. Following a head-on collision, insurance companies – including your own – will try to offer a low-ball settlement. With a settlement, there is no guarantee that your medical expenses and loss of wages will be compensated. Far too often, insurance companies will take advantage of auto accident victims who don’t know their rights. As the medical bills pile up, victims are left with an excess of debt.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision, you should never – under any circumstance – accept a settlement from the insurance company without talking to an attorney first. Take back your life and well-being. Contact an auto accident attorney for a free consultation online or by calling 800.983.4467. The Law Offices of Brian Brandt will fight to ensure that you are compensated to the fullest extent.