581 people were killed in head-on collisions on Texas roadways in 2014. Head-on collisions happen when two vehicles collide nose-to-nose. These types of accidents can occur when one car is stationary, but happen more often when both cars are driving. Speed is a major factor in the extent of damage and injuries suffered during a head-on collision, and many high-speed head-on collisions end in at least one fatality.
Head-on collisions can happen for a variety of reasons. People who are unfamiliar with one-way streets may turn down them unknowingly. Driving carelessly in parking lots or making a left turn at the wrong time can also cause an accident. Many of these accidents happen when one vehicle crosses the line into opposing traffic. Very often, a distraction or other careless driving behavior is to blame for the accident, and victims are left struggling with medical bills, property damage costs, and ongoing treatments.
Facing the Aftermath of Head-On Collisions
Head-on collision survivors face a higher risk of catastrophic injury. Spinal cord injuries, burns, and traumatic brain injuries can change a person’s life forever. The severity of injuries may vary widely in these cases, but many can leave victims with exorbitant costs, lost income, spinal cord injury, and/or emotional suffering.
When negligent behavior is responsible for a head-on collision, accident victims can pursue justice in a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision, a personal injury attorney can help you hold the responsible party accountable and obtain the compensation you deserve to cover your related expenses. The experience level of your attorney can make a difference in whether you pay out-of-pocket or obtain a settlement that can help you get back to your life.
Your first priority after a motor vehicle accident should be getting well and moving forward. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert in Dallas have the experience to deal directly with your insurance adjustors, find quality medical care, and pursue 3rd party investigations to determine the truth in your case. Herbert has a history of negotiating thousands of cases to a successful conclusion and has a reputation in the field for his client representation.
Determining Liability in a Head-On Collision
Head-on collision cases may or may not be straightforward. Factors like the weather, the time of day, and road conditions all play a part in determining fault in a head-on collision. When our attorneys take on your case, we use a team of experts to thoroughly investigate and preserve the evidence so that we can develop a case for the maximum amount of compensation available. Herbert is one of a distinguished 2% of attorneys in the state who are board-certified in personal injury law. His experience and commitment to fighting for his client’s rights sets our law firm apart from other Dallas personal injury firms.
What to Do After an Accident
After an accident, you may be bombarded with calls from insurance adjustors and other professionals. The process can be overwhelming. We urge you to contact an attorney for a free consultation before giving any details to an insurance representative. Keep all of your medical bills, and document as much evidence as you can. In addition to fighting for your case against the erroneous party, we can also make dealing with claim adjustors and representatives easier. Make sure that you are getting the compensation that you deserve after being injured in a head-on collision.
As a personal injury law firm, our team operates on a contingency basis. Unless we secure compensation on your behalf, you won’t have to pay anything. Learn more about your potential case in Dallas and surrounding areas by contacting us today to schedule a free consultation.