Scranton Head-On Collision Lawyer
When you think of deadly car accidents, head-on collisions often come to mind. Head-on collisions occur when the fronts of two vehicles collide with each other. These crashes often happen at high speeds, but a lot of damage can happen at lower speeds. At higher speeds, though, more force is involved. The collision force is increased by the speed and weight of both involved vehicles. There is a lot of energy generated by head-on collisions, which makes them more likely to be fatal. Those who survive often suffer from major injuries, such as broken bones, brain damage, amputations, or disabilities.
Sometimes the injuries are permanent. A victim may spend years seeing doctors to get the medical care they need. They will likely need medications and assistance devices for the rest of their life. They may also need lifelong rehabilitative services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or pain management.
A head-on crash can cause significant damages. Get the help you need from Needle Law Firm. Discuss your case with a Scranton head-on collision lawyer from our office to get started.
Causes of Head-on Accidents
Head-on crashes can be caused by the following:
- Unsafe passing. Drivers need to give themselves adequate time to pass vehicles. When they misjudge the time they have to safely pass, they cannot move out of the way quickly enough and they may collide head-on with an approaching vehicle.
- Driving the wrong way. Going in the wrong direction can cause tragic head-on collisions. These crashes often occur when a motorist gets confused or becomes intoxicated and drives the wrong way on a highway or one-way street.
- Distracted driving. When a driver is not focused on the road, they can veer into the adjacent lane and hit a vehicle head-on. Talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, drinking, reading, or adjusting the radio can cause a driver to inadvertently cross the center lane.
- Many motorists ignore the risks of drugs and alcohol and get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Intoxication impairs judgment and reduces driving skills overall, making a head-on crash more likely.
- A driver who is overly tired and struggling to keep their eyes open can be a real danger on the roadway. If they fall asleep while driving, they can drift into oncoming traffic and may not even realize it until the crash wakes them up.
- Speeding around curves. Speeding can be dangerous in any situation, but going too fast around curves is especially unsafe. It can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and veer into the adjacent lane.
Contact Needle Law Firm Today
Head-on accidents are often very serious, resulting in catastrophic injuries or death. If you have been involved in one, make sure you get the compensation you deserve, as many of the injuries you will suffer may become permanent.
The Scranton head-on collision lawyers at Needle Law Firm can guide you through the process. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Fill out the online form or call (570) 344-1266.