As Birmingham, Alabama car accident lawyers, we know from representing hundreds of victims that head-on collisions are typically the most dangerous and life-threatening automobile accidents. The combined speed of two vehicles crashing into each other in a head-on manner increases the severity and seriousness of the crash. Also, these types of collisions can cause significant crush injuries to the drivers and front seat passengers.
Unfortunately, those involved in head-on accidents are likely to suffer serious injury, or even death, as a result of the impact speed. At Hollis Wright, we understand how devastating the consequences of these types of crashes can be to you or a loved one. Our team of car accident lawyers represents victims of head-on collisions or the loved ones of those killed in wrecks. We work each and every day to secure the compensation that you deserve in light of the sustained injuries and damages.
Head-on accidents can occur anywhere, but studies suggest that these types of collisions are more likely to occur on specific roadways. The vast majority of head-on collisions occur on rural, undivided two-lane roads. A significant portion of fatal head-on accidents arise when one vehicle is going around a curve and inadvertently crosses the center line. Alternatively, these accidents can occur when one automobile veers off the side of the road and over corrects when trying to get back on the road and then crosses the center line.
Head-on collisions often involve speeding, alcohol, fatigue, inattentiveness or distraction. These contributing factors to head-on collisions in large part help to explain why so many individuals die each year in these accidents. Drivers that fall asleep or are intoxicated, inattentive and/or distracted often don’t take, or are incapable of taking, evasive action or applying their brakes. This results in many head-on collisions at an extremely high rate of speed.
Despite the fact that seat belts and airbags are critically important safety devices and features to all automobiles, a head-on collision will almost certainly result in airbag deployment and significant forces on the seat belt. While these safety devices may very well save your life, you can still be severely injured through the deployment of airbags and the bodily forces associated with seatbelt usage. If the head-on collision is extremely bad, then chest and head injuries can occur due to the engine and steering wheel being pushed into the driver’s body.Our Car Accident Attorneys Work for You
If you wish to hold another driver accountable for your head-on accident, you will need to demonstrate that the other driver is at fault for the crash. Our Alabama car accident lawyers can work for you and gather the necessary evidence to show that the other driver caused the accident due to carelessness or a violation of the rules of the road.
Oftens, these head-on collisions are not witnessed, and the accidents have to be reconstructed by experts. These reconstruction activities can be expensive and time consuming. In reconstructing any motor vehicle accident, it is imperative to get to the scene soon after the accident to start gathering evidence. Hollis Wright employs investigators and routinely works with accident reconstructionists in head-on collision cases to prove that the accident was caused by the other driver. Our attorneys are committed to doing the same for you ensuring you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you sustained serious injuries, then you likely received a great deal of expensive medical treatment and may have lost your ability to work. The person responsible for the accident is responsible for all costs including medical bills, lost wages, damages for pain and suffering, permanent injury and disfigurement. If a loved one died in a head-on collision, then family members have a right to pursue a wrongful death claim. A Hollis Wright Alabama car accident lawyer should be consulted to help obtain the maximum damages available under the law.Get Help From Experienced Attorneys
An experienced Alabama car accident lawyer at Hollis Wright can represent you every step of the way, from proving the other driver was responsible for your crash to negotiating with an insurance company or taking your case to trial. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, please contact the Birmingham head-on collision accident attorneys at Hollis Wright for a free and confidential case review and consultation. Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Call us toll free at 844-529-8255.