A recent U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) study found that only two percent of car accidents are head-on collisions. However, these crashes cause about 10 percent of the deaths that occur in motor vehicle accidents.
A head-on collision that does not cause death is likely to result in serious injury. The drivers and passengers involved in head-on collisions can be violently slammed against the steering wheel, dashboard and seat backs. These crushing blows can cause facial fractures, broken ribs, internal organ damage, and more. Victims may need extensive medical treatment and ongoing therapy.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a head-on collision in South Carolina, the Florence car accident lawyers of Jebaily Law Firm, P.A., have the skill and experience necessary to help you pursue a claim against the at-fault driver and recover the medical expenses and other compensation you deserve. Call or contact us online today for a free consultation.
Head-on crashes may be caused by bad judgment, inattention, and other forms of negligence. Typical causes include:
Head-on collisions caused by drivers who are driving drunk, drowsy, or distracted tend to be the most serious accidents because the impaired or distracted driver fails to brake and slams into the other vehicle at full speed.
The survivor of a head-on collision is likely to have one or more catastrophic injuries such as:
Each of these may occur as primary injuries (resulting directly from the impact of the crash) or secondary injuries (resulting from being struck by debris or cargo that is thrown about in the crash or by being ejected from the vehicle).
Air bags, especially for front seat passengers, are designed to inflate in a fraction of a second after a collision and protect car occupants. However, air bags sometimes fail. Even with the protection of an airbag, car occupants may still be badly injured in a head-on collision.
Survivors of head-on collisions face long-term recoveries that require expensive medical care. Those who do not survive often leave behind families that depended on them financially and emotionally. The victims of head-on collisions deserve compensation if someone else has caused their injuries and losses.
A car accident attorney from our law firm can investigate the head-on collision that has turned your life upside down and help you to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Jebaily Law Firm, P.A., has more than 100 years of combined legal experience, including the handling of many successful car accident claims. Please contact us today for a free legal consultation and to learn more about how we can help you.
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