Head-On Accident Attorneys Helping Injured Victims in Southern California
When head-on crashes happen in Los Angeles and in surrounding areas, you may see the devastating aftermath on the evening news or on the Internet. What you will not see is the life-changing impact those devastating crashes can have on victims and families.
A head-on crash is one of the most violent car accidents. When two vehicles strike each other from opposing directions, the force of impact is horrific. While head-on crashes are relatively rare and account for only 2% of all crashes nationally, the trauma involved means they account for 18% of all fatal crashes other than those that occur at intersections.
In California, head-on collisions are all too common. There were 16,620 California drivers injured and 487 killed in head-on vehicle collisions in 2011, according to the California Highway Patrol. The force of a head-on crash is even worse when one of the vehicles is much bigger than the other.
Our attorneys are highly experienced in representing head-on collision victims and families in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. We understand what this type of tragic accident is like, and we are ready to offer you a no-obligation consultation to review your case.
What Are The Causes of Head-On Vehicle Collisions?
Some of the most common factors involved in these crashes are:
- When a driver is negligent and enters a highway, freeway or street in the wrong direction, smashing into an oncoming vehicle. This type of accident is common with drunk drivers
- The driver loses control of the vehicle due to a tire or brake malfunction. This may cause the driver to swerve and crash into another vehicle coming from the other direction.
- Conditions such as fog, rain, snow or even bright sun.
- A driver falls asleep and hits another vehicle head on.
Head-On Vehicle Collision Injuries
Given the violence of these crashes, head-on vehicle collisions can leave the victim with devastating injuries, such as:
- Head trauma: The head may slam either into the dashboard or windshield. This can cause anything from a mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). A mild concussion can result in headaches, dizziness and blurred vision; a severe one can lead to coma or death.
- Blunt trauma: Passengers in a front-end crash may have blunt trauma all over the body, even when wearing a seatbelt and cushioned by an airbag. Internal injuries are common to the chest and abdomen from seatbelts and airbags.
- Spinal cord injury: Head-on crashes often cause spinal injury, such as herniated discs, cracked vertebra, or damage to the spinal cord. Paralysis and even death are possible.
- Whiplash: In a head-on wreck, the head and neck will keep moving forward while the body stays in place, restrained by the seatbelt. This jerking of the head and neck can strain and stretch the muscles and ligaments in the neck, head and shoulders. Signs of whiplash include serious neck and back pain, numbness, weakness and headaches.
How Much Can You Recover In a Head-On Vehicle Collision
Serious injuries in these crashes can lead to huge medical bills. A key part of seeking financial compensation after a head-on crash is to have your losses accurately assessed. Injuries such as head trauma or spinal cord injuries can lead to years of expensive medical care and can make it impossible for you to go back to work or enjoy your hobbies. If the loved one passed away from the crash, family members suffer terrible emotional and financial losses. Neale & Fhima has the experience you need to ensure that you never have to settle for less than you deserve.
Talk to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney About Your Head-On Accident Claim
Head-on collisions involve violent physical force that can leave you with devastating personal injuries. You could even be permanently disabled. If you were in a head-on crash and the other party was responsible, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. For a complimentary consultation about your head-on accident case, please contact Neale & Fhima.