Head-On Car Crash

You’re driving along the highway after a long day at work when you realize there are headlights coming right at you. Another car hits you head-on. The damage can be catastrophic.

Head on collisions are some of the worst car accidents that ever happen. The impact of two vehicles hitting each other head-on is devastating. Ten percent of all car crash fatalities are caused by head on collisions even though only two percent of crashes are head-on.

If you or someone you know was involved in a head-on car crash, you should not try to handle the insurance claim on your own. Insurance companies will try to take care of your claim with as little money as possible which can leave you struggling to recover or cover expenses after the crash.

An experienced head-on car crash lawyer can help you through every step of the process. We can stop the insurance companies from calling you and help you avoid the stress of dealing with your claim. You should be focused on recovering.

We will do a free case review to see if we can help you with your case.

Injuries From A Head-On Crash

The most common injuries we’ve seen from head-on accidents are:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Cuts
  • Deep tissue damage
  • Nerve damage

But there are many other injuries that can come out of such a devastating crash.

Since head-on crashes often have devastating injuries involved, and sadly many fatalities, you should get a lawyer as soon as possible to help you.

How Do Head-On Crashes Happen?

Head on collisions happen the most at intersections and on highways. Most often it is because of a mistake by one of the drivers.

Common causes of head-on crashes:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver fell asleep
  • Illegally passing another vehicle
  • Swerving to avoid an object, person or animal
  • Failure to yield or stop at an intersection
  • Mechanical failure
What To Do When You’ve Been In a Head-On Crash

After a head-on crash you should immediately seek medical attention even if you do not think you have been hurt. Injuries can cause a person to go into shock and they may not realize that they are hurt. Some injuries are also not going to put you in pain right away. Make sure you have everything thoroughly examined because if you are hurt you will need it documented by medical professionals to recover damages.

You should contact an experienced car crash attorney before speaking to anyone from the other driver’s insurance company. Many people have told us that they feel like they are being harassed by insurance companies after an accident.

Having an experienced lawyer such as the car crash lawyers from Michael J. O’Connor & Associates will let them know that you cannot be harassed and pushed around. The insurance company is not your friend. If you want a real friend on your side who will fight for what you deserve, give us a call. There is never any fee for finding out if you have a case, and you never have to pay out of pocket for our services.