HEAD-ON COLLISIONS ARE AMONG THE MOST DEADLY OF VEHICLE CRASHES DUE TO THE INCREASED AMOUNT OF KINETIC ENERGY AND MOMENTUM CREATED WHEN TWO VEHICLES TRAVELING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS SMASH INTO EACH OTHER.
If victims survive, they often suffer catastrophic and devastating injuries such as paralysis, brain trauma, broken bones, and disfigurement, and their lives may never be the same.
According to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there were 1,566 wrong-way fatal crashes in the United States between 2004 and 2009. Those accidents resulted in 2,139 deaths and thousands of injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in a head-on collision, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover your medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses, current and future lost wages, and property loss, as well as non-economic compensation for loss of life’s pleasures before death, pain and suffering, and disfigurement. However, your case must be handled correctly to prove the other driver was at fault, or you may never collect the compensation you are entitled to.
Clifford A. Rieders of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann knows the courts and the system and what you need to do to achieve a good settlement. Our seasoned Pennsylvania head-on collision accident attorneys have helped hundreds of people file successful personal injury lawsuits. With decades of experience and an excellent reputation in the legal community, we are well positioned to handle even the most difficult cases and have successfully represented clients in vehicle crashes of all kinds.
We offer a free consultation to discuss the facts of your individual situation, so contact us at our office or online today.
Head-on collisions occur most often when one vehicle veers out of the correct lane and winds up facing oncoming traffic. Among the most common causes are:
The force of impact of a head-on crash can result in multiple and serious injuries and disfigurement. Common injuries include:
Illinois is a no-fault state, which means you must turn to your own insurance company first for compensation before you can sue another driver. However, drivers have a duty of care to drive responsibly and avoid causing foreseeable harm; if your attorney can show that the negligence or recklessness by another driver caused the head-on collision, you should be entitled to compensation from that driver.
In Pennsylvania, compensated costs and losses fall into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.
If you or a loved one is involved in a head-on collision, you should get legal assistance to protect your rights at every stage of your liability claim and ensure that you get the settlement you are entitled to. Since head-on collisions are so damaging and reconstructing the accident may be difficult, your attorney may need to hire a forensic engineer to assess the circumstances of the collision and determine fault.
The skilled and experienced Pennsylvania head-on collisions and personal injury attorney Clifford A. Rieders of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann has spent decades honing his skills and successfully representing Pennsylvania families who have suffered an injury or loss due to someone else’s negligence. We offer personal attention and loyalty to every client, aggressively fighting for their right to compensation. Whether in settlement negotiations or pursuing a favorable trial verdict, we are thoroughly prepared and committed to achieving a just outcome. With our competent staff, we offer strength in numbers while providing top-notch personal service.