Head-On Collision Injury Lawyer
When a head-on accident occurs, the speed of each vehicle is combined at the point of impact. What this means is that if both vehicles are traveling at 45 miles per hour, the force created by the impact would be 90 miles per hour. This amount of force can cause serious injuries and possible death for the occupants in those vehicles, along with significant amounts of property and material damage.
In fact, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety there were a total of 757 injuries, 41 deaths, and 1,065 instances of damaged property in 2014 as a result of wrong side or wrong way accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a head on accident and was not at-fault, at the law offices of Harbin & Burnett, our auto accident attorneys can help to fight for the maximum compensation benefits for those victims.
We offer head-on accident victims 100% FREE consultations and only get paid when we win.*
Find out more,by calling us today at 1(888)821-0247 and let us help with your compensation claim.
Causes of Head-On Accidents
A head-on accident is defined by two vehicles moving in opposite directions colliding bumper to bumper, there may be many causes of these accidents. Often, these accidents are caused purely due to driver's negligent actions. Therefore, all drivers must do their part to reduce the number of accidents by practicing defensive driving habits and abiding by all traffic laws.
Some causes of these types of accidents include:
Unfortunately, even the most careful drivers are susceptible to head-on accidents. As previously mentioned, these accidents may cause extreme damages, injuries and possible death.
Common Occupant Injuries
According to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Administration, approximately one out of every 50 motor vehicle accidents in the United States is a head-on collision. As most injuries are caused by a great force, the force generated by two vehicles in motion is great enough to cause a large amount of damage and injuries to all the occupants involved.
Some common wrong-side accident injuries include:
- Airbag injuries
- Back & neck injuries
- Bone fractures
- Brain injuries
- Dental injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
Following any type of accident, our law firm recommends seeking the attention of a medical professional. In some instances, injuries to the brain are not apparent until hours following the accident; these injuries may have life altering effects to those individuals. Furthermore, getting medical attention will provide the necessary medical documentation needed to formulate a case against the negligent and injury-causing driver.
Need Help? Contact Our Auto Accident Attorneys Today
The attorneys at Harbin & Burnett believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for his or her losses and damages including; lost wages, medical expenses, property damages, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses.
With our office in Anderson, South Carolina, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere. A few of the locations our attorneys serve include:
- Travelers Rest
We also serve clients in the surrounding cities, towns, and suburbs of the above locations. If you would like to discover if we are able to assist you with your case, or to schedule your free no obligation consultation, we invite you to contact us today at 1-888-821-0247, or begin now by completing our Free Case Evaluation form located on the top of this page. A member of our intake team will then be in contact with your shortly.
At Harbin & Burnett, we offer free consultations and only get paid when we win.*