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Head-On Collision

New York Head-On Collision Lawyer

A head-on collision occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the front of another. While any car crash can cause injuries, head-on collisions are among the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents. Tragically, not only can the force of the impact in a head-on collision cause catastrophic injuries and permanent disability, but it can also result in fatality.

If you suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one in a head-on car accident, you may be entitled to receive financial recovery. Guiding you through every step of the legal process, the personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. provide aggressive advocacy to hold the negligent party accountable and secure the compensation you deserve. 

Causes of Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions typically occur when a vehicle is traveling in the wrong direction on a two-lane road, an on-ramp, or on a one-way street. These accidents can also arise when a driver intentionally crosses the centerline to pass in front of another car or avoid an object in the road. Additionally, a driver may unintentionally veer into the opposite lane of traffic due to a mechanical failure in the vehicle.

Head-on collisions typically occur when a vehicle is traveling in the wrong direction on a two-lane road, an on-ramp, or on a one-way street. These accidents can also arise when a driver intentionally crosses the centerline to pass in front of another car or avoid an object in the road. Additionally, a driver may unintentionally veer into the opposite lane of traffic due to a mechanical failure in the vehicle.

Other common causes of head-on collisions can include:

  • Inattention or distraction
  • Driving under the influence
  • Loss of control of the vehicle
  • Steering wheel defects
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Speeding
  • Texting or cell phone use
  • Drowsy driving

Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the head-on crash, there could be several parties who may be held liable if you suffered injuries. While liability may fall on the driver who struck you, a municipality might also be responsible if a dangerous condition in the road caused them to swerve outside of their lane. In some cases, a vehicle manufacturer may be at fault if a problem with the steering wheel or another component caused the driver to lose control.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we are committed to providing personalized time and attention to every case. With a focus on ensuring you recover maximum compensation for the injuries you suffered due to another’s negligence, we will carefully investigate your claim and fight to achieve the best possible outcome. 

Common Head-On Collision Injuries

The injuries you could sustain in a head-on collision can be severe, resulting in a visit to the emergency room, a lengthy hospital stay, and time lost from work. Common head-on car crash injuries may include soft tissue injuries, lacerations, knee injuries, traumatic brain injury, nerve damage, rib fractures, paralysis, and disfigurement. In some cases, head-on collisions can also cause permanent disability or fatality.

It’s imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a head-on collision. By getting the medical care you need, your doctor can rule out internal bleeding, concussion, and other serious injuries that may not be apparent until several days or weeks later. Your doctor might refer you for diagnostic testing such as X-rays, MRIs, EMG-NCVs, and CAT scans to determine the extent of your injuries and recommend a course of treatment. It’s essential to follow your doctor’s treatment plan not only to benefit your health, but also to build a strong personal injury claim.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we know that head-on collisions can have a devastating impact on your life — physically, emotionally, and financially. We provide skillful representation and compassionate counsel as we work to ensure you obtain the highest amount of monetary recovery available for your case.

Experienced Representation Pursuing Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

Head-on collision victims may suffer substantial economic and non-economic losses in connection with the accident. Although no-fault insurance may cover your medical expenses and lost wages up to a certain amount, it is usually not enough to cover the full amount of your economic damages. It also doesn’t compensate you for non-economic loss, such as your pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life. 

If you satisfy New York State’s “serious injury” threshold, you may be eligible to recover your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost earnings, and out-of-pocket costs in a personal injury lawsuit. You may also be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-economic damages. The spouse and dependents of a victim in a fatal head-on collision may also be eligible to receive compensation in a wrongful death action.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we handle every accident case with diligence, accuracy, and precision. When you work with us, you can rest assured knowing you have legal counsel by your side who will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Knowledgeable New York Head-On Collision Lawyer

Head-on collision injuries can be life-changing. If you were hurt or lost a loved one due to another driver’s recklessness or carelessness, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help ensure you secure the monetary recovery that is rightfully yours. For more than three decades, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been providing high-quality representation to head-on collision accident victims and their families — and obtaining successful outcomes in their cases.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us at 1-800-2-DEARIE for a consultation.