Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles strike each other squarely, bumper-to-bumper. The aftermath of a head-on collision can be devastating and overwhelming. In a few seconds, victims can suffer life-altering, severe injuries that result in significant medical expenses and the loss of ability to earn an income.
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Texas law allows victims injured in head-on collisions to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. If you or your loved one have been injured in a Houston head-on collision, contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to discuss your legal options and learn more about protecting yourself and your rights.
What Is a Head-On Collision?
A head-on collision is also known as a frontal collision, and it occurs when the front ends of two vehicles driving in opposite directions collide. Head-on collisions occur with any type of vehicle, including trucks, cars, and motorcycles. Another type of head-on collision occurs when the front of a vehicle collides with a stationary object, such as a light pole, cement barrier, or tree.
Why Is a Head-On Collision So Dangerous?
Head-on collisions can be the most deadly car accident on Texas roads. While these accidents occur less frequently than other collisions, head-on collisions are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries and death. The force in a head-on collision is significant, especially when the collision occurs at high speeds. As a result, serious brain, head, neck, and spinal cord injuries are more likely to occur in head-on collisions than in other types of accidents.
Common Injuries Caused By Head-on Collisions
Due to the dangerous nature of head-on collisions, drivers and passengers can suffer extreme and debilitating injuries. Even when safety features such as seat belts and airbags work properly, drivers and passengers can still become seriously injured. Some of the most commonly reported injuries include the following:
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Head injuries, including concussions
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
Most Frontal Collisions Are Caused By Negligence
Most car accidents, including head-on collisions, are preventable and are caused by negligent or reckless drivers. When one driver travels the wrong way and crosses the center line of the road or drives in the opposite direction, they can cause head-on collisions. When a driver isn’t driving in the right direction, they are not using reasonable care. In other words, they are driving negligently or recklessly. Wrong-way drivers are frequently Intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, fatigued, or distracted. Other types of negligence that can lead to car accidents include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Fatigued driving
- Driver confusion
- Improper passing
When two vehicles collide head-on at high speeds, one or more victims may suffer severe injuries and die due to the accident. When the at-fault driver’s negligence or recklessness causes a collision that results in a victim’s injury, the victim’s family can’t pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
The compassionate personal injury attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC can help you understand your legal options. We provide effective legal representation so you can understand your options. You may be entitled to compensation for your loved one’s medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Proving Liability After a Head-On Collison
There are two ways to recover compensation after being injured in an accident. First, you can pursue compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance company. You can also pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In both scenarios, you will need to prove that the other driver was at-fault or liable for your injuries. To recover compensation, you’ll need to prove set the other driver owed you a duty to drive reasonably under the circumstances and breached that duty. When drivers engage in risky, unlawful, or dangerous behavior, they breach their duty of care.
You also need to show that the at-fault driver’s breach of duty caused the accident that resulted in your injury. For example, if you can show that the driver swerved into oncoming traffic after passing out due to intoxication, you’ll be able to prove the causation element. The driver’s negligent behavior of drunk driving resulted in the accident that caused your injuries. Finally, you will need to show that you have suffered damages from your injuries. The attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC will immediately investigate your case and gather evidence proving the at-fault driver’s liability.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering whether you’re entitled to compensation and how much are case is worth. Every case is unique, and the best way to determine the value of your case is to speak to an experienced attorney. Generally, the more severe a person’s injury, the more compensation to which they may be entitled.
Speaking to an attorney with experience litigating car accident lawsuits is the best way to understand your case has value. Ceja Law Firm PLLC provides car accident victims with a free case evaluation. During your case evaluation, you can learn more about the value of your claim in a pressure-free environment. Successful plaintiffs are entitled to the following types of damages in Texas:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- The loss of companionship
Discuss Your Head-On Collision Case with a Skilled Attorney
You will face significant decisions concerning your health, finances, and career after being injured in a head-on collision. You don’t have to go at it alone. The experienced attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC are here to help you. We will handle all aspects of your case, including negotiating with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery. Contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule your free consultation.