Head on Collisions
Offering Experienced Representation for Head-on Accident Victims Across Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
A head-on car crash occurs when two vehicles collide directly into each other head-on. Due to the immense force involved, this can be the most serious type of automobile accident and passengers often leave the crash with a variety of injuries. Given the severity of the collision, many victims are left with severe bodily injuries and major damage to their vehicle. These injuries cause them to, in turn, face various financial and physical stresses. Given the details of the incident, a qualified accident attorney may help you receive the compensation or recovery you deserve. This recovery can assist you in paying for the expenses you are incurring and help you relieve some of the stresses you are dealing with.
Promptly Investigating Your Head-on Accident
The head-on accident attorneys at Kenneth J. Annis & Associates understand the importance of prompt investigations following any serious accident. When you contact our office, attorney Kenneth J. Annis will immediately begin collecting all necessary statements, information and expert opinions in order to create a strong case on your behalf.
Contributing Factors in Head-on Collisions
Many head-on crashes will occur at intersections. These collisions happen when one driver fails to obey a traffic light or other traffic signal, such as a stop sign or yield sign, and pummels into an oncoming vehicle. Head-on crashes on the highway can occur when a driver goes the wrong way up an exit ramp or crosses over to the other lane and drivers against traffic.
Head-on collisions are most often caused by negligence on the part of the at-fault driver. Factors that contribute to head-on crashes include driving while intoxicated, speeding, poor road design, driver distraction, fatigue or insufficient road signs. All these scenarios may involve the fault of another person and all of these scenarios may provide monetary relief for the driver who was not at fault and sustained injuries.
High-Speed Head-on Collisions
If a driver is travelling at high speeds they may be considered to be reckless or negligent considering that have greatly increased the likelihood of causing an accident. Any type of head-on collision is only made more dangerous when one or both of the vehicles are traveling at high speeds. This type of collision can result in serious injuries to the drivers and passengers. Head-on collisions can even be fatal, accounting for 10 percent of all fatal crashes but only two percent of all accidents.
Head-on Accidents Result in Serious Injuries
Head-on accidents can result in a wide range of severe injuries. Injuries suffered from head-on crashes can include the following:
- Traumatic brain Injury
- Head Injury
- Spinal Cord Damage, including Paralysis
- Broken Bones
Regardless of the extent of the injuries you have experienced, you are probably facing substantial medical bills and loss of time at work. Your health is the most important thing and you should reach maximum medical improvement before you settle any claim and accept any monetary value from any insurance company.
Kenneth J. Annis & Associates: Fighting for the Recovery of Head-on Accident Victims and Their Families
The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Head-on Accident Attorneys at Kenneth J. Annis & Associates understand the serious consequences of any head-on collision. Our dedicated attorney team can assist you with your personal injury or wrongful death claim, fighting for your rights and helping you to obtain compensation for your damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been involved in a head on car crash, contact Kenneth J. Annis & Associates at (202) 785-2244 or email for a free consultation to get the representation you deserve.