Head-on Crashes

Head-on Crashes

Head-on crashes in New York are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. A head-on collision may cause permanent impairments and life-threatening conditions. If you are injured in a head-on crash, you need an attorney who understands how to pursue legal claims for these accidents.

The New York head-on crash attorneys of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., have extensive experience handling these types of personal injury claims. As a result, we have recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of our clients.

Contact our law firm in New York City at (212) 514-5007 for a free consultation with one of our New York personal injury attorneys. Let us help you recover the compensation you deserve after your head-on accident. 

How Can Our New York Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With an Accident Claim?

How Can Our New York Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With an Accident Claim?

You have the burden of proving that another driver caused you head-on collision. Therefore, you need strong evidence proving causation, negligence, and liability. Without this evidence, you cannot win your personal injury case. 

Our legal team has the skills, resources, and knowledge to investigate your car accident. In addition, we devote the time necessary to gather evidence that supports your claim. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., your best interests are always our top priority. 

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation to determine how the car crash occurred
  • Identify each factor that contributed to the car wreck and who was responsible for those factors
  • File insurance claims and monitor the New York statute of limitations to file lawsuits
  • Document your damages by working with your physicians, medical experts, and financial professionals
  • Negotiate for the maximum value of your damages
  • Aggressively advocate for you in court, when necessary

Don’t wait to contact a lawyer about your case. Your time to file an accident claim is limited. Call now to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys in New York.

Head-On Crash Statistics 

Head-on accidents do not occur as often as other types of car accidents. For example, in 2019, only 2.7 percent of traffic accidents involved a head-on collision.

However, 10.9 percent of the fatal crashes that year were head-on collisions. In addition, people were injured in 91,000 frontal impact collisions that year. 

The data shows that head-on crashes tend to be serious, with many involving injury or death.

Causes of Head-On Crashes in New York

The factors that contribute to a head-on accident are often avoidable. Driver negligence is responsible for a majority of the head-on collisions that occur each year. 

Common causes of head-on traffic accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued and drowsy driving
  • Improper passing or lane changes
  • Drunk driving
  • Swerving to miss an animal or debris in the road
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way road
  • Speeding 
  • Failing to obey traffic signals (i.e., running red lights, failing to yield the right of way, etc.)

Head-on crashes may occur in intersections, curves, on straight roads, and in parking lots or parking garages. In addition to driver negligence, road conditions, poor weather conditions, and mechanical failures could contribute to the cause of a head-on crash.

Injuries and Damages Caused by Head-on Accidents in New York

Because of the physics of a head-on collision, vehicle occupants are at a high risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries. Injuries that are common in head-on crashes include:

  • Head injuries like concussions and traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of limbs and amputations
  • Injuries to internal organs
  • Severe scarring and disfigurement
  • Wrongful death

Medical treatment for injuries could be extremely expensive. A person may also incur lost wages because they are out of work for months due to their injuries. Some victims may never return to work, or they may experience diminished earning potential because of permanent impairments and disabilities.

In addition to the economic damages, accident victims often experience severe physical pain and suffering. They may also sustain other non-economic damages, such as a loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and emotional distress.

Recovering Compensation for Damages

Typically, the driver who caused the head-on crash is liable for damages. The driver’s liability insurance company handles the claim. Other parties could be liable for damages caused by a head-on collision.

For example, if a truck driver causes an accident, the trucking company could be liable for damages. If a defective tire blew out and caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, the tire manufacturer might be liable for your claim. 

Our legal team carefully analyzes all factors that contributed to the cause of the accident. We identify all parties that could be liable and pursue claims against each of those parties.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New York Head-On Accident Lawyer

Head-on crashes cause debilitating conditions and significant financial losses. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve after a negligent driver causes you harm. Call today to request a free case review from one of our New York personal injury lawyers.