We Help Individuals and Families Nationwide Recover After Serious Head-On Collisions
When you are in a car, truck, or SUV, there is nothing more frightening than seeing another vehicle coming head-on. For obvious reasons, head-on collisions often leave victims suffering from severe injuries; and; tragically, many head-on collisions that occur at high speeds are fatal.
After a head-on collision, victims and their families can seek financial compensation for their losses. This includes compensation for the financial and non-financial costs of their injuries, and it includes compensation for the current and future harm they endure. At Oberheiden Law, we bring decades of experience to helping our clients recover after serious head-on collisions. When you choose Oberheiden Law to handle your case:
- We will explain everything you need to know
- We will begin working on your case immediately
- We will fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf
- We will advance all of the costs involved in pursuing your case
- You will pay nothing unless we win
Our senior attorneys have recovered more than $6 billion in financial compensation for our clients; and, while most law firms charge 33 percent (or more) of their clients’ recovery, at Oberheiden Law our contingency fee is just 25 percent.
Don’t let uninformed decisions or other mistakes jeopardize your recovery. Choose Oberheiden Law to put decades of experience on your side and collect more of your settlement or verdict.
Common Factors in Head-On Collisions
When you stop and think about it, it seems like head-on collisions should never happen. If all drivers simply stayed in their own lanes and observed the rules of the road, then these dangerous accidents would not occur.
Unfortunately, these accidents do happen, and they happen at alarming rates. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), there are nearly 10 fatal head-on collisions in the United States every day, and the number of non-fatal head-on accidents is far higher. While one in 50 auto accidents involves a head-on collision, one in 10 fatal auto accidents involves one vehicle hitting another vehicle head-on.
If they can be avoided, why do these accidents happen? Some of the leading causes of serious and fatal head-on collisions include:
- Distracted Driving – When traveling at or near highway speeds, a driver can traverse the length of an entire football stadium in the time it takes to read a standard text message. Drivers who are not paying attention will frequently drift out of their lanes, and this unfortunately accounts for a significant percentage of all head-on collisions.
- Drunk Driving – Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol are dangerous to everyone on the road. Alcohol intoxication impairs drivers’ cognitive, visual, and manual faculties, and this significantly increases their risk of causing a head-on accident.
- Fatigued Driving – People who choose to continue driving while drowsy or fatigued present dangers to other motorists as well. Fatigue also causes cognitive, visual, and manual impairments, and drivers who doze off or fall asleep behind the wheel can cause severe collisions.
- Negligent Road Construction Management – When roads are under construction, construction crews must use signs, cones, and other warning mechanisms to make clear where one lane ends and another begins. Likewise, when lanes are closed for construction, crews must ensure that drivers are not put at risk for head-on collisions.
- Negligent Road Design – Sometimes, even after construction is complete, it still will not be clear where the lanes divide. Negligent road design can be a factor in many types of accidents, including head-on crashes.
Proving Fault in a Serious or Fatal Head-on Collision
When two vehicles collide head-on, there will usually be several clues that point to which driver was at fault in the accident. From skid marks on the road and damaged barriers or other objects to indications of driver distraction or driver intoxication, our attorneys can use many different forms of evidence to prove liability. When you engage Oberheiden Law to handle your head-on accident case, our lawyers and experts will investigate immediately, and we will make sure we have all available evidence to prove your claim for damages.
Have you been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a head-on collision? Contact Oberheiden Law so that we can begin working on your case today.
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We represent accident victims and families nationwide, and our attorneys are available 24/7. To discuss your next steps and learn about your legal rights in confidence, call 866-376-4871 or request a free, no-obligation consultation online now.