Head-on Collision Attorney In The Bronx
Any car accident has the potential to cause serious injury, thousands of dollars in property damage, and even death. Head-on or “frontal” collisions are among the most dangerous and most-often fatal car crashes. Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles slam into each other, face-to-face. A head-on collision is almost certainly the result of at least one person’s negligent or reckless behavior. If you were hurt in a head-on crash, you are likely facing severe injury, mounting medical bills, missed work, and other financial and psychological troubles. You do not have to shoulder these burdens alone.
At the Bronx offices of the Kohn Law Firm, we know how to initiate personal injury claims resulting from head-on collisions. We will pursue your claims against insurance providers, negligent drivers, auto manufacturers, employers, and anyone else who owes you compensation after a car accident. Contact us today for a free consultation after your New York head-on car crash.
Head-On Collisions Are Especially Dangerous
Head-on crashes are not the most common type of traffic accident, but they are among the most, if not the single most, dangerous. Each driver faces increased force because the two cars are driving towards each other, combining the impact speeds. Safety experts estimate that while only two percent of traffic crashes in the U.S. are head-on collisions, well over ten percent of all traffic fatalities are connected to head-on collisions. Over 70,000 people are killed in head-on collisions across the country every year.
Head-on collisions commonly cause spinal injuries, traumatic brain injury, muscle strains and tears, lacerations, broken bones, and partial or full paralysis. Even at lower speeds, the combined effect of the force of each vehicle is likely to create a severe and catastrophic incident.
What Causes a Head-On Collision?
In an ideal world, head-on collisions would not occur. It seems like the type of accident that should be easy to avoid: Both cars are looking at each other, so just don’t hit the car in front of you. Unfortunately, head-on collisions are all-too-common. A variety of circumstances can lead to a head-on collision. Head-on collisions may be caused when, for example:
- Wet or icy roads cause a driver to lose control
- A hazard in the street, such as a pedestrian or a felled tree, forces a driver to swerve into oncoming traffic
- A driver unsafely moves into oncoming traffic to pass
- A drowsy driver drifts into oncoming traffic
- An intoxicated or distracted driver swerves into the oncoming lane
- Rain, snow, or fog saps visibility such that a driver fails to see the traffic in front of them until it is too late
- A defective auto part causes an engine, steering wheel, or brake failure, making a vehicle swerve or drift
- Drivers taking sharp turns at a high rate of speed, especially around blind corners
- Poor road conditions such as potholes and debris, low light, broken guardrails, narrow lanes, or faded divider lines
Proving Liability After a Head-On Collision
Recovering damages after a head-on crash requires more than proving that the collision occurred. The injured plaintiff must demonstrate that they were injured as a result of the accident and that the other driver was, in fact, the cause of the crash. Your Bronx head-on collision lawyer will help you build your case for liability by collecting evidence and crafting arguments that demonstrate that the other driver was negligent and that their negligence caused the crash. If a collision occurred in your lane of traffic, or during your right-of-way, for example, you might have a strong case for liability.
At the Kohn Law Firm, our Bronx car crash lawyers will investigate the circumstances of your accident to establish fault. We will interview witnesses, collect traffic camera footage, gather police and other accident reports, consult with traffic safety and physics experts, and otherwise build the strongest case for liability. We will fight to ensure that you get the compensation you are owed, whether that comes from negligent drivers, insurance providers, auto manufacturers, or any other liable parties.
Call an attorney you can trust after a serious head-on crash in the Bronx
After you’re hurt in a hit-and-run crash in New York, get help receiving the compensation you’re owed by contacting the seasoned, effective, and trial-ready head-on collision lawyers at the Kohn Law Firm at 718-409-1200.