New Jersey Head-On Car Accident Lawyers
Front Car Collision
The injuries that can happen when the front of one car strikes the front of another car are often catastrophic or fatal. Victims of head-on collisions have suffered traumatic brain injuries, multiple bone fractures, internal organ injuries, spinal cord trauma and many other life-threatening injuries. Head-on collisions are among the most serious motor vehicle accidents, accounting for about 10 percent of all car accident fatalities despite only making up 2 percent of all car crashes.
Head-on collisions also result in catastrophic injuries, leaving individuals permanently disabled or disfigured for life. These accidents may also result in fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured in a head on auto accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an accident, call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. to find out how we can help you.
If you were injured when another vehicle crossed a centerline or a median, contact a NJ car accident lawyer at (609) 240-0040.
How Does a Head-On Crash Happen?
A head-on collision can happen any time a driver lets his or her vehicle enter on-coming traffic or begins to turn without first yielding the right-of-way. Many head-on collisions are the direct result of driver negligence. It is common for New Jersey head-on crashes to involve a driver who was asleep at the wheel, excessively speeding, driving distracted or behaving in a manner that was not safe given the roadway, traffic and weather conditions.
Negligent drivers can be held accountable for the damages they caused. Victims of head-on collisions are entitled to compensation if their injuries resulted from the other driver’s careless or reckless behavior. Investigators at the crash site will have to determine what caused the head-on collision, how it could have been prevented and what the at-fault driver was doing moments before the crash. The results of the investigation could have a profound impact on the legal options of the injured victim.
Compensation for NJ Victims and Families
Victims of head-on collisions can pursue compensation for their immediate and future medical bills, including compensation for any surgeries they may require, hospitalization, rehabilitation services, prescription drugs and other related treatments. They can also pursue compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning potential and other related damages.
When someone has been killed in a head-on collision, it’s possible for their family to seek monetary support for their tragic loss. A civil wrongful death claim against a negligent driver can result in support for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages the victim would have earned, loss of consortium and other related damages.
Important Steps to Take
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a New Jersey head-on collision, it is important to:
- Notify the authorities and remain at the crash site.
- Obtain contact information from everyone involved, including witnesses to the crash.
- Look to see if there are nearby security cameras or traffic cameras that may have captured the crash.
- Take photos of the damage to the vehicles, the entire crash site, skid marks and the injuries suffered.
- Seek out medical attention as soon as possible.
- Research your legal options by contacting a head-on collision car accident attorney.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. we know first-hand the devastation a head-on collision can cause. Our New Jersey car accident attorneys will remain at your side every step of the way, fight for your rights and make sure that you are fairly and fully compensated for your injuries, damages and losses. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.
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