New Jersey Head-On Collision Attorneys
When two motor vehicles hit each other head-on, the carnage is as bad as can be expected. The laws of physics say that when two cars traveling 40 miles an hour hit head-on, the force is substantially greater.
Although only 2 percent of all car accidents in the United States involve a head-on collision, they account for 10 percent of the fatalities incurred in motor vehicle accidents across the nation; over 3,900 fatalities during 2015.
How Do Head-On Collisions Occur?
There are four main ways that head-on collisions happen. Most involve a person who is simply not paying attention to the critical task of driving.
Here are the main causes of head-on collisions:
- Drowsy driving or falling asleep while driving
- Swerving across the center line
- Driving while drunk or under the effects of drugs
- Driving the wrong way on an interstate highway
Due to the random and unpredictable nature of head-on collisions, it is always advisable for both the driver and passengers to wear their seat belts and shoulder harnesses at all times when riding in a motor vehicle. You never know when you might get hit by a driver coming the wrong way down your lane of traffic. Some drivers just turn out into the wrong lane.
Head-On Collisions Cause Serious Personal Injuries
Because head-on collisions happen quickly and with little warning, the injuries are quite severe. They include the following:
- Brain damage
- Spinal trauma
- Hip, leg or knee injuries from the bones being slammed into the dashboard
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Muscle strain
- Airbag injuries, such as facial lacerations or broken facial bones
- Nerve damage
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Head injuries
Head-On Car Accident Lawsuits in NJ
Head-on collisions are usually the fault of one person. However, the results can affect many people as it is common for several vehicles to be involved in a head-on collision. The law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has successfully represented car accident victims and their families throughout New Jersey, and we can help you as well.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured or killed as a result of a head-on collision, contact our team. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your case.