Champaign County Head-On Collisions Lawyer
A car accident can happen in many different ways. One of the most dangerous ways is via a head-on crash. A head-on accident occurs when the fronts of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide with each other. While any type of car accident can be fatal, head-on crashes are most likely to be so due to the impact and high speeds involved.
Head-on crashes can happen anywhere. A driver veering out of their lane for a split second can collide head-on with another vehicle. These accidents are most likely to occur in rural areas on two-lane roads, although more and more are happening on freeways and interstates as motorists travel in the wrong direction for various reasons.
If you have been affected, you’ll want to recover compensation for your damages. You can receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, and pain and suffering. If the person was killed, then the surviving family members may also be able to receive damages related to the wrongful death, such as grief, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of companionship.
But before you can receive compensation, you’ll need to establish liability. Count on a highly experienced and skilled Champaign County head-on collision lawyer from Patel Law, PC for help with your case.
Causes of Head-on Accidents
Head-on accidents are caused by negligence. The following types of negligence can lead to head-on crashes:
Distracted driving. Distracted driving is a dangerous practice. Talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, drinking, or adjusting the GPS or radio can cause a driver to cross over the center lane and hit another vehicle head-on.
Improper passing. Passing a vehicle requires good judgment. Sometimes drivers misjudge the time they have to safely pass on a two-lane road and end up colliding with an oncoming vehicle.
Driving the wrong way. When a motorist gets confused or intoxicated, they may drive in the wrong direction on the freeway or the wrong way on a one-way street. This can lead to a head-on crash.
Intoxication. Drugs and alcohol can seriously affect a driver who is behind the wheel of a vehicle. Intoxication can affect driving skills in many ways, with the reduction in judgment and decision-making skills often resulting in a head-on crash.
Fatigue. A person who is overly tired may struggle to stay awake while driving. They might even fall asleep and drift into oncoming traffic without realizing it.
Contact Patel Law, PC Today
Head-on collisions can be serious, resulting in severe injuries and even death. If you have been affected, be sure to establish liability and get the compensation you deserve.
A Champaign County head-on collision lawyer from Patel Law, PC can help you recover full and fair compensation. We also have the skills and experience to handle even the most complex cases. Schedule a consultation today by filling out the online form or calling (217) 384-1111.