New York City Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions occur when the front end of one vehicle meets the front end of another vehicle, resulting in a very serious and dangerous car accident. Every year, head-on collisions account for approximately 14% of all US traffic deaths. These types of crashes fall under the same category as sideswipes and run-off-road crashes because all of these collisions are a result of one car leaving their lane and colliding with another object.

There are ways that a driver can avoid a serious and sometimes fatal head-on collision. Obeying posted traffic signals and warnings, abiding by road lanes, barriers and staying within the posted speed limits can all help avoid a head-on crash.

Cars are also equipped with particular zones on them called “crumple zones” that are designed to take the majority of the pressure from a collision and direct it away from the driver.

Some cars are even designed to have the engine drop in a major head-on collision. This drop prevents the engine from coming into the driver and prevents major injuries.

Have You Been Injured in a Head-On Accident?

If you have been injured in a head-on accident, contact Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., for assistance in filing a personal injury claim. You must act quickly to qualify for benefits under the state’s no-fault compensation program. Attorneys at our firm will prepare and file your application to help you get the financial support you are due. We are a capable personal injury firm that will provide reliable legal advice and representation throughout your case.

Head-on collisions are one of the most serious types of car accidents. Many head-on crashes are caused by drunk drivers, drivers that have fallen asleep at the wheel, or distracted drivers looking at their phones. The impact of a head-on crash can cause very serious injuries such as spinal cord damage, brain damage, neck injuries, and head injuries. These types of car crashes can also result in paralysis and permanent impairments. The costs of medical care and treatment can add significant stress to your life and make it more difficult to recover from your injuries. Our car accident attorneys will seek maximum benefits to reduce your financial burdens and get you the compensation you deserve.

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Am I Entitled to Compensation?

Personal injury compensation provides valuable benefits to individuals that have been injured in an accident.

This can include monetary damages for:

  • Lost income;
  • Medical treatment;
  • Home care;
  • Rehabilitation;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Emotional trauma

You may also be eligible to recover money to pay for any property damage. A qualified New York City injury attorney from our office will thoroughly review your case, explain the laws pertaining to compensation, and discuss the insurance settlement you can expect to receive. We can be counted on to protect your rights and pursue your claim with confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Do Head-On Collisions Happen?

Many head-on collisions happen when one car crosses into the lane of another vehicle and neither are able to stop in time.

2. Which Driver Is Liable in a Head-On Collision?

Usually the person responsible for a head-on collision is the one who crossed into the improper lane, thereby causing the wreck. Sometimes this is difficult to prove, but we will collect all the necessary evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault.

3. What Types of Evidence Are Used in Head-On Collision Accident Claims?

We often use eyewitness testimony, traffic camera footage, and expert witnesses to prove elements of negligence in a head-on collision claim.

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Contact Our New York City Auto Accident Lawyers

Following a head-on collision, you may be facing serious injuries. Although you may have been abiding by all traffic rules and regulations, wearing a seat belt, driving a safe vehicle, and traveling at a reasonable speed, a front-on collision with another vehicle or stationary object can still cause serious damage.

There may be a few people at fault in this crash, and determining who they are may be difficult; however, it is of the utmost importance that you determine who is responsible, because you deserve compensation. If someone’s negligence led to your injuries, you need help securing compensation as quickly as possible to get back on your feet. The car accident lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. can help.

We will defend you and fight for your compensation. Do not hesitate in contacting us today for a free case evaluation. Call 212-490-5700.

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