Car accidents happen at all angles. One car can hit another’s side door, its rear bumper, a diagonal space between its hood and its door, or two cars can collide hood-to-hood. This last type of collision is known as a head-on collision.
Head-on collisions can be very dangerous. In many cases, they are deadly. If you are injured in a head-on collision, you can pursue monetary compensation for your related damages with an experienced car accident lawyer. Even if your injuries seem fairly minor, it is in your best interest to seek medical attention for them as soon as possible after your accident and for you to discuss your case in detail with an experienced Jackson head-on collision attorney. You could be entitled to recover compensation for damages you did not realize you suffered, and you could be facing long-term, even permanent, damages that can be compensated by the negligent party’s insurance provider.
Ways you Can be Injured in a Head-On Collision
You can suffer many different types of injury in a head-on collision. They can be minor, like bruises and small cuts. But in a head-on collision, it can be easy for the driver and the front seat passenger to suffer severe injuries. These injuries can include:
- Broken bones;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Brain and spinal cord injuries; and
An injury you sustain in a car accident can have long-term complications, like paralysis following a spinal cord injury. It is also possible to suffer secondary conditions resulting from an injury, like an infected cut or an anxiety disorder.
The Deadliest Type of Collision
Head-on collisions are the most deadly type of car accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), head-on collisions caused 54 percent of car accident deaths in 2015. It can be easy to see why head-on collisions are so likely to result in a motorist or passenger’s death; these collisions can result in a vehicle’s engine being pushed into its cabin or the occupants coming into direct contact with the other vehicle involved. When an individual is injured in a car accident, he or she may pursue compensation for his or her related damages through a personal injury claim. When a victim dies as a result of the injuries he or she sustains in a car accident, either at the scene of the collision or in the days, weeks, or months that follow, his or her loved ones may pursue compensation for their damages related to the death through a wrongful death claim.
Work with an Experienced Jackson Car Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a head-on collision or you lost a loved one in a car accident, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages. To learn more about your rights as an injured victim or a survivor of a traffic fatality victim, schedule your initial legal consultation with an experienced Jackson car accident attorney today. Contact Derek L. Hall, PC today to set up your initial consultation in our office.