Head-On Collision Lawyer in Mesquite
Representing the Rights of Injured Clients
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, as many as 636 people were killed in Texas in 2022 as a result of head-on collisions. A head-on crash is a dangerous and often fatal type of motor vehicle accident. If you have been injured in a head-on collision or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent driving, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Oberg Law Office explain how most head-on collisions happen in Texas and what to do to recover compensation for your damages. If you need legal advice about your case, contact the Oberg Law Office at 972-672-9700.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Head-on Collisions in Texas?
A head-on collision is one of the most serious kinds of motor vehicle accidents, and unfortunately, they occur frequently on Texas roads. The most common causes of head-on collisions in Texas are distracted driving, impaired driving, and poor road conditions. Distracted driving happens when a driver fails to stay focused on the road due to texting, talking on the phone, eating, or any other distraction. Impaired driving is when a driver is impaired due to being under the effect of alcohol or drugs. In addition, poor road conditions, such as narrow lanes, lack of guardrails, and poor visibility or bad weather, can also contribute to head-on collisions.
In many of these situations, a driver may not realize they are drifting from their lane, driving off the center line into the opposite lane, or even entering a one-way street while driving the wrong way. That may cause them to collide with oncoming traffic and result in a serious head-on accident.
What Kind of Injuries Can Result From a Head-on Collision?
Common injuries resulting from a head-on auto accident include facial injuries, back, neck, and spinal injuries, whiplash, head injuries, soft tissue injuries, and orthopedic injuries. Facial injuries can happen due to the impact caused by the accident, even if the airbag deploys. Broken cheekbones, broken noses, bruises, and cuts are common and happen when the victim’s face hits the dashboard or a hard object inside the vehicle. Facial injuries can also lead to disfigurement in some cases.
Back, neck, and spinal injuries are also commonly observed, and their severity can vary depending on the speed of both vehicles, leading to spinal cord injuries, herniated or compressed discs, nerve injuries, and soft tissue injuries that often result in chronic pain for victims and limited mobility for several months after the accident or even permanent impairments.
Head injuries can vary from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries that can result in a variety of disabling, long-term symptoms for the victim. In the most serious cases, head injuries can lead to a coma or death. Soft-tissue injuries include bruises, sprains, cuts, tears, and other trauma to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which can cause chronic pain and limited mobility and often require surgery. Orthopedic injuries include fractures (broken bones) and joint injuries, which may also require surgery and long-term rehabilitation. Unfortunately, many head-on collisions can be fatal, resulting in a potential wrongful death claim.
How Can You Receive Compensation for Your Injuries and Damages After a Head-on Collision?
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a head-on car accident, you may be able to file an insurance claim against the other driver in order to recover compensation. In Texas, personal injury claims such as motor vehicle accidents fall under the state’s modified comparative negligence rules, which state that the parties involved in a claim may receive compensation for their damages, provided that they are not more than 50% at fault.
That means if the other party is mostly at fault for the accident, their insurance company will likely be financially responsible for your injuries and damages. You may recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and damaged property (including your vehicle). You may also be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as your emotional trauma resulting from the accident. In addition, if you lost a loved one in a head-on collision, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation on behalf of your loved one. It is always a good idea to consult a head-on collision lawyer to discuss your case and learn more about your rights as a victim.
Why Should You Hire a Head-on Collision Attorney for Your Case?
If you survived a head-on collision with another vehicle, you probably are feeling overwhelmed and trying your best to recover from such a traumatic experience. The last thing you want is to be dealing with endless paperwork and insurance phone calls. By working with an attorney, you can focus on recovering, spending time with family, and getting back on your feet – your attorney can handle all aspects of your case, from helping you fill out paperwork to handling communications with the negligent party’s insurance company, all while looking out for your best interests and fighting for maximum compensation on your behalf. An attorney can also be extremely helpful if you are filing for a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one.
The attorneys at the Oberg Law Office have represented countless clients in Mesquite, Texas, and surrounding areas. Our legal team is familiar with how insurance companies work and is ready to stand up for your rights and help you get a fair settlement for your head-on collision damages. We can also represent you in court if you choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you suffered a serious injury in a head-on collision caused by someone else, contact our law firm for a consultation by calling 972-672-9700.