When two passenger cars are driving down the highway at 50-70 mph speeds and collide directly into one another, the results are often devastating. That is why some of the most dangerous and deadliest types of motor vehicle accidents are those that result in a head-on collision.
If you or a loved one were involved in this kind of wreck, reach out to one of the experienced car crash attorneys at The Reaves Law Firm, PLLC. A Jackson head-on collision lawyer could help you seek financial recovery for all of your accident-related losses, including property damage, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
A head-on collision is a type of motor vehicle accident where the impact between the cars is between the front of both vehicles as opposed to, for example, a rear-end collision when someone runs into the back of someone else’s vehicle. Head-on crashes in Jackson commonly occur when two people are driving in opposite directions on the street.
As mentioned above, front-end accidents frequently happen when people are going opposite ways on a street with multiple lanes. For instance, if one person is driving northbound and someone else is driving southbound, and one of the two people swerves into the other person’s lane and hits them. This type of scenario often occurs when a person is driving while distracted, such as by:
Any of the situations above could result in a head-on crash. Other causes of front-end wrecks include a person swerving to avoid something in the road such as an animal or debris, or driving through a congested parking lot too quickly. No matter the cause of the accident, a proactive Jackson head-on collision attorney could gather the evidence necessary to hold a negligent driver accountable for their actions.
Front-end accidents often result in catastrophic and even fatal injuries. One of the reasons is because—based on where the sensors are in the car—it is much more likely that a person’s airbag will deploy when they are hit head-on. While airbags often save lives, they can also cause a person additional injuries. Typical injuries victims suffer in front-end crashes include:
A committed front-end accident lawyer in Jackson could help an injured person seek recovery for the full-extent of their losses, both past and future. And, in the unfortunate event that a person passes away following a head-on crash, a compassionate legal professional at The Reaves Law Firm, PLLC could help surviving family members’ pursue a wrongful death claim.
Assigning fault for head-on collisions in Jackson is not an easy task. While in rear-end crashes fault is almost always assigned to the person who ran into the back of the other person’s vehicle, it is not so simple with front-end wrecks. In many cases, people have different versions of how things happened and dispute which party caused the accident and whether or not it could have been avoided. While the police will try to make a determination of fault based on things like where there is damage to the vehicles and the positioning of the cars for their official accident report, clear fault cannot always be determined by law enforcement at the accident scene.
Another factor that could make determining fault in front-end wrecks difficult is that they are sometimes caused by a third or “phantom” vehicle that does not stay at the crash scene. For example, a driver might swerve and hit another driver head-on, but they were actually trying to avoid hitting someone else who was driving negligently or disobeying traffic laws. A seasoned attorney could thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding a head-on collision in Jackson and examine all available evidence to uncover who is actually to blame.
At the Reaves Law Firm, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping injured people hold the parties who caused them harm accountable for their reckless or careless actions. Get in touch with a Jackson head-on collision lawyer immediately after your accident to file suit. Our well-practiced team is ready to fight for your rights. Call now.