A frontal crash or head-on collision is one of any driver’s worst nightmares. Being hit directly in front of the driver’s seat by an oncoming, speeding vehicle conjures possibilities of all sorts of injuries and disastrous consequences. Even when drivers involved in head-on collisions survive, they tend to suffer extensive injuries that are so serious they could lead to long-term disfigurement, disability, and pain.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a head-on collision, there is help. The personal injury lawyers at Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P. C. are standing by to offer you a free case evaluation. Make an appointment today to talk about your head-on collision, your injuries, and any questions or concerns that may be on your mind. We will help you file a claim against whoever was negligent and caused your injuries and losses. Call us today.
Common Injuries in Head-On Collisions
The sheer speed and direct impact of a head-on collision results in injuries such as:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The significant forces that play a role in head-on collisions may damage the normal functions of the brain. When the head strikes the windshield, the steering wheel, the road, or any other hard surface, the brain can be shaken inside the skull, resulting in internal bleeding, swelling, or bruising. These injuries range from mild concussions that disappear within a few days to permanent damage and even death. Damage to the brain is a life-changing trauma that may become a part of the victim’s life forever.
Injuries to the Spinal Cord and Paralysis
When the speed of two moving vehicles combine, there is no time to react. Being thrown about with such force can seriously damage the body, hurting the spinal cord and cutting off its ability to communicate with the brain. Movement and sensation may become impossible, and partial or total paralysis could ensue. Although some spinal cord injuries improve through ongoing rehabilitation, much of the damage may prevail, fully upending life as the victim knew it.
Internal injuries, severe lacerations, broken bones and burns may also occur. There may be blood loss, concussions, and other injuries. Internal organs may be crushed if you are pinned inside your car and must wait hours to be freed. If you are tossed from the vehicle at high speed, you may suffer injuries while being ejected through a window and when you hit the asphalt.
Getting Compensation After a Head-On Collision
A head-on collision may have a significant impact on your life or that of your loved one. Besides reaching out to your insurance to inform them about the accident, you need the legal help and guidance of a personal injury lawyer from Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P. C. There is no reason why you should have to handle your injuries on your own if someone else was negligent and caused the crash. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney knows how to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
There are several categories of damages that your personal injury attorney can help you obtain. They are:
Economic damages refer to items to which a numerical figure can be attached. These include your medical bills, bills for prescription medications, surgery, treatments, rehabilitation, and more. Keep a detailed file of all these expenses to give to your attorney.
If you are suffering financially because you either lost your job or are unable to return to it while recovering from your injuries, pay stubs and financial statements will help your lawyer come up with an exact figure
These damages are much harder to quantify but are nevertheless an important part of a personal injury claim. They include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other aspects to which your lawyer can help put a figure.
If the driver that hit you was under the influence, engaged in reckless behavior, or struck you and left the scene, the court may order them to pay punitive damages.
Let the team of personal injury lawyers at Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P. C. help you get the compensation you deserve. We have the needed experience in dealing with insurance companies that usually make lowball offers and can also negotiate with the other party’s attorney as needed. And if none of that gives you the result you want, we can help you file a claim and fight all the way next to you to get you the justice you deserve.
Call us today for a free case evaluation and remember, if you decide to work with us, we will not get paid until we win and secure all needed damages on your behalf.