A head-on collision is one of the most severe accidents a driver can have. During head-on collisions, the intensity of the impact is often enough to cause life-threatening injuries, permanent disabilities, and death — all in an instant. These crashes are often the result of negligent drivers. Drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol, distracted drivers, and those with the intent to do harm are often responsible for head-on collision accidents.
If you’ve been involved in a head-on collision, or lost a family member in such an accident, Cullan & Cullan is here to help you. A Phoenix car accident lawyer at our firm can answer your questions, analyze the situation at hand, and help you make the right choices in order to protect your right to compensation from the at-fault party.
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Common Injuries in Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions happen every day due to reckless drivers. Whether they are texting and driving and cross into oncoming traffic or drive while intoxicated and enter the freeway from the wrong side, they are at fault in these accidents. In Arizona, head-on collisions caused 1,684 crashes in 2015. These crashes led to 61 fatalities and 794 injuries.
Victims of head-on collision accidents can suffer injuries that include:
- Head and brain trauma
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ injuries
Severe injuries can permanently incapacitate victims, leading to lifelong medical costs, therapy, rehabilitation, and surgical procedures. These can significantly impact quality of life and make victims unable to ever live on their own or without the assistance of medical devices. Such injuries can also cause mental anguish and post-traumatic stress disorder, affecting a victim for life. Typically, severe accident victims cannot return to work, resulting in lost wages or lost earning capacity.
Compensation for Victims & Their Families
The damages of head-on collisions are numerous and often irreparable. As one of the most fatal types of accidents, head-on collisions often lead to wrongful death. If a negligent driver caused your head-on collision, resulting in catastrophic injury or the death of a loved one, you have the right to obtain financial recovery for your physical, mental, and property damages.
Head-on collision accident injuries are often serious, resulting in significant damages to victims. When a victim files a claim against the responsible party and wins, he or she can receive financial compensation for damages such as past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of affection or companionship.
Medical expenses may include in-home services you need after suffering an injury, home and/or automobile modifications, medical supplies, physical therapy, ambulance fees, consultations with healthcare professionals, and permanent disability expenses. Pain and suffering includes the mental and physical distress the accident caused or continues to cause. If your Phoenix auto accident attorney proves that you’ve lost the ability to work as a result of your injuries, you may receive lost earning capacity compensation.
Compensation for loss of affection or companionship comes into effect if your injuries deprive your spouse of a physical relationship he or she would have had if the accident had not happened. If a head-on collision results in the death of a victim, the victim’s surviving family members can sue the responsible party for these intangible losses. Losses are worth varying amounts depending on the severity of the injury. There is no damages cap for personal injury cases in Arizona, meaning a skilled attorney can win millions for clients depending on the case.
Aggressive Representation in Phoenix & Across Arizona
If you or someone you love has been in a head-on collision accident, come to Cullan & Cullan for honest, aggressive legal representation. As Phoenix personal injury lawyers with degrees in medicine and law, we have unparalleled abilities to prove the extent of your injuries as well as which laws apply to your auto accident. We provide one-on-one support to each of our clients, staying with them throughout the complex litigation process and informing them of all legal options and developments in their case. We also offer a free evaluation for all personal injury claims.
For immediate, caring counsel, call (602) 900-9483.
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