Head-on Collision Accident Lawyers in New York
The attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf advocate for our clients' full financial recovery through detailed, meticulous preparation for trial. If you or a loved one has been injured or died in a head-on collision, call us. We will give your case the individual attention it deserves.WHAT IS A HEAD-ON COLLISION?
A head-on collision typically occurs when a motor vehicle crosses a centerline or a median and crashes into an approaching vehicle. A head-on collision can also occur when the driver of a motor vehicle intentionally or unintentionally travels in the wrong direction down a road. There are a variety of other ways in which a head-on collision can occur including, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, passing on a two-lane road, suddenly changing lanes due to construction or a stopped vehicle, roadway defect, vehicular malfunction, and excessive speed/loss of control. Head-on collisions on highways are particularly dangerous as a result of the high speed of the vehicles involved.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON INJURIES SUSTAINED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION CRASHES?Despite the fact that head-on collisions occur infrequently, when they do occur the injuries sustained are often catastrophic or fatal. Because of the magnitude of the forces involved, occupants of motor vehicles involved in a head-on collision can sustain serious head and brain injuries or spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Other injuries seen with head-on collisions involve fractures to bones throughout the body and other types of internal injuries.
The weight and speed of the vehicles involved has a significant bearing on the damage sustained in a head-on collision accident. In cases involving a truck or other heavy vehicle drifting into the opposite lane of travel due to sleep deprivation, intoxication or distracted diving, the impact with a standard passenger vehicle will typically result in terrible, life-altering injuries to the occupants of the passenger vehicle or even death. It is critical that an attorney have a strong understanding of the physics involved in a head-on collision and how the speed/weight differential affects the severity of the impact and resulting injuries.
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