New York Head-On Collision Attorney
Head-on collisions are the most dangerous and frightening type of car crash. One vehicle swerves or drifts into oncoming traffic, the other driver doesn’t have time to adjust, and catastrophic damage occurs. If you survive a head-on collision, you will likely be left with serious, if not permanent injuries, emotional trauma, months of recovery, and heavy medical bills. If a negligent driver crashed into you head-on, you need to get a car accident injury lawyer on your side as soon as possible.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt or killed in a head-on collision anywhere in the Hudson Valley area, including Kingston, Goshen, Marlboro and Ulster, the dedicated car accident legal team at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP is ready to help get you the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.
What is a Head-On Collision?
A head-on collision, also known as a “frontal crash” or a “front impact accident,” occurs when two vehicles heading in opposite directions collide into each other’s front ends. Head-on collisions are distinct from side-swipe collisions when two vehicles are traveling in the same direction, rear-end collisions when one vehicle is struck from behind, or T-bone collisions when one vehicle strikes another vehicle in the side.
Head-on collisions often happen when one driver drifts or swerves into the oncoming lane of traffic due to intoxication, drowsiness, or distraction. They may also occur due to defective auto part malfunction, inclement weather conditions such as heavy wind or fog, or dangerous road conditions such as wet or icy roads. Head-on crashes are the most dangerous type of car accident, and they rarely happen without at least one vehicle occupant suffering serious injury.
How Dangerous Are Head-On Collisions?
Head-on collisions might not be the most common type of car accident, but they are disproportionately deadly. Auto safety experts estimate that while only two percent of car crashes are head-on collisions, they represent more than ten percent of driving-related fatalities. Head-on collisions often occur at high rates of speed, and they place all occupants of both vehicles in extreme danger.
Participants in a head-on collision commonly suffer serious injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injury, including concussion
- Fractures to the clavicle, skull, arms, and legs
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Crushed legs and feet
- Damage to the chest and ribcage
- Cuts, lacerations, and severe bruising
- Wrongful death
Even broken bones and muscle tears or sprains can be extremely painful and debilitating. Talk to a dedicated New York car accident injury attorney about your case to ensure that you get the medical care you need and the compensation that you deserve.
Damages Available After a Head-On Collision
Head-on collisions tend to be serious accidents involving severe injury. Especially if the vehicles are traveling at any significant rate of speed, catastrophic harm is likely to occur. In New York, if you suffer “serious injury” in a car accident, you can pursue the full gamut of personal injury damages against the at-fault driver rather than limiting yourself to certain economic damages under your no-fault auto insurance policy.
Our seasoned traffic accident legal team is ready to help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve after a New York head-on crash. We will fight for your right to damages including:
- Actual medical expenses
- Anticipated future medical expenses, including costs for future treatments, physical therapy, nursing care, and medical devices
- Wages lost due to missed time at work
- Any loss of future earning capacity due to permanent injury or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and other psychological damages
Reach Out to a Passionate New York Personal Injury Lawyer for Assistance With Your Hudson Valley Head-On Collision Injury Claim
For a free consultation on your possible injury claim after a head-on crash, contact the dedicated auto accident attorneys at the New York personal injury law firm Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, in Kingston at 845-331-4100 or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.