Of all the different types of crashes that occur on Atlanta roads, head-on collisions are some of the most serious and deadly. The speeds of both vehicles multiply to create an extremely forceful impact that can send an unrestrained passenger flying through the cabin or get thrown from the vehicle, or cause severe head injury from impact with the interior of the car. Fractures and lacerations are common results of head-on crashes.
The aftermath of a head-on collision is sadly often a lengthy period of painful and difficult recovery, permanent disability, or family members dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one. The injuries suffered and the disruption to the victim’s life are costly in terms of medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and the loss of ability to enjoy life as it was before the accident.
The negligent driver who caused the crash is responsible for all of these costs. Unfortunately, the more a crash is likely to cost the negligent driver, the harder the driver’s insurance company is going to try and reduce or eliminate their liability. At the Durham Law Group, P.C., we maintain a team of experienced courtroom litigators who know how to fight hard for their clients and achieve results. We take on the biggest insurers and the toughest cases and are dedicated to getting the best outcome. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a head-on collision in Atlanta, call Durham Law Group to discuss your needs and find out how we can help. Our Atlanta head-on collision attorneys are here for you anytime you need us, so don’t hesitate to call for a no-cost consultation on your case.
About ten percent of motor vehicle deaths are the result of head-on collisions, even though these crashes only make up two percent of all auto accidents. Head-on crashes are more likely to cause severe injury or death because they are rarely caused by simple negligence such as distracted driving or failing to signal or check blind spots before changing lanes or turning. Head-on crashes generally occur because of much more dangerous behavior, such as driving while highly intoxicated or on drugs, driving at a dangerously high speed, driving on the wrong side of the road, falling asleep at the wheel, or aggressively trying to pass a vehicle at the top of a hill, around a curve or in other no-passing zones.
Head-on collisions are chaotic events, and it can be a complicated matter to sort out what happened and who was responsible. At the Durham Law Group, P.C., our Atlanta auto accident attorneys conduct a detailed investigation and reconstruction of the accident as needed, gathering all the evidence necessary to prove the negligent driver’s fault in causing the crash. Head-on collisions also typically involve a high amount of monetary damages, with accident victims suffering long-term medical needs or requiring complex diagnoses such as traumatic brain injury or spinal injury.
Insurance companies might take advantage of these complex accidents to deny their insured was at fault, or they will dispute the medical evidence showing how severely the accident victim was injured. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers excel at preparing cases and presenting compelling arguments to insurers, judges, and juries as necessary. Whether settling out of court or going to trial, our firm’s wide breadth of experience enables us to form the right strategy to prove the case and achieve excellent results for our clients.
If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a head-on collision or another type of auto accident in Atlanta, call the Durham Law Group at 404-845-3434 for a no-cost, confidential consultation. We’ll listen to your needs and let you know how we can help, and we won’t charge any fee until after we recover for you. Our fee comes from the settlement or jury verdict we obtain, so you never have to worry about being able to afford high-quality legal representation from a dedicated team of experienced and successful Atlanta auto accident attorneys. Call Durham Law Group to get started today on your road to recovery.