Katy Head-On Collision Attorney
If you were involved in a head-on collision, you almost certainly have medical bills and other damages resulting from your serious injuries that are worth pursuing from the at-fault party that caused the crash. Head-on collisions often result in catastrophic injuries, such as multiple fractured bones, spinal injuries, concussion, and lacerations to the face. If you were injured in a head-on collision, the Katy head-on collision attorneys at The West Law Office are here to help.
How Head-On Collisions Occur
A head-on collision occurs when a negligent driver falls asleep at the wheel, is intoxicated, loses control of their vehicle due to speeding or aggressive maneuvers, or if the driver is heavily distracted. Examples include the following:
- Texting driver drifts into the oncoming lane;
- Driver blindingly following GPS goes down a one-way street;
- Drunk driver goes the wrong way on a highway on/off ramp;
- Sleep-deprived driver drifts into the oncoming lane of traffic;
- Speeding driver runs a red light and hits a turning vehicle with the right of way; and
- Aggressive driver loses control attempting a dangerous maneuver.
Common Injuries Caused in Head-On Collisions
- Facial trauma—Lacerations, contusions, fractures of the eye socket, nose, cheek, and jaw.
- Spinal cord injuries—Complete or incomplete spinal cord laceration, causing numbness, pain, and paralysis that may or may not heal.
- Traumatic brain injury—Coup contrecoup, concussion, secondary injury, penetration, and diffuse axonal injuries are all types of TBIs that can cause long lasting physical and emotional suffering.
- Back injuries—In addition to spinal cord injuries located at the back, other back trauma caused in head-on collisions can include slipped or herniated discs, tendon injuries, torn muscles, and fractured vertebrae.
- Multiple broken bones—Breaking an arm is bad enough. The pain and suffering is compounded when multiple bones within limbs are fractured, or if the victim has a fractured leg and
- Internal organ injuries—The blunt force of a steering wheel or other object that contacts the torso in a head-on collision can cause permanent damage to internal organs, including the spleen and kidneys.
Why You Need an Attorney
When it comes to determining fault in a head-on collision, the answer may seem pretty obvious, especially if the other driver was heading the wrong way down a one-way street, for example. However, you still need to work with an experienced Katy attorney in order to be fairly compensated. If you negotiate directly with the other party’s insurance company, you will be offered a very low settlement and told that your case is not worth very much. Before you discuss anything with the other party, it is in your best interest to talk to your own lawyer first. It takes time to understand the full extent of your injuries and damages, and you should never feel pressured into accepting anything from the other party or their insurer before you have a chance to meet with your own attorney, who will do everything in their power to maximize your compensation.
Contact a Katy Head-On Collision Attorney Today
If you were injured in a head-on collision, by filing a personal injury claim you can recover your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and other damages. We encourage you to contact the Katy head-on collision attorneys at The West Law Office. Contact us today at 283-347-3247 to schedule a free consultation.