Asheville Head On Collision Lawyer
Those involved in head-on crashes are likely to be severely injured or die. The U.S. Department of Transportation said in a recent study that about 2 percent of car accidents in a given year are head-on collisions, but head-on collisions cause about 10 percent of motor vehicle fatalities.
Head-on collisions typically happen when a vehicle crosses the centerline or median and crashes into an oncoming vehicle. Some head-on accidents happen because a driver has traveled the wrong way into oncoming traffic.
If you have lost a loved one or have been seriously injured in a head-on collision in Western North Carolina, the car accident lawyer at The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC wants to help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. From our office in Asheville, we handle wrongful death and injury cases in head-on collisions throughout the mountain region of North Carolina.
Contact us today for a free consultation about your legal options for recovering losses you have suffered in a head-on car accident. Call us now or fill out our online contact form.
Recklessness And Injuries In Head-On Collisions
You may expect that most head-on collisions happen when a driver tries to pass on a two-lane road. But the National Cooperative Highway Research Program says in a recent study that in the vast majority of cases, fatal head-on collisions occur in non-passing situations. Usually, drivers drift from their lane into oncoming traffic, or they mistakenly turn into traffic coming from the other direction.
The study also found that most head-on crashes are likely to be the result of negligence or recklessness that causes a driver to lose control of a vehicle. Typical causes include:
- Traveling too fast in a curve or speeding,
- Falling asleep at the wheel (fatigued or drowsy driving),
- Driving while distracted,
- Driving while impaired by alcohol (drunk driving).
A driver or passenger in a car who survives a head-on collision is likely to suffer catastrophic injuries. These may include:
- Head or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Neck or spinal cord injury.
- Internal organ injury.
- Broken bones (fractures).
Contact Our Western North Carolina Car Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a head-on collision, you may be eligible for compensation from the at-fault driver. Car accident victims in North Carolina can seek compensation for medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
A car accident lawyer from The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC can advise you of your legal options after a head-on collision in Western North Carolina. Our dedicated car accident attorney will meet with you at no charge and with no further obligation to you whatsoever. Contact us by phone or fill out our online contact form for help today.
- National Highway Cooperative Research Program – Head-On Collisions
- U.S. Department of Transportation – Traffic Safety Facts