WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SACRAMENTO HEAD-ON CRASHES?

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SACRAMENTO HEAD-ON CRASHES?

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 12:52 am    

Head-on crashes are dangerous traffic accidents because the risk of catastrophic injury and life-threatening injuries is high. If another driver is responsible for causing a head-on crash, that driver can be liable for damages and losses caused by the collision. However, proving that the other driver was responsible for causing the crash may not be easy. The insurance company for the driver may dispute liability for the accident.

Our Sacramento car accident lawyers have extensive experience handling these types of car accident claims. If you have questions about head-on crashes or an insurance company has denied your injury claim, contact our office to discuss your case with an attorney.

What Types of Injuries Are Caused by Head-On Crashes?

As with any type of car crash, head-on crashes can cause a variety of injuries. However, some studies have indicated that head-on crashes may increase the risk of certain types of injuries.

Lower extremity injuries are common in front-impact crashes, according to the Australian National Crash In-depth Study. Chest injuries are also very common in head-on accidents. Even though seat belts can increase the risk for some injuries, evidence indicates that the occupants in front-end accidents who are not wearing a seat belt may sustain severe injuries, including head and facial injuries.

Even with the advances in safety equipment in newer model vehicles, studies continue to show that injuries to the lower extremities in front-end accidents are common.

Injuries that a person may sustain in a frontal crash accident include:

  • Injuries to the legs, ankles, and feet
  • Chest injuries and abdominal injuries
  • Seat belt syndrome
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Airbag injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Amputations

The cost of treatment and loss of income after a front-end crash can be high. Victims are entitled to reimbursement for these costs. Car accident victims are also entitled to compensation for their pain, suffering, scarring, and disfigurement.

Common Causes of Head-On Accidents in Sacramento

Unfortunately, many head-on crashes are preventable. Negligence and driver error are the primary causes of head-on crashes. Some of the common reasons for head-on crashes include:

  • Distractions while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding around curves and through turns
  • Tire blowouts
  • Improper passing and reckless lane changes
  • Limited visibility
  • Failing to follow road signs and directions
  • Confusion about the flow of traffic
  • Misjudging another vehicle’s distance or speed
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Unfamiliar with the area

If you are injured in a traffic accident caused by another driver, take immediate steps to protect your legal rights. Report the crash and seek immediate medical care to document your injuries. Do not discuss the auto accident online, in social media, or with an insurance company until you talk to a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Keep copies of all documents and records related to the accident and your injuries.

Contact a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer for Help

An insurance adjuster may try to blame you for a head-on accident. If the insurance company cannot blame you for causing the accident, it may allege that your actions contributed to the cause of the crash. The insurance company is trying to lower the value of your claim so that it does not have to pay you the money you deserve after being injured by a negligent driver.

Do not let this happen to you. Talk to our attorneys before you make any decisions about your car accident claim. Get the facts about your legal rights and options for filing an injury claim free of charge.

Contact The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento car accident lawyers.

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