San Diego Head-On Collision Attorneys
Compensation for Auto Collision Injuries
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous motor vehicle accidents. These accidents often result in severe injuries and deaths. The serious nature of head-on collisions makes hiring an experienced personal injury attorney essential. At Martinez & Schill LLP, we are skilled in handling car accident cases that result in severe injuries. We understand how life-changing a collision like this can be, and we aggressively pursue maximum compensation for accident victims.
Compensation for Head-On Collisions in California
When two vehicles impact head-on, the force of the collision is magnified. If two cars that are both going 40 mph in opposite directions strike each other, the force of impact is the same as if a car were to strike a parked car at 80 mph. Even at relatively low speeds, a head-on collision can cause serious, life-changing injuries. While head on collisions are fairly uncommon (only accounting for about 2 percent of accidents), they cause a disproportionate amount of serious injuries and fatalities. Whether you are seeking compensation for a serious injury or a wrongful death, it is crucial to hire a San Diego auto accident attorney with the experience and skill to get you the greatest possible compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
The vast majority of head-on collisions are caused by driver negligence. There are two types of head-on collisions–lane departure accidents and wrong way accidents. Lane departure accidents involve a vehicle veering into oncoming traffic, and wrong way accidents involve a vehicle turning the wrong way onto a one-way street or entering a freeway going the opposite direction. The most common cause of lane departure accidents is distracted driving. When the driver’s attention is taken away from the road due to texting, talking on the phone, operating the radio or GPS, or for any other reason, a head-on collision can happen very quickly. These accidents are also commonly caused by driving under the influence or falling asleep at the wheel. In all of these cases the driver was clearly negligent.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a head-on collision, contact us for a San Diego auto accident attorney. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We will answer your questions and provide an honest assessment of what you can expect from the legal process. From our offices in San Diego and Riverside we assist clients throughout Southern California. Call our San Diego location at (619) 512-5995 or Riverside at (951) 200-4630.