Head-On Collision Lawyers

Collision Lawsuits in New Jersey

When two motor vehicles hit each other head-on, the carnage is as bad as can be expected. The laws of physics say that when two cars traveling 40 miles an hour hit head-on, the force is substantially greater.

Although only 2 percent of all car accidents in the United States involve a head-on collision, they account for 10 percent of the fatalities incurred in motor vehicle accidents across the nation; over 3,900 fatalities during 2015.

How Do Head-On Collisions Occur?

There are four main ways that head-on collisions happen. Most involve a person who is simply not paying attention to the critical task of driving.

Here are the leading causes of head-on collisions:

  • Drowsy driving or falling asleep while driving
  • Swerving across the center line
  • Driving while drunk or under the effects of drugs
  • Driving the wrong way on an interstate highway

Due to the random and unpredictable nature of head-on collisions, it is always advisable for both the driver and passengers to wear their seat belts and shoulder harnesses at all times when riding in a motor vehicle. You never know when you might get hit by a driver coming the wrong way down your lane of traffic. Some drivers just turn out into the wrong lane.

Head-On Collisions Cause Serious Personal Injuries

Because head-on collisions happen quickly and with little warning, the injuries are quite severe. They include the following:

  • Brain damage
  • Spinal trauma
  • Hip, leg or knee injuries from the bones being slammed into the dashboard
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Muscle strain
  • Airbag injuries, such as facial lacerations or broken facial bones
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Death

Head-On Collision Lawsuits in NJ

Head-on collisions are usually the fault of one person. However, the results can affect many people as it is common for several vehicles to be involved in a head-on collision. The law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has successfully represented car accident victims and their families throughout New Jersey with their collision lawsuits, and we can help you as well.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured or killed as a result of a head-on collision, contact our team. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Head-On Collision Lawyers

Collision Lawsuits in New Jersey

When two motor vehicles hit each other head-on, the carnage is as bad as can be expected. The laws of physics say that when two cars traveling 40 miles an hour hit head-on, the force is substantially greater.

Although only 2 percent of all car accidents in the United States involve a head-on collision, they account for 10 percent of the fatalities incurred in motor vehicle accidents across the nation; over 3,900 fatalities during 2015.

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