Newark Head-on Car Accident Attorney
Hire an Experienced Newark Head-on Car Accident Attorney
A head-on car accident is when the front of one vehicle collides with the front of another vehicle. In many cases, these vehicles are traveling at very high speeds. This can spell trouble for both drivers because their injuries are likely going to be permanent and life-changing. But it will be even worse for the at-fault driver because they’re going to face legal, financial, and physical troubles for the rest of their life. This is what they deserve for being negligent behind the wheel and putting innocent people’s lives at risk.
As a victim of a head-on collision, you are forced into a situation where you have medical bills and expenses piling up every day. You will first need to seek help from your insurance provider to get assistance in paying these bills. If your personal injury protection coverage is insufficient to cover all these expenses, then your only choice left is to pursue a lawsuit against the other driver that caused the accident. This can happen if you have a standard insurance policy in New Jersey, although a basic policy can cover permanent injuries too.
To learn more about your legal rights as an injury victim, contact one of our Newark head-on car accident attorneys today at 201-798-8000. We will analyze the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, and personal injury protection plan to see whether you have a case or not. In most head-on car accident cases, the victim is not found to be responsible for the accident at all. Let’s look at some examples of a few common head-on collision scenarios.
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Head-on Car Accident Scenarios
Head-on car accidents will often happen on both one-way or two-way streets. The interstate is a perfect example of this. Even though it is divided into one-way roads, there are drivers (often intoxicated) who drive down the wrong way on the interstate. Since people typically drive over 60 miles per hour on these roads, you can bet that a head-on collision between two vehicles at that speed will cause severe and life-changing injuries. Some victims even die from their injuries. If that happens, their family members will have the right to sue the at-fault driver and seek compensation from their insurance provider if they have one.
Another head-on car accident scenario is on two-way streets which have a double yellow line in the middle. It is actually more common for head-on car accidents to happen on two-way streets because there are cars going in opposite directions which are so close together. All it takes is for one driver to drift out of their lane onto the opposite lane for a few seconds without noticing. Perhaps the driver is intoxicated or merely distracted by one of their mobile devices. In any case, those few seconds could result in a serious head-on collision with another driver. Anyone who drifts out of their lane for any reason is going to be 100% liable in this type of accident.
Common Injuries from a Head-on Collision
Head-on collisions will result in some of the most serious injuries that you can imagine. When you have too fast-moving cars colliding into each other head-on, it is never a pretty sight. Here are just some of the injuries that are common from this type of accident:
- Spinal cord damage
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Neck damage
- Psychological trauma
For those who suffered spinal cord and nerve damage, you may be left in a paralyzed state. This means that you will incur a lifetime of medical expenses. And if you have not been paralyzed, you will likely need to go through a long rehabilitation process which involves intense physical therapy and numerous surgeries. This kind of expense will probably not be fully covered by your personal injury protection plan. Fortunately, whether you have a basic or standard insurance policy, injuries this serious will entitle you to full compensatory damages in court.
Contact a Newark Head-on Car Accident Attorney
The amount of personal injury protection you have through your insurance provider is likely not going to be enough to cover the medical expenses that you’ll experience from a head-on collision. Your best chance at compensation will be to file a lawsuit against the other driver who caused the accident in the first place. Their negligent driving practices will entitle you to receive both compensatory and punitive damages.
Head-on car accidents are always serious. If you have suffered injuries from one, you should call 201-798-8000 and schedule an appointment to speak with a Newark head-on car accident attorney. Bring all documents and reports related to the head-on accident case with you. This includes the police report, medical report, insurance adjuster report, and whatever else you have. If you are too disabled or incapacitated to do this because of your injuries, have a friend or family member assist you. We can also make special arrangements to retrieve this information if necessary.
Once one of our Newark head-on car accident attorneys reviews all the information pertaining to the case, we will assist you in the next steps toward seeking compensation. If your insurance provider has not given you the maximum coverage allotted under your personal injury protection plan, we will negotiate with them to give you all the coverage that you’re entitled to. After that, if you still have medical expenses, we will take the next step by filing a lawsuit on your behalf against the at-fault driver.
Contact us today to get this process started. New Jersey gives accident victims approximately 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. That is why it is important that you get your insurance coverage used up first. Since New Jersey has an at-fault insurance system, they require you to seek insurance compensation for your medical expenses before you sue the other driver for compensatory damages. Again, if you need further guidance in this process, our attorneys are always here to help in any way we can.