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INFORMATION REGARDING BUCKS COUNTY HEAD-ON COLLISIONS

There are a variety of different ways in which two or more motor vehicles can collide with each other and cause injury, although, a head-on collision is typically the most dangerous kind of car accident. The Bucks County Head-On Collision lawyers at Kats, Jamison & Associates will help you with your potential case.

A head-on collision occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the front of another vehicle. These types of accidents are extremely dangerous due to the cumulative speed of both vehicles colliding from opposite directions. Head-on collisions are considered to be the most dangerous since they frequently occur when both vehicles are moving at high speeds and there is usually not much time for a driver react or slow down. 

These collisions can be especially catastrophic if a large weight differences exists between the two vehicles. For example, if a tractor trailer crashes head-on with a small motor vehicle, the passengers of the smaller vehicle will likely suffer severe and or fatal injuries. No matter what the conditions are surrounding your car accident, a knowledgable and experienced Bucks County, head-on collision lawyer at Kats, Jamison & Associates can help you.

COMMON INJURIES SUSTAINED IN HEAD-ON COLLISIONS

Victims of head-on collisions usually experience severe injuries following their car accident, including, but not limited to the following:

• Back and neck injuries
• Broken or fractured bones
• Burns
• Contusions
• Crushed limbs
• Damage to vital organs
• Head trauma
• Internal Bleeding
• Lacerations
• Nerve Damage/Loss of sensation
• Skull or facial fractures
• Spinal cord injury
• Traumatic brain injury

Even though some of these injuries could feel relatively minor, such as a concussion, others injuries may be devastating and could leave victims of head-on car accidents with permanent disabilities. Victims of head-on collisions typically require emergency trauma treatment and hospitalization following such a sever car accident. In some cases, emergency surgery is required which can then lead to visits to specialists, the need for medical equipment, and physically therapy in order to recover for the sustained injuries. This can even mean needed long-term home care if a victim of a head-on collision becomes disabled. Furthermore, injured victims of head-on accidents may lose wages by not be able to work for extended periods of time. Lost financial potential could mean that victims and their families experience unnecessary hardship.

NEGLIGENT CAUSES OF HEAD-ON COLLISIONS

If a driver was obviously negligent and caused a head on collision – they and or their insurance company is likely liable for your auto accident. As a victim of a head-on collision, you may be able to recover the damages you sustained following your accident, by filing a personal injury claim. In order to receive a personal injury settlement your legal team must determine and prove the identify the negligent party. Some clear examples of negligence that could result in a head-on collisions include:

• Distracted driving
• Drag racing

• Drifting across a double yellow line
• Driving the wrong way
• Fatigued driving
• Impaired driving
• Improper passing
• Potholes or other dangerous road hazards
• Speeding too fast around a curve
• Tire blowouts or other defective auto parts

As these examples illustrate, negligence can be not only in part of another driver, but it could in part of a local government, an automobile part manufacturer, and any other party who contributed to the cause of the accident. Typically, these car accidents need deep investigative resources in order to clearly identify negligence. This may include conducting witness interviews, reconstructing accidents, and the collection of forensic evidence.  With over 30 years of experience, our Law Firm has access to many resources needed in order to prove that your head-on collision is the result of negligence of another party.  

CONTACT A BUCKS COUNTY HEAD-ON COLLISION ATTORNEY FOR A FREE, NO-STRINGS CONSULTATION

If you, anyone in your family, or a loved one has suffered injuries following a head-on car accident, your physical and emotional wellbeing should be your first priority. Victims of car accidents should always consult with an experienced Bucks County, car accident lawyer as soon as possible, in order to discuss how file a personal injury claim. Even if you physically recovered, you will likely need some type of long-term care and will potentially face significant bills for your medical treatment, along with any lost wages you incur.

Please be advised regarding the statue of limitations in Pennsylvania. Victims of personal injury accidents only have two years from the accident date to file a personal injury claim. After two years has expired, your case will likely be dismissed and you will not be able to recover the damages you incurred. It often takes a significant amount of time to properly prepare for filing a personal injury lawsuit. For this reason, it is important to never wait to speak with an attorney regarding your car accident. Please do not delay in calling 215-396-9001 to discuss your case with Kats, Jamison & Associates.