Auburn Car Accident Lawyers Serving Head-on Crash Victims and Families
When you're injured, you can count on our Auburn car crash attorneys
Head-on collisions exert a tremendous amount of force due to the energy that's released from two vehicles traveling in opposite directions smashing into each other's front end. Our Auburn car accident lawyers understand that head-on crashes are the most dangerous and deadliest type of collision someone can have in a car, and those who are fortunate to survive often sustain major injury.
Head-on car accidents frequently have horrifying consequences. That's because the force that's released in a head-on crash is multiplied when two cars have their momentum come to an abrupt halt by crashing into each other. If you were to drive your car into a brick wall at 50 mph, think of how devastating that would be to your vehicle and anyone inside. Now envision driving your car 50 mph and crashing into a brick wall that's coming toward you in the opposite direction at 50 mph. It's like crashing your car into a motionless object at 100 mph.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a head-on collision, it may have been due to the recklessness of someone else. Whether a drunk driver went the wrong way down a one-way street or someone was texting while driving, crossed into your lane and injured you in a wreck, an experienced Auburn car accident attorney can help. Our lawyers can help you file a claim for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, mental anguish, and more. Our attorneys also help families with wrongful death lawsuits if you lost a loved one in a fatal head-on crash. Contact a lawyer from the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Auburn today for a free consultation.
Common causes of head-on collisions explained by our car crash lawyers
There are a lot of different ways a person can be negligent and cause a head-on collision. The unfortunate part is, most of them are avoidable. Driving is something many people take for granted, and some get complacent. This can lead to accidents with fatal consequences. Some common causes of head-on collisions include:
- Distracted drivers: Keeping cellphones and smartphones constantly by our side has become commonplace in today's world of advanced technology, but that doesn't mean it's OK or safe to text while driving. All somebody has to do is watch the news or do a quick Google search to see that tragic collisions happen every day due to someone texting and driving. Phone use isn't the only way to be distracted while driving. Anything that takes your full attention away from the road can be a distraction. Taking your eyes off the road to look at a passenger; removing a hand from the steering wheel so you can eat something; daydreaming about what you're going to do on the weekend ─ these are all examples of how someone can become distracted and potentially cause a wreck. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a head-on crash by a distracted driver, contact our lawyers immediately to explore your legal options.
- Drunk drivers: Thousands of car accidents happen every year because someone made a reckless decision to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car. By now, most of us know that drinking and driving is a bad idea, but people do it anyway. Someone driving under the influence of alcohol is at risk of crossing over the center lane and causing a lane departure crash or going the wrong way down a one-way street or highway ramp and killing someone in a vehicle that's traveling in the opposite direction. If you were hurt or a family member died in a head-on collision caused by a drunk driver, you have rights, and our attorneys can help you exercise those rights.
- Fatigued drivers: Lack of sleep, irregular work hours, and certain medications can contribute to people being fatigued or drowsy when they drive their cars, but that doesn't mean those people can't be held accountable if they cause a wreck and hurt somebody. Falling asleep at the wheel happens more often than most people think, and when that happens a car can drift out of its lane and smash into oncoming traffic. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a head-on crash caused by a fatigued driver, our lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.
- Irresponsible drivers: Speeding, not signaling, failure to adjust for road conditions or inclement weather, and otherwise not obeying the rules of the road can be factors that cause a head-on collision.
Auburn car accident attorneys who advocate for head-on crash victims
If you've been injured or a family member was killed in a head-on crash, it can feel like your whole world is collapsing around you. You may need multiple surgeries and long-term care, or you may need to pay for funeral expenses. Whatever the case may be, it can be challenging to take the steps you need to take so you can attempt to move forward from your crash. Our Auburn car accident lawyers are compassionate, patient, and understanding of your needs. Our attorneys can handle your head-on collision claim carefully and professionally, and when it's time, our lawyers will aggressively fight to get you maximum compensation. Contact an attorney from the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Auburn today for a free consultation.