New Orleans Car Accident Attorney for Head-On Collisions
Head-on car accidents are often some of the most severe crashes, which can cause serious and life-threatening injuries.
These collisions occur when the front ends of two cars collide. They are regularly the result of one car crossing a median or line into oncoming traffic or making a wrong turn down a one-way street. That may be because the driver of the vehicle is confused, momentarily distracted or intoxicated.
At Bloom Legal, we help people injured in head-on and other car accidents get compensation for their injuries. We understand the stress and uncertainty that often comes with being injured in a crash. That is why we work tirelessly to get people the full compensation available under the law.
Common Injuries in Head-On Motor Vehicle Crashes
Head-on crashes can cause a wide range of injuries to both drivers and passengers because of the sheer force at which the vehicles collide. Common injuries include:
- Scrapes and bruises
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
Anyone who is injured in a head-on or other accident in Louisiana has the right to seek compensation from those responsible, which includes money for medical bills, missed wages and any reduction in your earning capacity as a result of the injuries.
In the tragic situation in which a person dies in a head-on collision, his or her loved ones can seek similar compensation for wrongful death with the help of our auto accident attorneys.
Head-On Accident Causes and Liability
Head-on collisions can also have a number of different causes. Some of the factors that often play a role in these accidents include:
- Driving under the influence: Drugs and alcohol do not mix with driving. Impairment slows reaction time, allows drivers to be easily distracted and puts everyone on the road at risk.
- Distracted driving: Whether a driver is texting behind the wheel or fumbling with the radio dial, distraction is a common cause of accidents.
- Fatigued driving: Tired driving can dull reaction time and lead to mistakes that have serious consequences.
- Confusion: Driving the wrong way on a road is an easy way to cause a crash.
- Inclement weather: Weather like rain and ice can make it hard to see traffic and road signs and difficult to control vehicles.
Drivers in Louisiana are required to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner, including by being aware at all times and refraining from driving while intoxicated or fatigued. A driver that does not meet this standard is considered negligent and likely to be legally responsible for any accidents that happen as a result.
How a Head On Accident Injury Lawyer Can Help You After a Car Wreck
At Bloom Legal, we work tirelessly to help our clients move on after an accident with some financial security. Our New Orleans car accident attorneys have a strong track record of success in the courtroom and through negotiated settlement.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a New Orleans car accident lawyer at Bloom Legal.
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