Head-on collisions occur when the front ends of two vehicles collide. One of the vehicles may have crossed a median and crashed into an incoming vehicle, thereby causing the wreck.
Head-on vehicle collisions are usually catastrophic because both vehicles may be traveling at high speed. The combined speed at the time of the impact usually results in great damages and injuries, some of which are fatal.
The force involved in a head-on collision is greater when it involves a passenger vehicle that is hit by a truck or a tractor-trailer. Passengers in the lighter vehicle will sustain significant injuries as a result. Even when the vehicles are traveling at a slow speed, the injuries sustained may be substantial.
The laws in North Carolina and South Carolina require that drivers exercise due care at all times and do what is reasonably prudent to avoid an accident. Distracted drivers often cause head-on collisions, either by texting while driving or talking on the phone, or by falling asleep at the wheel. Drinking and driving, speeding, or driving aggressively are also common causes of head-on collisions. Taking your eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, can lead to a severe accident. Drivers always have a duty to maintain their vehicles to make sure that the tires are in good condition to handle curves, rain, and other adverse road conditions.
If a driver fails in his or her duty to drive safely, or has improperly maintained the vehicle that was involved in a crash that injured you, then he or she has acted in a negligent manner.
As a victim, you have legal rights when you suffer injuries, either physical or to your property, as a result of someone else’s negligence. Provided that you are not at fault for any part of the accident, you will likely be able to be compensated for your injuries in North Carolina.
In South Carolina, even if you may have been at fault, you may still be able to recover. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you may be entitled to funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and any other expenses associated with the death.
The Tatum Law Firm works diligently to ensure that victims of accidents receive the compensation they deserve. We work hard to resolve your case in a manner that is fair for you.
We have handled countless claims filed by car accident victims and have the experience to handle matters of high importance to you and your family. We provide a free consultation during which we review the facts of your case and discuss your legal options to recover.
We will always answer any questions you may have regarding your claim and place you on the road to recovery. Please call attorney Brian Steed Tatum today at (704) 307-4350.