We are quick to thoroughly investigate the scene of your accident to properly uncover all of the critical evidence you will need to build a solid case against all negligent parties.
While head-on auto accidents account for a small percentage of all collisions, they are alarmingly the cause of 10% of all fatal crashes. These types of accidents can be devastating, resulting in catastrophic injuries, long-term medical needs, and expensive medical bills. However, determining who is at fault in a head-on collision is challenging.
Contact Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law if you’ve been in a head-on accident or have lost a family member. With more than 45 years of experience, we can help you successfully pursue a head-on auto accident claim.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Also called a frontal crash, head-on collisions occur when vehicles are traveling or facing in opposite directions crash front to front. Head-on accidents can happen for many reasons, but they are often caused by drunk or distracted driving. Other causes include:
- Unsafe passing
- Drowsy driving
- Wrong-way driver
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Driver swerving to avoid something
- Brake failure
- Dangerous road conditions
Whatever the reason, head-on collisions are caused when a driver crosses the center dividing line. According to Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 75% of head-on accidents occur on rural roads, most frequently on two-lane roads.
Determining Fault in a Head-On Collision
The first question your insurance company will want to be answered is who is at fault. While it would appear that blame can not be disputed, it is in these types of car accidents where the help of a New York car accident attorney is critical. Many factors are involved in an auto accident; each one is unique with its own set of circumstances, causes, and outcomes. Therefore, you will likely need the services of an accident reconstruction specialist to determine the cause of the accident and who is at fault.
At Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, we are quick to thoroughly investigate the scene of your accident to properly uncover all of the critical evidence you will need to build a solid case against all negligent parties. We know how to obtain compensation for you to move on with your life.
Contact a NY Car Accident Lawyer
Call our firm today if you or a loved one has been involved in a head-on collision. We offer free consultations in all personal injury cases, and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.