When two motor vehicles collide head-on, the results are often devastating. Even when the individuals involved in these crashes survive their injuries, the damage can last for the remainder of their lives.
Usually, at least one driver is negligent in head-on collision cases. That motorist, or both, may be held liable for the damages that victims face following these types of crashes.
Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a head-on collision in Georgia? You will want to immediately contact The Balams Firm for help obtaining the compensation you need and deserve.
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Overview of Head-On Impact Injuries in Georgia
Most roads in Georgia are divided into separate lanes, with multiple lanes on each side divided by an island, so head-on crashes are rare, considering that they involve two vehicles traveling in opposite directions within the same single lane. In most cases, one driver has inappropriately entered another vehicle’s lane or passageway.
Some of the most common reasons that head-on collisions occur include, but are not limited to:
In many cases, head-on collisions result in catastrophic injuries. People involved in these crashes rarely walk away unscathed.
Victims of head-on crashes will usually require very lengthy terms of medical care. Additionally, these people may be unable to return to work for several weeks, months, or even years, and some victims may be completely incapable of maintaining any gainful employment.
The negligent parties responsible for causing a head-on collision can be held liable for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Some of the most common kinds of injuries include, but are not limited to:
“Vehicle Related Factors That Influence Injury Outcome in Head-On Collisions” | Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine / Annual Scientific Conference 52 (2008) — View the full text of a study that investigated a range of vehicle-related factors associated with a lower risk of serious or fatal injury to a belted driver in a head-on collision. The analysis found that the heavier vehicles were correlated with lower injury risk to their drivers. The study also found that stiffer vehicles had a lower injury rate.
The Magnitude and Severity of Passing Accidents on Two-Lane Rural Roads | Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) — Visit this section of the FHWA website to view the results of two studies into the magnitude, severity, type, and location of passing accidents in three states. The findings contradict the common belief that passing accidents on two-lane rural roads are more commonly head-on, as head-on collisions accounted for only 6.4 percent of all passing accidents on two-lane rural roads in one state and 6.7 percent of such accidents in another. In the third state, the combined head-on/sideswipe category accounted for 18 percent of accidents.
If you sustained extensive injuries or your loved one was killed in a head-on collision in Georgia, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. You will want to contact The Balams Firm for assistance handling your injury claim.
ReShea Balams is an experienced personal injury attorney in Atlanta who helps individuals in communities all over Gwinnett County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Cobb County, and Clayton County, such as Roswell, College Park, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Decatur, Johns Creek, Riverdale, and many others.
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