Albany Car Accident Lawyers Representing Victims of Head-On Collisions
A head-on crash between two vehicles that are traveling at one another at 50 miles per hour is similar to one vehicle hitting a wall or other object at 100 miles per hour. Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous and most deadly kinds of motor vehicle accidents and the injuries that result from these accidents can often result in lasting disability or death for their victims.
The Albany car accident attorneys of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP represents car and auto accident victims throughout the state of New York. We also work with the families of catastrophic and fatal accident victims. Our experienced personal injury lawyers work hard to recover compensation for injuries and medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and any permanent disabilities. In a fatal accident, the family of the victim may be entitled to compensation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a head-on collision in the state of New York, contact us and speak with us about your accident.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions can occur in a variety of ways, most of which are preventable with responsible driving, proper traffic signs and road surface markings. Head-on crashes may occur when the driver of a vehicle fails to stay in his or her lane, leaves the roadway or crosses the center line into oncoming traffic. These crashes also been known to occur when a driver turns the wrong way down a road or freeway.
Certainly, driver error accounts for many of these accidents. However, in many cases, there are measures that could have been taken to prevent these accidents. Highway ramp terminals and intersections must be properly designed to help prevent these accidents, including special signage at on and off-ramps. Additionally, road surface markings, traffic signs and median barriers can prevent crossover incidents.
Vehicle manufacturers also have a part in preventing or limiting the injuries from head-on collisions with proper safety mechanisms, including driver and passenger-side airbags.
Catastrophic and wrongful death are more likely in head-on collisions than in other kinds of accidents, especially when large vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs, are involved. Even when these collisions do not result in fatal injuries, they can result in head and spinal cord injuries, paralysis and broken bones.
Contact Us About Head-On Collisions in New York
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a head-on collision, you need experienced representation as soon as possible. Contact us at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP and schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation. Call us in Albany at 518-480-2151.