Head-on collisions happen when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide. The physics of the forces at work in these crashes yield catastrophic injuries—fatalities, even.

If you experienced a head-on collision in Phoenix, AZ with a negligent driver, your car is probably totaled, and your body is not much better off. You have suffered enough.

Let Zanes Law take the wheel from here. A head-on collision lawyer in Phoenix will do everything from A to Z to see you are fairly compensated for your injuries, your pain, your losses, and your suffering. Call us today at 602-999-9999.

Common Injuries Related to Head-On Collisions

When two four-ton vehicles crash head-on at just about any speed, you can expect serious injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury

The force of impact in a head-on collision, paired with the sudden stop, thrusts car passengers’ heads and necks forward and back and sometimes side to side.

According to Brainline.org, in closed head injuries that result from car accidents such as these, the brain collides at high velocity with the skull. This can bruise brain tissue tear blood vessels.  More often than not, the frontal and temporal lobes are damaged.

Other Common Injuries

  • Spinal injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash

Statistics show that only 2% of crashes are head-on collisions, but these collisions account for over 10% of driving-related fatalities. If a family member passed away as the result of a head-on collision caused by a negligent driver, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Zanes Law is here to help you through this challenging time.

Why Head-On Collisions Happen

Despite the relatively low incidence of head-on collisions, because of their disastrous outcomes, even one such accident is one too many. When you consider the fact that two cars are heading directly at one another, the question of how these accidents happen becomes a pressing one.

For the driver who is not at fault for the collision (the one who was driving in the lane he was supposed to be driving in), the moment of seeing an oncoming car is riddled with shock and confusion, and every few options for avoiding an accident. It is truly a moment of helplessness.

As for the negligent driver who veered off his or her designated course and into the path of an innocent driver, this action can be explained in a few ways.

  • The driver was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. At nighttime, especially, when alcohol and drug use increases, the darkness of the night further impairs the visibility of a driver who is already not seeing things as he or she should.
  • The driver was driving while distracted, whether by a mobile phone conversation, sending or reading a text, changing the radio station, applying make-up, or even just talking to fellow passengers. A driver needs to only take his or her eyes off the road for a second to lose momentary navigational control with lifelong effects.
  • Perhaps a new driver who is unfamiliar with the roads enters a one-way street going the wrong way. All it takes is one driver being on that other street for disaster to follow.
  • A person who drives when tired is prone to make many mistakes they would not make when fully alert. When a driver is particularly tired or sleepy, his or her eyes might close, entirely unbeknownst to the driver. If the sound of the oncoming car’s horn does not jolt the driver awake, the impact and sound of the crash will do the job.
  • Maybe the negligent driver did nothing wrong, but his or her brakes suddenly lock, sending the car out of control, head-on into oncoming traffic. Even though the driver did not drive inappropriately, it was his or her responsibility to maintain the car for safety on the roads.

In each of the above situations, the driver whose negligence caused the head-on collision is liable for the other driver’s damages. Our team of head-on collision lawyers in Phoenix will gather the evidence that proves this liability.

What a Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer in Phoenix Will Do for You

Our personal injury team at Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to build your case and represent your need for compensation. We are your champion, and we are here to take your legal matters off your plate so you can focus on your physical recovery.

  • We will identify the at-fault and liable party.
  • We will visit the scene of the accident to understand it and document it.
  • We will collect evidence.
  • We will gather medical records.
  • We will obtain police reports.
  • We will contact the insurance company and negotiate on your behalf.
  • We will file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.

Zanes Law Wants to Make Things Easy and Convenient for You

You have been through so much with your head-on collision. It is our mission to make things easy and convenient for you. When you call our law office, we will handle your consultation and sign-up in a single call.

We can talk on the phone, or our team can come to see you in your home or your hospital room.

Our primary concern is your comfort, your convenience, and your piece of mind.

Damages You Can Seek to Recover in a Head-On Collision Accident

The damages you ultimately recover will be decided in either a settlement with the negligent party’s insurance company or a court of law.

Generally speaking, you can seek compensation for the following:

  • Damage to your car
  • Damage to any personal belongings
  • Damage to clothes you were wearing
  • Ambulance transportation
  • Medical treatment
  • Ongoing medical care required by your injuries
  • Medicine, including pain management
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of life’s enjoyment

If you lose a family member in an accident caused by a driver’s failure to yield, you may also pursue a wrongful death claim.

The legal team at Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to work toward the compensation you deserve for your losses, damages, and pain.

Arizona’s Statute of Limitations is Three Years, But You Should Start Now

Arizona’s statute of limitations limits the time you have to pursue recovery of damages from an accident. Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in a civil court

This time can quickly get away from you, especially as you become increasingly preoccupied with your physical injuries and the overwhelming anxiety over how you are going to pay for all your bills and expenses.

Get started now and put your mind at rest knowing that a lawyer has started building your case, and you are on your way to physical, emotional, and financial recovery.

Zanes Law Head-On Collision Lawyer in Phoenix

Call Zanes Law to speak to a Phoenix head-on collision lawyer. You can reach us at 602-999-9999. We will do everything from A to Z to create a compelling case that will yield the compensation you deserve.

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