Front-impact collisions often occur when a driver migrates from his lane or his side of the road. Such drifting can result from driver fatigue, distraction, or from being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
You don’t have to use too much imagination to see how severe the injuries resulting from a head-on collision can be. These impacts often occur while going at very high-speeds. When the occupants of the cars are wearing their seat belts, it is often the chest and lower extremities that receive the brunt of the impact and are injured. In situations where no constraints are being used, severe head injuries resulting from the impact of the head striking the windshield or the steering wheel can be fatal.
Other serious injuries include broken bones, collapsed lungs, whiplash, and spinal cord injuries. Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, and paralysis are also possible.
There are many aspects to your injury and recovery, and after such a traumatic event, it is often difficult to consider and resolve everything for yourself. Contact our attorneys to get an immediate consultation, and to make sure someone is defending your rights.