Although almost any kind of car accident can lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities, a head-on collision is one of the most dangerous types of accidents. This includes situations where two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. It is particularly dangerous because of the force of the impact, which is doubled as a result of each vehicle’s speed of travel. If you were hurt in a head-on collision or lost a loved one in this type of crash, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. It can be extremely difficult to know what steps to take or to figure out if you are being treated fairly by the other parties, insurance companies, and even the court. The Boston car accident lawyers at Mass Injury Group offer a free consultation and are waiting to help you.
In a recent head-on crash, one woman tragically lost her life. According to a local news report, the crash occurred in Reading around 11:30 a.m. An SUV collided with a regular passenger vehicle resulting in a head-on collision. The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while the other driver declined medical treatment. There were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the accident. The authorities have not yet released any details about what may have caused the accident.
If you were hurt in a head-on collision, you can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the person who hurt you to claim compensation for your injuries and damages. In the accident, you will need to prove that the other driver acted carelessly and that this carelessness was the direct cause of your injuries.
There are a few common causes of head-on collisions and many of them constitute negative driving. Perhaps the most common culprit is distracted driving. This includes any instance where a driver is not paying attention to the road ahead. One of the biggest culprits of distracted driving is cell phone usage behind the wheel. If someone is texting, talking on the phone, checking email, or looking at social media, they aren’t able to keep track of what is happening on the road around them. And even if you only take your eyes off the road for a few seconds, at a high rate of speed it is the equivalent of traveling a few football fields with your eyes closed.
Other causes of head-on collisions include drunk or drugged driving, falling asleep behind the wheel, failing to adjust driving to poor weather or poor visibility, ignoring traffic signs and signals.
Mass Injury Group is available to speak with you about your right to damages. As Boston car accident lawyers, we understand how painful and stressful this situation is for you and your loved ones. Our team will make sure you understand the legal process at each step while also ensuring that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve. For a free consultation, call now at 617-263-0060 or contact us online to get started.