Head-On Collision Lawyers Serving Maryland
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Head-on collisions are some of the most serious car accidents we deal with in Maryland at our Silver Spring law firm. In an instant, you or a loved one can be severely injured due to another driver crashing head-on into your vehicle. In addition, many head-on crashes result in car accident fatalities.
Whatever the circumstances of your head-on collision, make sure you fully understand your legal rights. Make sure you talk to the dedicated legal team at Goldberg Finnegan. Our lawyers can review the details of your head-on crash, explain your potential legal options, and get right to work on your car accident injury claim or lawsuit.
Most importantly, you can rely on us to be honest with you throughout your case. If we believe you should accept a settlement offer or file a lawsuit seeking damages, we will tell you. Our approach is simple – we give clients the same advice we would give to a family member. We take your case personally here.
How common are head-on collisions?
Head-on collisions – when the front end of two vehicles crash head on – are relatively rare, but account for a large number of car accident fatalities. Overall, 2 percent of all motor vehicle accidents are head-on collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, these accidents account for 10 percent of all car accident fatalities.
In Maryland, this means there are roughly 2,187 head-on crashes on average each year, according to the latest Maryland Department of Transportation data. And since there are 549 car accident fatalities overall each year on average in Maryland, approximately 54 head-on collision deaths occur each year in the state.
Why do head-on collisions happen?
Like many collisions involving two or more vehicles, head-on collisions often occur because one driver was doing something they should not have been doing at the time of the crash. Examples of negligent behavior that can result in a head-on collision include:
- Distracted drivers not paying attention who veer into oncoming traffic and cause a head-on collision.
- Texting drivers (even though it’s against the law in Maryland) not aware of other drivers around them.
- Reckless or aggressive drivers, including ones who run a red light, illegally pass another vehicle, or break other traffic laws, resulting in a head-on crash.
- Drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of drugs who crash into oncoming cars.
- Tired drivers who fall asleep at the wheel and drive into oncoming traffic.
Who’s at fault in a head-on collision?
The answer to this question might seem simple. Obviously, the driver who broke the law or acted in a negligent manner is at fault for causing your head-on crash. However, determining who is at fault can often be very difficult. Reasons why often include:
- At-fault driver denies doing anything wrong.
- Driver who caused your head-on collision claims you are at fault.
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company takes their side and blames you for causing the head-on collision.
If any of these situations come up, don’t simply assume there’s nothing you can do. Talk to an attorney at our law firm right away. They can review the details of your case and make sure your head-on collision gets the attention it deserves.
Who’s responsible for paying for my head-on crash?
Maryland has what’s known as an at-fault car insurance system. This means the at-fault party is responsible for paying injury victims for all their accident-related expenses. This responsibility is legally known as liability.
In terms of head-on collisions, this often means the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for your accident-related expenses. However, in reality, that responsibility often directly goes to the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
This is why the at-fault driver and their insurance company often do everything they can to avoid paying you the money you rightfully deserve. Sadly, many insurance companies would rather fight a claim that pay injury victims the money they deserve.
How much is my head-on collision worth?
There’s no set amount when it comes to head-on collision injury claims in Maryland. Each one is unique and worth different dollar amounts. The bottom line is you should be financially compensated for all your accident-related expenses, including:
- Cost of all medical treatments, including emergency medical care, hospital fees, follow-up doctor’s appointments and future medical care.
- Vehicle repairs or the cost of buying a new car, which is common in head-on collisions since many vehicles are a total loss due to the severe damage often caused by such crashes.
- Home modifications, such as installing a wheelchair ramp if you sustain a permanent disability in your head-on collision.
- Replacement income if you need time off from work to recover from your injury.
- Lost future income if you cannot perform certain work duties or cannot work at all due to a permanent disability.
- Funeral expenses if your loved one died in the accident.
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances.
After a head-on crash, you can count on Goldberg Finnegan
A serious head-on collision can change your life forever. Worst of all, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might do everything they can to deny your accident claim rather than paying you the money you deserve.
This is why it’s critical that you have an experienced head-on collision lawyer on your side. Our legal team takes these cases very seriously. And we promise we will do everything we can to obtain the justice and financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
Get the law firm that puts your best interests first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. Our head-on collision attorneys handle such cases throughout Maryland, including in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Frederick County, Charles County, and other nearby communities.